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Old 05-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Jeep JK carpet? no carpet?

Thinking of pulling out all of the carpet in my jeep. I've been reading about many who say this was one of the best things they've done and some have floor lined and some have not done anything. I've heard a few things about the noise level increasing but some say it doesn't. I don't care either way just curious. I may bed line later or spray it but I'm in no hurry right now to do so. Just looking for something fun to do and I'll probably throw a few nice floor mats in there after all the carpet has been pulled. Any one who's done this have some ideas here? Pics?

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Check with Yella...he posted some photos awhile back of his Line-X job. Still makes me slobber.

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Check with Yella...he posted some photos awhile back of his Line-X job. Still makes me slobber.
I was thinking of just pulling it all out and going primitive.
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My first summer job paycheck is gonna be to bedline the interior. Imma buy the herculiner kit for 100 bucks....its roll on. Im sick of the carpeting. Just got done cleaning all the egg off of it....frikken kids.....
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I was thinking of just pulling it all out and going primitive.
That's all good, too, as far as I'm concerned.

I'm seriously thinking about the Line-X deal, though, so that's on my mind.
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My first summer job paycheck is gonna be to bedline the interior. Imma buy the herculiner kit for 100 bucks....its roll on. Im sick of the carpeting. Just got done cleaning all the egg off of it....frikken kids.....
Is this hard to do? x2 on the kids spilling stuff all over everything back there. My little one likes to masterfully rub gold fish crackers and apple juice into my carpet.
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Bedlining the interior is definitely on my to-do list. Especially after my dog yakked in the Jeep today.
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Dying to do this.

My wife thinks it's nuts ("Why not at least wait until the carpet gets ugly??")

More importantly though, doing it "right" takes time I don't have--pulling the seats and anything else I can get up, sanding, getting off the sound deadener and caulking, maybe filling in some crevices with bondo or something similar, cleaning and taping, rolling or spraying on several coats of liner, letting it dry, organizing all the electronics cabling, and then putting everything back in.

Got to take at least two days, maybe three. A large part of which you've got nothing to drive.

That said, why not pull the carpets just to "see"? I've pulled both of my fronts before and it's no big deal. A can of plasti-dip could give you the "look" of a lined interior without all the prep and effort as well, just to see if it's for you, as I've done with my passenger footwell.
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Bedlining the interior is definitely on my to-do list. Especially after my dog yakked in the Jeep today.
Been top down for a few days now, and our cat left me a "present" in the backseat the other day. Ugh.
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One of the best mods I made. No regrets and it cost me 40$ at Walmart for a gallon of bed liner.
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One of the best mods I made. No regrets and it cost me 40$ at Walmart for a gallon of bed liner.
Nice. Love the price. I always wondered about just buying some basic liner--rustoleum for example sells theirs by the gallon, not just rattle cans--rather than some of the "special" stuff like monstaliner, etc.

Any details? How much prep did you do, how long did the whole job take, how long has it been in, how's it holding up, etc.?
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Nice. Love the price. I always wondered about just buying some basic liner--rustoleum for example sells theirs by the gallon, not just rattle cans--rather than some of the "special" stuff like monstaliner, etc.

Any details? How much prep did you do, how long did the whole job take, how long has it been in, how's it holding up, etc.?
Prep, took the seats out and spent 4 hours scuffing with a sanding square thing. 3 coats with a paint brush over two days took maybe 4 hours. I used a gallon total. 4 years now, a few spots need touch up but I'm happy.

I'll try to get some pics if I have time tomorrow.
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Prep, took the seats out and spent 4 hours scuffing with a sanding square thing. 3 coats with a paint brush over two days took maybe 4 hours. I used a gallon total. 4 years now, a few spots need touch up but I'm happy.

I'll try to get some pics if I have time tomorrow.
Sounds good!

Pics would indeed be appreciated.
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Very easy to take the carpets out. I only leave them in for winter for added insulation but once April rolls around they are out. If you have a soft top, you won't hear the increase in sound volume. I would do it and just run primitive for the summer. If you like that then bedline it, if you decide you like the carpets then at least you didn't waste any money
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Sweet! $40 bucks is a superb price!

