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10-03-2005, 11:53 AM
I am going to take the carpet out of my Jeep to put some sort of lining on the inside. Does anyone have any GOOD suggestions? Want to try and do it myself since its just a hunting rig!
10-03-2005, 12:40 PM
here's what I did...
1. remove seats
2. remove carpet
3. cut and fit metal to replace interior walls in the back, riveted them in
4. go to home depot or lowes or some hardware place
5. find roll in liner you like
6. roll it on and replace seats when dry
Worked out great for me. just be aware that the colors will dry somewhat different from how they look in the store.
10-03-2005, 03:40 PM
Just don't get any on your huttus ? (Sp ??)
10-03-2005, 03:53 PM
ROFL, avoid any hootus contact while applying bedliner. That story still cracks me up.
Be sure to follow the directions for prepping the surface, most roll-ins require you to scuff the hell out of the surface, then wipe it down with Naptha, or a similar metal-prep solvent.
10-04-2005, 12:45 PM
if you ever want to use the service panal I would remove the bolts in it. I didnt and now I have to gring the BL off to get to the top of the trany. it sucks. I did the walmart stuff.
10-04-2005, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by mdill9:
Just don't get any on your huttus ? (Sp ??)I was SO close to forgetting that story! Dam you. :D
Am actually doing mine this weekend. Already have everything stripped out and prepped. That's a good point about the inspection cover for the tranny, I'd overlooked that.
A better quality product will yield a thicker finish and therefore better replace some of the sound deadening properties that the 1-1/2" of carpet and factory underlay offered.
10-04-2005, 02:13 PM
I used herculiner, on the entire floor and on some of the exterior, i love it
10-04-2005, 02:14 PM
by the way, if you get it at chucks/checker/kragen, you can usually get a $20 rebate, so it ends up being $60 per kit
10-05-2005, 06:52 AM
I just replaced the rear panels with sheet metal (14 guage, a little too thick!!). Next I plan on removing the carpet and other items from the floor of the interior and then put down some lining. I hope it works as well as it did for youg guys.
10-05-2005, 11:45 AM
You can use a $15 undercoating gun to spray it in yourself to, (try Harbor Freight). It will give a thicker and more professional sprayed type finish to it compared to rolling it on, and it goes on so much faster. I've done the roll on Herculiner before on a truck bed, but next time I'm using a gun instead.
10-11-2005, 09:49 AM
I really like the duraback do it your self bedliner. I did one of my YJ's with that and it want on great and lasted without a problem untill the day I sold it. I also used the herculiner and the duraback was much better IMO.
10-11-2005, 12:09 PM
duplicolor in a gallon sprayed with a undercoat gun from harbor freight. found at walmart for 40 bucks a gallon. i used it for undercoating on my GW.
My room mate and I have both considered doing this. My only complaint with some bed liners is that they are pretty thin and extremely rough. Line-x for instance. I don't know, these may only be local names :-p There are some other liners that seem more rubbery, yet very strong. That's what I would prefer, so that if I'm lying on my back or shoulder rewiring something I can barely reach, I don't look like I was trying to slide across asphault when I'm done. Any brand specific opions would be great! Thanks guys!
10-20-2005, 10:00 AM
Any one try using the spray kind as an undercoating?
10-20-2005, 02:12 PM
don't use undercoating. that's ghetto.
I had a wag with herculiner all through it, it was nice. great stuff when applied properly. I've also seen the durabak come out very nice. I'll be using durabak with the UV resistance additive to do the roof and shortbed area on my wag once I cut the roof off and make it a crew cab, unless I can con line-X into spraying it really cheap.
[ October 20, 2005, 08:12 PM: Message edited by: Brad W. ]
10-21-2005, 12:33 AM
I used the Dupli-color bedliner on the inside of the j10, and basicly did exactly what TheWag did. It was very easy to apply and came out looking great.
I can get some photos today if you like.
LS, photos would be cool.
10-21-2005, 05:53 AM
One thing that I found with the Dupli-color...use the heavy rust primer from Rustoleum on trouble spots. The vinyl coating will stick better on rust properly primed. IMO
That's something I've been wondering too. What surface is best for the liner to stick to? Paint? Bare metal? Primed metal? Water it is, paint or sound dampening from under the carpet is kinda funky. Plus there are a couple places in the back where I must have spilled something that started to eat it? *shrugs* I guess short question. What does it stick to best, besides hands.
