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Old 12-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Herculiner vs Duplicolor vs Line X and Longevity

I have done a search and read plenty about the Herculiner inside the tub and seen a few pictures. I am going to do the inside of my jeep with something. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how well it holds up when it was a DIY vs shop sprayed by LineX. I love LineX and have had it done in the past to my trucks. I like the sound of the Duplicolor Bed Armor as well. I am wondering if it is worth the money saved to do it myself or pony up the 500 bills for the shop to LineX it. Has anyone had experiences with both or any problems when they applied their own with scratching, tearing, anything? Thanks

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Old 12-27-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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Herky is fine, but its really rough and shows dirt like theres no tomorrow. I haven't messed with duplicolor, but most of their products are pretty much subpar imo, and I have only seen 2 trucks line-xd but they faded and popped off in less than a year. The best stuff I have used in the last few years is Raptor liner. Its tough, goes on thick, and maintains its shine from day one.

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My Dmax had the bed done with LineX and it looked like the day I put it on 3 yrs before when I traded her. It had the "Extra" (Kevlar) in it though. The shop I use does good work, but I am just not sure as to whether or not I should try to save money on something like this. I have no problem paying good money for things, but like to save when I can ya know. I would not think I would have to worry about fading on my interior though, so I would prolly stay with the normal LineX. I am very capable of doing a good job myself on something like this, just not real sure of quality of product and whatnot. By the way I bought my jeep without any carpet, it still has nice paint inside, I just dont like the look and has a couple of carpet smudge residue marks or something.
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Man I really dunno what to tell ya there....I like carpet in my jeeps (which makes me and like one other guy on here) lol
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So your the other one?
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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I used the duplicolor and am very happy with it. Very tough. The only complaint I had was that it dried out in my applicator pan but I read and it's water based so I added a little water and tada all better. Plus no pot life and no need to add UV protectors or anything sounded awesome to me. If I had it to do again I would definitely use it again. By the way I did my entire tub plus 3 coats plus my fender flares and the "rocker guard" strip and I still have over half of a gallon left.
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I used the duplicolor and am very happy with it. Very tough. The only complaint I had was that it dried out in my applicator pan but I read and it's water based so I added a little water and tada all better. Plus no pot life and no need to add UV protectors or anything sounded awesome to me. If I had it to do again I would definitely use it again. By the way I did my entire tub plus 3 coats plus my fender flares and the "rocker guard" strip and I still have over half of a gallon left.
Good to know. So iDuplicolor comes in a gallon can?? I have bought it in an aresol & thought it was a bit weak. Brushing or rolling it on would be much better hugh?

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Good to know. So iDuplicolor comes in a gallon can?? I have bought it in an aresol & thought it was a bit weak. Brushing or rolling it on would be much better hugh?

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Yes the Bed Armor does. It's a kit that comes with a brush and roller. It's quite a bit different compound than the spray can.
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Yes the Bed Armor does. It's a kit that comes with a brush and roller. It's quite a bit different compound than the spray can.
Good to know. I know since I go topless all summer it's only a matter of time when I get her drenched. The carpet will come out on that day for sure.

Thanks again, I'm going to get a gallon of this Duplicolor Bed Armor.
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x2 on the Raptor liner.... It's not so scratchy, and it looks fantastic, price is good too..
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We do Raptor at the shop I work and by far, it is the best stuff we have put down on trucks, jeeps, etc. I did my hard top on one plow jeep in it. You can test spray and find how much texture you want to have or not. You can make it glossy or dull...lot of different variations with it.

Here is my hard top. Been painted for 3 years and no fade or peel and I had it done in a semi gloss look....[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
Don't mind the dirty look of it...it was in storage all summer and this was taking it out to get it ready to hook up the plow for winter, so that is just dust all over the top itself.
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heres mine..... any reason to post pics not sure of the brand, but im sure it wasnt a name brand. local co. did it for $300 and they stripped out the interior too.
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Man I really dunno what to tell ya there....I like carpet in my jeeps (which makes me and like one other guy on here) lol
Haha, I like carpet too. Easy, and cheap to replace. Only time I don't like carpet is deer season. Blood doesn't match the color of my carpet.
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Thanks for the pics folks, any negative things to say?
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With that spray nozzle that is supplied is it easy to hit what you want and not scatter or overspray something unwanted. Reason I ask is because a rolling on application would be safer, but I do like the looks and idea of the U-pol, let alone the price. Is painters tape the choice of many as well for taping off surfaces? Thanks everyone
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Linex - expensive, durable
Herc - cheaper, ROUGH, holds dirt, feels like sandpaper.
Duplicolor - Never had a good experience with their products

