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Old 01-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question DIY Bed Liner opinions

What have you used?
Which is better?
Any other DIY liners?

Herculiner Herculiner Truck Bed Liners

Durabak Truck Bed Liner

Dupli-Color Bed Armor http://www.duplicolor.com/products/bedArmor/

I'm going to be doing the inside tub of my YJ very soon.

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Old 01-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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I have used herculiner, monstaliner, raptorliner, and duplicolor. I rate them as follows:

Monstaliner (best and uv resistant)
Raptorliner (second but not as thick and gets brittle)
Herculiner (rough and fades quick)
Duplicolor (thin, chalky, and doesnt stick for very long)

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I have Herculiner in mine...it does fade fast, but I didn't really care one way or another for it to maintain that gloss black appearance. It's rough but I prefer that as it prevents things from skidding around on the floor as easily. I also used some of my extra to coat the step part of my rock sliders and it gives me grip climbing up when my feet are wet/snow covered/muddy. I tried either the Duplicolor or Rustoleum version in our dump truck at work (for the interior) and I agree with Ibuildembig...whichever one I used was thin, had no texture whatsoever and started chipping away after just a few months of very light use.That truck isn't used that much at all. I recoated it with Herculiner a couple months ago. We'll see how it holds up...definitely looks nicer having a little texture to it.
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I used the Hurculiner to do the interior of my YJ when I decided to rip out the carpet, it is rough but the kit makes it easy. Still looks great after a year. I have had no issues with it chipping or wearing out.
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Checkout Al's liner it's on amazon with free 2 day prime shipping. It can be tinted any color, have metal flake and rubber crumb added. I've sprayed a jeep, a 4runner, sub boxes, and a kitchen in the stuff. *It adheres really well, especially to itself should you need to repair it. It's very flexible, I've sprayed my interior upholstery with it and it has stood up well to being trampled on and cleaned. *Being on carpet it also gives so its not as harsh as a bare body floor. * Herculiner was crap for me, doesn't adhere well, and doesn't have near the solids of raptor or Al's liner.
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How much of the stuff is needed to do a jeeps tub? 1 gallon?
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I have used herculiner, monstaliner, raptorliner, and duplicolor. I rate them as follows:

Monstaliner (best and uv resistant)
Raptorliner (second but not as thick and gets brittle)
Herculiner (rough and fades quick)
Duplicolor (thin, chalky, and doesnt stick for very long)
thanks for the review. have you had anything rhino-lined?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #8
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My DD was done in Texas and its faded really bad and starting to let loose in a few spots.
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[QUOTE="Mrarmyant"] It can be tinted any color, have metal flake and rubber crumb added. /QUOTE]

You caught my attention there.
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How much of the stuff is needed to do a jeeps tub? 1 gallon?
does anyone know and how many days need to be set aside for app.
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does anyone know and how many days need to be set aside for app.
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I did my YJ 3 years ago in Herculiner and it is still fine. I also did the bed of my 1976 Chevy with it and all is well. I just did one of my TJ's in Duplicolor. We shall see. The Duplicolor kit had a roller that was much too wide to fit beteen the ribs in the rear floor of the TJ. Ended up brushing it all on. Looks fine. I use it a little different in that I reinstalled the carpets in both Jeeps. I am using these products because we cross a lot of water and while I like the carpeting for noise, comfort, etc, I want to keep the Jeeps as rust proof as possible. Another small point, I applied both products inside my garage. The Herculiner had an awful smell to it. Terrible! You could hardly smell the Duplicolor, much more pleasant to apply.

I prepped on a Saturday and painted 2 coats on a Sunday. Probably worked 4 hours on Saturday and 2 on Sunday total. Prep is by far the most important part.
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How about drying time???
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I used tintable Raptor, I worked on just prep work for two or three weekends, it took a lot longer than i expected.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #16
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does anyone know and how many days need to be set aside for app.

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How much of the stuff is needed to do a jeeps tub? 1 gallon?


...all these people have done this, but nobody knows how much they have used? HELP!!!!!
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I sprayed 1 gallon on the bottom of the tub, and used 1 gallon on the inside of the tub including the roll bar.
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I sprayed 1 gallon on the bottom of the tub, and used 1 gallon on the inside of the tub including the roll bar.
I thought a gallon was enough... Back to the drawing board.
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I thought a gallon was enough... Back to the drawing board.
So how much is enough? Walmart sells 1 gallon for $50.
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What have you used?
Which is better?
Any other DIY liners?

Herculiner Herculiner Truck Bed Liners

Durabak Truck Bed Liner

Dupli-Color Bed Armor Dupli-Color :: Bed Armor

I'm going to be doing the inside tub of my YJ very soon.
So, I ended up going with Magnet Paint's Monstaliner DIY bedliner in Dark Burnt Orange, and I did the whole body in and out. Great Product!!
Eric, aka Magnetman on another jeep forum, has the best customer support!

Details of the application are here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...10907186520977

After/Before
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I'm looking to coat the interior of my YJ. Just searching around now. Thanks all.
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I used Rustoleum Rattle can on my grill and my rock rails, came out great. Give's a nice sand-paper like feel, tough stuff, the grill really pops.

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I used Rustoleum Rattle can on my grill and my rock rails, came out great. Give's a nice sand-paper like feel, tough stuff, the grill really pops.
Looks good, and I'm kinda thinking of doing the same. Did you sand or otherwise prep the grill surface?
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So, I ended up going with Magnet Paint's Monstaliner DIY bedliner in Dark Burnt Orange, and I did the whole body in and out. Great Product!!
Eric, aka Magnetman on another jeep forum, has the best customer support!

Details of the application are here:
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Just checked out your link with all the pics. That turned out sweet!
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Just checked out your link with all the pics. That turned out sweet!
(+1) Agreed!!
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Looks good, and I'm kinda thinking of doing the same. Did you sand or otherwise prep the grill surface?
Yes, I sanded it, wear some kind of mask, I guess you don't want to breath in the clear coat dust that is on the grill itself. But I gave it a really good sanding, washed it with soap and water, let dry, wiped it down with Acetone, 3 coats of Paint, not on the same day though.

The grill pops off real easy too, there is a youtube video on taking the grill off in case you need to see how ...

If you look closely you can tell the grill is black (it's put back on in this photo). Click on the photo for a larger view.

One more thing, I took the "J e e p" letters off by heating them up with a blow dryer and using fishing line to slide behind them and cut them off. Then resealed/reattached with a gasket sealer one paint was dry. Some guys just tape around them but I'm kind of a perfectionist ...
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Durabak was my liner of choice for the tubs I have lined. Color choices weren't bad and the stuff dries as tough as nails. 1 gallon was enough to coat the inside of the tub almost 3 full coats. Cost about 100$ for the gallon. Incidental's cost about another 20$: Paint tray, brushes (The kit came with 2 special "stipple" rollers), tape, etc. I sanded the gloss off the inside of the tub, then cleaned it with Xylene. Did that 3 separate times. Took about an hour per coat. I let it dry overnight, then put the seats back in. Takes a week or two to "cure". I think applying it in warm, moist weather helps speed the "curing" process up, but I didn't really concern myself with that. There was a bit of strong odor from the liner, but it only lasted a day or so. I had the top up, but no side curtains, and that kept it from bothering me when I drove. All in all, it was the best mod I had done and I would not hesitate to do it again.

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