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Old 04-12-2008, 01:48 AM   #1
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Rihno liner, Herculiner Under Coating?

Does anyone know what would be good to use as a floor coating in my TJ?
Previous owner used under coating and it's starting to peel in some spots.
I would love to have it Rhino lined but since I'm in Germany i haven't been able to find a dealer. I am looking for some thing rugged, rust resistant and skid proof. please let me know what you think.

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Herculiner for sure! On my old ZJ I took off all the plastic cladding on the outside and lined it with that stuff and its still holding up super strong. I sold it but I still see it around town and that stuff makes it really look great. Then I did the floor of my TJ when I got it with the same stuff. Deffinatley recommend it.

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this is always an interesting discussion. i've heard stories from both sides of the arguement on the "do it yourself" products. IMHO, sure you can save a good bit of money with DIY, but its not worth the risk of having a bad product that you have to get redone professionaly later on down the road (which in the end costs more). i'm not saying that you cant do it yourself and it work perfectly fine and be great for you, but i've heard of and know of several instances where it was done absolutely correct and prepared better than spec. and it still failed miserably.
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We have a bunch of guys that have done it on the forum. I don't remember anyone saying that they wished they hadn't. If you get a good product and do the prep. I think you are okay.
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i'm doin herculiner, i've heard of it pealing down the road a little. this is like any coating or paint. don't skip on the prep.
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Anyone done it on there fender flares?? Just curious
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Anyone done it on there fender flares?? Just curious
No - but a fresh coat of Krylon Fusion Matte Black does wonders!

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Old 04-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #9
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this is always an interesting discussion. i've heard stories from both sides of the arguement on the "do it yourself" products. IMHO, sure you can save a good bit of money with DIY, but its not worth the risk of having a bad product that you have to get redone professionaly later on down the road (which in the end costs more). i'm not saying that you cant do it yourself and it work perfectly fine and be great for you, but i've heard of and know of several instances where it was done absolutely correct and prepared better than spec. and it still failed miserably.
If I for one second thought it wouldnt work well then I wouldnt even bother to suggest it. The thing is, it worked better than I had even imagined it would. Plus, its not like its some bigh flush of cash since it only cost about $30 for the quart you need to do the whole tub or $80 for an entire gallon. With that much you would be able to touch anything up even if it did somehow get screwd up. Then youd still be ahead because you didnt pay the $400 or whatever it is to have a professional line-x or rhino liner installed. This is the same stuff but your saving money by simply weilding the paint roller yourself (or paint gun but I always rolled it on). I see where your comming from but when its so much cheaper and its not harder than rolling paint onto a wall I just cant seem to understand why anyone would do it any other way. If you follow the instructions and give it the few days to truly cure before you gouge it too bad then it gets hard as a rock. I would certainly encourage anyone and everyone that wants to do this to get Durabak or Herculiner (most popular and best track record from what I know) and prep well then go to town. Its not hard to do at all.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:44 AM   #10
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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Herculiner

I Herculined the tub on my TJ and it's holding up great! The prep work is definetly key and does take quite a bit of time, but is well worth it in the end. IMO you cannot beat lining your entire tub for $80. Herculiner is also nice because it can easily be touched up if you do tear it. I haven't had any tears in mine yet, but it's nice to know that if you do you can fix it yourself. Go for it...you won't be sorry.
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I was thinking about doing my tub this summer and while I was getting the stuff do the frame too. Seems like its a good idea to me, but I have heard its not. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:36 PM   #13
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why would it be a bad idea?
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:08 PM   #14
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like i said, i'm not saying it doesn't work and wont be a good idea. but i know of a coupl of expierences where herculiner failed miserably. the worst case i've heard of, i know it was prepped VERY well. but every time it would get wet, the color would come out of it and leave a black residue everywear that it ran. and it also did not hold up to abuse very well. i've also heard people say it works great. its personal prefereance, if you want to go through the steps of doing it yourself and it works great, then good, you saved some serious $$$, but if it doesnt work, you just wasted that money and your time/effort to do it.
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Did mine with the Rustoleum product from Walmart. It works great and rolled and brushed on very easily. Prep work is the key and the most work. Did mine in one day.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #16
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i painted my flares the same color as the jeep. the mirrors, door handles bumpers, gas cap, and everything else i did with hurculiner. looks awesome so far!
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Here is my 2 cents (it might only be worth 1 cent). I have had 2 trucks 1 had Rhino Liner and one had a DIY Herculiner. I did the DIY myself. A buddy of mine who is a full time body man helped me with the prep and it was done right. The DIY Herculiner faded very fast and does not hold up well at all. I don't do a lot of heavy hauling with my truck but I do haul a little wood/lumber etc. I used to drive a snowmobile in and out of my Rhino lined bed and it never scratched or pealed, and the ski's have carbides under them.
However inside a Jeep the Herculiner might be fine, I am just saying that there is a HUGE difference in the quality of the two products. If it is inside of a vehicle and protected from he weather it might be alright.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:50 PM   #18
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I just did the whole inside of my tub in herculiner, and I love it! It looks awesome, is easier to clean than carpets and provides excellent grip (stuff doesn't slide around in the back) It was also very easy to apply. The most time consuming part was the prep, taking everything out and prepping the surface. But I had fun doing it! They say to use a roller, but I ended up just using a wide brush on the horizontal surfaces, and it came out really good.

Though, it's not called Herculiner anymore - PlastiKote? bought them out, so now it's called PlastiKote truck bed liner, though it's still the same stuff.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #19
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U-Pol Raptor Spray-On Truck Bed Liner Kit - TP Tools & Equipment,

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X2 on the mention of Durabak in the earlier post. If I were doing it myself again, I absolutely would buy this product over any other. But: That's just me. I did mine back in November of '04 and it is absolutely as hard as nails and has held up perfectly. Here are some pix: Pictures by trailbossmct - Photobucket

For prep, I sanded and xylened it 3 times, wiping it down real good. I used a brush and a roller and got 3 good coats out of one 1 gallon can, which I paid a hundred bucks for. This stuff takes a beating and I have had no scratches, peeling or any other sign of weakness. I know a lot of guys like the Rhino or this or that, but from my perspective, its there to protect the tub from flooding/rusting and they all will do that, provided they are properly applied. So...find one within your budget and "measure twice, cut once" or better said: Prep yer butt off! It's all, and I mean ALL, in the prep work...
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There is not quality difference when sprayed on and preped correctly. Look in to UPOL Raptor this stuff is awesome, just search it in the forums on this or another site, you will need an air compressor and some confidence, it's one of the best projects to save some coin on. Good luck and DO IT!!

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