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Abnmarine 07-09-2011 12:04 AM

Spraying the tub tomorrow
 
Just finished removing everything. Going to start early prepping the surface and hope to spray it in the evening. Weather is perfect at 86 degrees daily. If curred, I plan to install my sound system and interior on Sunday.

Does it look like I missed anything?
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/429b4ca7.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/4af17765.jpg

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 12:15 AM

Just read another thread about spraying the roll bar pads with fabric paint. Going to add that to my list for the weekend since it's apart.

BigEZ 07-09-2011 12:18 AM

it should be cured enough to do the sound system install at 24hrs, but definitely don't bolt anything else in (seats, etc) until monday at the earliest. this stuff hardens to the touch pretty quick but is still pretty soft underneath for at least 48 hours. really it takes 3-4 days to truly cure.

Just my experience! I bolted my stuff in about 36 hours after spraying and was sorry I didn't wait. I have had to do some serious touch up around the seats.good luck and hope you like it (I do; I just made some mistakes which were not the product's fault)

Wrangler06 07-09-2011 12:19 AM

looks like your all set, make sure to tape off really good, i slacked a little around the tailgate when i did mine and got a little on the lip of the tup where the tailgate shuts, also in case you didnt think of it, i rolled up little pieces of tape and stuck them in the holes where the bolts for the back seat are so as to not mess up the threads, post pics when your done!

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 12:44 AM

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/2f9c345e.jpg

Polk 5.25 speakers
Polk 6.5 speakers
JBL 10" sub
Rockford Fosgate 5 channel amp (50x4 rms + 300 rms)
Sony head unit
And all of the installation stuff

zimi117 07-09-2011 12:47 AM

Nice I have the same jeep color combinations as you and wanted to use the same kit. Post pics please!!

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 12:47 AM

I'd really like to let it sit for three days but need to drive it into work on Monday. Might have no choice but to at least install the drivers seat.

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 12:51 AM

I read about rolled tape for the holes. Just removed the rear seat belts and pads. Going to have to buy a new torque bit for the sound bar cause mine just snapped. Also need some acetone to wipe everything down prior to spraying. Will continue to post pictures for entertainment.

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 01:15 AM

Did you all cover up the computer ECM or just spray it? I guess the carpet covered it.

BigEZ 07-09-2011 10:42 AM

I snapped 3 different torx bits during the course of my raptor prep work.
I used a piece of cardboard (had a helper) to shield the ECM.
I just put in the same head unit and 6.5s (went with the polk 4x6s in front) and so far sounds good. Just a word of advice, those 6.5s don't hold up to hard off-roading. the capacitor in one keeps snapping off its terminal. I've had to re-solder it twice now.
Also, for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the BT to work to answer a call; for streaming audio it's fine but I can't get phone calls to come through. Probably user error :)

monkeee2002 07-09-2011 11:52 AM

Is that kit enough to do a couple of coats, or do you need more?
I'm gonna start this project in a couple of weeks myself. I'm still not sure what product to use. I want it to be a spray-in, imo it looks better. I've been using rustoleum bedliner on other parts - bumpers, flares, maybe the grill as well - and it would be nice to have the interior match. Does the Raptor product match well, or is it going to be an obvious difference? (I'm guessing the Raptor product is far more durable?)

TJDiver 07-09-2011 12:10 PM

At 50 psi I did two coats, easily with 2.5 bottles, used the rest for touch ups, and have the fourth bottle for later down the line when I really need to do touch ups

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 08:33 PM

I just finished and I'm very happy with the results. I sprayed at 50 psi and was able to get two coats and applied the rest to the traffic areas.

All prepped
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/d78b1273.jpg

First coat
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/24687ca6.jpg

Finished
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/b14b05a0.jpg

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 08:35 PM

Did over the rails
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/ce71ab72.jpg

And the door area
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...p/968ed3e5.jpg

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 08:41 PM

Good to know about the speaker capacitors. Hope I don't have to break out the soldier iron.

Jeep is baking in the sun. I removed the top prior and will spray the roll bar pads tomorrow. Looks like I'll install the interior on Monday.

For prepping I just used several 380 grit sanding blocks. Just needed to scuff the surface. Used scotch bright pads for the harder areas.

I also sprayed the inside of the tailgate. Overall it was a pretty easy process.

Will George 07-09-2011 08:50 PM

looks great! im looking into a spray in liner, i have a dark green tj (1999) with a 5 speed and a 4.0 liter. would you recommend the raptor? some of my friends are saying rhino liner or snake skin.

monkeee2002 07-09-2011 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abnmarine (Post 1366754)

Thanks VERY MUCH for these two pics! I was wondering what I was gonna do with those wires, lol! :thumb:

This is the one project I've been putting off all year, since it leaves your Jeep in parts for several days, lol. I'm running out of summer, though. Probably should start getting stuff ordered! (It seems every parts store within 100 miles of me is a Herculiner fan-boy) I'm thinking about using the Tintable version, and doing it O.D. or a gray that matches my interior.

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 08:56 PM

I prefer a spray application over a rolled one. The Raptor is a great kit and applies easily.

