Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion > General Jeep FAQ/Stickies > Started Herculiner project

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Started Herculiner project Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-13-2009 12:17 AM
gumbo901 Great info, VERY helpful, thanks
08-06-2008 06:56 PM
mike94wrangler the undercaraige of my jeep is undercoated. i was thinking of herculining it though because i heard the undercoating is only good for a year or two?? im also hurculining the tub (hopefully this weekend). ill be sure to post up before and afters.
05-03-2008 04:27 PM
jeff65 Great right up! Thanks for posting that. I'm just getting ready to do the inside of my Suburban. I have seen guys put it on lower rocker panels. If you do a search under herculiner, there is a guy that did his entire Suburban in herculiner Red, yest the whole thing I'm talking exterior.

I had a 94 4 Runner that I put it on the rear tailgate. I had it professionally done... Would not do that again. That hurt the wallet. I did have my receicer hitch spayed. It looks great and has held up well. Just don't put any on teh flange where it meet the frame rails.

What have people heard about keeping some sort of UV protectant on the herculiner? I used to keep the tailgate wiped down with Armorall or 303.
06-22-2007 06:01 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoA View Post
what did u guys use to cover up all the holes that are needed to bolt all the seats and consoles back in with?
I rolled up some masking tape and twisted it in the holes. Just don't let is sit a long time after herculing so it will be easy to get out...
06-13-2007 11:58 PM
MoA what did u guys use to cover up all the holes that are needed to bolt all the seats and consoles back in with?
06-05-2007 12:36 PM
minderbinder3
just completed mine

I just finished Herculining my '91 YJ and am glad to have it behind me. Overall it took me about 8-9 hours. The most time was spent repairing broken seat post bolts. I had to cut away and drill through 3 of them (ouch!). Actual Herculine time was probably about 4-5 hours. My second coat was very thick and I used every bit of the gallon that came in the kit. I also did the rails along the side and door ways. I think this added some time, but looks good and will help with the seal of my hard top and doors come winter. One suggestion that I can add to this project is to run a light over everything after your last coat. This will show you some spots that need a little more.
04-28-2007 01:00 PM
Texapple this is great stuff..........I'll be re-reading this (planning on doing mine this summer)

your Jeep looks real good
04-28-2007 11:48 AM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by RUBICONVICT View Post
Me too! Thanks for the info.

Thaks for the vote of confidence. This is the first project like this I've taken on. Thaks to the availability of the forum, I was able to do a lot of reading before I began. I could not have done it without the research...
04-27-2007 01:48 PM
RUBICONVICT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adventurous View Post
Great writeup!!! I will definitely reference this post if I decide to do it.
Me too! Thanks for the info.
04-27-2007 01:32 PM
Adventurous Great writeup!!! I will definitely reference this post if I decide to do it.
04-27-2007 01:23 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by RUBICONVICT View Post
Looks professionally done, NICE JOB! If you don't mind me asking, how much time and money did you spend on the whole project?
Cost:

$89 for a gallon of Herculiner
$8 for a quart of Acetone
$3.95/ can of Krylon Rust Eliminator, used 2 cans
$1/ roll ok masking tape, used one roll
$4.79 for second 1.5 inch brush (optional)
$2 for a small pack of Latex gloves

You should be able to purchase all necessary materials for around $110

I already had the drill, sanding and steel brush attachments, propane torch and scraper. These are items that you could hopefully borrow from someone.

It took me probably 10 - 12 working hours. Most of this time was eaten up removing the old liner from tub. This was very time consuming. If someone is dealing with a painted tub and it is their first time, I would think you could knock off 3+ working hours.

Now that I have had the experience of Herculining, combined with what I learned about sanding vs steel brush and propane, I really believe I could do one in 7 -8 working hours and be thorough at the same time. There was definitely a learning curve.

04-27-2007 12:45 PM
RUBICONVICT Looks professionally done, NICE JOB! If you don't mind me asking, how much time and money did you spend on the whole project?
04-27-2007 11:38 AM
Iquois What I learned.....

Do's:

1) Take your time. If you don't have time to do it right the first time. Wait until you have the time!!

2) If there is already some type of liner already down, use a propane torch, keep it moving, when you see the old liner start to bubble, its ready to scrape off. Do small sections at a time being careful not to overheat.

3) Remove everything from tub of Jeep. It makes it much easier to work, a lot less taping and less aggravation. However, if the factory star bolts are stubborn or stripped, leave them alone. Tape them good and move on. It would be a real pain to break on off and then have to remove.

4) A wire brush on a drill works great when stripping rust and paint.

5) Remove ALL rust!!

6) If you think it “might” need more prepping, it does!!

7) I rolled up some masking tape and filled in threaded holes in tub to keep Herculiner out of threads.

8) Use a vacuum to remove as much from tub as you can.

9) Once you are ready to start building up, wipe down with Acetone and then use a good rust eliminator. This will help in fighting rust in the future and also help bond Herculiner to tub.

10) After you apply rust eliminator, wipe again with Acetone.

11) Use a good quality masking tape and carefully tape off areas that you do not want Herculiner applied to. Take the time here to do a good job or you WILL regret it!! Once you start dabbing the corners and seams with the Herculine supplied brush, the end of the brush will start to fan out. Herculiner will then start to hit places you did not mean for it to. That’s why taping is so important!!

12) If you are going to do entire tub, start with the fire wall first!!

13) Then dab around all seams, corners and any hardware that you could not remove.

