|07-30-2014 10:06 AM|
I'd like to know more about those panels you put on it.
ETA: Huh... would ya look at that. I work for an ambulance manufacturer and have access to all the materials I need to make my own. I'm thinking project!!!
|07-29-2014 11:55 PM|
So far the rattle can Rustoleum bedliner is holding up well. I did mine a few weeks ago when I was sound deadening the entire Jeep. I've had the tops on and off a couple times and it hasn't scratched. But even if it were to scratch a black sharpie will do a pretty good job of touching up small scratches.
I placed strips of sound deadener tiles under the HotHeads. The black of the Rustoleum matches the HotHeads and factory stuff perfectly. The color of the the front panel on the left side of the second photo is the color it actually is. It smelled for a few days, maybe a week but now the smell is gone and I am left a much nicer looking interior. It kind of feels driving a chop top hot rod. It seems like the roof line is lower now with the black compared to the white. But again, it looks much nicer IMO.
I did too much sound deadening at the time to say if the hotheads and bedliner on the top makes a difference by itself, and the weather has been perfect in PA for the past couple weeks so I can't say yet if it makes a difference in how hot or cold it gets inside the Jeep.
|07-29-2014 10:34 PM|
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|07-29-2014 01:07 PM|
|RubiconSS||Seems like it would make the inside awfully dark but some may like that.|
|07-29-2014 01:00 PM|
|07-29-2014 12:52 PM|
|Moyanator||I doubt it. Had it topless all day no carpet in Arizona and not even tacky. Maybe I got that rookie luck.|
|07-29-2014 12:50 PM|
|PhotoWrangler||Not liking the tacky talk.... It would suck to have it get tacky, and in Texas summer heat it would most certainly be tacky.|
|07-29-2014 12:49 PM|
|Moyanator||What I did was prep the hell out of my floors. Mixed the glass beads (used for boat nonskid floors) with some heavy duty black paint. Laid down two coats... Not sticky ever in Miami heat. I can even lay the carpet on top with zero issues.|
|07-29-2014 12:38 PM|
|Ricanbandit||I was also planning to do this albeit with plasti dip, any reason why I shouldn't?|
|07-29-2014 12:10 PM|
I'd rather spend $30 on rattle can paint than $100 on a bedliner kit only to be disappointed. And the Central Valley sun isn't too forgiving...
Any other updates?
|07-29-2014 10:27 AM|
|Zack93||As someone who has pretty much every bedliner out there on my XJ. I can tell you from personal experience that that can stuff if absolute crap. I used it on the floors and just the heat from it sitting in the parking lot on a Sunday day would make the bedliner tack up (stick to your shoes and what have you). Secondly not sanding down the paint some is a huge mistake. With bed liner 95% of it is the prep if you don't sand and clean it good it won't stick.|
|07-29-2014 10:06 AM|
|PhotoWrangler||I was going to do Plastidip, until I saw this thread....|
|07-28-2014 11:08 PM|
|ArmyofMike||I'm interested to know how it's holding up too...any update??|
|07-28-2014 10:28 PM|
|Bent jeep||I've been tempted to drop mine off at line-x|
|07-28-2014 09:23 PM|
|PhotoWrangler||Any update? Has it peeled any?|
|11-05-2012 10:59 PM|
Drying time was relatively quick. After an hour in the sun the material was tacky. I think total time for the entire project from paint to install was about 6 hours.
|11-02-2012 10:56 AM|
|Irishbaja||Are you guys using the spray bombs?|
|11-02-2012 12:19 AM|
|Farnham21||Ya did it a few months ago it I definitely an improvement|
|11-02-2012 12:17 AM|
|TheHexIsReal||Perfect timing I was planning on doing this next week ha, great thread!|
|11-01-2012 11:31 PM|
|Steel02001||I'm slow on the draw I guess, which paint/bed liner did you use and how long to dry?|
|09-19-2012 10:47 PM|
- more grip when removing panels
- an increase in sound dampening (just took off soft top from summer use, so this may be only my inner ear dyno)
Haven't noticed any insulation benefits regarding temperature...
|09-19-2012 08:37 AM|
I'll have to research this project; I'm curious if there was any sanding/prep cuz that inside seems so slick. I wonder how well the bedliner will hold/maintain over time.
|09-19-2012 07:00 AM|
|Pattynole||did you do this just for cosmetic reasons or are there insulation benefits? like interior heat reduction? just wondering. i don't mind the white, but being in FL if i park mine under the sun, the inside of the top can be very hot to the touch. thanks.|
|09-19-2012 06:49 AM|
|RB-10rubicon||It looks so much better black in my opinion .the rustoleum bedliner stuff is awesome ive sprayed my light covers also the stuff holds up very well. Id did all that work to it and know im trying to sell it. The bedliner paint gives you a nice grip when your takeing out the panels. Only thing that i didnt remove when painting was the wiper motor.|
|09-18-2012 10:06 PM|
|Landonk||Dang that looks great. May have to try that.|
|09-18-2012 09:47 PM|
I was a little worried as my spray paint skills are not the best, but the product was very forgiving.
2. Yes, there were white spots when I put the top on. Mostly at the flange that bolts to the body along the quarter panel. The second spot was along the lower edge of the side glass. When I saw these I took the top off and quickly resprayed the areas. There were no white marks or scratches caused by installing the top, rather, the white spots were caused by novice painting skills.
3. 4 cans in total provided 2 coats. I need to pick up one more can to have as a backup. I used Rustoleum Bedliner that I purchased at Home Depot. I also used some acetone on the area to be painted.
|09-18-2012 09:32 PM|
Any white spots when you LCD the top in place?
How many cans did it take?
|09-18-2012 09:16 PM|
|RB-10rubicon||Nice work i did the same|
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