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Old 04-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Benefits of lining tub

Obviously it's easier to clean out but what exactly are the benefits of lining the tub? And how hard is it?

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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Advantages: looks nice, easy to clean, rust prevention. Here's two good write ups. First is Monstaliner (roll/brush on) and Raptor liner (spray on). Both are great, DIY products.

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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/gs-g...er-102613.html
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This is actually the Monstaliner thread I meant to post. It's much more detailed. Sorry bout that.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/mo...ite-up-901675/
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Is there any reduction in heat off the floor? I removed my carpet and am looking for something to help with that as summer is coming and it gets pretty hot with sandals on.
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Thank you! I was thinking the same thing especially with the top off.. Could got pretty hot!
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:16 AM   #7
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I just monstslined my tub and I would say it reduces the heat maybe 50% of that of the carpet. In winter and spring it's nice on the feet cuz they stay warmer. Don't know how hot it'll be in the summer
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Advantages: looks nice, easy to clean, rust prevention. Here's two good write ups. First is Monstaliner (roll/brush on) and Raptor liner (spray on). Both are great, DIY products.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/new-...ner-49355.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/gs-g...er-102613.html
x2. IMO, the 2 best products for DIY. Herculiner is too rough/hard to clean and others like duplicolor/rustoleum are worthless for the tub.(maybe good for flares). Monstaliner does reduce heat and sound which improves if you roll on several thick layers. You won't find too many negatives with Monstaliner.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #9
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I've heard just putting some flor mats down on the floorboard
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i certainly wouldn't say its easier to clean. a smooth surface (ie not monstalined) will hold less dirt, and wipe right clean.
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My monstsliner has a good texture but is still very smooth n wipes clean easy
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The texture of Monstaliner is partially dependent upon how you apply the roller on the top coat. More pressure = more textured surface.

At least that's how I perceived it to be. Haven't actually done this to my tub yet but I'm planning on it.
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Cleaning is easy and water tends to bead up and dries quicker.



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Cleaning is easy and water tends to bead up and dries quicker.



How did you block off all the bolt holes and drain plug holes before you lined your tub?

P.S. Not trying to hi-jack, I figure this question would help everyone deciding to line their tub.
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PSTov, take a look at my Monstaliner thread posted up above. I used painter's tape to stuff the holes, but others have used those disposable ear plugs you can get at any HW store.

For the drain plugs, just remove the plugs. They go back in just fine once the liner is dried and cured.
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PSTov, take a look at my Monstaliner thread posted up above. I used painter's tape to stuff the holes, but others have used those disposable ear plugs you can get at any HW store.

For the drain plugs, just remove the plugs. They go back in just fine once the liner is dried and cured.
Will do I need to go back and read both the Monstaliner threads I posted up there actually for the little details. I'm planning on doing this over the summer when I'm home from school and have a few days to prep and get it all in the Jeep and cure.
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Drain hole no issues but for the smaller bolt threaded holes, I used ear plugs and golf tees. I also recommend buying extra 80-100 grit sandpaper and found that Rustoleum black semigloss protective enamel rattlecan does great in the crevices that the brush/roller missed. A wet rag does wonders in wiping off Monstalining for over-rolled issues .
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Line-x is also sound deadener
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Cleaning is easy and water tends to bead up and dries quicker.



as opposed to what? carpet sure? A properly waxed tub? no. monsta lining is not easier to clean than a tub. its all in your guys head.

sure there are benefits; durability, rust prevention, etc, but easier to clean is not one of them.
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as opposed to what? carpet sure? A properly waxed tub? no. monsta lining is not easier to clean than a tub. its all in your guys head.

sure there are benefits; durability, rust prevention, etc, but easier to clean is not one of them.
However, if you consider the time it takes to wax the tub everytime it needs to be waxed. And compare that to the slightly harder to clean surface of Monstaliner, the pros out weigh the cons. And not to mention most people would scratch the hell out of just the bare tub waxed or not. Bedliner is meant to withstand abuse.
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I'm probably going with the raptor.

I looked at line-x and they gave a quote of like $675. And that is if you do all the prep work. basically taking everything but the driver seat out, tying up all the wiring harnesses and seat belts, etc. I forgot what the quote was if you let them do all that but $675 is already way too much for me.

Thanks for the ear plug tip though, I was wondering a good way to plug up the holes. That will help me out tremendously.

