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Old 03-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Thoughts on adding bedliner

Hey guys. I've got a 98 wrangler and I was thinking about adding some bed liner in between the front and rear fenders on the body. My reasoning is the paint is starting to chip from rocks and such flying off of my front tires. My questions are has anyone done this or have any pics of it? And do you think it would look good on my jeep? I've already bed lined the flares and bumpers and a few other little things.
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Hey guys. I've got a 98 wrangler and I was thinking about adding some bed liner in between the front and rear fenders on the body. My reasoning is the paint is starting to chip from rocks and such flying off of my front tires. My questions are has anyone done this or have any pics of it? And do you think it would look good on my jeep? I've already bed lined the flares and bumpers and a few other little things.
Why not just take that piece next to the front fender off and add some black body armor from front to back or just tape off the area completely and spray on? Just a suggestion.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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Why not just take that piece next to the front fender off and add some black body armor from front to back or just tape off the area completely and spray on? Just a suggestion.
If I do it that's what I'll do. Just take the little piece off the front and spray on. I just don't know how high to go.
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Planning the same thing on my jk.......
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Planning the same thing on my jk.......
It seems like a good idea. At least in my head it does.
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I was thinking of bedlining that too. Basically a rocker panel stripe from bottom of the doors down, but carry that line around the rear (bottom of tailgate down. Looks like that would carry a straight top line all the way around the jeep from eyeballing it. Except it looks like the liscense plate holder is in the way so the top line will have to go around that.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:29 AM   #7
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If I do it that's what I'll do. Just take the little piece off the front and spray on. I just don't know how high to go.
Just look at the side of the jeep where you say its getting nailed by rocks, that should be where the line ends for bedlining. Also, are your tires sticking out beyond the fenders? Another option if they are is to add more width for flares by replacing them. My tires are flush almost with the fenders so I dont get the rocks spitting out.
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Just look at the side of the jeep where you say its getting nailed by rocks, that should be where the line ends for bedlining. Also, are your tires sticking out beyond the fenders? Another option if they are is to add more width for flares by replacing them. My tires are flush almost with the fenders so I dont get the rocks spitting out.

I see your point, but mine had some bad gouges in the paint down there when i got it. I just want to cover them up because the paint on the rest of the jeep is still nice. Plus bedliner will prevent new scratches and such in that area, i know body armor will too but i just don't like the look of it. I'm not crawling rocks anyway so i don't need it.

My scratches are almost up at the door anyway so that's why i want to go that high with it. plus it's easier to mask off the area and keep a straight line when you already have a straight body line to use for a refference.
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I see your point, but mine had some bad gouges in the paint down there when i got it. I just want to cover them up because the paint on the rest of the jeep is still nice. Plus bedliner will prevent new scratches and such in that area, i know body armor will too but i just don't like the look of it. I'm not crawling rocks anyway so i don't need it.

My scratches are almost up at the door anyway so that's why i want to go that high with it. plus it's easier to mask off the area and keep a straight line when you already have a straight body line to use for a refference.
If bedlining is the only option, then go as high as you can and then find matching paint on top of the liner (white in the OP jeep would be easy or straight black depending on jeep color). Less distraction to the eye and all you would have to worry about is the difference in texture.
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It's probably not the only option. Just seems easier than repainting just to fix one little spot. Mine is black anyway so it'll blend. I think if my scratches weren't so high though, i would probably use the top edge of those little extension fender flare pieces as my top line. That would put it roughly the same heigth of frame sliders.

My big decision is leave those extension flares on or remove them? if i take em off those 3 screw holes are still there and will look weird. Sometimes I wonder why chrysler put those on there anyway, they just seem out of place.
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My big decision is leave those extension flares on or remove them? if i take em off those 3 screw holes are still there and will look weird. Sometimes I wonder why chrysler put those on there anyway, they just seem out of place.
Chrystler put those extensions there for the sole purpose to annoy you lol J/K But yeah I see your point about the holes. I've done minor body work on previous vehicles I've own, so to me that would be an afternoon of work and repaint. Tho the paint color I have to work with is not quite easy on this jeep (metallic silverstone). Sure I can get the paint code but the fading factor is a biatch So I'm avoiding anything if I can help it at the moment till I have no choice left.
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Silver goes good with black IMO. Especially if you already have other black exterior pieces to blend it in. Seems like all the aftermarket bumpers and flares and such come in black anyway.

take a pic of your jeep, open it up in microsoft paint, and run a black stripe across the bottom and see what you think of it. It ain't the quality of photoshop but it'll give you a general idea what it would look like.
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I see your point, but mine had some bad gouges in the paint down there when i got it. I just want to cover them up because the paint on the rest of the jeep is still nice. Plus bedliner will prevent new scratches and such in that area, i know body armor will too but i just don't like the look of it. I'm not crawling rocks anyway so i don't need it.

My scratches are almost up at the door anyway so that's why i want to go that high with it. plus it's easier to mask off the area and keep a straight line when you already have a straight body line to use for a refference.
That was pretty much my think as we'll. I thought it would be a lot easier to make a straight lone if you followed the body line already there. I just didn't know if it would be too much. I'm gonna play around with some photoshop and see what it'll look like.

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