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Old 06-23-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Top on and doors off in a massive thunderstorm does not help

It was not the rain blowing in that left a lake it was the soft top gushing in water at a stop. I learned a lesson. Is it easy to get the carpets back in the jeep?

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Old 06-23-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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Yeah it's easy. Before you get to into it, you have drain plugs under the carpet. Pull those to drain it. Then just bake thst sh*t in the sun for a day. You'll be alright. I flooded my JK twice so far.

The carpet isn't really stuck. It's kinda stretched and fitted around everything. To be honest, I left the carpet in and just baked it after pulling the plugs. Took about 5 hours on an 80 degree day in direct light.

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Old 06-23-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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Why do you still have carpet?
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
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It's the best thing I got until my Shag Carpet with matching fuzzy steering wheel comes in from Quadratech
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:58 PM   #5
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Leave the carpet out.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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Leave the carpet out.
did you line yours or just take the carpet out? did you take all the carpet out? if you lined it, what kind did you use and how much did it cost you?
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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Removed all carpet. Herc-u-Lined the entire tub for $100. Takes two guys all day to prep and line then a few hours the next day to put it back together.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:33 AM   #8
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any idea how much it would cost to get someone to do it? it sounds like a lot of work getting the seats out, etc
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:47 AM   #9
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I think i am going to make some call soon about that. what is the difference between Hercu-Line and that rhino guard?
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^^and linex and the other ones too?
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #11
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Herc-U-Line is a do it yourself brand found at Menard's, Napa you name it.

Rhino and Line-x are done by shops. I have Line-x in my Silverado bed and it is not as aggressive as the Herc-u-line. Both have been durable so far. My Jeep tub has only been a couple months. The truck bed has been fours years and has faded to dark gray but still no visible wear. The truck bed gets used a lot.

I have no experience with Rhino.
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I tried Rhino Liner in my 2000 Silverado pickup bed first. Pro install and minimally 48 hours to "cure" before reinstalling the toolbox or to carry any heavy loads. Once cured it remained a little on the soft side and was twice cut by simply and gently throwing in a spade shovel which landed at just the right angle. That was traded in on a 2005 Dodge diesel pickup and I went to Linex. Another pro install and it was cured by the time they handed back my keys - the toolbox was back in and no restrictions to carry loads. It was non skid and hard as nails! In fact the only way to remove it (why?) according to the manufacturor was with a grinder. Manufacturor guarantee no rust lifetime ownership of the vehicle. If I were to coat anything ever again I'd go with Linex (if I don't try a do-it-yourself kit). The pickup bed with 360 lip cover applied was roughly $450-$500 in 2005. At the time while waiting, they had a Jeep CJ5 with a full interior Linex job that was sweee-eee-eeet and I happened to ask how much that cost. I don't recall the number, but it was waaay more. Not a little more, a LOT more. I don't recall about Rhino, but Linex also allows for color tint to be added to their product, so you can have something other than basic black. It was great stuff!
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How about bathroom tiles? Especially the ones left over from the last two rehabs??
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the shop wants 650.00 for the linex and extra 150.00 if you want color. IU have no idea if that is a good price or not.
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I just leave the carpet in, and leave my drain plugs out all the time.. it'll dry if you leave it in the sun a day.
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I just leave the carpet in, and leave my drain plugs out all the time.. it'll dry if you leave it in the sun a day.
Same here. I got destroyed with a storm the first week I got it and the UM doesn't tell you anything about drain plugs so I found them by searching Google and mine dried out in a couple days with the top down. I also used my shammy <----- spell chk on the carpet and that soaked up a ton of water.

All good in the hood now!

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