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08-04-2013 02:35 PM
Brig Do you have to prime prior to bedlining? I'm planning on hitting up the rims, spare carrier, rear bumper and possibly all the hinges as they're rather chipped
05-04-2013 07:05 AM
freemajdf Thanks !
05-03-2013 10:48 PM
TomStev
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Tom Stev: How did you prep your wheels for the bed liner? And how many cans did you need for all 5 wheels? I assume you took the wheels off? I want to black out my rims... Yours look awesome!
Sorry I didn't see your post. I only took the spare off. I used note cards around the rim and put painter tape behind the holes. I didn't scuff them up because I wasn't sure I would keep it but after 8 months they have held up really well. Occasionally I'll get a mic or scrape on the trails because I didn't sand first, but I spray them down and it takes a 1 sec spray to touch up. I used 1 can and still had a quarter can left.
05-03-2013 09:51 PM
Sinister6 BEFORE

DURING

AFTER
Used self etching primer 5 light coats then 6 coats of Bedliner.
05-02-2013 11:35 AM
alexandermf Also if you wanna play around with colors just use plasti dip to do one wheel and if you don't like it, you can peel it right off! Cheap stuff and easy to work with. Holds up great as well
05-02-2013 11:34 AM
alexandermf I line-xd a previous set of wheels I had before, looked ba and never got dinged up, had that awesome rhinolined texture. Local shop did it for 100$
04-24-2013 10:05 PM
freemajdf Tom Stev: How did you prep your wheels for the bed liner? And how many cans did you need for all 5 wheels? I assume you took the wheels off? I want to black out my rims... Yours look awesome!
04-22-2013 03:34 PM
RevCo666
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Thanks. Nice idea with the playing cards, I was thinking just newspaper. But the card idea sounds more effective
I read a thread on here somewhere about someone using a deck of cards so I take no credit for that idea... Just pass it on as they say
04-22-2013 03:23 PM
TomStev
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Thanks. Nice idea with the playing cards, I was thinking just newspaper. But the card idea sounds more effective
I used note cards
04-22-2013 03:22 PM
Brig Thanks. Nice idea with the playing cards, I was thinking just newspaper. But the card idea sounds more effective
04-22-2013 02:47 PM
RevCo666
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Found a 1" wire brush at Auto Zone, works fantastic! Just have to get the last bits when I actually get the tires off

I'm planning on getting new tires soon. Should I wait until they're on before repainting these things, or better to do before hand?
Clean em up first, then once you get the new tires, then paint. That way once there balanced with weights, then you can paint over that too. Just make sure that us use something (like a deck of playing cards around the tire and rim seam). Or just wait till there on... your call.
04-22-2013 02:38 PM
Brig Found a 1" wire brush at Auto Zone, works fantastic! Just have to get the last bits when I actually get the tires off

I'm planning on getting new tires soon. Should I wait until they're on before repainting these things, or better to do before hand?
04-20-2013 09:54 PM
RevCo666
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Wildlife encounters...such as moose flipping Jeeps, perhaps? My wife tells me stories
No no, it was 5am when i lived in North Bay at the time which has a population of about 50k, i lived downtown, getting ready to go to work and i noticed a huge moose in the parking lot across from my apartment building. It was just hanging around, weirdest thing i ever saw. Now in my car 20 feet away, it lead the way in front of me as headed to work. Then it took to another side street, once i got to work it turns out the mother and calf got separated and it was looking for its child (which was only a few blocks away from my apartment). Tho not my first encounter, but its wild no pun intended when i see wild life up here even if i lived here most of my life when it doesn't involve accidents.
04-20-2013 09:30 PM
Brig
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Ahh I love it up here. I live away from the summer smog line from North Bay Ontario. (I'm 2 hours north of that city for those who google). The occasional encounter with wild life, I love snow(winter is my favorite season as I firmly believe its easier to warm up them cool down.) A side from gas prices being overinflated due to transportation costs, that's really my only qualm livin' up north. So its not that bad...
Wildlife encounters...such as moose flipping Jeeps, perhaps? My wife tells me stories
04-20-2013 09:25 PM
RevCo666
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My in-laws live in Ontario, don't envy you guys!
Ahh I love it up here. I live away from the summer smog line from North Bay Ontario. (I'm 2 hours north of that city for those who google). The occasional encounter with wild life, I love snow(winter is my favorite season as I firmly believe its easier to warm up them cool down.) A side from gas prices being overinflated due to transportation costs, that's really my only qualm livin' up north. So its not that bad...
04-20-2013 05:43 PM
Brig
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Got me on the brand, let me know what works good and I may follow suit when there isn't more snow on the ground here
My in-laws live in Ontario, don't envy you guys!
04-20-2013 02:31 PM
TomStev Ok I looked at the can. It's rustolium bedliner from the automotive department at Walmart. Think it's $7 something per bottle.
04-20-2013 02:21 PM
RevCo666
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Thanks for the tips, guys. Bedliner looks good, any preferred brands?

