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03-29-2012 07:19 PM
Jcase5678
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Originally Posted by MTH
Folks,

Unless you've been living under a rock, you may have noticed the frequency of passenger footwell leaks we see here. (Like oh, say, this one, or this one, or this one . . . or this one, this one, this one, this one, this one . . . or this one, etc.)

Well, water collects there in mine too. My plan has long been just to pull the carpet and bedline it, but this is a multi-day project I don't have the time to do right. (Like this great job with Monstaliner here.)

So I decided to take a shortcut temporary fix. There is almost ZERO prep involved.

All I did was remove the carpet and drain plugs from the offending area, clean it out with a damp paper towel, dry it out with a dry paper towel, hit it with four coats of spray-on Plasti-Dip, then put down my slush mat.

No sanding the clear coat. No chiseling out the sound deadener. No rollers, brushes, or pump or pressurized sprayers. No primer. Heck, I didn't even tape off anything to avoid overspray. I just used an eraser to rub any oversprayed Plasti-Dip off of the console area, and it came off perfectly. If I don't like it or it starts to look ratty, I can either spray on more to touch it up or just peel it out like rubber (see here on removal).

Total cost: $5. I expect it'll hold up okay until I'm ready to commit to a full on bedlining project.

Just thought I'd share.
How did you get the carpet out?
03-09-2012 10:39 AM
MTH
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Originally Posted by drshaws View Post
MTH - saw somewhere else you might have an update on the dipped footwells. Any pics after a few months of use?
I'll try to grab some. The short of it is that the footwell--with the floor mat in place--looks the same. If you pic up the floor mat (the heavy Mopar slush mats, which have some rough edges and corners underneath) you can see some spots where the weight of the floor mat rubs or vibrates and has worn back through the plasti-dip to the blue paint.

I could of course spray the spots with another coat of plasti-dip but . . . m'eh. They'll just wear through again, and the paint underneath still has the clear coat and everything on it (recall I did NO prep work), so there's no more risk of rusting than had I just never sprayed the plasti-dip in the first place. With the mats in, it still looks great. Much better than the all blue floor wells.

I've only done my passenger side foot well at this point, as the carpet elsewhere doesn't get damp after rain storms. Eventually when I decide to pull all the carpet (either because it gets damp or just starts to look tired), I still plan to actually bedline the whole interior.
03-09-2012 10:05 AM
drshaws MTH - saw somewhere else you might have an update on the dipped footwells. Any pics after a few months of use?
02-10-2012 05:35 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by sneck View Post
nice, looks good. I'll be curious to see how it holds up, especially through the winter! i know the plasti dip on my taillight guards is all ready chipping, but it was on chrome so I wasn't expecting much
You either didn't clean the surface well, or just didn't put enough coats.
02-10-2012 04:13 PM
MIZZOUjeeper How much would this cost to do the whole jeep interior?
01-30-2012 10:18 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by RyanMcLovin

im soon going to get palstidip to do my rims, but if this keeps the water in without a chance of rust i might remove my carpeting, hows the noise/ traction?
I wouldn't recommend a lot of traffic on this stuff--you can peel it up with your finger nail. A real liner like Line-X, Monstaliner, Herculiner, Raptor Liner, etc. would be better suited for real "use." Of course, you can always just try it--nothing to lose really. And I might be underestimating its durability as this is the first time I've used it.
01-30-2012 10:13 PM
RyanMcLovin
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Originally Posted by MTH View Post
For me, the purpose was to improve the look of the floor after taking the carpet out so as not to deal with wet carpet from a passenger side leak. I eventually want it bedlined, so I really have no plans for more carpet. However, it could definitely go back if I wanted it to.
im soon going to get palstidip to do my rims, but if this keeps the water in without a chance of rust i might remove my carpeting, hows the noise/ traction?
01-30-2012 10:11 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by av8er50
So how is the Plasti Dip holding up on the floor? I am pretty sure I am going to do this too, just checking back periodically to see how its is working out....
It's only been in for a week and hardly gets any traffic, but so far so good. No change.

