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Old 08-20-2015, 07:49 PM
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Carpet removal

I'm thinking about ripping out the carpet and bed lining the floor. How much of a proses is it. A lot of prep work ? Anyone have any pics of what they did? And most of all where you sorry you did it or happy with the results?

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Personally I like the carpet, gives it a little more insulation on 90 degree days and -30 degree days of which I get both. As far as how hard, not hard at all unless you have rust under your carpets. Rip out carpet, prep the surface with a good cleaner and wire brush and paint or bedliner which ever you choose

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I just ordered the Monsta-liner kit. The whole kit to coat my floor with lining that is tinted to be close to the color of my Jeep was $145.00 plus shipping.

I'm going to do the job in a few weeks when it's not super hot anymore.

My Jeep is NOT a daily driver. It's a fun car that I drive to work once or twice a week in the nice weather. Since my Jeep is a soft top, I have all kinds of issues keeping water out of it. Rather than worry about my floors rusting out, I'm going to do the Monsta Liner treatment and not have to worry about it.

It looks pretty simple as stated above, rip out carpet, clean, prep, and roll on the Monsta Liner with a roller.
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I have a soft top and don't get a drop inside, that sounds like something you should look into, that's not normal
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I take out the carpets every summer when I take off the hard top. It's just velcro'ed in.
My sister-in-law let her soft-top YJ get buried in snow and the tub filled up with melt water. Well, actually it re-froze so the whole thing was a block of ice. I put in in the garage to thaw, drained the tub, steam-cleaned the carpets. All good.

I don't think that prepping the tub for new paint would be a big deal. Only a few bits of hardware to remove. Should be easy, unless the bolts are rusted solid.
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My jeep was not brought to be a daily driver either, mostly nice summer days and for the beach to hang and fish . Thought it might be a lot easier to vacuum out the sand and not have to worry so much with the top off when it rains. Also my rug is shot anyway lol. Anyone have any pics?
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My jeep was not brought to be a daily driver either, mostly nice summer days and for the beach to hang and fish . Thought it might be a lot easier to vacuum out the sand and not have to worry so much with the top off when it rains. Also my rug is shot anyway lol. Anyone have any pics?
My buddy is fixing up an old 2 door International Scout. I just helped him weld in 2 new front floor pans and I got the idea of Monsta-Lining the floors from him. He did it to his Scout and he loves it. He texted me pics but it's hard to see any detail.

I expect to do my floors over the next 2-3 weeks. We had a little heat wave here in PA over the last week and I didn't want to be doing that work in 98 degree heat.

I'll definitely take some pics and document my progress.
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Jarhead , would love to see pics of the process when u do it, I'm pretty set on tearing the carpets out just not sure what product I'm going to use for the floor.
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Jarhead , would love to see pics of the process when u do it, I'm pretty set on tearing the carpets out just not sure what product I'm going to use for the floor.
Today was a beautiful day so I decided to do the job.

So I took out my front and rear seats, hosed out the entire Jeep. Monsta Liner recommends scuffing the entire area with a Scotch Brite pad that they include with the kit. Then I hosed it off again and wiped the entire inside with a rag soaked in a MEK type thinner per their recommendation. After that it was as simple as following the directions. They include the Monsta Liner, a catalyst, and the tint. I went with a blue that was as close to the blue color of my Jeep as possible.

Then it was as easy as using a supplied brush to get Monsta liner into all the nooks and crannies and then using the supplied roller to apply it. It was a smooth easy job and I was very pleased with how everything went. I'll get some pics posted shortly.
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I'm pretty set on tearing the carpets out just not sure what product I'm going to use for the floor.
Pull the carpets out, clean the floor, and run it like that a while. Bare floors are closer to the original jeep experience.
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Today was a beautiful day so I decided to do the job.

So I took out my front and rear seats, hosed out the entire Jeep. Monsta Liner recommends scuffing the entire area with a Scotch Brite pad that they include with the kit. Then I hosed it off again and wiped the entire inside with a rag soaked in a MEK type thinner per their recommendation. After that it was as simple as following the directions. They include the Monsta Liner, a catalyst, and the tint. I went with a blue that was as close to the blue color of my Jeep as possible.

Then it was as easy as using a supplied brush to get Monsta liner into all the nooks and crannies and then using the supplied roller to apply it. It was a smooth easy job and I was very pleased with how everything went. I'll get some pics posted shortly.
What kind of texture does monsta liner have? I'm thinking about ripping the plastidip I have behind the seats out, and putting some kind of bed liner. I'm looking for something that has a orange peel texture to it, not rough. I would also like for it to be removable, but I doubt that dream will ever come true(that's why I have plastidip in it now).
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The Monsta Liner has an orange peel type of texture. I'm still waiting for it to dry completely but I'm very pleased with the results.

Monsta liner comes in black but you can also get a tintable version which allows you to choose from a wide variety of colors. I went with a blue that was similar to the outside color of my Jeep.

Here's a few pics I took after the job was all done....









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That looks nice, I'd also be interested on how well it stops road noise and vibration(insulates the cab).
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Here's what I can tell you. It was a very thick product. Monsta liner provides 2 special rollers that are textured differently than the roller you would use around the house. The special texture of the roller is what gives that orange peel look. They recommended doing 2 coats. This was after the second coat and I thought it covered really well. I left my Jeep outside last night with the top off to assist in proper drying. Monsta liner says it's ready for limited use after 24 hours and after a full week of curing it will be weather and UV resistant. My Jeep had perfect floors and I was looking for something to protect and preserve them so time will truly tell.

I live in PA about an hour north of Philadelphia and we can get some cold/snowy winters here. My Jeep is not my daily driver. It's a weekend/fun ride that I will drive to work 1-2 times a week in nice weather and use on weekends. I don't expect to be driving it to work in the middle of winter so I'm not worried about insulating factors but I don't know that this would help much. As for insulation from road noise I'll find out today and I intend to take my Jeep out to run a few short errands.

As time goes by, I'll report my findings but as of right now, I'm very pleased with the product and the results.
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That looks awesome ,nice job!
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That looks real nice. Very blue, lol, but great pictures. Thanks, Jarhead.

Do your drain plugs still work? Can you take them out if needed?
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That looks nice, I'd also be interested on how well it stops road noise and vibration(insulates the cab).
If you want to stop road noise and insulating the cab, keeping the carpet is the best option. My carpet was trashed so I tore it out and I love the clean look. But when we go camping, the heat from the exhaust and transmission rises straight through the floor and cooks the cab like an oven. I want to put carpet back in to help with this issue, but don't want the water to soak though the carpet and rust the floor pan again. So I'm thinking of doing a bed liner product underneath the carpet and possibly leaving the plugs out as well
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Bedliner and carpet is great. I used dynamat and carpet for noise and heat worked great.

Look around lizard skin kits are good come with spray guns

Standard carpet kit out if the qtec catalog will do
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Bed Liner and Mud Rugs

Here is mine after I sanded the floors and sprayed Rustoleum black bed liner. Then bought the Rugged Ridge Floor liners and have no trouble removing the floor liners and the drain plugs and spraying the inside with a hose after beach, mud, etc.

Interior After Adding "Air Conditioner". Front Of Console Visible At Lower Left Photo by James_J_Jeep | Photobucket

Rear Interior Showing Rugged Ridge Mud Rugs And Rear Of Console. Photo by James_J_Jeep | Photobucket
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^^^ Hey, I really like the mats JJJ! ^^^ Do you remember where you got them?
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