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Old 05-30-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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Monstaliner done (pics)

After reading erikpl's thread about Monstaliner, I decided to go ahead and do it too. I'm very glad I did, it turned out great. I also installed a Tuffy Series II console. That part didn't go too well- nothing lined up, had a lot of trouble getting it in, but now that it's in, I love it. I was going to run a kill switch while I had everything apart, but I ran out of time and it is waaaay to nice this weekend to not be cruising around with the top/doors off, so I shelved that project for now. There's probably not more than one or two car thefts a year around where I live anyways.

Here are some pics... I didn't get any right after it was done (finished a couple days ago), so it's a little dusty now but you get the idea. I'm very pleased with it though, and would highly recommend it to anyone. Just make sure to set aside a few days. I started on Tuesday afternoon and put everything back together Friday afternoon.

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Make sure you do this to your rear seat belts. If they retract too much when you remove them, they'll be a royal pain to put back in:



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Old 05-30-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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If anyone has any questions about doing it, I'll be happy to answer. I didn't do a whole step-by-step write up because it's pretty basic, and there are other threads out there that outline it better than I probably could have. Can't say enough about the product, though. I'm very impressed (and with the Tuffy, too now that it's in).

Next up, an OME lift and some new wheels with 32's. Not quite sure when yet, though.

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Nice job i plan on doing this very soon
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Let's know how it does with the heat from the tranny during the summer. I am interested in doing my TJ also
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That looks great how much did it cost and where did you order it from?
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Looks good. Not near as aggresive as the Herc-u-Liner I used. Looks like it would be easier to apply.
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That looks great how much did it cost and where did you order it from?
I got it off eBay from Magnet Paints, which is who makes it. I think it was about $130 for the one gallon kit, which was more than enough. I had probably 1/3 gallon left over, but it doesn't keep. Had I known it was going to turn out so nice, I might've done more, but oh well.

I'll report back with how it handles the heat, but so far so good.
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Thats a pretty good deal i think im gonna try to do the same i just havent figured out what brand of liner i want to use but that looks great

How many coats did you put on?
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I was looking at the first few pics thinking that they were of the tub liner and thinking "Omg that looks just like carpet, Thats awesome! I gotta get this stuff" and then I scrolled down more and felt stupid
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I was looking at the first few pics thinking that they were of the tub liner and thinking "Omg that looks just like carpet, Thats awesome! I gotta get this stuff" and then I scrolled down more and felt stupid
Haha i was thinking the same thing. Mainly because i havent seen carpet that clean lol
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x3 hahaha

Yeah, my biggest thing would be heat from the sun, but honestly, I plan on doing the Spiderweb SW3 so not sure it'll get a chance to heat up.

Looks too shiny for my project idea though. I already murdered out my tj with flat black on the outside, but I wouldn't mind doing a liner. Though I wonder if the added weight from that and the soon-to-be-ordered lift and 33's are going to help bog down my little 197k four banger.
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Thats a pretty good deal i think im gonna try to do the same i just havent figured out what brand of liner i want to use but that looks great

How many coats did you put on?
Two coats. I suppose there was enough left to do a third, but I didn't see any need and the directions say to do two.

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Though I wonder if the added weight from that and the soon-to-be-ordered lift and 33's are going to help bog down my little 197k four banger.
Looking at the MSDS, the liner weighs 9.77 lbs/gallon. Not sure if that is with or without the catalyst. I suck at chemistry, but if one could find the percent weight of solids (which I can't personally decipher from the MSDS but someone probably could), it should be easy to figure out the dry weight of it. Either way, I don't think you'll notice any difference. I'd bet it doesn't weigh much more than the carpet.
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Looks good. sounds like you had as much luck w/ the Tuffy as I did. I was so pissed by the end of it I was ready to throw it in the street.

Luckily I didn't, and I love it now that its installed.


Liner looks nice. Once I stop spending all my money on other things I'll have to do this.
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Looks good. sounds like you had as much luck w/ the Tuffy as I did. I was so pissed by the end of it I was ready to throw it in the street.

Luckily I didn't, and I love it now that its installed.


Liner looks nice. Once I stop spending all my money on other things I'll have to do this.
Thanks!

That is exactly how I felt installing that Tuffy. I was fuming, lol.
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Great pics!!! Looks really good. After driving mine for a while, including 4 straight days at a Jeep jamboree (including trail marking), I'm VERY impressed.

