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Old 11-11-2012, 09:56 AM   #31
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those will work perfectly.
Again, cut q-tips in half for the smaller holes.

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those will work perfectly.
Again, cut q-tips in half for the smaller holes.
Will do, already have plenty on hand.

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Pulled the rest of the interior. Gonna start prepping this week if I don't get rained out.

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I did have a little trouble pulling the rollbar. As you can see by the pics the rollbar was painted after it was installed.







The Torx bolts were painted in place and there was some kind of undercoating material on one of the bolts. Most of them came out without any problem but there's always one or two that give you fits. I chewed these two up trying to get them out.



It took vice grips to get the job done. The Torx bolts are history, there's no way I'm putting them back in.
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Here's a couple pics of what I have to clean up. The rust is only on the surface so it shouldn't be too much trouble. I have Goo Gone to get the gunk off.





I already cleaned up the transfer case cover plate and coated it with primer to keep it from rusting before I put the Monstaliner on it.

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I also pulled the seat brackets off the old seats, hit them with the wire wheel to get the rust off and then painted them with Rustoleum truck bed liner.





I did have a minor casualty in the disassembly process. I tore the Inner Shifter boot and now I have to find another one.





I had the wife go by the local Jeep dealership to see if they stock parts for an almost twenty year old Jeep and all she got was a lecture about problems with old Jeeps and why she should by a new one. The parts guy just didn't get it, and I didn't get the part I need.

I've checked a few websites and haven't found the right boot. It's a one hole for a 93 automatic if anyone can help me out. I may just get something thats close and modify it as needed.
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I spent a little time today cleaning the rust off the exposed areas of the rollbar and painted the areas black to match the new interior and Monstaliner color.





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looking pretty good!
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looking good.
Wire wheel that rust and take a 40-60 grit sander to it.
Give it a spray with some rust converter and then prime and resand.
Sand the whole tub, every corner as best you can then shop vac it and wipe with acetone. Try not to sand to bear metal.

I know what you mean about the rollcage torx. I stripped two of the and had to weld nuts to them to get them off. What a PITA. Replacing them with hex at this time is a great idea. Lots of never sieze on them to avaoid future problems.

Should turn out great. I can tell you pay attention to details.
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looking pretty good!
Thanks, it's going slow but so far steady

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looking good.
Wire wheel that rust and take a 40-60 grit sander to it.
Give it a spray with some rust converter and then prime and resand.
Sand the whole tub, every corner as best you can then shop vac it and wipe with acetone. Try not to sand to bear metal.

I know what you mean about the rollcage torx. I stripped two of the and had to weld nuts to them to get them off. What a PITA. Replacing them with hex at this time is a great idea. Lots of never sieze on them to avaoid future problems.

Should turn out great. I can tell you pay attention to details.
Hex heads it will be, I have no idea why they use Torx in the first place.

I spent a few hours yesterday doing pretty much what you said here. The wire wheel made quick work of the surface rust. I actually spent more time trying to get the glue and other "gunk" cleaned off of the floorboard and side walls. There was so much of it that I had to pick up a gallon can of Goof Off.

The before pics are above and here's after, took at least an hour just getting the glue and gunk off:









The wire wheel took the twenty year old paint off too but it was already missing in spots anyway. I vacuumed and wiped the areas with MEK and then sprayed a little primer to protect it until I coat it with the Monstaliner.






Although I'm getting close to the finish I suspect I won't get much done over Thanksgiving. The scuffing, sanding, washing and masking will be at least another day of work before I start coating it. I hope to get back on it by the first of next week.
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I'll be doing duplicolor Kevlar tomorrow in the tub. Has anyone worked with that brand?
Yup. I think I got a bad batch though. It's a little rougher than I like and took a drill and metal auger paint stir tool to get it consistent enough to roll on. Durable though, for a single-stage product.
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I didn't have time to get into the scuffing/sanding/washing this weekend, probably get started on that Tuesday if the weather holds out.