Funny about the wires. I really wanted to disconnect them but would require taking the rear tail light apart.

Yes is sucks not being able to drive the Jeep for a couple of days but you will love the end results.

grnd93 07-09-2011 10:00 PM

Can you please give us a run down on the setup you used to spray it? I've been reading about this stuff and need to do it to mine.

Abnmarine 07-09-2011 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grnd93 (Post 1366966)
Can you please give us a run down on the setup you used to spray it? I've been reading about this stuff and need to do it to mine.

Here is my supply list:

1 x 1" roll of painters tape
1 x 2" roll of painters tape
3 x 1 mil plastic
Acetone
Paper towels
4 x sanding blocks 380 grit
2 x scotch brite pads
Raptor kit with spray gun

Air pressure set at 50 psi

Also used a shop vac to sweep it out.

07XMan2Door 07-09-2011 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abnmarine (Post 1367241)
Here is my supply list:

1 x 1" roll of painters tape
1 x 2" roll of painters tape
3 x 1 mil plastic
Acetone
Paper towels
4 x sanding blocks 380 grit
2 x scotch brite pads
Raptor kit with spray gun

Air pressure set at 50 psi

Also used a shop vac to sweep it out.

Looks great, & thanks for sharing the info. I need to get mine done now! Thanks for the new motivation.
Where did you buy the stuff?? (Upol & spray gun??)

Abnmarine 07-10-2011 12:19 AM

Bought it here

U-Pol Raptor Spray-On Truck Bed Liner Kit - TP Tools & Equipment

I also painted my roll bar pads with black fabric paint. What an improvement!

s3nt3nc3d 07-10-2011 12:23 AM

Looks great dude!

noot98 07-10-2011 02:04 AM

very nice! now u need to rip out that dash like i did and paint it! ive gotten rid of all that ugly beige in my ride now. ripped out the carpet last week, havent sprayed it yet, but thats coming.

s3nt3nc3d 07-10-2011 02:24 AM

I did that too...and it's true what they say about "once you go black"...wait a second...

By the way, if you do paint it...Krylon Fusion does NOT stick to the grab bar above the glove box worth a crap. However, PlastiDip works amazing on it!

Abnmarine 07-10-2011 02:36 AM

I'll keep it tan. I actually like the color and don't want a black interior due to heat.

07XMan2Door 07-10-2011 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abnmarine (Post 1367316)
Bought it here

U-Pol Raptor Spray-On Truck Bed Liner Kit - TP Tools & Equipment

I also painted my roll bar pads with black fabric paint. What an improvement!


Thanks a lot Sir!! Never heard of fabric paint???????? Interesting.

BigEZ 07-10-2011 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s3nt3nc3d (Post 1367391)
I did that too...and it's true what they say about "once you go black"...wait a second...

By the way, if you do paint it...Krylon Fusion does NOT stick to the grab bar above the glove box worth a crap.

exactly my experience w/ the grab bar. I posted about this on another thread, some guys said if you go over it 3-4x then hit it with clear coat it will stick; however I don't think so. I've gone over my grab bar w/ the Fusion like 5 or 6x and it's still sticky and tan still bleeds thru (this was done about 2 months ago.) Thanks for the Plasti-dip idea, my last resort was going to be about 20' of paracord and youtube.

OP- yeah good luck w/those 6.5s. I think I snapped the capacitor again last night just driving around town (sometimes hard to tell w/ pandora, they get crappy old live audio recordings sometimes.) Gonna go out and pull the sound bar off AGAIN to check here in a bit.

s3nt3nc3d 07-10-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigEZ (Post 1367695)
exactly my experience w/ the grab bar. I posted about this on another thread, some guys said if you go over it 3-4x then hit it with clear coat it will stick; however I don't think so. I've gone over my grab bar w/ the Fusion like 5 or 6x and it's still sticky and tan still bleeds thru (this was done about 2 months ago.) Thanks for the Plasti-dip idea, my last resort was going to be about 20' of paracord and youtube.

OP- yeah good luck w/those 6.5s. I think I snapped the capacitor again last night just driving around town (sometimes hard to tell w/ pandora, they get crappy old live audio recordings sometimes.) Gonna go out and pull the sound bar off AGAIN to check here in a bit.

Yeah, the PlastiDip matches almost perfectly as well...and it still has a rubbery feeling (PlastiDip is a synthetic rubber), but it's no longer tacky. What I did was scrub all the old Fusion off before I painted it (used Xylol and a scotch brite pad) with the PlastiDip...just to make sure it adhered okay. Seemed to work great for me...only thing is, you gotta wait 30 minutes minimum between PlastiDip coats (apply 3-4 coats) and then it says to wait at least 4 hours for it to dry. It seemed dry enough to handle after an hour or so...but I definitely would minimize the amount of handling done until it's fully dry. I'm thinking about doing my door panels and console with it down the road since those will probably scuff up faster than the rest of the dash and the Fusion scuffs easier than I expected.

necromancer_tat 07-10-2011 12:13 PM

Very nice write up! What kind of compressor did you use?


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