K5 Blazer fiberglass top texture help needed

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Any advice on what can be used to replicate the texture on a K5 Blazer fiberglass top?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:49 pm
So, got a pic. of an example of what the texture is like?
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Well, if I were going to give that an "overall" shot I would consider using Upol Raptor bedliner in a white. Their white is "tintable" so if it was off a little or just too bright you could adjust it. Although it could go through their standard Shutz gun shooter that screws on to the bottle it would take could take a lot of fiddling and probably 70 psi to get that "fine" of a texture. Would probably be easier to just to load up a gun using a 2.0 size tip or higher (2.2 to 2.8 would be better) to shoot that fine of a texture.
If you are talking about just trying to "spot in" that area that would be kind of tough. Not saying it couldn't be done but you'd have to have some artistic skills for that....
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DarrelK wrote:Well, if I were going to give that an "overall" shot I would consider using Upol Raptor bedliner in a white. Their white is "tintable" so if it was off a little or just too bright you could adjust it. Although it could go through their standard Shutz gun shooter that screws on to the bottle it would take could take a lot of fiddling and probably 70 psi to get that "fine" of a texture. Would probably be easier to just to load up a gun using a 2.0 size tip or higher (2.2 to 2.8 would be better) to shoot that fine of a texture.
If you are talking about just trying to "spot in" that area that would be kind of tough. Not saying it couldn't be done but you'd have to have some artistic skills for that....


Thanks for the help. I'm looking at an entire repaint. I would like for the color of the removable top to match the color of the paint. What I would like to do is apply a texture which then I can paint over.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:26 pm
The Upol Raptor can definitely be tinted and shot over as well with other colors. It is a pure polyurethane product. I'd just try to tint as close as possible to the color you want to paint, observe the p. sheet instructions on coating over top, then do your single stage or base/clear system over that.
So go to the bottom of this page and just take a look for a couple of more pages. I am building my new truck bed cover from scratch and using the Upol Raptor just with their standard Shutz gun screw on top. That texture was achieved at 70 psi and being about 2 feet or so from the surface.....
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