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Help...Im Trying to paint my Topper.

Im trying to order the paint for my topper to match the truck. Just gloss black right? how much should i need? Same amount for clear coat? Where to order?
I was looking on Dupont.com and there is exterior metal paint and exterior plastic paint...wich would fiberglass fall under?
any links to where i should order from?
my buddy worked in a body shop and he painted his truck so i trust him to do my topper and worst that could happen is he fails me and i pay someone else to do it. Thanks
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heres the dupont link where i was reading...http://www2.dupont.com/Automotive/en....html#Basecoat
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There should be a color code on the door sticker on the drivers side. Google the code and it will tell you the specific Ford color. I would get the paint from a local paint shop, and they can help you with all your other questions.
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yeah but i dont speak spanish...lol
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lol thought all texans spoke spanish (just joking), just go 2 a place that deals with auto paint like napa, or to a ford dealer they can help u
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lol i know some just enough to order food and know when someones talking about me. im going tomorrow to do some hunting for answers. thanks yall
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I've been told by two different body men that have painted for decades that Black is Black. Obviously if there is metallic or something in it then you need metallic paint but other than that any Black should work.
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I've been told by two different body men that have painted for decades that Black is Black. Obviously if there is metallic or something in it then you need metallic paint but other than that any Black should work.
thats exactly what i was thinking.
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ya but to get it to look like it was painted when the truck was its gona have to b mixed to match cause paint fades over the years
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trucks a 09 shouldnt be faded to bad.
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wouldnt think so, lol u live in tx im in pa u get alot more sun than i do
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Got a birthday present that should make removing the clear coat and making her all smooth before paint alot easier. Thanks Mom. and she got me a cooler. 5" orbital sander gotta go to sears tomorrow and get some smoother paper for it.
and a photo from my bday party posing on my bro new to him F150 me , my little bro and buddies from high school.
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Taking it off the truck tomorrow after work to start the prep work hoping to have it done sat.
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Started working on it today got all the windows out except the rear since its riveted on. gotta go get my drill and dremel out of storage tomorrow dont feel like it tonight. once i started sanding relized how bad it was. 99% of the scratches were deep and wide all the way down past the clear coat and paint. so making her smooth is taking some time but not in a hurry and its relaxing. sprayed one corner with the primer just to see how it would look.
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