Originally Posted by Justgosurfin
what steps did you take to prep the penthouse for paint? did you remove the lower trim?
If you mean the seal around the bottom of the PH then yes. The plastic rivet things can be removed easily and can usually be reused. If yours are in bad shape SMB can sell you the seal and/or the rivet/plug dealios.
I sanded the tops down going from rough to fine grade, patched cracks and other imperfections in the fiberglass and primed the tops. It's quite simple from a bodywork perspective because it's all flat compared to curved automotive bodywork. The ribs in the top are not a big challenge.
This job can be done on the van if you have room to do it. I would recommend outside away from everything if you don't have a paint booth. Raptor does aerate more than you would think being so thick and overspray gets on everything nearby. Here's more, first page or so of this thread: