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Old 09-20-2013, 06:49 AM   #31
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I think Mrs.Capt Bo came up with a great idea we will do grey that way it will work with red and white if we choose to change the paint color

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #32
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try to tape off those seat belts so they can't retract when you unmount them. It will save you some hassle later.

If you forget, they will unwind by simply grabbing the belt above the reel box and let the box hang. swing it around a little bit like a pendulum and it will start to unwind for you so you can re install them.

I had mine retract on me and i didn't know this. So i decided to try to take the reel box apart to make it unwind. This was one of the worst ideas i have had in quite some time, lol. Had to order a new seatbelt.

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Old 02-20-2014, 05:34 AM   #33
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Spraying this jeep tub this afternoon, approx 1300 EST. Don't ask as to what has happened these last few months, long story.

I realize I've asked a ton of questions, I believe I only have one more. The wiring that runs along side the driver side of the tub. What did everyone do to avoid spraying this? Just wrap it in tape, or did you use a hanger and hold it up?
I believe I have wrapped it in tape, but just curious as to how you sprayed the area under it. I am not so sure I want to spray under it just to lay it back down on the tub.

Can't wait to spray this thing and be done with it finally. I am so pissed I was jeepless this AMAZING winter we've seen here in the Mid Atlantic. Thank god my other vehicle is a subaru, had a little fun.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:53 AM   #34
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A caveat to this spraying attempt today, the local temperature will be roughly 47 degrees. The Jeep has been in a garage for the last month. The garage is heated during the day and I believe closed off at night. The temperatures for the last few days have gotten into the upper 50s low 60s, whilest dropping to the mid 30s at night. The next few days will be similar, humidity rising each day.

I am going to estimate the tub temperature will be around 55 - 65 degrees at time of spraying. I believe this would only affect the time it takes for this product to adhere correct? Meaning the time between coats may be 30 minutes as opposed to the ten or twenty you took correct?
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:30 AM   #35
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You should still be good to spray, will definitely take a little longer to set up between coats, could could always bump up the amount of catalyst to help it cure faster, just not to much, As for the wire I pulled the grommet and taped up the wire where I would be spraying, I actually spray the top lip of my tub also, took a couple sockets and paint sticks taped them to the body to hold the wire up off the side of the tub, worked great. Good luck can't wait to see some pictures of the finished results....
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:59 PM   #36
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Where to begin.
I am trying to get a lot of initial thoughts out quick so this may be a lengthy read. Apologize in advance. Scroll to the bottom for the TLDR portion.
Underlined sentences will highlight where I deviated from everyone who has ever done a Raptor Liner's instructions.

Act I: Pre-spray
I show up to my neighbors shop. Take a quick wire wheel to two bare spots that I see a little rust in. One of them could have used some puddy or epoxy but too late for that now. I hit those spots with some Self Etching Primer and begin wiping down the tub. It has been sitting in this shop for over a month an has about an inch of dust all over it.

My neighbor sends in a tech to assist me as I asked him to. The tech brings over the line to the compressor and hooks up a blow gun to it, sprays the jeep out. I rather liked this idea to me wiping every square inch an umpteenth time.
We do not know the PSI. For what ever reason he could not find a read out on the compressor, and the little gun that came with the kit doesn't have a read out on it either. Lets just say, its blasting out some serious pressure.

I begin to wipe parts down with acetone but I'd be lying if I said I got every part of the jeep. I have wiped every part of that jeep at least 5x with Acetone through out the past weeks. We prep the first bottle of Raptor Liner and hook up the overpowered gun.

Act II: The First Bottle
I commence spraying on the tailgate. My initial three rows knock out some of the paper I had placed in the bolt holes. I definitely think this is too much PSI. I pull the gun back a bit, spraying from about 30" away. This seems to work nicely.
I looked to the tech for advice as I have never used a compressor to paint anything before. He says "just have at it". I do, and its rather simple. I start coating the entire jeep. I debated doing 1 bottle or maybe 2 bottles of Raptor in just the front as others have. However, the Tech and I thought "lets just spray everything 4x". At the time, I thought why not. I got a light dusting over everything in about 3 minutes.

