Rooftop Paint

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by smcnair, Jun 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM.

  1. smcnair

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    Welp, finally happened. Washed the boy's yukon the other day and the roof paint is peeling off. Is it worth redoing the entire truck or just do the roof? Probably only going to keep this truck until he graduates in two years.
     
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    What year and model? I’m a proponent of spending some on the truck you know well and has no payment. If you’re keeping it long term go ahead and paint the whole thing and fix body work. You’ll be happier in the long run IMO
     
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    2005 with 286,000 miles on it.
     
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    Ok reset then. It’s going to cost a lot to paint just the roof can you keep it between the roof rails or does the part above the windshield need it? If it’s just to get by and prevent rust I’d tackle it myself.
     
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    I think I'll do the prep work then take it to someone to paint. Still want it to look good just hate putting money into it for cosmetics.
     
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    Yeah that’s a good call. There are lots of options though for doing it yourself. Is it that visible?
     
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    My thought..... Talk to a paint shop. If you do all the prep & pre-masking, the paint spraying should be pretty affordable.
     
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    give it a try. They may not warranty any work they don’t prep but maybe a smaller shop that understands your situation they’ll make it reasonable. Ask what they’d charge both ways you never know.
     
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    A shop, spraying a top surface ( especially roof, you need a ladder to see well)....

    Should not be an expensive estimate.
    The roof takes a beating from elements...... A good coat of properly applied paint is very important!!
     
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    You should hook up with @Tonyrodz and have a roof painting/wrapping party!
     
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