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Old 12-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Bedlining my dash

Am thinking of headlining the plastic dash on the inside of my jeep jk to protect it from scuffs and scratches and because I think it will look a lot nicer and cleaner because my tub is already bedlined. My question is should I sand down the plastic first or just clean it and bedline it it already has a rough texture but I feel like I should still sand it all down what does everyone think?

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I think the rough texture of the Bedliner would make it a bitch to clean! If you're set on doing it I'd clean it, then wipe down with Acetone then line it...

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Old 12-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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Check with the manufacturer of the bedliner coating. The product may not adhere properly to plastic.
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Man that bedliner is gonna leave some nasty road rash on anyone riding with you if you go wheeling and the passanger gets a bit tossed around....just a thought
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Don't forget there is an airbag in the Dahl on the passenger side. Don't know how the bed liner would affect the deployment of the bag if you ever needed it.
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I think the rough texture of the Bedliner would make it a bitch to clean! If you're set on doing it I'd clean it, then wipe down with Acetone then line it...
I was thinking that to but it's already a bitch to clean because of the texture I thought it just wouldn't get scratched as easily if it was bedlined do you know something else I could use instead of bedliner
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Don't forget there is an airbag in the Dash on the passenger side. Don't know how the bed liner would affect the deployment of the bag if you ever needed it.
I would think there would be a blinding spray of bedliner paint shards followed by total vision loss.
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I was thinking that to but it's already a bitch to clean because of the texture I thought it just wouldn't get scratched as easily if it was bedlined do you know something else I could use instead of bedliner
Grandma always had the form fitted carpet on her dash! Just remove, vacuum replace! I use the Aero Space 303 on the dash, works great, cleans up well and seems to repel dust....
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #9
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Just my thought. But bed liner is tough stuff and I don't think the airbag would be able to blow through it thus rendering it useless. Ya may want to talk to the shop about this.
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Having used berliner not headliner before, what you gain in protection for the dash you will loose in protection for the occupants in the front seats.
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Just my thought. But bed liner is tough stuff and I don't think the airbag would be able to blow through it thus rendering it useless. Ya may want to talk to the shop about this.
you've got to be kidding me. it aint that strong.
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...op...were you thinkin' plasti-dip instead of bedliner?
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:00 AM   #13
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^ that's what I'm thinking. My bedliner is a good 3/16" thick, no air bag is going through that.
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The airbag deploys with enough speed and force to break your arm, nose or neck if you are sitting too close. That is why we are told to drive with your hands at 9 and 3 now not 10 and 2, also we are told to sit as far back from the airbag as we can comfortably drive wear a seatbelt and no kids in the front seat. I don't think a small layer of bedliner will slow it down much. I would be more worried about the bedliner shards being launched at your face at rocket speed.
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In short...a very bad idea.
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #16
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I will put this out - the idea is kind of neat. On the 2012+ the dash is designed different, you could bedline the part on the driver's side that goes to the center console. This would not affect the airbag areas at all.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:53 AM   #17
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...op...were you thinkin' plasti-dip instead of bedliner?
What if I bedlined most of the dash and painted the areas where the airbags deploy black so they would not be affected
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #18
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If you planning on keeping your Jeep forever....do it. If not may I suggest you think about resale. You may love the look, the next owner or dealer if you trade my end up hurting your feelings...just an observation.
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why would you even want to do this? if anything, just paint it black. It's already a similar texture to bedliner, and .......
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I really doubt that bed liner would stop the air bag. If you set one off outside of the car they will launch like 20ft in the air.
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I really doubt that bed liner would stop the air bag. If you set one off outside of the car they will launch like 20ft in the air.
i saw a video where a sheet of paper stopped it
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #22
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That must be some strong paper -

I bet you could bedline it all if you left the creases where the airbag comes through open so it can break the dash cover at the right spots.

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