Waiting on pics!
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no carpet for a wile now and love it I throw a rag over the dash and spray the jeep down to wash it all you need is some slush mats to keep some of the heat back if not it gets a lil warm around the toes but on the cold days its nice lol.
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yank the carpet and go for the line-x. by far the best thing i've done, no worries of future mildew smell. but i've noticed it is a bit louder but nothing to worry about
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Best thing I have ever done was monstaline. The interior will rust with or without carpet under the right conditions. If the carpet is left in, it will hold the water in which will make it easier to rust I think. Makes sense just to pull the carpet. The back might look a little funny, especially with the sound deadening being exposed, but it works. You will then be more prone to lining the interior. I would suggest before you even start the lining project, make sure to have the sound deadening goop removed ( acetone + big chisel/hammer + sanding drill bit = easy removal) and make sure that the driver and passenger seat bolts are loose. If you take care of that and have a 2nd person, its a 2 day job, 5 hours each day give or take.
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Best thing I have ever done was monstaline. The interior will rust with or without carpet under the right conditions. If the carpet is left in, it will hold the water in which will make it easier to rust I think. Makes sense just to pull the carpet. The back might look a little funny, especially with the sound deadening being exposed, but it works. You will then be more prone to lining the interior. I would suggest before you even start the lining project, make sure to have the sound deadening goop removed ( acetone + big chisel/hammer + sanding drill bit = easy removal) and make sure that the driver and passenger seat bolts are loose. If you take care of that and have a 2nd person, its a 2 day job, 5 hours each day give or take.
Are you talking about the goop around the back? I am thinking about doing this soon and i want to make sure i prep it right. Theres also a strip of black tape covering a hole on both sides in the back. Have any idea what thats for? Or what it is??
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Question Wondering how people are covering up the holes in the back of the 2DR for bed lining

I was pulling my carpet out a bit dreaming of bed lining it or going bare. I noticed a big hole when removing some of the carpet by the b-pillar, right behind the door. This is a 2DR and there are holes on both sides. If you haven't seen them, they are a good sized hole about 6 inches high and 2.5 inches wide with nothing really important in there.

QUESTION: Is everyone just duct-taping over the holes and then putting bed liner on top of that?
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I was pulling my carpet out a bit dreaming of bed lining it or going bare. I noticed a big hole when removing some of the carpet by the b-pillar, right behind the door. This is a 2DR and there are holes on both sides. If you haven't seen them, they are a good sized hole about 6 inches high and 2.5 inches wide with nothing really important in there.

QUESTION: Is everyone just duct-taping over the holes and then putting bed liner on top of that?
Those are exactly what I was asking about. They are so confusing!
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Are you talking about the goop around the back? I am thinking about doing this soon and i want to make sure i prep it right. Theres also a strip of black tape covering a hole on both sides in the back. Have any idea what thats for? Or what it is??
Yeah, I am talking about removing the sound deadening goop that looks like toothpaste on your tub. There is some in the back and on the floorboards of the driver side and passenger side. Some people have lined over them, but I did not. When I was prepping, I wiped the interior down with acetone a bunch, and then let it sit overnight before I started to lay down the liner. What I noticed is that the acetone soften the sound deadening really well so I decided to get rid of it ( I was planning on leaving it there prior to this). I think it looks better. As for those holes, I know what your talking about and I am not sure what they are there for. I just taped around the edges and left them open.
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I started the prep work for bedliner yesterday. On my previous jeep, a buddy and I bought 3 gallons of herculiner and used about a gallon and a half each at $150 each. it came out very nicely, but I did not have that jeep long (some guy didn't know what the red light meant ). Anyways...I have read bad things about how it holds up over time, so I am doing the prep work myself and paying way too much for line-x this time around. I am excited about it though...the only way to go IMO. (I do still prefer to have floor mats though so I can easily throw out the big chunks of mud/rock). I will try to post pictures in a week or so after I get it sprayed.

Also...on the sound deadening stuff...jeep should let you order one without this annyoing stuff! I removed it the first time with a hair dryer and a chisel. It took a lot of effort and 3x longer than it should have. This second time around, I used a 1000 degree heat gun and a more proper scraping knife....and it came right off like butter. I spent less than 5 minutes per patch of it...so I highly recommend that method
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propane torch works well with softening the goop then take a paint scraper to it and it comes right off. wear gloves cause you'll bust up your knuckles
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Will the liner not stick to the goop?
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About to start the process of removing the carpet and putting in a spray liner this weekend on my JK with a 3M Schutz sp? product. Where is this sound dampening "goop". I have not seen it or paid close attention to it yet.

Also any tips on how to replace the seat bolts with something rust proof? I live on the beach and salt air is killing everything in my jeep.
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Will the liner not stick to the goop?
Yes it will. If the goop is the dampening on the floor I just left it. Can't see it anyway with floors liners. Plus I was way too lazy to scrape it off
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Yes it will. If the goop is the dampening on the floor I just left it. Can't see it anyway with floors liners. Plus I was way too lazy to scrape it off
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yeah it'll stick to the goop, just didnt think i'd like the looks of it cause i had linex do the color match. i'm happy with the way it turned out and to me it was worth the bloody knuckles. but like EAD said, you cant see it with floor mats

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