I had a 70-80 run down to the park and the floor got warm, but the liner was still rock solid. Wheeled 4 days in hot, dry, humid conditions (lots of dust), and everything got covered. NO issues. Last bit of Friday and all day Saturday had mud and water from rain. Again, NO issues. Right now, it is super filthy, but with drain plugs pulled, no water stayed in the Jeep. Now I'll get to test how well it looks after getting nasty then cleaned.

I had tools, bags, recovery gear, etc in the back end and with all the bouncing around, it looks just fine (just dusty though). I'll work on getting pics of it all nasty then show how it all cleaned up, but my Jeep will likely sit until Saturday... BUSY week.

My Tuffy went in a LOT easier the second time after doing the liner. I knew how it all went together. You think the Tuffy instructions suck, but then I realize what they are doing. Their install comes with extra hardware, and that threw me off at first.

BTW, I have the OME and JKS setup on my rig as well.
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Hey, you must have the rest of my hardware...mine came w/ incorrect hardware...I had to buy some extras at the local ACE hardware.

Which OME do you have? HD?

My OEM replacement shocks are pretty well shot. I'm thinking its about time to lift it.

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My Tuffy went in a LOT easier the second time after doing the liner. I knew how it all went together. You think the Tuffy instructions suck, but then I realize what they are doing. Their install comes with extra hardware, and that threw me off at first.

BTW, I have the OME and JKS setup on my rig as well.
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Hey, you must have the rest of my hardware...mine came w/ incorrect hardware...I had to buy some extras at the local ACE hardware.

Which OME do you have? HD?

My OEM replacement shocks are pretty well shot. I'm thinking its about time to lift it.
I've had my Tuffy for about 7 years now. I doubt it is your hardward. hehe

I have the HD setup since I have the armor and winch on my TJ.
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haha...hey let me dream.


I"m pondering back and forth over HD vs regular. I plan on adding bumpers and a winch...so I'll likely go HD as well.
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Now I'll get to test how well it looks after getting nasty then cleaned.
Ah yes, I forgot to mention that earlier. Over the weekend, I got mine pretty dirty with a healthy mix of water, dust, and mud. This morning I used a shop vac to suck out any remaining water and crud, and then I just got a bath towel wet and ran it over everything. A big sponge would work even better I think, I just didn't have one on hand. It cleans up easily, and looks as good as new when you're done. I am still very happy with this stuff. Carpet belongs in cars. I'll probably just try to sell mine eventually because I really can't see myself ever putting it back in.
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I'll be using Simple Green and a garden hose.
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nice job.

I want to do a liner in mine, however I only got it June 30th. I don't want to go without driving quite yet. I did take all the rear carpet out. Everything but the front because I didn't know how warm the floor would get, or if it damage the rubber floor mats. Hopefully within a few weeks, I'll get it done. Looks like I'll have a lot of sanding to do though, everything under the carpet looks really nice.
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That looks really good. I had a friend of mine do his but he didn't strip his insides nearly as aggressively as you did. That must have taken some time to do!

I am thinking about doing that to mine when the carpet wears out. It is a bit intimidating thinking about stripping the seats out of it (front seats).

There are several good companies out there that make a product to do this kind of thing. I have to say that I would want a pretty aggressive liner because of traction on the interior. The best part about it is that it seals the floor and should prevent it from holding water and rusting out.

Did you have to rough up the paint on the floor before putting it on or did you just wipe it clean and roll it on?

Anyway....Awesome job!
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I'm monstalineing mine this week!! I am cant wait until i'm done.
Just one question, How were you going to install your kill switch? And what would that be for?
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I am thinking about doing that to mine when the carpet wears out. It is a bit intimidating thinking about stripping the seats out of it (front seats).

There are several good companies out there that make a product to do this kind of thing. I have to say that I would want a pretty aggressive liner because of traction on the interior. The best part about it is that it seals the floor and should prevent it from holding water and rusting out.

Did you have to rough up the paint on the floor before putting it on or did you just wipe it clean and roll it on?

Anyway....Awesome job!
Each seat is four bolts and lift out. Not tough. The center console is more work than the seats.

If you get an aggressive liner like Herculiner, it will be rough, but it'll also tear you up. The monstaliner is textured enough to be mildly aggressive but not rough. It doesn't hurt to clean or wipe it. It won't shred a towel. It wipes up ridiculously easy, and keeps pretty good grip, even when wet/muddy. A lot will depend on the shoes you have on too.

I roughed things up in mind with sandpaper, then wiped down to remove dust, oils, etc. With my son helping me, we sanded it in about an hour or two. I hosed it out the next day, dried it off, wiped it down with the MEK, then started with a layer of Monstaliner applied with a paintbrush. The next layers were done with the rollers to give the texture you see in my pics.

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