Although I'm coating the tub I still plan to have carpeting in the front seat area to keep the heat down. I don't want to buy new carpeting just to cover the front so I power washed the old carpet to get the dirt and rust stains out.



After cleaning the rug I dropped it in a tub with some dye to go from gray to black.





Here's the after pic with the front rug laying next to the rear section rug that wasn't washed or dyed. The rug didn't come out as dark as I wanted but the dye hid the stains and made the rug look almost new.

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Sweet thread Great details of the job you are doing keep them comming!
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Sweet thread Great details of the job you are doing keep them comming!
Thanks, will do.
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Got back on the prepping today. I planned to pull the entry guards, clean the area and then start sanding/scuffing. I underestimated the work time and never got to the sanding. The entry guards popped off with no effort.



As you can see they're only held on by two sticky tape strips



What I didn't figure on is how much time it would take to get the strips off. Each one took at least ten minutes to pull off. If I pulled too fast the strip would snap and I'd have to start scraping under it to get started again.



Under the strips was a clear plastic tape that was even more difficult to get off. I couldn't get under it to peel it off, it would flake. I ended up soaking a rag with Goof Off and had to rub the area until the tape dissolved and then rub some more to get the glue under it off.



It took two hours of rubbing to get both sides done. The Goof Off worked but the tape came off in flakes and the tacky glue kept spreading out creating a larger work area.



I also cleaned some more glue off the floor pan beneath the pedals. By the time I got done with both areas I was too tired to start the sanding.





Tomorrow I'll start the sanding/scuffing and hope to get the whole tub washed and masked.
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I just did my interior in Monstaliner and I plugged up all the holes with pieces of paper towel. It was quick and easy, and as long as I was aware of where I was rolling, I had no problems. Also, one gallon was more than enough for me!
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I just did my interior in Monstaliner and I plugged up all the holes with pieces of paper towel. It was quick and easy, and as long as I was aware of where I was rolling, I had no problems. Also, one gallon was more than enough for me!
I already have the ear plugs so I'm going that route plugging holes. The work is "technically" easy but it's a little more tedious than I thought it would be, and it deffinately hasn't been "quick" for me
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:22 AM   #48
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Finally started the sanding/scuffing today.



I don't know why but I forgot there was clear plastic tape under the top rail assembly, on the rear tub over the wheel wells. Since I spent a couple hours rubbing tape off the day before I wasn't in the mood to do it again. I took the lazy way out and went over the areas with the sander using 120 grit. It worked ok but in the end I still had to get the Goof Off out to remove some glue.





The directions recommend removing the tailgate, for best results, but this is one of the areas I'm taking a short cut. My garage is already crowded with parts every where, including the roll bar and old and new seats. I had to put the doors in the house just so I have room to move around.



The tub didn't take long to sand using the sander. I did the tight fit areas with the scuff pad.









Getting the glue off added another thirty minutes to the sanding but it wasn't as bad as the day before.





Along with all the parts on the garage floor, and in the house, I have a table covered with bagged parts. I took the time to label everything so I can figure out where things go when its time to put the interior back in.



I still have to sand/scuff a couple areas in the front portion of the tub and plan to do that some time this week. The highs over the next couple days are supposed to be in the low fifties, and the lows in the thirties, so it'll be too cool to apply the liner. Over the weekend it's supposed to get back to the seventies, with a chance of rain, so I'm on hold until then.



I'll probably work on some minor details and try to find some needed parts in the mean time.
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looking good! I look forward to doing mine.....after I replace the driver floor pan :-\
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I love the ear plug idea, I did as Nas.A7x did and used the original bolts with a bit of tape on the threads and head. Worked great. I rolled mine in as well as used the raddle can spray in for the corners to make it a bit easier to get coverage. Your roller will not get the corners great without some doing, so this made that a bit easier. I used the rustolium brand from Walmart and it went down great. I still had almost 1/3 left after doing my entire tub three coats and my hard top.
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looking good! I look forward to doing mine.....after I replace the driver floor pan :-\
Although it's tedious work I have enjoyed it, kind of a stress release. As for rust I was lucky it was only on the surface so it was a quick fix.