I know bedliner won't be necessarily easier to clean. But I want it for water/corrosion prevention. I plan on putting on a bikini top for the summer and nothing else. This will prevent the corrosion that would likely occur with just the bare metal tub.
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However, if you consider the time it takes to wax the tub everytime it needs to be waxed. And compare that to the slightly harder to clean surface of Monstaliner, the pros out weigh the cons.
I would bet money that a regular painted tub is a smoother surface that anything monstalined, waxed or not.

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And not to mention most people would scratch the hell out of just the bare tub waxed or not. Bedliner is meant to withstand abuse.
who here said a painted tub is more durable?
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I would bet money that a regular painted tub is a smoother surface that anything monstalined, waxed or not.

who here said a painted tub is more durable?
1) I would bet money on that too. I didn't say that Monstaliner was smoother. I simply said a painted tub would need to be waxed over and over again as the was wears off. Bedliner is more permanent. And I also said that the paint would be easier to clean. But you made it out to sound like a bedlined tub would hold onto dirt like two pieces of Velcro.

2) No one said paint was tougher. You said a waxed tub would be easier to clean (and probably would be). But if the inside of most jeeps were only paint, no carpet or anything, it'd probably end up getting scratched pretty bad and not look very nice. Whereas bedliner is meant to be abused.
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as opposed to what? carpet sure? A properly waxed tub? no. monsta lining is not easier to clean than a tub. its all in your guys head.

sure there are benefits; durability, rust prevention, etc, but easier to clean is not one of them.
Would you REALLY want to wax the inside of you tub? You REALLY want your feet to slide around that easily when climbing in? OUCH. How do your shins look.

And, yes, Monstaliner IS easy to clean. I use a hose and just give it a rinse and some soap, just like the exterior. If it isn't too bad, I just use some Simple Green, like I use on the dash. So tell me, because I must be REALLY dense in the head this morning, how is it tougher to clean?

Yes, there is a texture, but it is NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING like Herculiner. It is crazy easy to clean, and that is a primary reason why I chose it over other options.

Have you even used it? Or are you just basing your comments on the idea of a textured surface being hard to clean?
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Wow, a lot of argument going on here. I pulled my carpet up a while back just to see what I was in for as far as prep work. The paint was all scratched and worn up front anyway. Still looked good in the back though.

I figure the carpet can't stay during the summer, it will just get wet and mildew. And the paint already looks like crap. Might as well just line it to help prevent corrosion when water gets in it. I can always throw my floor mats back on top for heat insulation, and get one of those rear cargo liners for the dogs so they have a little cushioning from the rough hard surface.
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The monstsliner texture is EXTREMELY smooth to the touch n will wash clean with a hose just like the paint. There aren't any rough patches or crevices. The texture gives it that appearance though
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as opposed to what? carpet sure? A properly waxed tub? no. monsta lining is not easier to clean than a tub. its all in your guys head.

sure there are benefits; durability, rust prevention, etc, but easier to clean is not one of them.
Probably off topic:
That looks amazing!
As far as cleaning goes, I borrowed a buddy and "his" truck to haul some yard debris, knowing I'd have to clean it afterwards. It wasn't too bad, and didn't shred my cleaning goods. Sort of like cleaning a floor mat. My only apprehension in lining my Jeep is that I occasionally do have people in the back, and I imagine they wouldn't enjoy the summer head on their calves that the carpet helps barrier. Unless there is a method around this I am missing in my head?
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Probably off topic:
That looks amazing!
As far as cleaning goes, I borrowed a buddy and "his" truck to haul some yard debris, knowing I'd have to clean it afterwards. It wasn't too bad, and didn't shred my cleaning goods. Sort of like cleaning a floor mat. My only apprehension in lining my Jeep is that I occasionally do have people in the back, and I imagine they wouldn't enjoy the summer head on their calves that the carpet helps barrier. Unless there is a method around this I am missing in my head?
Get some husky liners. They make them for the front, back seat footwells and cargo area. They're a perfect fit. The only downside to them with a lined tub is that you'll probably want to clip the little spikes they have on them off so it doesn't wear a hole in the liner.

I got some a few years ago and all I do is spray them off and they're like new. When I line my tub this summer I'll probably just clip the spikes off and sand down what's left of them after.
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Get some husky liners. They make them for the front, back seat footwells and cargo area. They're a perfect fit. The only downside to them with a lined tub is that you'll probably want to clip the little spikes they have on them off so it doesn't wear a hole in the liner.

I got some a few years ago and all I do is spray them off and they're like new. When I line my tub this summer I'll probably just clip the spikes off and sand down what's left of them after.
I mean above floor where your leg sort of rests against the wheel well/body/bar sort of area.
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