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Old 05-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Painting inside of tub

I am about to pull the carpet out of my 93 sahara. So far when I have looked underneath the carpet I haven't noticed any rust. I need some cheap recommendations for a good solid paint/liner that I can use to cover the interior of my jeep. Also what type of prep work I am going to need to do? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you

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Old 05-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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you want paint ? or the truck bedliner stuff ?

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Old 05-24-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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I did mine with the Herculiner kit that you can get at Wal-Mart for $50. I removed the seats and belts and then cleaned it, scuffed it with the pad they provided, wiped it down with Acetone, and then applied the Herculiner. I used up the entire gallon and it made about 3 coats. Probably the best mod I have done to my Jeep. However, the rusty bolts took a lot of work to get loose and the smell of the stuff is awful. 2 years later and it still looks fresh and it is great for rinsing out after a mudding trip. Big plus is that it smothers the minor rust that you will uncover. There are full threads on this forum about doing this.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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does Herculiner kill rust? or just cover it?
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No does not kill rust. Remember you get what you pay for. It is alot of work prepping,cleaning and sealing the interior of a tub,then use a $50.00 bedliner that does not last that long.
That is just ones persons opinion that who has used Herculiner.
You are better off spending a little more money for a commercial liner like Durabak or POR 15 liner.
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Prep is the key, it is not fun or quick, but the result is directly proportional to the prep you put in to the project. It is not that difficult, strip the interior, seats, belts, tranny hump, etc. First deal with your rust. Grind, wire wheel, sandblast, etc. then por or some type of epoxy primer. You dont want if festering under the finish you put over it.
Next is preping your surface, sanding with 180, but I prefer 80 to give this stuff a little extra bite for adhesion.A d/a sander worked pretty good here. Hit everything, I even did 1/3 of the way up the front panel before the firewall. just looks better imo. Put all fastners back into the holes and mask off to protect the threads.
Masking is next, take your time here and cover EVERYTHING you dont want this stuff on. It is tough to get off.
Next is a wipe of grease removing solution, durabak requires Xylene which is dangerous to a degree as far as flammability, just use common sense.
A roller is provided or shutz gun work well. I sprayed mine makes for a cleaner finish. You will want gloves, a tyvek suit or clothes you can dispose of when you are done, and a respirator to use while you shoot the product.
1 gallon of product gave me 3 light coats. Imediatly remove bolts and tape, remove masking tape and paper, check for overspray. Remove any before it has time to cure. Step back and admire your work. Looks great (see duraback pop thread). Should be very durable.
I was extremely pleased with the result. I worked slow and it took the better part of the day to prep and prepare just for the durabak application.

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