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Old 01-19-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Removing roll on bed liner

I just aquired a 1987 yj with roll on bed liner inside and out, and to top that it was painted lavender. What is the best way to remove it, other than sand blasting, dynamite etc.. I have been told brake fluid. Any help would be great. That was my first post on this site.

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Aircraft paint stripper or Jasco stripper. Both are noxious chemical formulas, so use care. If you want something less toxic, use a very coarse wire wheel to remove it.

http://www.wmbarr.com/jasco/default.aspx#

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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Honestly if it's not peeling or chipping really bad you might be better off just rolling over it with a different color. I just rolled black monstaliner on mine. I can't even imagine trying to get it off.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #4
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Brake fluid works well.
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Brake fluid works well.
Yeah, and also will remove paint faster than it can remove bed liner. Nonono
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #6
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I highly doubt anyone got liner to stick without sanding the clear and paint underneath. He'll need a new paint job anyway.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:35 PM   #7
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Try to get under it on a corner and you should be able to peel it up.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:37 PM   #8
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I highly doubt anyone got liner to stick without sanding the clear and paint underneath. He'll need a new paint job anyway.
You really dont wanna contaminate the substrate with any sort of oil etc. Brake fluid will eat clear down to the metal in spots. Its not a wise choice.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #9
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Belt sander or angle grinder perhaps?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #10
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As you have probably guessed by now, if it was applied correctly it is going to be REALLY difficult to remove.
And probably impossible without denting the crap out of the metal.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:27 PM   #11
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Looks like a combination of M.E.K. , wire wheel, and a heat gun removes it. Good thing I aquired this through a trade, it would have been very disappointing to drop a couple grand and then remove paint with wire toothbrush.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:27 PM   #12
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Finally removed roll on bedliner, topic of my first post, If you ever have to do this you will first need lots of cold beer, a scraper, heat gun, wire wheel on a grinder (not to coarse) lots of open space for cursing and throwing shit etc... I do not recommend using roll on bed liner as paint! If you like that look save the money for line x, rhino liner, armorthane or one of the professional finishes. As for the help thank you much. For my Jeep brake fluid, M.E.K., aircraft stripper didnt work to well. Actually heating the scrapper blade and cutting it works making sure not to over heat the flat surface of the body.

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