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Old 06-15-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Question for those who have bedlined their tubs

So I took about a week off from work to catch up on some projects (and of course the jeep is one of those projects) I am trying to get all the materials together to raptor my tub. I have the obvious stuff like painters tape, visqueen, green scratch pads, denatured alcohol (for final wipe down before spraying) and some self etching primer for those bare metal spots. What else am I forgetting? Also in the directions for the shutz gun cleanup it says to immediately clean the gun with "gun wash". What the heck is gun wash and where do I get it? If you have any tips or think of something I missed please chime in. Thanks!

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Old 06-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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I used a roller and brush kit, can'ttell the difference. I bought a spray can for nooks and crannies. I didnt remove the seat in front, I rolled under them then sprayed the places I missed. Been 2 seasons now, no problems.

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Get red scratch pads. Those green ones wont do shit.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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id recommend por 15, add some media sand into it for non slip,
the stuff will cover anything and never come off, so it works well
if your prep isnt perfect.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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So I took about a week off from work to catch up on some projects (and of course the jeep is one of those projects) I am trying to get all the materials together to raptor my tub. I have the obvious stuff like painters tape, visqueen, green scratch pads, denatured alcohol (for final wipe down before spraying) and some self etching primer for those bare metal spots. What else am I forgetting? Also in the directions for the shutz gun cleanup it says to immediately clean the gun with "gun wash". What the heck is gun wash and where do I get it? If you have any tips or think of something I missed please chime in. Thanks!
Definitely use a respirator. I sprayed it on while I was partially in the garage with the garage door open. There was a point that I'd forgotten what I was doing...the fumes made me high for a moment. Had to take a break and go outside to recover. Also, you'll feel it in your lungs. The over-spray was significant some will end up in your lungs without it.
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Here's some more info from another forum I posted:

Some Tips:
After you've removed everything from the tub you might want to carefully re-insert the center consol and draw an outline of where it covers. I ended up missing a couple spots...its tricky if you just eyeball it.

It was my first time painting with an air compressor...couldnt get it to spray unless I turned the gun sideways which made it awkward (Probably a simple fix...connectors maybe... but I just went with it). May want to consult the experts.

Seriously, wear a respirator...this stuff is strong!

Wear diswashing gloves and maybe a long sleeve shirt.

The prep took longer than I thought. Might want to plan additional time.

When removing the front seats 00 Wrangler; be advised remove the locking nut from the underbelly first then unscrew the bolt from the thread. (I learned the hard way after breaking the bolt then having to drill it out!!)

If you can get away with it try to finish up both coats with 3 liters (2 liters for the first coat then 1 for second). Then you'll have plenty of time to spot out places you've missed. You can then go back over it with the last liter.

Don't let the paint sit longer than the suggested pot life. If you do you'll end up with uneven texture.

When you go to put the seatbelts back they'll lock if not in their exact positional cant. I just lined it up with the rollbar as it would normally be placed and the seatbelts unlocked.

It will take a good 3 days to harden enough for any kind of hauling so be careful. The liner will scuff before then.

Good luck, I believe Upol Raptor is the superior product.
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Thanks for the replies. Tommzz what did you use to clean the shutz gun up with in between coats? The directions say to wait an hour in between coats and I dont want the raptor to harden inside the gun while im waiting. It says to use gun wash but not sure what that is or where to get it.
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Thanks for the replies. Tommzz what did you use to clean the shutz gun up with in between coats? The directions say to wait an hour in between coats and I dont want the raptor to harden inside the gun while im waiting. It says to use gun wash but not sure what that is or where to get it.
It was a while back when I did it. But I didn't use any type of cleaner. If I recall correctly I just unscrewed the bottle and blasted air through the gun. Then I just wiped it off. You may have to tinker with it to get it to work.
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Not sure about this stuff but when I'm painting and using a roller if you wrap it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer you can reuse the rollers. It freezes the paint but does not allow it to dry. If thats clear as mud. I've left them in there for days and once they thaw out they paint as good as the first day. might try that after you use the air and blow it out.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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not trying to be a smart A$$ I goggled gun wash it is about $28 a can!!

I rolled my tub also...and touch up with the spray can....going on 6years now.....my biggest advice no matter how you apply it....prep/ prep/ and prep...there is nothing better than good prep...saves time on clean up/ over spray and will adhere and last longer.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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Here is what I did:

Remove everything!
Get rid of all rust with sander, naval jelly, cutting, etc...
Wash tub with soap and water
Sand with sand paper 80-180 grit and/or scotch pads
Wipe tub with mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, or acetone
Spray etching primer on all bare metal spots
Tape everything you don't want lined.
One last coat of mineral spirits or etc..

I then did three coats with one hour flash time between coats. Each coat was one bottle (750ml of liner and 250ml of hardener)

It looks wonderful when done and hopefully I did my prep as good as I think I did so it will last a really long time. My 4th bottle will be used for touchups down the road and I might do my plastic fender flares and front/rear bumpers. Great stuff!

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