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Old 10-09-2017, 11:53 AM   #11
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Just to bring this thread back to life,I am about to get a PH top added at SMB and was wondering whether it is worth it to get the top painted (Oxford White) or just go with the Gel finish and try and get a good wax on it.Am also adding a Aluminess rack so access to it with the rack on might be limited.
I also see some guys are Raptor lining them,is this a SMB addition or did you do it yourselves.
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Spend the money and have it Rhino lined. Some of the colors matches are different but the white looks great on my van. All you have to do to clean it is spray it off with a hose. I hated waxing mine and the rack made it almost impossible to do. There are several threads on how to do it yourself. Consider weight if you have a pop top.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:42 PM   #12
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Blowby: having had many gel-coat boats, I would advise against doing anything where you won't be able to get at it frequently with waxing. That rack is going to make it nearly impossible to maintain, so you won't and then it will go bad. Heck, gel coat and painted surfaces even get cracks with the best maintenance because the sun is beating down on it. The raptor and rhino linings preclude that maintenance and protect the shell with a hardened layer.
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:08 PM   #13
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So do you folks now if SMB does the Rhino or Raptor lining for the PH top in house or would it need to be sent out before installation?Thanks.
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When I was at SMB Fresno in April, they were doing the coating, whether onsite or off I don't know, but it was part of the deal (as an option) when you ordered. I don't remember if it was Rhino or Raptor or something else, but a quick call would answer that.
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When I was at SMB Fresno in April, they were doing the coating, whether onsite or off I don't know, but it was part of the deal (as an option) when you ordered. I don't remember if it was Rhino or Raptor or something else, but a quick call would answer that.
Yep thanks Otter I will be giving them a call in the morning to see what they have to say,as I am waiting to hear when I will be able to bring the van in for my modifications.
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Well have talked with Will at SMB and they do add the PH lining for $880.Didnt realize that when first looking at the website,as it just mentioned paint to match.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:53 PM   #17
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How much weight does Rhino/Raptor lining add?
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