The thing is it only cost $5, took no effort to prep, and peals out like a sticker if I don't like it. So really, I almost can't ever be unhappy with it. Unless it starts to look ratty, it's just going to stay there until I line the interior for real.
01-30-2012 06:45 PM
av8er50 So how is the Plasti Dip holding up on the floor? I am pretty sure I am going to do this too, just checking back periodically to see how its is working out....
01-30-2012 07:29 AM
MTH
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Originally Posted by RyanMcLovin
would carpeting be able to be put back or would that defet the purpose?
For me, the purpose was to improve the look of the floor after taking the carpet out so as not to deal with wet carpet from a passenger side leak. I eventually want it bedlined, so I really have no plans for more carpet. However, it could definitely go back if I wanted it to.
01-30-2012 12:12 AM
RyanMcLovin would carpeting be able to be put back or would that defet the purpose?
01-29-2012 08:17 PM
Getnwithit
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Originally Posted by karlg View Post
looks great, counseler. I'm looking forward to your report about how it holds up.
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01-28-2012 09:38 AM
KarlG Looks great, Counseler. I'm looking forward to your report about how it holds up.
01-27-2012 09:07 PM
isitme agreed. Now if I could just use an eraser on any other mod I botch up.
01-24-2012 09:11 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by isitme
thanks Mike! I do.
$5 bucks. Definitely better than the blue floor.
01-24-2012 08:48 PM
isitme thanks Mike! I do.
01-24-2012 08:42 PM
MTH Bump for the evening folks who might also find this (and Unlimited.Kev's bedliner) kinda cool . . .
01-24-2012 01:14 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by Unlimited.Kev View Post
If you get a price on the grill, let me know.
Will do.
01-24-2012 01:08 PM
1CrzyCelt
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Originally Posted by Unlimited.Kev View Post
After pics...

That's awesome. Definately on the long list
01-24-2012 12:54 PM
Unlimited.Kev If you get a price on the grill, let me know.
01-24-2012 12:52 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by Unlimited.Kev View Post
I'd like to do my grill also. I might do that as a DIY project.
I did my grill in plasti-dip, and it is holding up just fine. But it was always just to tie me over til I get it Line-X'd.
01-24-2012 12:50 PM
Unlimited.Kev Plasti-dip is a good idea. Wish I had thought about that while waiting to Line-X mine.
01-24-2012 12:44 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by Unlimited.Kev View Post
After pics...
Very nice. Definitely something I'm interested in. It'll be interesting to see how this Plasti-Dip holds up (of course, for $5 bucks and a small area of application, it's going to be hard to complain very much), but the full Line-Ex treatment is really something.
01-24-2012 12:40 PM
Unlimited.Kev That's just grass on the floor in the last pic...
01-24-2012 12:37 PM
Unlimited.Kev After pics...
01-24-2012 12:35 PM
Unlimited.Kev
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Originally Posted by 4fit
Didn't even realize we had another Line-X person in Burlington besides Lakeside Campers on Webb Ave. Think they are called Leonard now or something. Is the place you used the same place that does JetHot coating and stuff, out off the highway near the Whitesett area?

On edit: Nevermind. Looks like its the same place. Wonder what they would charge to Line-X my grill. hhmm...
I'd like to do my grill also. I might do that as a DIY project.
01-24-2012 11:44 AM
Unlimited.Kev Just like chalk...fills in the gaps, no structural strength to it.
01-24-2012 11:40 AM
MTH
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Originally Posted by Unlimited.Kev View Post
Pics later today. I pulled the ugly seam goop out along with the sound material...that is just primer you see because I got down to bare metal in a few places.
Is that safe? What is the purpose of the seam goop? I would've assumed it was holding the seams, ya know, TOGETHER.
01-24-2012 11:29 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by Unlimited.Kev View Post
Really pleased with those guys. I work in Asheboro and dropped it off in the morning..picked it up,that afternoon. Really careful and detailed work.
Didn't even realize we had another Line-X person in Burlington besides Lakeside Campers on Webb Ave. Think they are called Leonard now or something. Is the place you used the same place that does JetHot coating and stuff, out off the highway near the Whitesett area?

On edit: Nevermind. Looks like its the same place. Wonder what they would charge to Line-X my grill. hhmm...
01-24-2012 11:27 AM
Unlimited.Kev Pics later today. I pulled the ugly seam goop out along with the sound material...that is just primer you see because I got down to bare metal in a few places.
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