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Old 03-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #7291
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Anyone in PA know where to find rustoleum?...yes I can buy online but wanted to be able to grab an extra can quickly if need be...
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #7292
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Anyone in PA know where to find rustoleum?...yes I can buy online but wanted to be able to grab an extra can quickly if need be...
any local hardware store should carry it

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 PM   #7293
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Anyone in PA know where to find rustoleum?...yes I can buy online but wanted to be able to grab an extra can quickly if need be...
Walmart sells it for like 7 or 8 bucks a can..
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Wholly crap! It only took me about 9 days to get through this thread to the end! There are a TON of mods that I want to do to my TJ now! The easy part was figuring out the mods I want to do, now for the hard part... convince my wife to let me do it!

BTW, is there REALLY a big difference between the Plastidip and the Rustoleum bedliner? I am looking at mostly interior things like the dash, doors, and floor, but I want to make sure that I am going to get something that is going to last. Especially on the floor.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:02 PM   #7295
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Wholly crap! It only took me about 9 days to get through this thread to the end! There are a TON of mods that I want to do to my TJ now! The easy part was figuring out the mods I want to do, now for the hard part... convince my wife to let me do it!

BTW, is there REALLY a big difference between the Plastidip and the Rustoleum bedliner? I am looking at mostly interior things like the dash, doors, and floor, but I want to make sure that I am going to get something that is going to last. Especially on the floor.
Definitely don't plastidip the floor. That won't last long at all. The rustoleum bedliner will be way better for that.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #7296
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Hey all, here is one that wont break the bank but MAY save your life. Stock tail light are marginal at best that's why everyone is switching over to LED's. this past weekend I removed my lenses and masked off the tail light body, side and bottom lenses and sprayed the inside of the housings with gloss white spray paint. This cheap mod really increases the reflectivity of the stock tail lights so they become more visible during all conditions. I have been doing this to my antique cars and Hot Rods for years and I thought I would try it on my LJ. Real happy with the outcome, give it a try. Mitch.
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Hey all, here is one that wont break the bank but MAY save your life. Stock tail light are marginal at best that's why everyone is switching over to LED's. this past weekend I removed my lenses and masked off the tail light body, side and bottom lenses and sprayed the inside of the housings with gloss white spray paint. This cheap mod really increases the reflectivity of the stock tail lights so they become more visible during all conditions. I have been doing this to my antique cars and Hot Rods for years and I thought I would try it on my LJ. Real happy with the outcome, give it a try. Mitch.
Nice! Any chance you've got some before / after pics of the light output?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #7298
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No, sorry no before or after shots. But it is a vebry big difference and so very cheap to do.Mitch.
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No, sorry no before or after shots. But it is a vebry big difference and so very cheap to do.Mitch.
Can we at least see an after shot?
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Does anyone have any pictures of a rig that thy have Rhinolined the interior of? Or any custom bed lining. Considering doing this but I'd like to see how it looks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #7302
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Does anyone have any pictures of a rig that thy have Rhinolined the interior of? Or any custom bed lining. Considering doing this but I'd like to see how it looks.
Im pretty sure there's pictures of multiple ppl doing it earlier in this thread
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Does anyone have any pictures of a rig that thy have Rhinolined the interior of? Or any custom bed lining. Considering doing this but I'd like to see how it looks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #7304
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Does anyone have any pictures of a rig that thy have Rhinolined the interior of? Or any custom bed lining. Considering doing this but I'd like to see how it looks.
There's also a picture of monstaliner right here ^^^
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #7305
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So I am loving this thread, although I have still not finished reading everything. But here's some pics of what I've done so far.

First, the stick on protector/guards to cover up where I dropped my doors last time I was taking them off!

Then, I started my first project with Rustoleum bed liner:

And here it is all together with my blue LED grill lights illuminated!

