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Old 05-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Water in jack storage area of trunk.

Hey all just a quick question. I run my 11 JK all summer with the rear window out and the drain plug pulled. Today, when sizing up the task of possibly removing carpet and bedlining the interior I noticed quite a bit of water in the trunk and a lot in the jack area. Is there a plug that I am missing? I am assuming the slight buildup of water in the trunk portion is normal but the jack area seemed a bit odd. Is this a common thing or did I miss something? Thanks in advance.

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I am assuming this is normal.

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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There's another plug in the jack area.

Looks exactly the same as the one in the trunk.

Take the jack and tire iron pouch out and you'll see it. Or feel for it if ya can't see it due to the water in there.

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, I figured it was something I missed. Brief brain fart on my part. The downpour in Northeast PA wasn't helping me either.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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Don't feel bad I pulled the plug in the storage area and felt the water hit my feet, but kept waiting for the jack area to drain... nothing. Finally found it the 2nd plug. I do suggest taking the jack out and spraying down with WD-40 before you put it back.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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I did a video that shows them all. There is one under the jack. You have to twist the jack down a bit to pull it out , and the video shows how. It's most likely obvious but still stumped me the first time. It also shows raptor liner that you might want to consider. I'm really glad I sprayed my tub.
http://youtu.be/lWKl1vKIIRM

There is a picture here too.
http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...12-2dr-238728/

That jack area seems to be a magnet for water. I keep the drain plug just a bit open.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the tips. Pulled it today. Very interesting in lining. Although I have no problems pulling out the seats to bedline, I am a bit hesitant in pulling the center console etc... I assume taping off is not an option inside my Jeep. Have you heard anything about roll-on either positive or negative?
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the tips. Pulled it today. Very interesting in lining. Although I have no problems pulling out the seats to bedline, I am a bit hesitant in pulling the center console etc... I assume taping off is not an option inside my Jeep. Have you heard anything about roll-on either positive or negative?
RAPTOR
Check out my write up on raptor. On the first page you'll see how I masked everything off, including the center console. (you might need a free forum registration to see the images). I lifted up the center console just a bit to get under it. I just used standard blue painters tape and removed it about 30 min- hour after the second coat. The biggest time commitment is how long it takes to sand everything down to remove the clear coat. Thats a good days work. Masking took a fair amount of time too, but I over did it. With raptor it takes a day before it cures enough to safely put everything back in. A couple days would be more ideal. I was gentle on the install and it was good after a day drying time. Spraying is pretty forgiving and gives good results. You can alter the texture some with the pressure and spraying distance. It's easy to get in the tight spots.
ROLL-ON
If your going to roll then use monstaliner. That's your best option. There are many happy campers that have use it. There is lots of info on it, on JeepForum where they are a sponsor. You cab actually spray it also. With rolling, it is more about technique. There is a video on YouTube about it.

It gives you a nice texture to clean up quick. I would guess the cure time is about the same , but I'm not sure. I know GreatfulKid has some images on here if you do a search.

I would stay away from herculiner which is easy to find at auto stores. It super abrasive with chunks of rubber mixed in. It doesn't wash out as nice, and will fade over time. The coverage sometimes isn't all that great also.

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I looked into having mine professionally sprayed by line-x. Without the uv xtra treatment it was going to be $500 with me doing the prep. They give a lifetime warranty. Also it only takes like 15 minutes to totally cure. If you have the coin it's a good option.
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Thanks for all the tips. Pulled it today. Very interesting in lining. Although I have no problems pulling out the seats to bedline, I am a bit hesitant in pulling the center console etc... I assume taping off is not an option inside my Jeep. Have you heard anything about roll-on either positive or negative?
Search for the write up on replacing the parking break lever on the manual JK. It gives detailed instructions on removing the console. 4 bolts, literally a 5 minute job.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:43 AM   #9
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BEDLINER THREADS
RAPTOR
I just noticed that I didn't put a link for my Raptor Liner write-up like I thought I had. Here it is below if you want to check out how I masked it, and how it came out. NOTE: I didn't pull the console because with a stick shift you have to remove the knobs which can be tricky. They can break and I didn't want to shell out another $100. With an auto it's likely easier.
LINK> U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner in tub - Shots - Notes - Reference Threads
MONSTALINER
LINK> http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/i-j...er-238306.html
LINK> http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ob-147590.html
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #10
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Very useful info. Thanks Rooster!

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