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Old 09-24-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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Carpet, vinyl, or rhino lining?

Which do you think is better? Currently i have nothing. Tell me your thoughts!

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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Had mine Raptor lined last weekend.... LOVE IT!

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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Nice! Any particular reason for doing it?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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i have had all 3. the carpet was fine, but after a few years of getting damp and getting dog hair and dirt all over it and it started to stink, so i got the vinyl "carpet." it was the "cut it yourself" kind from quadratec. i over-cut at the center console and it would not seat right, so i threw it out and wasted $200 and a saturday afternoon. i decided to herculine it last august, and haven't looked back since. it's a bit louder in the cabin, but it's a jeep, it's loud to begin with. i love that i doesn't stink anymore and i can hose it out.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:16 PM   #5
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This might be a silly question. Does it insulate at all?
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:23 PM   #6
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not really, but neither did my carpet. i live in jersey, and it was not more difficult to heat than when it had a carpet.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:26 PM   #7
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i had carpet in mine got it wet one day i pulled the carpet up to get air to drie it out a week later it still wasnt dry!!! pulled it all and and lined the inside my self alot nicer for if you get it muddy or anything inside just pull the plugs and hose it out!
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #8
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Nice! Any particular reason for doing it?
Thanks, and the reason I did it was this:


Not fun to wash that out of carpet... Actually, the carpet had to come out to get washed anyway, and so....... While it was out, we had this done. Carpet is sitting in the garage awaiting mud season's demise. Hope to put it back for winter, but not sure I'll get any assistance, so Idk....
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #9
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Wow I can see why you'd want to hose it out! I hope to take mine out and get it that dirty. Looks fun!
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:12 PM   #10
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Getting it muddy is great fun. The part that sucks is cleaning it up.

If I didn't have any thing I would line it. I sprayed a friends jeep a couple years ago with qwick liner. I plan on doing my LJ soon. Black carpet stays dirty.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:08 PM   #11
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In order of best to worst I'd say
Line it ( brand of ur choice)
Carpet
Vinyl

I currently have carpet. Primarily because I'm too lazy to line it. Eventually that will change.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:48 PM   #12
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Currently have carpet in mine as well but will be ripping the carpet out right after winter and lining it...
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:44 PM   #13
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Yanked the carpet and Herculined it this spring. Pulled the drain plugs, took out the rear and side windows and never worried about rain or mud. Best mod yet. And, oh yeah, don't forget to put on a Dirty Mudder Column Cover in case of rain to protect the clockspring!

Carpet is for cars.
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I say line it. A word of wisdom on Herculiner, though: It stains easily if you don't baby it and after a year or so will start to fade and turn grayish. Automotive degreaser and a brush works well for taking stains out, but once it starts to fade it's time for a new topcoat.

If you're doing it yourself and you like the texture of Herculiner I'd recommend to put a light topcoat of the Rustoleum brand bedliner over top of it. If you go with just straight Rustoleum bedliner you'll find the finish to be too smooth and slippery when wet without the Herculiner chunks.

I say to put the Restoleum over top because it doesn't have the same rubber content and so far doesn't seem to be fading on my Jeep. And I use just the Rustoleum for -->exterior<-- panels so they get a good amount of UV.

I Herculined the inside of my tub Feb of 2009 and by Sep 2009 it was needing a fresh topcoat. With my interior swap in a couple weeks I'll finally be getting around to the Rustoleum touch up.
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I'm getting ready to line my tub also, I'm thinking of putting some carpet on top of it for insulation after I'm done. I don't currently have any rust anywhere, and I'm hoping the liner will keep it that way. I'd like to put some husky liners on top of the carpet to keep it good and clean, anybody have a similar setup out there?
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #16
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I say line it. A word of wisdom on Herculiner, though: It stains easily if you don't baby it and after a year or so will start to fade and turn grayish. Automotive degreaser and a brush works well for taking stains out, but once it starts to fade it's time for a new topcoat.

If you're doing it yourself and you like the texture of Herculiner I'd recommend to put a light topcoat of the Rustoleum brand bedliner over top of it. If you go with just straight Rustoleum bedliner you'll find the finish to be too smooth and slippery when wet without the Herculiner chunks.

I say to put the Restoleum over top because it doesn't have the same rubber content and so far doesn't seem to be fading on my Jeep. And I use just the Rustoleum for -->exterior<-- panels so they get a good amount of UV.

I Herculined the inside of my tub Feb of 2009 and by Sep 2009 it was needing a fresh topcoat. With my interior swap in a couple weeks I'll finally be getting around to the Rustoleum touch up.
Or you could Raptor line it once and be done........
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:54 PM   #17
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I herculined my last jeep. I will do this one as well.
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Or you could Raptor line it once and be done........
Exactly...This is all we spray now at the shop I work. Best stuff we have had to deal with. We have sprayed all different sorts of liner products, and thus far, the U-Pol Raptor holds up well and doesn't seem to fade .

Hey IG-you ought to see a hard top sprayed with it. You thin it and this is the texture you get to match your floor....[IMG][/IMG]

Been a couple of years and still no fade...
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Exactly...This is all we spray now at the shop I work. Best stuff we have had to deal with. We have sprayed all different sorts of liner products, and thus far, the U-Pol Raptor holds up well and doesn't seem to fade .

Hey IG-you ought to see a hard top sprayed with it. You thin it and this is the texture you get to match your floor....[IMG][/IMG]

Been a couple of years and still no fade...
Cool Tarby, thanks, we have a buddy (JWM1986, here) who did mine and is doing it as a sideline, may have to see about getting hubbys hardtop done next spring... No cash now, and nothing to barter...
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Anyone have or heard of lizard skin?

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