Act III: The Second Bottle
We got just about the whole tub in the first bottle. Originally I had intended on waiting at least 40 minutes before the second coat. The tech had already prepped the next bottle for me so I went ahead and loaded her up. I waited about 10 minutes before the second coat I sprayed everything again, this time covering all the little gaps I missed. I got under the foot wells quite good. Behind the pedals was the toughest part.

Act IV: The Third Bottle
We waited a good 20 to 30 minutes before applying a third coat. I was happy for this as everything was just a bit tacky, but not that wet. The third bottle was spent primarily on the foot wells. I still could not get behind the pedals. The bottle was just to big and bulky to do it. The Tech took the third bottle from me and sprayed a bit all over. He looked like a pro, I guess he wanted me to feel like I did the jeep. Thats why he watched the first two bottles.

Act V: Wrapping Up
Yup No 4th Bottle . I really wanted to but I felt bad for one. I didn't want to keep the tech there as strictly an observer. Not to mention the entire tub looked good and covered after the second bottle. I have no clue where I would have sprayed the bulk of the 4th!

We took all the tape off (I hope I got it all). Pulled all the plugs. Pushed the Jeep back into the garage to dry.

Notes

- I will be letting this thing cure for at least 6 days. The temperature outside was around 60 degrees. The box suggest 2-3 days I'm going to double it for safe measure.
- Thinking of buying a compressor from harbor freight just to use that final bottle, set it up for 60 PSI and spray a top coat.
-Does anyone think that the reason I was able to cover the whole tub in one bottle was due to the high PSI of the compressor? I was hoping the reason everyone else got only half done with two bottles would be due to the low PSI.

TLDR
-Didn't acetone everything
-Used what I am assuming is a really high PSI (although I've never worked with compressor)
-Only waited about 10 minutes between coats, if that. The wait between coat 2 and 3 however was around 25min.
-Didn't use all 4 bottles

Still came out looking great! The only thing I worry about is will it hold up.

Some things to note are that this jeep is not a daily driver. It is only used on weekends. It is not going mudding every weekend, mostly a mall crawler. I do have all weather rubber floor mats for the front foot wells. I had planned only to use them in winter but may use them to preserve this lining now.

Finally ... Pics. Sorry no before pics, Samsung was kind enough to delete all of those for me.







I hope all of my miscues don't come back to show a hack job and just peel up at every turn. I know plenty of people have said they've been in and out in less than three hours and thats what I did pretty much.

The Foot Wells look darker than the bulk of the tub because I hit them hard and often. I wanted them to be the heaviest coat.

What do ya think? Did I just waste $109 and a few months of jeepless winter?
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:03 PM   #37
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Came out great man. I also only used 3 bottles and saved the 4th for touch up and for getting the places I couldn't spray like behind the pedals.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:14 AM   #38
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Thanks. Should I be worried about anything ? The Tub was probably not 68degrees at the time of spraying, and I didn't wait as long as recommended between coats.

I'm hoping the fact that this jeep will remain untouched for 6 more days (minimum) will make up for the above mentioned transgressions.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:42 AM   #39
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I think you'll be fine. The longer time between coats just let's each layer to begin to cure so it drys faster overall and is like several thing layers. I don't think you went to fast.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:16 AM   #40
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Looks like how it is suppose too. You hit all the important areas hard and that's what matters. Nice work!
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:18 PM   #41
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Looks good, I think i only used 3 bottles as well.

Mine is holding up well, the dogs run around in the back all the time and I don't see any claw scratches yet.

I've been happy with the product overall. I think you will be fine after it dries a few days. I think after 2 days I was able to put the driver seat back in and drive to work (really short trip). Then I waited about a week to start bolting the console and other seats and such back in. Didn't need them in right away anyways.

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