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Old 08-19-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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what do you guys do about your carpet?

i have a 99 sahara. was wondering if you all keep the carpet in or take it out.
I ask because i like to leave the back window rolled up and the side windows off even in the rain, so the carpet in there gets all wet. looking for alternatives, thoughts, etc...

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i have a 99 sahara. was wondering if you all keep the carpet in or take it out.
I ask because i like to leave the back window rolled up and the side windows off even in the rain, so the carpet in there gets all wet. looking for alternatives, thoughts, etc...

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Rhino line the inside and remove the carpet if that is what you are going to do. You are going to get all kinds of mildew or mold build up under there if you let that carpet soak.

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Old 08-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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Definately Rhino line the tub if you leave the windows out alot. After having my dog in the back alot and after a rain it has the lovely wet dog smell all the time. Thinking about lining mine as well!!
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Rhino line the inside and remove the carpet if that is what you are going to do. You are going to get all kinds of mildew or mold build up under there if you let that carpet soak.
as far as rhinoliner goes, how do you feel about the insulation in the winter time? not that the carpet is very thick anyhow....
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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That carpet easily goes in and out. You could rhino line and reinstall the carpet over it for the winter.
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as far as rhinoliner goes, how do you feel about the insulation in the winter time? not that the carpet is very thick anyhow....
The carpet in my opinion adds very little insulation but you would think the rhino liner would add just as much. I have not rhino lined mine yet so maybe some of the other members can give you a better opinion on the insulation.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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i just ripped the carpet out of mine. gonna sand it down & herculine it, prob next week. the herculine kit cost only $90 at advanced auto, has everything you need (pretty much) & is super easy to apply. can't wait to get it done!

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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Ripped out the carpet & Herculined it myself the same day it came home.

As for during the winter seems to be just fine insulation wise. There's no real insulation with the carpet other then the heat insulation on the front floor board & muffler area.
So I guess in a way it would be warmer now.

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #9
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Same thing happened to me. Took carpet out...easy in easy out. Also thinking about rhino lining.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:48 PM   #10
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Having something on the floor is better than nothing. The carpet is a good noise reducer as well as the rhino lining. Some point in time I'm going to line the interior and keep carpet just for the front seats.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #11
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Herculiner, carpet out, drain plugs open.

Haven't had my doors on since March.

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #12
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Take the carpet out and do some kind of liner! Without a liner the floor is super slippery. My wife noticed that the passenger floor gets warm with bare feet. It also makes it easy to clean just hose it out. I did this with 5000 miles on my lease!
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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I took my carpet out and used duplicolor rattle can bedliner with good results.
Without my carpet the brutal north Florida winter don't seem so bad.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:07 PM   #14
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LOL, brutal I'm sure. It gets below freezing at night.
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I used the Duplicolor liner also. Just make sure you prep it good.
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I have been thinking of doing the same thing. I left my doors and sides off, then it decided to rain 2 inches. So i had 2 inches of water sitting in the bottom of my car when i got out of work. Now it smells like a really bad bathroom lol.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #17
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I've been kicking around the Herculiner or Duplicolor liner thing for awhile now. I saw at Slave-Mart they have one made by Rust-Oleum I wonder how it is? Anyone try it yet? But I know my carpet had to go it looked like $h!t. It looks better now.
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i did the duplicolor on my cj7's original body tub. it was ok, but it wasn't the texture and consistency that i was hoping for. this pas weekend i did herculiner on the inside onf my tj, and DAMN, what a difference. it is just like the rhinoliner on my dad's truck. i was very impressed with how it cam out. i haven't heard anything about the rustoleum so i can't really give you info there. i would strongly recommend spending the $90 on the herculiner kit b/c it come almost everything you need. it comes with 1 gallon liner, 1 scouring pad, a roller cage, and 2 roller covers. i did 2 thick coats and still have enough liner left to do another coat.
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I was told to take out your cage and seats and everything else. Do you really have to? And did you?
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #20
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Lining the interior with Line-X, Rhinoliner, Herculiner, etc. is great and I'd love to do that with my TJ but even with a liner I'd still run the carpet most of the time. Even after a liner has been sprayed/rolled in, the floor still gets too hot without the carpeting (having ridden in several Jeeps with Rhinoliner/Line-X) in the summer. The carpet isn't that thick, admittedly, but it sure insulates the tranny/catalytic converter heat out of the cab better than any of the liners do.

And NWPATJ, yep you have to remove at least the seats and console for any of the liners if you want to do it right. I doubt I'd remove my rollcage though.
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scrap the carpet, tape the bar and seats, sand, prime, bed liner, and youll be mint
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scrap the carpet, tape the bar and seats, sand, prime, bed liner, and youll be mint
You're not going to get even, complete coverage with the seats in there. They're 4 bolts each. Get 'em out (and the console) and you can do a much better job.
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The carpet isn't that thick, admittedly, but it sure insulates the tranny/catalytic converter heat out of the cab better than any of the liners do.
Heat shielding sure does it's job on the front part of the cab anyway. I don't seem to have much heat problem on the back part of the seats tho.
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I've been kicking around the Herculiner or Duplicolor liner thing for awhile now. I saw at Slave-Mart they have one made by Rust-Oleum I wonder how it is? Anyone try it yet? But I know my carpet had to go it looked like $h!t. It looks better now.
I have used the rustOleum on the underneath off my jeep on the frame and gas tank and it looks really good, I would buy it again its only 4$ per can
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After lined with Rhino or Hercules or whatever, is there any added difficulty to pulling the drain plugs in and out?
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I have the rust-o-leum in the truck ready to go in. I sprayed a little the other nite and it is pretty thick. I will have to dpray the whole thing to see how well it does I mean only takes like 4 cans for the truck and if I don't like it I can redue it with something else. For the heat shield you can still do it in the front under the liner. Then liner over it.
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I have the rust-o-leum in the truck ready to go in. I sprayed a little the other nite and it is pretty thick. I will have to dpray the whole thing to see how well it does I mean only takes like 4 cans for the truck and if I don't like it I can redue it with something else. For the heat shield you can still do it in the front under the liner. Then liner over it.
Really think you could remove the heat shielding and line over it?
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You can make heat shield. Go to home depot of lowes and get roof flashing it will act as heat shield, as a sound deaden er and also stick to metal. The stick stuff on flashing doesn't really come off sense every time it gets heated up it sticks more.
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You can make heat shield. Go to home depot of lowes and get roof flashing it will act as heat shield, as a sound deaden er and also stick to metal. The stick stuff on flashing doesn't really come off sense every time it gets heated up it sticks more.
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After lined with Rhino or Hercules or whatever, is there any added difficulty to pulling the drain plugs in and out?
Take them out before you Herculine. If the hole opening diameter is reduced, you could easily remove the excess to restore the diameter to it's original size if that's something you're concerned with.

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