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Old 05-15-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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Help me decide how to coat my tub

Ok. So I've gotten everything out of my Jeep, sans the drivers seat and the center console. I'd really like to hear some opinions from people who have lined their tubs already, what they used, and why. Pictures would be awesome as well! I decided a couple days ago to do Rhino, but then I had trouble finding it... is it available to the "public" to do themselves, or do you have to get it done professionally when associated with the Rhinolining? Also, I'd like to hear where you got your tub liner from. I was thinking about doing Amazon, and ordering Upol Raptor liner, I like that smoother finish. I'm trying to be as thorough in this process as possible before I go through with it, as it's going to be permanent, so I want something I'm going to be completely satisfied with.

I've searched around, but I'm having trouble with the search thread, so if any of you happen to have links to any other threads on this, I'd appreciate that as well.

I don't think it's that bad, but there is some rust on the passenger side that needs to be taken care of as well. How would handle it? Just cover it up, or sand it down? Here's a pic:




I looked into Grizzly Grip, which was suggested by some other forum members, but when I called them to order it, I backed up a bit because the lady who answered the phone at Midwest Chemical didn't seem that interested in my business, or being on the phone for that matter.

Also interested in hearing the prep involved, what you sanded, how you sanded (drill, or by hand?) what kind of sandpaper you used, what kind of cleaning solvents etc you used. And what you covered (this is where pictures would help!)

So just a recap:
Pictures/links?
What you used? Where did you get it?
Why did you decide on that brand?
Prepwork, how did you do it, what did you cover?

All opinions and comments welcome!

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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I've used Herculiner on a previous Jeep and liked it okay. It was tough but faded in a year. On my current Jeep I have Monstaliner installed and I love it. I like the texture much better. It takes all the abuse I can dish out. It is UV protectant so it won't fade. I think they still have the deal where when you buy the Monstaliner they throw in a quart of Chassis Saver (like Por-15) to seal up any rust.

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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on the cheap--kinda---I plan on keeping my jeep a long time---and if had it to do over would have had "sprayed" by the pros. However when I decided I wanted to get it lined before I had scratched paint/rust, I couldn't "afford" that option. SO went to local store got the "roll on" and a couple brushes and rollers, Steel wool and sand paper-and the body cleaner prep stuff for right before painting.

Spent better part of Sat afternoon and eve-sand prep, and clean. Swept with shop vac. Wiped down with cleaner prep solvent let dry overnite, and wiped down again Sun am. Took my time and painted rolled two coats of the cheap bedliner stuff from walmart.

That was in '06 less than $100 in materials. reassembled that same Sun eve. Have "touched up" the few spots that have needed it with the spray on undercoating-it is rubberized.

I know it is not "perfect", but for my application it has been great-and metal that is protected doesn't rust very fast.

I think getting some por-15 or something like that may be prudent before sealing rust in with the liner material.
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Toofer, thanks for the input on Monstaliner, durable is definitely up there in top qualities I'm looking for.

JP, even though you went with cheap material, it sounded like you prepped it O.K. And it seems like it's holding up arlight!

IMO the rust isn't that bad.. I mean, I've seen way worse. The money for materials is not an issue, but getting it done professionally might be. I don't mind spending $100-200, and I honestly love working stuff down in the Jeep. It gives me piece of mind knowing how it's assembled, plus, I've never been very mechanically minded, and even though it's just taking things out of the tub, it gives me a feeling of accomplishment! I'd just love someone to have someone teach me how to work under the hood, unfortunately my family was always more of a "pay someone else" to do it kind of family. I've slowly been learning, mostly due to all the help on this forum, how to do things like wire in my soundbar and headunit, or change my coolant and thermostat. Even getting that **** torq bolt out from the seat!

That rant being said, I don't mind paying for quality material, but I'd like to do it myself, and plan on being meticulous, and doing a comparable job!
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #5
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i used Duplicolor armor liner kit for $69. did 2 coats and followed all instructions to a T. it came out GREAT. super durable and easy to wash out the tub now with a hose.
Highly recommend
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I've actually been searching for this thread since I joined the forum:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/herc...ity-73528.html

I read it a weeks after I had joined, and was never able to find it again. It's filled with pictures and info on bedlining. Also, when searching for this, don't use "rhinolining" or "tub lining" search for "bedlining."
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I have been trying to figure out what to do my self. I took out the back seat (For good) I want to remove the brackets for it, the seat belts and the latches for the seat belts. I want to take out the carpet and sand everything lightly.

I think I want to prime, and simply spray paint everything.

To explain why I want to paint it, I do not own a wrangler to take it off road. I have only owned it two months but I do not plan on taking it off road Ever (baring an alcohol fueled bright idea) in fact I plan on keeping it pure stock, just looking fresh.

I want to be able to leave the top down and the doors off and not worried about anything getting wet. I will be able to wash and wipe it out. Paint is cheap and easily re-paintable. I am thinking flat black from front to back. I just wish I could do something about my seats.
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I have thrown everything from logging chains to chainsaws in my Jeep with the Monstaliner and it still looks like the day I installed it. It took a long weekend to do it right. Prep work is everything. I have never had to touch it up. It cleans up easily. And, I won't ever worry about rust.

There are a lot of products out there. Everyone has their favorite. Just do your research, be patient, and when you make your choice, take your time and do it right.

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