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Old 02-17-2014, 06:10 PM
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I spent the weekend (and most of the week) applying Herculiner to my rig. I sanded everything down with 80 grit paper on my power sander and then waited for it to warm up enough to apply the coatings.

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My best advice is to wait until it warms up. My first coat took nearly two days to dryin 32-40°F weather, my second cost was applied in nice weather (60° f) and dried well before the afternoon. And lastly, I highly suggest spraying it in oppose to rolling it on, I rolled mine and there is a lot more painstaking work that goes with the little details in rolling it on. Less hassle and a more even and thicker coating. Make sure you do a thorough job in prep and make sure to tape off everything you don't want to coat. I also suggest doing 3 or more cut-in coats. That is, use a brush to go the hard to reach places and do it repeatedly, have some extra Herculiner ready for touch ups because inevitably you'll miss something.

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Looks good!
Thanks, it was well worth the time and money in the end.
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That does indeed look good. May have to seriously consider this as a future mod.
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That does indeed look good. May have to seriously consider this as a future mod.
The total investment was about $90 and I still have a third of a can left. I was quoted at 700 for line x, I have no problem doing the work myself and saving some money/knowing it's done right and I've heard great things about Herculiner.
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Looks good! I did mine back in November, and its holding up well. Makes cleaning the interior now a breeze!
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This is an up close if my floor pan, to show you guys the texture up close. Something should be noted-make sure to use a drill attachment to stir the liner, the bottom inch and a half of the cab is nothing but rubber particles so be sure to stir well.
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That looks very professionally done. Even the texture resembles the usual Line-X type. How thick did you roll it on?
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The total investment was about $90 and I still have a third of a can left. I was quoted at 700 for line x, I have no problem doing the work myself and saving some money/knowing it's done right and I've heard great things about Herculiner.
But Line-x is worth the cost. I work at a Line-x. Your work does look good but how the Line-x is made is what makes it better then what you can buy in stores. To do what you did we would have removed the flares completely and would have gutted the tub, (except the dash) removed the roll bars and removed the tailgate. I think we're going to be doing one tomorrow actually. I can post pictures if interested?
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That looks very professionally done. Even the texture resembles the usual Line-X type. How thick did you roll it on?
I put a very thin first coat and a liberal second coat, and I made sure to get the wheel wells very well so my dogs standing on them wouldn't cause unnecessary wear in the long run.
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But Line-x is worth the cost. I work at a Line-x. Your work does look good but how the Line-x is made is what makes it better then what you can buy in stores. To do what you did we would have removed the flares completely and would have gutted the tub, (except the dash) removed the roll bars and removed the tailgate. I think we're going to be doing one tomorrow actually. I can post pictures if interested?
I agree, line x is probably better, but you get what you pay for, right? For 700 I can have a very nice liner that last years. For $70 I can make a nice liner with the ability to patch it up at any time in the future, that also lasts for years, and I saved money too. It comes down to personal preference, and I prefer to do the work myself and save money. After this dried I was surprised at the quality for such a low price though.
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But Line-x is worth the cost. I work at a Line-x. Your work does look good but how the Line-x is made is what makes it better then what you can buy in stores. To do what you did we would have removed the flares completely and would have gutted the tub, (except the dash) removed the roll bars and removed the tailgate. I think we're going to be doing one tomorrow actually. I can post pictures if interested?
The Lucky One, your tub and flares look great. I have long been contemplating this makeover myself. Your write up is informative also. However, no disrespect to you or this post, but maybe some pictures as offered by TJspeed would be informative in a compare and contrast way. I know I am interested to see what the benefits of spending around $600 more might be...
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The Lucky One, your tub and flares look great. I have long been contemplating this makeover myself. Your write up is informative also. However, no disrespect to you or this post, but maybe some pictures as offered by TJspeed would be informative in a compare and contrast way. I know I am interested to see what the benefits of spending around $600 more might be...
I don't mind him posting photos, I do suggest doing research before making any one choice because bed liner is a real pain to remove so you need to make sure you are happy with what you decide.
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But Line-x is worth the cost. I work at a Line-x. Your work does look good but how the Line-x is made is what makes it better then what you can buy in stores. To do what you did we would have removed the flares completely and would have gutted the tub, (except the dash) removed the roll bars and removed the tailgate. I think we're going to be doing one tomorrow actually. I can post pictures if interested?
Do you have photos of the exterior? I'm going to have my exterior line x'ed an older army green color or maybe a desert tan, if you have anything like that I'd like to see it for sure.
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Do you have photos of the exterior? I'm going to have my exterior line x'ed an older army green color or maybe a desert tan, if you have anything like that I'd like to see it for sure.
Didnt finish the Jeep today. Got it all preped just need to finish up tomorrow then we'll spray it first thing. Its also a 4 door JK.

