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Old 02-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Wheel well liner for a TJ???

Howdy folks, just wondering if someone knew of product or maybe makeshift mod that could be inserted into the wheel wells as a liner to help protect the steel fenders against salt/snow ect? I've checked out the web and they only seem to make these liners for JK's 2007 and up.

They look something like the pic I attached but just an example for a different type of vehicle. Had them on other trucks I've owned in the past but can't find anything for TJ's... Any advice or thoughts are welcomed...

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Howdy folks, just wondering if someone knew of product or maybe makeshift mod that could be inserted into the wheel wells as a liner to help protect the steel fenders against salt/snow ect? I've checked out the web and they only seem to make these liners for JK's 2007 and up.

They look something like the pic I attached but just an example for a different type of vehicle. Had them on other trucks I've owned in the past but can't find anything for TJ's... Any advice or thoughts are welcomed...
Hey, I actually removed mine and just painted the entire wheel well with bedliner. Could be an idea for ya..

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Hey, I actually removed mine and just painted the entire wheel well with bedliner. Could be an idea for ya..
Actually, its funny you mention that... I have an appointment with a body man who will fix up my fenders and repaint (which are starting to rust thru) in late April and said he will be using Rock Guard(which I have used on my other trucks) on the inner walls of the wells. But What I'm looking for is additional protection as salt and snow accumulation is terrible up north here. Wish they just used sand and leave the salt in the shaker for food only lol
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Actually, its funny you mention that... I have an appointment with a body man who will fix up my fenders and repaint (which are starting to rust thru) in late April and said he will be using Rock Guard(which I have used on my other trucks) on the inner walls of the wells. But What I'm looking for is additional protection as salt and snow accumulation is terrible up north here. Wish they just used sand and leave the salt in the shaker for food only lol
I hear ya, I'm moving back to the north (michigan) this summer. The salt is ridiculously bad!
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I hear ya, I'm moving back to the north (michigan) this summer. The salt is ridiculously bad!
I'm sure in the northern States get there fair share of salt on the roads but ya figure someone would come up with a better solution.

Right now, I'm trying to think outside the box and cutting those crazy carpets(normally blue) that kids use for slidding and somehow use that inside the wheel wells...As I dont want to keep paying my body man for something that might be preventable.
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I'm sure in the northern States get there fair share of salt on the roads but ya figure someone would come up with a better solution.

Right now, I'm trying to think outside the box and cutting those crazy carpets(normally blue) that kids use for slidding and somehow use that inside the wheel wells...As I dont want to keep paying my body man for something that might be preventable.
Do you think linexing the entire wheel well would protect it permanently? I have the stuff on my jeep and from what I can tell (and read) it should hold up to the salt beatings...
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Do you think linexing the entire wheel well would protect it permanently? I have the stuff on my jeep and from what I can tell (and read) it should hold up to the salt beatings...
Thats a hard call if its gonna hold up on its own, I just feel more secure with something additional... Its just a really terrible spot for TJ's in general. I dont understand why they dont make an aftermarket mod to insert a plastic mold in those areas...???

Here's my rough idea on paper...
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Thats a hard call if its gonna hold up on its own, I just feel more secure with something additional... Its just a really terrible spot for TJ's in general. I dont understand why they dont make an aftermarket mod to insert a plastic mold in those areas...???

Here's my rough idea on paper...
I like where you are going. One thing that popped up in my head is the carpet may hold moisture. Cold be a bad mix against the jeep?
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I like where you are going. One thing that popped up in my head is the carpet may hold moisture. Cold be a bad mix against the jeep?
I hear ya, but its not gonna be completely sealed up, as water could run back down easily just like any plastic liner. Another crazy idea, heat up the crazy carpet to the point of almost melting then pressed into the well area to have something abit more form fitted once it hardens up...

Sorry sometimes it helps thinking out loud hehehe
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Why not just get a set of stock wheel well liners for a TJ?? As for the carpet idea, very bad. You would be better off bed lining them or just painting them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #11
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Just apply Por-15 or a similar product. Fenders will be permanently treated.
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Just apply Por-15 or a similar product. Fenders will be permanently treated.
How effective is Por-15? I have used similar products but not that one.
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Why not just get a set of stock wheel well liners for a TJ?? As for the carpet idea, very bad. You would be better off bed lining them or just painting them.
Like I said, just thinking out loud on some ideas... As per others on this thread on the lining way, I may wait till my body man does the job on the fenders and then see whats left to bedline/rust proof afterwards on my own...
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I'm sure in the northern States get there fair share of salt on the roads but ya figure someone would come up with a better solution.
Yeah, the "solution" sucks even worse. VT started using a brine solution instead of straight salt. My father in law said they have to replace the truck bed once a year because they corrode so fast. Can't wait to move back...
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Sitting in school thinking if anyone has seen that stuff that is or appears to be completely waterproof, (beads of water just run off) that could be a potential solution. Sure it's expensive per can but it'd be worth it for a treatment every so often if it does work.
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You talking about Flex Seal? I don't know....I just can't bring myself to trust anything I see on TV . I used a spray can bedliner type undercoating on my fenders...easy to do and relatively cheap. They salt the hell out of the roads here in MA too...
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You talking about Flex Seal? I don't know....I just can't bring myself to trust anything I see on TV . I used a spray can bedliner type undercoating on my fenders...easy to do and relatively cheap. They salt the hell out of the roads here in MA too...
No not that garbage! I actually found what it's called, it's called ultra ever dry look it up on YouTube. Says to repel water and oil and such so I think it would have good potential to atleast help it a lot.

Yes north of Chicago we just got hit with a winter storm today 4"+ and I just sprayed out my wheel wells this weekend. Damn. Wasnt even the fun snow to do donuts and such in, too wet and heavy.
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Oh! All I could picture was that idiot pitchman in the boat with the screen door LMAO. Never heard of that one...

I hear ya about the WET snow...all we've been getting here lately. Got 30" of it when the blizzard hit...
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I heard that ultra ever dry rubs off easy. It's only good on things that don't come in contact with anything else.
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Well, I didnt follow thru on the wheel well idea, not worth doing anything at this point. Just gonna wait till my fenders are fixed up at the end of April and then see how much extra liner/rust-oleum I need to add after my bodyman does his magic.
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I wonder what shipping would be on a set of these...i have my stock ones removed and just sitting around with no real intent to re install....
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I wonder what shipping would be on a set of these...i have my stock ones removed and just sitting around with no real intent to re install....
Steel TJ fenders? I did my research about that, closest retailer, brand new would cost me 800$ just for the parts, not including shipping. The joys of living so up north, shipping kills me everytime
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im talking about the plastic inserts like pictured above.. lol im getting from this thread that your trying to accomplish what the factory liners already do? im assuming your tj didnt come with them? someone must have removed them. I removed mine when i painted my fenders and installed my body lift and just never put them back on.

Ive attached a pic of one of mine ...
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im talking about the plastic inserts like pictured above.. lol im getting from this thread that your trying to accomplish what the factory liners already do? im assuming your tj didnt come with them? someone must have removed them. I removed mine when i painted my fenders and installed my body lift and just never put them back on.

Ive attached a pic of one of mine ...
Gotcha... Yeah its possible someone removed mine (Previous owner maybe). Those are rear or front? I know I have my rears.

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