I will say I had only one issue, and that is that somehow my tape-off job on the headlights leaked a bit, and so I have some black drips on the bezel. I was torn about whether to paint those anyway, and decided not to because I am probably going to replace the lights and didn't want to have that issue. Any suggestions on how to remove dried on bedliner from chrome bezels?
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #7306
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Ok I'm going to be honest. I have no clue what the point of bed lining the tub is..... Can someone please fill me in. I always see everyone doing it, but idk why.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #7307
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Ok I'm going to be honest. I have no clue what the point of bed lining the tub is..... Can someone please fill me in. I always see everyone doing it, but idk why.
Depends on how often your top is off and the inside gets wet. If you find yourself pulling the drain plugs alot, bedliner just allows you that extra freedom of not worrying about rotten carpet...plus it just looks tougher lol
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Ok I'm going to be honest. I have no clue what the point of bed lining the tub is..... Can someone please fill me in. I always see everyone doing it, but idk why.
U can wash it out. Carpet gets moldy and you tear it out and need to protect the tub
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u can wash it out. Carpet gets moldy and you tear it out and need to protect the tub
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Looks good. I got a JK and not sure how its wired in the TJ but did you have wires running along the sides under the rails where the hard top sits? And if so how did you hide them or did you just leave them open?
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gorilla tape them if you have any going to a amp or something..
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Depends on how often your top is off and the inside gets wet. If you find yourself pulling the drain plugs alot, bedliner just allows you that extra freedom of not worrying about rotten carpet...plus it just looks tougher lol
Yea I definitely need to get that
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less then $50 in material. Made myself a drop down tailgate using my stock tailgate.


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can that hold you up if u sit on it?
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can that hold you up if u sit on it?
haven't tested it yet. Im going to do one more support on the driver side just like I have on the passenger side, and fab up some rubber stops for where the tailgate would contact the bumper. I think after that it probably would, but that's not really the reason I did this.
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haven't tested it yet. Im going to do one more support on the driver side just like I have on the passenger side, and fab up some rubber stops for where the tailgate would contact the bumper. I think after that it probably would, but that's not really the reason I did this.
I'm sure it would. Then it will be just like a pickup tailgate... only cooler, because it's a Jeep tailgate.
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I'm sure it would. Then it will be just like a pickup tailgate... only cooler, because it's a Jeep tailgate.
well said
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less then $50 in material. Made myself a drop down tailgate using my stock tailgate.
That's really cool. Can you give a little write up on what you did? How do you keep it latched?
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less then $50 in material. Made myself a drop down tailgate using my stock tailgate.
How'd you do it if you don't mind me asking?
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That's really cool. Can you give a little write up on what you did? How do you keep it latched?
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How'd you do it if you don't mind me asking?
Never done a write up before, and didn't take pics during the process, and im on my phone, but here goes:

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All material is from Home Depot. I used standard gate hinges on the bottom of the tail gate. The part on the tailgate is secured with a hex bolt, washer, and nut. The bottom part is secured with self taping screws and lock-tight. Before I removed the tailgate, I traced out the hinge where it would be, and marked all the holes. Once tailgate was removed, I simply drilled through the tailgate. On the passenger side, I was able to use one of the pre-existing holes from the original hinge, just drilled it through.
The wire rope is secured in two spots. On the tail gate: I drilled through one of the upper holes from the stock hinge, and secured a eye bolt in place with a fender washer on both sides and a nut. I used two saddles on that end to connect to the eye bolt. The part inside the tub: I used the stock hinge hole on the tub, and put a loop in the wire, and secured with a hex bolt, two fender washers, and a nut.
The locking mechanism is the stock latch for the tailgate. The only thing is that you can't use the stock third brake light wiring location. My TJ has two contacts that when the gate is closed touch. Due to the drop down, and not swing away, I can't use them. But, I don't plan on putting my third brake light back in anyways.
I'm not done yet, still have to clean it up a bit, and make it look a little nicer. I don't plan on sitting on it, so I probably won't put a wire rope on the drivers side.
Hope this answered some of your questions. Feel free to ask any more, either here or shoot me a PM.

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