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Old 05-04-2015, 10:04 AM
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Rustoleum bed liner for grill?

Hey guys getting sick of having to re plasti dip my grill every 5-6 months and don't want to blow 200 to have it line x if I don't have to and remember hereing some people used rustoleum bed liner. I happen to have like 5 cans of it in my garage and wonder if anyone has any experience with it and if it will hold up and what kind of prep work needs to be done if it's worth it. Will it last a month and fade or a few years is my biggest concern

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Old 05-04-2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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I sprayed the bumpers on my service van with the rustoleum bedliner and it has held up great for about 1.5 years so far. just slightly rough up the grill with a scotchbrite pad before you spray and it will be fine, i did 4-5 light coats on the bumpers for a good solid coverage.

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I sprayed the bumpers on my service van with the rustoleum bedliner and it has held up great for about 1.5 years so far. just slightly rough up the grill with a scotchbrite pad before you spray and it will be fine, i did 4-5 light coats on the bumpers for a good solid coverage.
Any fading or rubbing off
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Still looks good no chipping or peeling or fading to speak of, but those are also steel bumpers.
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I did the last Jeep in rattle can bedliner, no issues. Just prep it well, like any paint job.

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I did my whole jeep body in it. Sprays very nice just don't let it run. Dries almost like 150grit sandpaper finish
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I had 3 cans out of 6 that only sprayed upsidedown. Return them if they do this since they spray inconsistent when that happens.
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I just did it. Took two cans and a single evening. I reinstalled it an hour after I shot the last coat. Looks great and while I just did it, my bumper is covered with Rustoleum bed liner and it's been there for months, no dings, no scratches, no fading. I had Rustoleum on the front of the fenders on my TJ and on the flares too. It was like that for two years. Looked as good as the day I shot it the day I sold it. I would have shot my winch with it but I was afraid the rubberized liner might retain heat. It's great stuff, easy and forgiving to shoot (thick blotches and smaller drips will disappear) and it lasts. To prep, sand and clean. I used primer on my bumper and grill but not on the TJ fenders or flares.







I have noticed that if I store a can I've used part of, it won't shoot unless it is upside down. Never had a new can not spray. But if you buy extra, find something to shoot with it or it might not work later.
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I put rustoleam bedliner over the plastidip.that way for some unseen reason i dont like the look i can still peel it off.the only draw back of having it textured is if your washing your jeep the rag tend to grab the bedliner paint
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Thanx everyone I think I'm gonna give it a shot
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More pics people. I am doing my grill soon.
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Debadged mine a year ago added some expanded metal and bedlinnered the grill. Still holding up great. I did sand the grill before painting it.

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I used it on my bumper. Landed hard on a rock in Moab, once I washed off the pulverized bits of rock, it looked just like the day I sprayed it.
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Been a while since I've done any painting what grit sandpaper should I use or is it as simple as just roughing it up
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I used a multitool with 120. Since you are shooting on texture, what you are after is to break the glaze and remove any wax.
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^^^^

Yep! I used 150 cause it's what I had. It's not critical. I cleaned mine to get the bugs off, then sanded it by hand. Then I cleaned it again to get all the sanding dust and fingerprints off. A light coat of primer, just because, and then three or four light coats of liner. Two coats covered my white grill but a couple more won't hurt. The last coat is light and from about two feet away to just give it a consistent look. Again, it's super forgiving. Most drips and thick area will cure to look like normally sprayed coating. Trying to get in the headlight bezels, I gooped it on pretty thick. Half hour later, I couldn't tell.

By the way, mines less than week old and I took it to the self serve car wash. I didn't hit it hard with the high pressure sprayer but I didn't totally baby it either. I did hit my bumper hard to get rid of bugs. Both held up like champs. Tough stuff.
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I bought an unpainted black replacement grill on ebay a couple of years ago... just roughed up the bare plastic and hit it with a few coats of the bed liner and I've been good to go since.

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