I plan on buying a jug of acetone. The entire interior is filthy and dingy, plan on stripping the thing down top to bottom, probably in 2-3 months when I actually get some down time from work, and painting the interior, as well as rims, mirrors, etc (not all with liner!), Read that acetone works for cleaning all of this stuff
Got me on the brand, let me know what works good and I may follow suit when there isn't more snow on the ground here
04-20-2013 02:20 PM
TomStev
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Thanks for the tips, guys. Bedliner looks good, any preferred brands?

I plan on buying a jug of acetone. The entire interior is filthy and dingy, plan on stripping the thing down top to bottom, probably in 2-3 months when I actually get some down time from work, and painting the interior, as well as rims, mirrors, etc (not all with liner!), Read that acetone works for cleaning all of this stuff
I used the brand from Walmart automotive department. Think the brand is rustolium.
04-20-2013 02:17 PM
Brig Thanks for the tips, guys. Bedliner looks good, any preferred brands?

I plan on buying a jug of acetone. The entire interior is filthy and dingy, plan on stripping the thing down top to bottom, probably in 2-3 months when I actually get some down time from work, and painting the interior, as well as rims, mirrors, etc (not all with liner!), Read that acetone works for cleaning all of this stuff
04-20-2013 02:07 PM
RevCo666
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Not sure if it is primer, really doesn't seem like any primer I've ever used, kind of a pale foggy substance.
Take a wire brush on a drill and just remove it all as best your can then use Acetone to clean it up better. Then do several light coats of bedliner per tire and you should have a better look as layers will hid deep scratches. I plan on painting my stock canyons as the alloy is not looking that great anymore for a 2001 Jeep. (Tho I only bought it at the end of last summer but winters up here are hard on everything...)
04-20-2013 02:06 PM
TomStev Doesn't look like plasti dip. It would peel off like shrink wrap. I suspect it's something else.

I recommend rattle canned bedliner. Don't really have to do much prep work. If you mess up and get a run the a quick dab or wipe with a paper towel and keep spraying. Looks good, holds up excellent and on the rare occasion on the trails where you do get a nick, scratch or ding, you simply spray and move on. Repairs take a second. Not sure you can really do a bad job of bed lining unless you just leave spots not done lol. I did the inside of my hard top because it was white inside and did my wheels.

I did have to do some heavy touch up when I got the Kevlar tires put on from discount tire but that took about 3 seconds for each tire.
04-20-2013 02:04 PM
Brig Not sure if it is primer, really doesn't seem like any primer I've ever used, kind of a pale foggy substance.
04-20-2013 02:00 PM
RevCo666 Not sure... Plasti-dip usually doesnt require primer. Might be a quick bedline job if there is primer present.
04-20-2013 01:52 PM
Brig
Repainting Rims

The rims on my TJ were painted when I bought it...I'm assuming this is Plastidip. Never used the stuff, but I've read here it has the tendency to run, etc if done wrong. These had it, chipped up a bit. Decided to redo them, took a razor blade to them a little this morning before the rain came back. Appears to be one coat, scrapes right off. Also appears the previous owner did some prep work as the rims are scraped up a bit and has what I'm assuming is some kind of primer, a grayish, foggy type residue left under the paint

As this stuff scratches so easily, I'm thinking of redoing them with bedliner, as I hear it lasts better. Razor isn't going to get all the nooks, I'm assuming a wire brush will do the trick pretty easily. Then I'll do some more intense prep work

So, I guess my question is, is this plastidip? And any tips on repainting? See plenty of threads on painting, not so much on entirely redoing a previous job

A tire as I got it...not one of the two rather scratched up:


And after a quick scraping, can kind of see the 'primer'. Sorry, been overcast all day

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