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Old 03-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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ow much bed liner does it take to do the inside of an LJ? which is better, spray on or roll on?

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Which is better is a matter of personal preference. I rolled mine in, as did many others, but just as many or more sprayed in. I opted for rolling because:

- I didn't have an air compressor and gun to spray
- Couldn't afford Line-X

Either way, it is ALL in the prep work you do on the surfaces. Scuffing off the clear coat w/o going down the paint is what it takes for best adhesion.

As for quantity, my kit had 1 gallon of the liner and I used most of it on my TJ. There was more than enough left to cover the additional surfaces of an LJ's interior.

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Old 03-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Yeah, I agree. You could do an LJ with a gallon.

I rolled mine as well. I really didn't feel like doing all of the taping to spray, but if you take your time both will look good.
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Don't get me wrong, I taped off too where I had lines (like along the tub rail and door jam... but not nearly as much work required to mask off the parts of the jeep that don't need the liner. Just be careful with the brushes, sponges, and rollers.
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Don't get me wrong, I taped off too where I had lines (like along the tub rail and door jam... but not nearly as much work required to mask off the parts of the jeep that don't need the liner. Just be careful with the brushes, sponges, and rollers.
Yeah the taping when rolling isn't bad, but when you spray you really should cover everything with plastic which is what I didn't want to do.

Just take your time taping because you lines are only going to be as straight as the tape is.
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Amen on that!
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ow much bed liner does it take to do the inside of an LJ? which is better, spray on or roll on?
My nephew and I just did his TJ and we rolled it on. We used Durabak. We took out everything in the tub and gave it a good sand job. Working on it only in the evenings, I think it took ups approximately 4 - 5 nights to get it all done - but it was cold out... Warmer weather / more daylight may make it go quicker.

Take your time, and it'll turn out fine.
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As an addition to this thread: What if I sanded the paint off and primed it? Would that make for a better surface for adhesion?
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As an addition to this thread: What if I sanded the paint off and primed it? Would that make for a better surface for adhesion?
I don't know if it would make it any better. I used Monstaliner and it is just recommended to sand, clean, clean some more, and apply the liner. If you have some rust spots then the story changes a little bit.
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I rolled my entire bed with one gallon of herculiner and still had a little left over. Biggest thing you need to do is prep. If you do not take the time to prep you will have problems. Also I do not think priming it would help any. You just need to get the gloss coat off the paint. I ruffed mine up with some of the green scotch brite pads, blew it all out with an air compressor and then wiped it all down with some xylene. Probably the best investment I have done on my jeep so far.
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I have a mixture of bare metal, small amounts of rust, and paint. What would be the best route for prepping the surface. I'm going to remove the rust, but that'll leave me with 2 different surface types.

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I have a mixture of bare metal, small amounts of rust, and paint. What would be the best route for prepping the surface. I'm going to remove the rust, but that'll leave me with 2 different surface types.
Well since you have bare metal already and you are going to sand some rust (this will probably be more bare metal) you will want to apply something to that. If you buy the Monstaliner kit it comes with a gallon of Monstaliner, but also has a quart of Chassis Saver which is what you would want to apply to the metal. That is what I did and it turned out great.

You can really just follow the directions. The rust you will probably want to hit with some kind of abrasive pad and really get rid of it. Other than that you can use 180 or 220 grit sand paper to scuff up the paint surfaces. Then apply the Chassis saver to the bare metal spots. When that dries clean everything up and apply the Monstaliner.
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Well since you have bare metal already and you are going to sand some rust (this will probably be more bare metal) you will want to apply something to that. If you buy the Monstaliner kit it comes with a gallon of Monstaliner, but also has a quart of Chassis Saver which is what you would want to apply to the metal. That is what I did and it turned out great.

You can really just follow the directions. The rust you will probably want to hit with some kind of abrasive pad and really get rid of it. Other than that you can use 180 or 220 grit sand paper to scuff up the paint surfaces. Then apply the Chassis saver to the bare metal spots. When that dries clean everything up and apply the Monstaliner.
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I had a TEENY TINY bit of rust on mine when I did it and just sanded it down to get the loose stuff off, but in the process I wore down to bare metal, I used the Chassis Saver on mine, as z0827 said.

In the tub portion, I kept sanding too much by the raised portions, so I took the CS precaution.


And to prevent any rust in the footwells after sanding a bit away...
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What brands do you guys recommend for a good DIY liner? Dupli-Color or Hericuliner?
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What brands do you guys recommend for a good DIY liner? Dupli-Color or Hericuliner?
Upol raptor liner or monstaliner
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If I were to do it all over again I would still use the Monstaliner. Although I would probably go with one of the colors they have instead of black. Charcoal would have been nice to use.
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If I were to do it all over again I would still use the Monstaliner. Although I would probably go with one of the colors they have instead of black. Charcoal would have been nice to use.
X2, Monstaliner in something close to my factory color would have been fun, but surprisingly, my wife said she liked the blacked out interior instead of body colored.

Also leaves me open to painting the Jeep a different color if I so choose down the road! Rescue Green anybody?

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