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Old 08-23-2021, 09:37 PM   #41
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For tbthrasher/86Scotty - what fasteners (supplier/part number, length, how many, spacing, etc ?), which fasteners (for McMaster rubber gasket) did you use to attach new gasket to fiberglass PH top ?

All these steps and procedures much appreciated - GREAT Forum topics !
I can't help you there. On all of the tops I've done I have reused gasket and fasteners with no problems. I do believe I replaced the fasteners on maybe one and just ordered a bag of them from the Sportsmobile Store (Fresno), back when it was a thing.
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:57 AM   #42
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Decided to roll vs spray to minimize prep time...but added application time...of course.
Hey, JeffO. Do you recall how much Raptor it took to roll the top?

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Old 08-24-2021, 10:06 AM   #43
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I’m hoping to do this project this weekend. I plan to scuff, prime and spray the big flat washers on top. I’ve recently replaced the top hardware. I’m hoping that will provide an extra barrier against water creeping in and below the washer. I will tape off the plastic cap on top.
I am pulling the roof tracks off and will spray the whole top and then reinstall them. They are through bolted and I can’t see any issues with the liner being under them.
I found that the large perimeter seal is available through Sportsmobile or Field van. Not quite sure who I’m going to buy one from yet.
I bought the 4 liter raptor kit and expect to get 2 coats on the top.
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:30 PM   #44
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I bought the 4bottle kit of tintable raptor and ended up using only 2 bottles. Here's to disposable foam rollers!. Note, they start to fall apart right about coating "kick off" time.
Pay attention to the temperature.... I did my initial application (s) mid day in the sun and got less than 10 min. working time vs advertised 40-60 min. Worked much better at 0630 than 1030-noon.
Also, acquire and use an organic fume respirator! This stuff is no joke. Even a short exposure in open air makes lungs hurt.
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Old 08-24-2021, 02:43 PM   #45
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Yep, it atomizes much more than you would think for such a thick substance, especially when spraying. You rolled yours @JeffO? I'd love to see some pics. I have only sprayed Raptor, I've always wanted to see how a top looks rolled.

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Yes. Rolling was pretty easy. A little tight in the roof valleys tho. An angled foam "corner"roller would've been a cleaner choice but...
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Yes. Rolling was pretty easy. A little tight in the roof valleys tho. An angled foam "corner"roller would've been a cleaner choice but...
The sunglint in the pic shows off the texture.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:38 PM   #48
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Any chance you can post a pic of the top next time you are up there or have some time? I'm just curious as I have no plans to roll a top, or even own a SMB top, but bedliner is the go-to method for refurbing these tops so it might help others out.

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