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I love the ear plug idea, I did as Nas.A7x did and used the original bolts with a bit of tape on the threads and head. Worked great. I rolled mine in as well as used the raddle can spray in for the corners to make it a bit easier to get coverage. Your roller will not get the corners great without some doing, so this made that a bit easier. I used the rustolium brand from Walmart and it went down great. I still had almost 1/3 left after doing my entire tub three coats and my hard top.
Yeah the ear plugs idea sounded good to me too, a lot better than just putting tape over the hole.

I'm going to use a brush first to get in the snug areas and then spread out with the roller. I already have a couple cans of the Rustoleum if I need it.

If I have any Monstaliner left over I'll put a third coat down and start looking for other things that need coating. It's my understanding that this stuff doesn't keep well once it's mixxed so I plan to use as much as possible and not waste any.
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The rainy weathers gone, for now, so I got back to work today. More sanding/scuffing and of course some glue to get off but I finshed what I needed to and finally started cleaning the tub out. I vacuumed first to get most of the dust and debris out and then washed it with TSP.









Since the whole Jeep was covered in dust from the sanding I gave it a quick wash while I was at it.



I towled everything off, put the Jeep back in the garage and started masking.











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I forgot to get masking paper when I picked up supplies and was going to do without but decided that was a bad idea. I improvised and used plastic garbage bags just in case I get sloppy during the application process.





I wrapped the pedals, masked a couple areas under the dash and plugged all the threaded holes.









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The last thing I did was string the wires up so they wont be in the way while I'm working. This was another tip I picked up from a thread here on the WF.





The high tomorrow is supposed to be near seventy so the plan is to start Monstalining first thing in the morning and finish before dark.
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does lining the door sills and the top of the body (where the soft top frame and hard top sits) cause issues? I've never done this but will your door still close correctly? I'm not sure how thick the liner is.
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does lining the door sills and the top of the body (where the soft top frame and hard top sits) cause issues? I've never done this but will your door still close correctly? I'm not sure how thick the liner is.
Honest answer...we'll see . This is a first for me so I'm not sure how the liner will affect the doors or top brackets. There seems to be a pretty good gap between the doors and body so I think it will work ok, the top frame might be a close fit. I decided to coat those areas since they get a lot of wear and I've seen where others have done the same. I hope it works
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I'm waiting on my monstaliner to come in today . I just started this detailed process you have demonstrated so well. I hope to be as diligent as you but time will tell. I removed my carpet and console today. As for the door sills you are ok. I did mine a while back with zero issues. That plastic rubber tape is a major pain. Looks good. Keep up the good work and pics.
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I'm waiting on my monstaliner to come in today . I just started this detailed process you have demonstrated so well. I hope to be as diligent as you but time will tell. I removed my carpet and console today. As for the door sills you are ok. I did mine a while back with zero issues. That plastic rubber tape is a major pain. Looks good. Keep up the good work and pics.
Thanks for the compliments. Now that I've finished it I'm pretty sure the liner won't cause any fit problems.
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good to know. Very nice thread
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I started around 8 this morning. The temp in the garage was good.



Outside it was in the low 50s. Since I had to open the garage a little for ventilation I set up some lights to help me see but also to help keep it warm in the garage. The first step was another wipe down with MEK.



While the MEK evaporated/dried I mixed the Monstaliner. I mixed it without the catalyst for a couple minutes and then five minutes with.





I used a cut down cup to scoop the liner out of the can and into a disposable roller pan liner. I wanted to keep the can lip clean so it would seal good in between the first and second coats. The time in between coats could have been up to five hours and I didn't want the liner to get a film on it. The time ended up being around 2 and a half hours between coats and it still got a lite film on the surface of the liner.




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