|09-29-2011 11:38 PM|
Didn't see these posts earlier. Sorry.
The body was fairly easy. Once it was completely stripped it was light enough for two people to pick it up and carry it. I pulled the axles, transfer case, and transmission and everything else so that the only thing attached to the frame was the engine. I didn't have a cherry picker so I moved the frame and engine with a roll around floor jack to where I wanted the engine to sit and set the engine on stands. Then I unbolted the frame from the engine and lifted the frame by hand up and over the engine and away. I think sand blasting with some course media would be easier but I didn't have access to that at the time so I used a grinder and those flappy paddle sanding discs to take it to bare metal.
|09-29-2011 08:10 PM|
|08-28-2011 07:03 AM|
Didnt have the cash to re-paint the jeep so being a cheap skate I herculined the whole thing. I bought 3/4 inch nap rollers from Lowes and used them to roll on, and sponge brushes in the tight spots. My only regret was not sealing it bc now my hood has faded. Oh well, just a reason to strip it again and paint it!
|08-28-2011 06:49 AM|
|mkyj||I have been considering doing my frame, and this has convinced me to proceed. Looks amazing. I'm sure ther are hundreds of threads on this, but how much work and what gotcha's did you run into lifting the motor and body? Did you consider sand blasting, or was it easy enough with grinder?|
|08-28-2011 01:11 AM|
|08-27-2011 10:15 PM|
|ibiggers||I just finished my herc a few hours ago and the factory roller worked really well when I didn't apply pressure. If i pushed down at all it looked bad and looked streaky, but when I just made sure to have a good wet roller, it applied very well. I used the gray kit and love it!|
|08-27-2011 10:10 PM|
|08-27-2011 06:53 PM|
|05wrangler||do you guys thing herculiner is good to use on the frame? im looking to do mine soon. any good ideas on ruffing up the frame suffice n gettin around it?|
|02-26-2011 09:50 AM|
|02-25-2011 11:20 PM|
|freetucker||you could have got a professional line-x job for around 650.00 and it wont chip factory paint is better than herculiner|
|02-25-2011 10:51 PM|
|02-13-2011 08:43 AM|
|mitymouse||I agree it was a little over done however i got tired of the scuff pads that came with the kit loading up so i decided to turn to power tools to give the service a tooth to hold on to, I didnt strip the paint altogether just etched so to speak.but it seemed to go really quick this way.|
|02-11-2011 10:59 AM|
|02-11-2011 08:14 AM|
|mitymouse||Grinder with wire brush helps ease prep work alot!|
|02-08-2011 08:46 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||so they were gray then you used armor all? haha I see! thanks|
|02-08-2011 07:49 PM|
|02-08-2011 07:22 PM|
Go for it. Like said above, prep is everything!!! I did my flares and they turned oit great. People look twice. An easy weekend job.. Prep, prep, prep. It'll turn out good. No more worries of water in the tub.
|02-08-2011 07:12 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||jgorm did you do your fender flares in those pics? they look different from body paint. not glossy, cant tell if its line or just flat black. thanks|
|02-08-2011 06:48 PM|
|02-08-2011 06:47 PM|
|KDirty87||When I did my tub I used the roller kit. As stated earlier prep is key. IMO it was the longest and most difficult part of the process. My best advice would be to TAPE AND COVER EVERYTHING YOU DON'T WANT HERCULINED! I put it in caps so I wouldn't have to say it twice. No matter what method you use to put it on it will be messy. If you don't wear gloves it will be on your hands for 2 weeks (personal experience there) and it will drip on the garage floor. It comes off great with Acetone but be careful not to track it inside. I didn't do my bumpers so I don't know how that will look but my tub turned out great. Post some pics of your process!|
|02-08-2011 06:46 PM|
|jgorm||Their roller has huge gaps in it, like a sponge, and feels like its made of plastic.|
|02-08-2011 06:43 PM|
|WVRUBI||Can i get away with a little 3" paint roller or do i need to use their roller. Reason for asking i have the material but not the kit.|
|02-08-2011 06:39 PM|
Here is my write up
herculiner and pictures
|02-08-2011 04:24 PM|
I just did the tub of my 99 Sahara. Prep was the key and was the longest part of the project. I was going to do my bumpers but I am concerned that the herculiner will hold the dirt and look crappy? Anyone tried this on bumpers/body ? Oh and I followed the directions to the t,sanded,washed with soap and water,xylene and rolled(flat aeras) and brushed(corners). Came out awesome. If I had to do it again I wouldnt have painted bottom of the roll bar right behind the front seats,the stuff is so rough it scrapes/cuts my knuckles when I reach back for the lever to pull/tilt the front seat forward.
|02-08-2011 02:03 PM|
What?!?! A Herculiner thread and no one has mentioned the word Hootus. Well there you have it.
When I did my frame and tub with Herc on my old YJ I used a wire wheel on an angle grinder to really rough up the surface. It is important to rough up the surface that way you get good adhesion of the product. It gives it something to hold on to. The directions say that you should wipe the surface down with xylene before applying it but I didn't have any so I used lacquer thinner.
|02-08-2011 01:54 PM|
|mitymouse||I did a tub, used a brush to get into corners then rolled it out never did a bumper|
|02-08-2011 01:47 PM|
|Tommy2Times||I used the spray cans for my bumpers, just taped off everything, cleaned them really well with degreaser...and sprayed away!|
|02-08-2011 12:45 PM|
When you guys are applying Herculiner, what is the best way to apply.Do you recommend the roller kit they offer or is there a better/easier way? Going on my bumpers BTW.