I went with Monstaliner and rolled it on. Has a good texture, wipes up EASILY. UV protected so fade will be minimal. TOUGH stuff. Around $100 or so if you follow their specials. That will include a Chassis Saver paint that you can apply first to rusty areas to stop the rust (similar to POR-15).









Just as it is with professional application, the detail is in the PREP work. Prepare the surfaces well, have them clean of debris, residues, dirt, dust after scuffing and it will come out just fine.
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You rolled that monstaliner? That looks like you sprayed it! Awesome job
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Man, I really appreciate all the info and pics. I would really like to know if the sprayed application of U-Pol is easy to spray on aim and not be oversprayed and whatnot. I will definately doing this when the weather is warmer if I can be disciplined enough to wait, may just have to do it in my shop with a fire goin...Spend the $$$ on some bumpers that I save here. Thanks alot fellas
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To USER PSYCHO, what kind of lining did you end up doing in your jeep? From the pics it looks really good.

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Man I really dunno what to tell ya there....I like carpet in my jeeps (which makes me and like one other guy on here) lol
I like carpet as well. Keeps the cabin warmer in the winter and quieter as well!

I do like to take out my carpet in the summer. It makes sand clean up so much easier! I am leaning real hard towards Upol. It looks real nice!
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Man, I really appreciate all the info and pics. I would really like to know if the sprayed application of U-Pol is easy to spray on aim and not be oversprayed and whatnot. I will definately doing this when the weather is warmer if I can be disciplined enough to wait, may just have to do it in my shop with a fire goin...Spend the $$$ on some bumpers that I save here. Thanks alot fellas
I don't spray at our shop, I'm a body tech/prep and finishing tech. Our painter is a friend of mine and he sprays the U-POL. I help him with prep and masking, and I will say, we take extra caution by masking anything that is not being shot to make sure no over spray comes into contact with painted surfaces NOT to be sprayed. We mask everything with Sharkskin (plastic film masking). The gun works fine and we only get one spray out of the gun. We also let it cure in the bake booth then an additional 24 hours after it cools, just to be safe. Never had a problem. We have also clear coated it on body exterior pieces (bumpers, fender flares, hard tops) and has held up really well.
Boss at the shop just had his bumpers and rockers done and cleared and they have held up through the winter without a chip so far. He gets alot of comments on how good and durable it looks.
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We have also clear coated it on body exterior pieces (bumpers, fender flares, hard tops) and has held up really well.
Boss at the shop just had his bumpers and rockers done and cleared and they have held up through the winter without a chip so far. He gets alot of comments on how good and durable it looks.
good to know. I am going to do the lower (bottom) half of my tub exterior (and complete tub interior) in some type of liner material and all the experience is duly noted. Another guy on this forum loves his Rhinoliner and I am surprised not to see it mentioned here.

How much UPOL Raptor does it take? one kit comes w/ 4 bottles; how many bottles total for the interior tub on a TJ? looks like helluva deal. Between this and POR-15ing my frame, I already got Memorial Day weekend all planned out.
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You rolled that monstaliner? That looks like you sprayed it! Awesome job
Yep, rolling it on is the recommended way. You can spray it, but it takes more prep. Besides rolling requires less masking than doing a spray. It's been a wonderful mod for the TJ...
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I used the Hurc-U-Liner and love it. It is very rough and holds onto everything. You can make it as rough or as smooth as you like. The grit settles to the bottom of the can and you must mix before applying. The less you mix the grit the less agressive your finish will be. We did my nephews Ranger truck and didn't mix at all. It ended up looking just like IG's Raptor liner.
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another vote for monstiliner... great product
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Here's a few pics of the Herc I rolled/brushed on last spring. So far so good. The rough texture doesn't bother me (it's what I wanted actually) nor does the dirt - just hose it out..eh. $80 As was said - they all work better if you take your time with the prep work.






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