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Old 12-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Herculiner application question

I was wondering if anyone here used a paint gun to apply Herculiner. I was looking for some pointers re: equipment. It logically looks that I might want to use texture paint gun due to viscosity of the product but on the other hand I can thin it a little and use a regular gun on top of the fact that instructions they have published online do not specifically refer to any specific type of paint guns.

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Old 12-13-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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if you purchase at an auto paint store they will throw in the correct gun with standard purchase (the amount iit would take to do a truck bed) .......I wouldnt use the crap from the local parts store.... tried it, didnt last.

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I wouldn't thin it... may not hold up as long or well. i'd rent or buy the proper gun/nozzle
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well, if not thinning it up, what's the correct gun anyhow? I'm not buying a load of it (at least for now) and in Chicago free paint gun? You're kidding me In any case, I was looking at Harbor Freight stuff and there is plenty of them just need to know which one.
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...I wouldnt use the crap from the local parts store.... tried it, didnt last.
are you referring to the coating or the paint gun?
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Why don't you just roll it on?... but if you do I have read that you should have a few extra rollers around just in case
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It's going to be a visible application. I'm planning to make a stripe across the front of the hood about 5-6" wide to protect the edge (what normally stone deflectors are installed for) I figure it will cost me the same as the deflector but I'll get a lot more use of it. I also was hoping to spray-herculine the accents on the car while keeping the original color. Burgundy body with black hinges, door handles, flares, etc. would look very nicely, so from this stand point the application should be very nice and rolling it on would not give me that.
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I was wondering if anyone here used a paint gun to apply Herculiner. I was looking for some pointers re: equipment. It logically looks that I might want to use texture paint gun due to viscosity of the product but on the other hand I can thin it a little and use a regular gun on top of the fact that instructions they have published online do not specifically refer to any specific type of paint guns.
Try to watch some videos if ever, or better yet, practice it to some subjects before applying it to your vehicle. In fact, it is best when someone knowledgeable would help you out on that one.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:02 AM   #9
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Which of the bed liners did you guys use in past and what's your experiences? Does it fade with time? Does it need a top coat? Which would allow to mix in paint to tint it? Which would give a fine coating texture for visible spots? etc. Any pix would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for a spray-on solution whatever it is and there is a ton of them at about the same price. I just hate to come back to it a few years later to redo it because the product is sh..tty?
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Before I went with Al's Liner for bed lining I sprayed Hurculiner with a drywall hopper gun from Harbor Freight. There is a night an day difference from spraying to rolling. When sprayed it looks more professional. I've had Al's Liner in my Jeep for 18 months with the top off all summer ( April to October ) with no fade. When I used Herc. it faded in less than 3 months with out spraying it with their UV protector. Here's a write up I did when I sprayed Al's Liner, • View topic - Al's Liner bed liner write up
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I put Herculiner in my truck bed. I bought a spray gun from harbor freight to use. It DIDN'T work, the liner is way to thick to spray through non commercial gun. just save the time and roll it on, it really doesn't take that long to do as long as the prep work is done correctly. I have done both my truck bed and my jeep tub both with no issues. The only thing I wish I would have done more is rough up the area to be applied.

If you really want to go with a gun, go with an undercoating gun. But like I said before Herculiner is some thick stuff and I would just roll it on and save the money from the gun for something else. I just wish someone else would have told me that before I bought mine.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:02 PM   #13
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Any topcoat?

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This is the hopper gun I used and it worked fine. Texture Paint Spray Gun The material is to thick for a regular paint gun.
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Use U-Pol Raptor Liner instead.
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Use U-Pol Raptor Liner instead.
Ya easy and looks great
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Use U-Pol Raptor Liner instead.
I used this on my tj. Looked good but was slippery and did not last. I just ROLLED in herculiner on my yj and I love it. Thicker and looks great. I would tape off the hood and roll it on and not mess with the gun. The roller let's you get a good texture while it it wet. It will look sweet
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stone deflectors option

If your looking to protct that edge without using a stone deflector or bug guard, why not use that 3m stuff for protecting from rock chips. I havent tried it but thinking about it after cracking my bug guard again.

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