Roof color suggestions for a dark green 80...battleship gray maybe? (1 Viewer)

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My dark green 94 FJ80 has some serious paint fade on the roof. No rust yet but I need to put something up there or I might have rust soon. I don't think I cam match it to the factory green so i am not even going to try. I would like something lighter than might be cooler in the sun. But overall I just want something that looks OK and protects the body form rust. The obvious choice would be white like the FJ40. But I dont know how white would look with the dark green. I almost want something not so contrasting. I really like the Toyota factory gray on the old FJ40 wheels, basically a battleship gray. I don't know how it would look with the dark emerald green. Any ideas or suggestions? Any opinions of white, off white, battleship gray or any others? I am not sure i would use paint or something like a roll on like Monstaline. That is up for debate as well.
 

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I went with white, fits classic look. Still subtle as I didn't come very far down on the sides so not too noticeable looking right at it. Mine is Plasti-dip though so I can always go back.


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I had a local paint shop mix me up a spray bomb for my dark green Lexus for about $20.00, but to paint an entire roof, I'm not sure that would be the best approach. Not sure about the Land Cruiser, but on the Lexus they used a grey colour for all the exterior plastic moulding as seen above in 92LXAZ pics. The white looks nice, but personally I think grey would be better.

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i went with flat black on mine, but it's faded and i didn't do a good enough job prepping before painting. so a redo is in my future, probably going to go semi gloss or even gloss black.
 

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The further South you live, the lighter color I'd go - personally. Just to keep the heat off - that white top in AZ looks classy too - it does remind you of a 55 series Landcruiser, and those the green/white & blue/white are what pop to mind right off - and white is a lock, custom tint will either look 'bang on' or else like something that forcefully came out of a baby !!!
 
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Here's Plasti dip white.. Until I get the truck resprayed a different color..however would I Plasti dip the roof again? No way in hell it's going to be a pita to take off
 
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Here's Plasti dip white.. Until I get the truck resprayed a different color..however would I Plasti dip the roof again? No way in hell it's going to be a pita to take off

That looks nice. Do you have more pictures at different angles? Would you do anything other than paint? I am considering Monstaline or something like that. My problem is that is I ever decide to paint it all I don't know how hard it would be to remove.
 
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The 80s roof line is terribly difficult to have good symmetry of course I did this in 1 day I could have spent more taping and measuring but I think it came out o.k. For just eyeing. I'm going to let the body shop have fun taking it off..the only issue is with the roof rack bars I have for kayaks it has peeled the Plasti dip along with under the gutters where the doors close.
I went for Plasti dip since I know it can be removed, liner I'm not sure


 
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It's kinda hard to see the liner on the roof from the last two pics. It's monsta-lined.
It's so bright that if you climb up on the bumper to look at it you will be temporarily blinded.
 
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what color monstaline is it? do you remember the name? what kind of prepwork and how is it holding up?
 
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I'm doing a light tan with my sage next week. I think white or grey would work well for the green

I did the roof of my old 92 ( tan gold color) and it was a huge help on temps plus it looked great. The key is prep and lots of MEK to get a good bond. A gallon will do three coats and a hood if so inclined.....

Look forward to pics. Will post mine next weekend

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what color monstaline is it? do you remember the name? what kind of prepwork and how is it holding up?

Looks like it's white:grinpimp: ....They have a pretty detailed web site and there's a Monstaliner thread in the paint section here...that shows the prep that others have done.
I used white on the nose box of my trailer and haul it back to Va from AZ without a mark. Monstaliner on the roof should hold up for many years

https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/monstaliner-bedliner.485502/

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