14) After dabbing, use Herculine supplied roller. Apply evenly throughout tub being careful to roll out any runs. If you miss one and you find it later, its too late.

15) Follow instructions from Herculine for applying second coat as far as waiting time. If you don’t give first coat sufficient time to set, the second coat will simply smear first coat and you haven’t gained anything.

16) Use this drying time between coats to check for runs. Sometimes the run will develop later than you think. So go back and check.

17) You can also use this drying time to check for places you missed. I found that when I was taking pictures for WF and used the flash on my digital camera, the “light spots” really came out on pic. I also noticed that I missed some places where roll bar bolted to floor, so I was able to go back and put a little more Herculiner on tub.

18) Soon after second coat, you need to start removing tape from trim and threaded holes. If you find an area where tape is stubborn, use a utility knife and carefully trim tape off.

19) Again, follow Herculine instructions for drying time before reinstalling seats, etc., back into tub.




Don’ts:

1) Do not use same roller for both coats. Herculine supplies a second roller, use it!! I actually bought another brush like the one provided by Herculine so I could dab the corners and seams again without using the same brush from first coat. (The original brush was in no condition to "touch up" anything on second go around).

2) Do not rub your nose.

3) Do not cut corners. If you do you will regret it and it will show in the final product. Its way too much work for you not to enjoy the end result.

4) Do not get frustrated and continue to work. Take a break and go back later. You will be glad you did.

5) I did not worry about the large plug holes and didn’t have any issues reinstalling plugs.



F.Y.I…...

It’s all in the prep work. Everything you leave that you shouldn’t have, will show up later and bite you!!

Clothing…..

Wear long sleeves, long pants and latex gloves. Make sure these are not your good clothes. Once you are through, clothes are too.


04-27-2007 11:15 AM
daddyjeep It looks great. Now I am really anxious to do mine...thanks


As far as applying it to other parts of the jeep, go for it. I have seen it used several times along the bottom of truck bodies as a chip guard. It isn't any different than putting it in the bed. There is the same paint on the body that there is in the bed.
04-27-2007 10:08 AM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by richp View Post
One word of advice, don't crawl around on that stuff, will make your knees a bloody mess and destroy pants material as if the belt loop ripper was not a pia...

What he said............
04-27-2007 09:49 AM
jamiewyn
Quote:
Originally Posted by minderbinder3 View Post
I am thinking about herculing the inside and am also debating doing the front end (grill, front fender noses, and hood). Has anybody had any experience putting this stuff on other parts of their Jeep. My '91 has some deep scatches where the previous owner ran through a fence and scarred up the hood. This would be a cheaper and longer lasting fix...I think. Any advice?
No advice on how to DO this, persay, but a Jeep owner here in town had it done to protect it from rocks etc while wheeling and it actually looks pretty nice!
04-27-2007 07:31 AM
minderbinder3
anybody herculine any other parts of their Jeep

I am thinking about herculing the inside and am also debating doing the front end (grill, front fender noses, and hood). Has anybody had any experience putting this stuff on other parts of their Jeep. My '91 has some deep scatches where the previous owner ran through a fence and scarred up the hood. This would be a cheaper and longer lasting fix...I think. Any advice?
04-27-2007 06:31 AM
richp One word of advice, don't crawl around on that stuff, will make your knees a bloody mess and destroy pants material as if the belt loop ripper was not a pia...
04-26-2007 08:31 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamiewyn View Post
Thx so much for posting this and being so thorough with the pics. It looks GREAT. I bet you're thrilled with the results!
Yes, I'm pleased. I was reluctant to start this, but I'm glad now that I did.

Before



After








04-26-2007 08:30 AM
jamiewyn Thx so much for posting this and being so thorough with the pics. It looks GREAT. I bet you're thrilled with the results!
04-25-2007 01:37 PM
richp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iquois View Post
Anybody know where to get a set of floor plugs?
I bought a set off ebay for like $12, came in a bag, we used the rustoleum truck bed finish on our YJ. Put 4 coats, two on a friday and two more on sat, we just divided the mix in half. Had to clean out the drain holes though with a hand made reamer.
04-25-2007 12:33 PM
Iquois Anybody know where to get a set of floor plugs?
04-24-2007 08:47 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dare2BSquare View Post
Did you do all the stuff under the dash?
I did all the body under the dash, firewall and kick panels....
04-24-2007 08:40 PM
Dare2BSquare Did you do all the stuff under the dash?
04-24-2007 06:45 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iquois View Post
First coat of rolled Herculiner....





and finally the second coat........














Will do touch ups tomorrow if needed and installing seats Thursday.....
04-24-2007 02:22 PM
stevin33 how thick was the Herculiner after the final coat?
04-23-2007 09:06 PM
Iquois Should get on final coat tomorrow.......
04-23-2007 08:58 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iquois View Post
Here we go........




Gettin there....




Starting to see the metal.....




Shew..........




Lotta elbow grease.....




Will start first coat of Herculiner on Tuesday or Wednesday
First coat of rolled Herculiner....




04-23-2007 04:07 PM
minderbinder3 What about the Dupli-Color stuff? I have seen this around in addition to the Herucliner. They even have some in aerosol cans that looks easier than rolling it on. Anybody tried this?
04-22-2007 02:40 PM
Iquois
Quote:
Originally Posted by 18derrick View Post
Ive already done this, I bought the kit. All I did was mask off everything and hit what I was going to cover with the red scratch pad, then roll on. No primer no bear metal.
Sounds great. Got any pictures of finished product?
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC