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PostSubject: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:06 pm

My parents bought me a 2010 black FJ last week and one of the first things I want to do is make the roof and various other parts black. I don't really want to do anything permanent so I have been thinking about using Plasti Dip. I've seen pictures of black FJ's with matte black roofs and I think it looks good. Has anybody seen it in person? thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:24 pm

looks great..go for it...
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:39 pm

Mine's satin black on the roof and looks very close to the matte finish. I couldn't be happier personally with it. Mine's simple rustoleum spray paint with only one main coat so far, but it'll get another coat if I ever find enough free time and cooperative weather at the same time.


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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:34 pm

yeah i really love the black top...i know the FJ Cruiser is a modern adaption of the original FJ that had the white top...but i think it should come with the black roof option...
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:52 pm

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Mine's satin black on the roof and looks very close to the matte finish. I couldn't be happier personally with it. Mine's simple rustoleum spray paint with only one main coat so far, but it'll get another coat if I ever find enough free time and cooperative weather at the same time.

Yeah I really like how that looks. Hopefully I can find some time to do it soon
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PostSubject: matte black   Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:03 pm

Damn that looks good. I'd do it but the summers get hot, that'll heat you up for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:57 pm

Yeah, it does get warmer in there than it used to. Luckily the windows are illegally dark so it's still cooler than a stock truck with no tint and a white roof. It's worth it for the look though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:18 am

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Yeah, it does get warmer in there than it used to. Luckily the windows are illegally dark so it's still cooler than a stock truck with no tint and a white roof. It's worth it for the look though Very Happy

totally agree...looks awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:37 am

Currently weighing my options between having someone paint mine (hopefully Bigdogdewey's neighbor?) or Line-Xing it. I have mine plasti dipped right now, but without using an actual paint sprayer, it does not have enough evenness to be worth keeping up.
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:26 pm

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Currently weighing my options between having someone paint mine (hopefully Bigdogdewey's neighbor?) or Line-Xing it. I have mine plasti dipped right now, but without using an actual paint sprayer, it does not have enough evenness to be worth keeping up.

One of my good friends has a paint sprayer I can use so I'm not really worried about it being uneven and obviously the nice thing about plasti-dip is if it doesn't look good, it comes off super easy
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:52 pm

Very true, and it should turn out looking great as long as you don't rattle can Plasti-dip it like I did scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:18 pm

A dark roof will make the FJ hotter but that matte black posted looks sweeeet.

If you don't want for it to be permanent maybe get matte black vinyl installed?
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Why wouldn't you want it permanent? It looks so awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:09 pm

Speedrye wrote:
Why wouldn't you want it permanent? It looks so awesome!

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:48 pm

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Why wouldn't you want it permanent? It looks so awesome!

I probably will do a permanent mod in the future but I want to see how it looks matte & then try gloss to find my preference
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:42 pm

i personally think matte with look best on a black FJ...i do suggest against any bed liner product...if it cracks and most do (not a big crack that you can see, a hairline crack) water will get in and it will do some pretty damaging things...least of all rust...

just my $.02 worth...
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:11 pm

I plan on doing a matte black on my roof, once I get time and it gets a little cooler out..... maybe this weekend, high of 82 Saturday Suspect

Still not sure if I want to use plasti dip or rattle can / wetsand.

My biggest fear is taking off the roof rack and losing a nut in the headliner meaning I would have to take the headliner down.... that would tinkle me off

tinkle, really??? hahahaha


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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:12 pm

its actually not a nut in the roof...and there is a sequence to taking the bolts out...so that you dont lose anything and dont have to pull the headliner...

they come out as pairs...
unscrew bolts to almost out, but not all the way

Driver side: unscrew the front bolt of the pair first then rear bolt of pair

Passenger side: unscrew the rear bolt of the pair first then the front bolt of the pair...
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:22 pm

Nice, thanks! I will give it a shot hopefully this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:22 pm

I did them in no particular order and had no problems. Worse case scenario, when I do my second coat of paint, I lose a nut under the headliner, have to remove it, and take advantage of that to put some sound deadening on the roof so it doesn't sound like a tin can everytime it rains. <-- run on sentence, I know.
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:25 pm

dangling paticiple....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:30 pm

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My biggest fear is taking off the roof rack and losing a nut in the headliner meaning I would have to take the headliner down.... that would tinkle me off

tinkle, really??? hahahaha

Yes, really....love the censor feature....awesome huh?? cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:11 pm

Off with the plasti-dip, in with the professional job. Originally was going to have Bigdogdewey's body man do it, but I actually found a better deal through a friend of my family's... Pro job at a Toyota dealership for $175 Smile Dropping the truck off tomorrow. Pics will be posted soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:45 pm

Is that a price for just matte black, or could they do other colors...for others? Or is it a friend of family only type deal?

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PostSubject: Re: Matte black roof on a black FJ?   Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:59 pm

Unfortunately, it's just a deal this guy is giving me because he's good friends with the family. I guess the materials themselves cost about $100-125, so he's really cutting it low for me. I lucked out big time with this...
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