10-21-2005, 09:42 AM
Perhaps I need to re-phrase my question. Has anyone used spay-on bedliner on the undercarriage of a Jeep?
It's not mine, but this guy used a bedliner additive in pain on the bottom of his tub, as well as frame and some of the drivline components I believe. Seemed to work out pretty well, but you might wanna check out the writeup yourself.
10-21-2005, 04:33 PM
I got a question regarding removing the carpet and herculining (or whatever product that you want to use) the floor. There are a number of wires that run from the front to the back of the vehicle inside on the floor...how are you guys dealing with these wires so that they are accessible? Do you use some sort of wire loom and herculiner over it?
10-22-2005, 08:28 AM
How Do I Get Herculiner Off My Hootus?! (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=18595&pagenumber=1)
Well depending on the wiring, some things you can just reroute. I'm planning on taking the wiring and running it along the ceiling. I also have an ebrake cable on the floor, which is staying there. Hope that helps.
10-22-2005, 01:47 PM
haven't read the replies so I'm not sure if it's mentioned but I have three pieces of advice:
1 - preparation, preparation, preparation! dirt, oil & moisture will destroy the adhesive properties of the bedliner, make sure they're all gone.
2 - make sure you rough up the surface good, if it's shinny paint it's not going to stick...This is especially critical at the meeting points of paint and bedliner - make sure you sand there too or you'll find peeling at your edges.
3 - do not use the duplicolor stuff. It really sucks. Stick to herculiner/duraliner they're the favorites...
10-22-2005, 11:44 PM
I actually used a rust fix spray from Oreilly autoparts. It supposedly turns rust into primer. It really reeked and all the rust turned black... so it must have done something.
Thanks for the advice man. And kinda off subject, are there any good offroading spots near socorro? My g/f lives down there and once I get my rig mobile we were talking about making a trip so I can taker her offroading with me. Thanks
10-23-2005, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by JeremySmith:
How Do I Get Herculiner Off My Hootus?! (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=18595&pagenumber=1)I SO needed a laugh today! Is he blonde? LOL
10-23-2005, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by Stu:
And kinda off subject, are there any good offroading spots near socorro? My g/f lives down there and once I get my rig mobile we were talking about making a trip so I can taker her offroading with me.Plenty of hard stuff in the quebradas. You can see some pics in my last build related thread.
10-24-2005, 02:42 AM
Thanks..I found the duplicolor works find for the cab, but was wondering how it would hold up on the bed.
10-24-2005, 03:01 AM
..I ran mine under the metal strips near the doors. Drill out screws if rusted, and use alum. pop-rivits...did the trick for me on my J10.
10-24-2005, 05:28 AM
I also ran the wires under the door sills. You can see in the photos that I used some ricer wire loom to keep them in order before they hit the sill.
10-24-2005, 11:27 AM
I did my bed with the Bondo liner this weekend and it was a major pain in the ***. The stuff was extremely difficult to apply, so sticky the roller they supplied came apart about 1/4 way through the job. I ended up finishing well after dark and the finish looks awful, smooth in some parts, rough in others, mainly becuase I was just slapping it on in the end.
It's my hunting rig so the look is not that important anyway, the bed will be filled with a dogbox full of hounds
[ October 24, 2005, 05:28 PM: Message edited by: Jaybr ]
10-25-2005, 07:24 AM
Originally posted by HotRodYJ:
You can use a $15 undercoating gun to spray it in yourself to, (try Harbor Freight). It will give a thicker and more professional sprayed type finish to it compared to rolling it on, and it goes on so much faster. I've done the roll on Herculiner before on a truck bed, but next time I'm using a gun instead...I ordered one this week. Can you give me a few details on how best to apply..dilute with xylene? or spary direct from can? Also, anyone try the product from Plasti-Kote?
11-04-2005, 12:01 PM
I didn't know how well Gerald's Hootus story was known. WOW. I have been a member of Serious Explorations for a long time, and now I am getting into the FSJ thing... this is my first post here.
11-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by jb3325:
I didn't know how well Gerald's Hootus story was known. WOW. I have been a member of Serious Explorations for a long time, and now I am getting into the FSJ thing... this is my first post here.What do you expect? About the only thing he could have done to get the story to more people would have been to use pictures...
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