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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:16 pm 
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Has anyone tried sanding back a ute hard lid with leathergrain finish, so that its smooth like a BA colour coded lid.

Reason i want to know is mine has faded so i want to spray it, but it would look better if it had a smooth finish.
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:48 pm 
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I've thought about it, but I'm reluctant to try it in case I stuff it up or something like that....they're not exactly cheap to buy.

Maybe ask a panel shop and see what they reckon?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:33 pm 
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you'd be looking at around $1700 for a smooth hard cover.

the trouble you'd run into is sanding back the adhesive they use to hold the leather finish down, not an easy task.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:52 pm 
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AFAIK you can not get the smooth finish tops for XD-XH utes, unless you go custom. Shame really, would suit a nicely done X ute.

I've seen a ute with the leather finish that had been entirely airbrushed, it was made to look like ice and running water and the leathery finish made it look real good.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:59 pm 
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What you need is a good 'high build' 2 pack primer and a lot of sanding.

Trouble is it will be hard to get a even finish all over a large flat panel like that.

 

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