We havent done any exterior of Jeeps in tan, BUT we did do a 2013 subaru forester in 3 different colors of brown/tan. It was originally purple. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6497152&type=3

Heres a LJ rubicon we did the crowl color match. He had his hi-lift jack fall off and messed the paint up pretty bad. https://www.facebook.com/linexabq/ph...type=3&theater
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I don't mind him posting photos, I do suggest doing research before making any one choice because bed liner is a real pain to remove so you need to make sure you are happy with what you decide.
Depends on the brand lol. We've fully stripped "other brand" bed liners out with ease. Ive had to peel off one Line-x liner and it was the biggest pain in the ass.
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Looks good, I just did mine last month and it actually turns out better than expected if you take your time prepping I probably spent 4 x the amount of time prepping than I actually did aplying the liner. It looks like you took your time to, I was debating doing this cause I've seen alot of horrible self lining jobs But would rather spend the cash making my jeep more capable off road so I took the chance. Im still debating doing the fender flares, I just wasnt sure how this stuff held the dirt and didnt wanna have to pressure wash the fenders every time I wash it to keep it looking clean. Would you be able to let us know how they look and clean up over the next couple weeks.
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Looks good, I just did mine last month and it actually turns out better than expected if you take your time prepping I probably spent 4 x the amount of time prepping than I actually did aplying the liner. It looks like you took your time to, I was debating doing this cause I've seen alot of horrible self lining jobs But would rather spend the cash making my jeep more capable off road so I took the chance. Im still debating doing the fender flares, I just wasnt sure how this stuff held the dirt and didnt wanna have to pressure wash the fenders every time I wash it to keep it looking clean. Would you be able to let us know how they look and clean up over the next couple weeks.
Sure thing, so far they are holding up well and I plan on taking this off road this weekend do I'll let you know.
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I put Herculiner on a golf cart I hopped up a few years ago. It dried nice at first but turned flat, got dirty easy, was tough to clean & just looked like hell. Adhesion was good, it's all in the prep.

Later I had some parts of a boat done with LineX with no grit which was a lot easier on the skin. They can do colors, various textures, flat or glossy, etc. The stuff looks great, like paint. And it's tough as nails too. I thought it was worth the extra cost & will definitely do a Jeep with LineX.
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I put Herculiner on a golf cart I hopped up a few years ago. It dried nice at first but turned flat, got dirty easy, was tough to clean & just looked like hell. Adhesion was good, it's all in the prep.

Later I had some parts of a boat done with LineX with no grit which was a lot easier on the skin. They can do colors, various textures, flat or glossy, etc. The stuff looks great, like paint. And it's tough as nails too. I thought it was worth the extra cost & will definitely do a Jeep with LineX.
I've heard it trend to fade in direct sunlight, but I've hear spray painting it and spraying a clear coat on it prevents it from doing that.
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Sprayed the Jeep today for those who wanted to see.
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I did this as well. Love the outcome!
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Sprayed the Jeep today for those who wanted to see.
That looks good, I'm really considering doing the exterior. How much roundabout would you guys charge for a forest green coat on my exterior?
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I did this as well. Love the outcome!
Looks and feels great, and I'm proud of it and my work too.
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That looks good, I'm really considering doing the exterior. How much roundabout would you guys charge for a forest green coat on my exterior?
A lot lol. Everywhere it's different due to labor rates. But we would charge about $1500-$2000. That's to do the whole exterior of the Jeep.

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