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Old 07-16-2011, 07:08 PM
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Hello, I'm new to this website and I'm just getting into messing around with jeep wranglers. My dad has a 1995 Jeep Cherokee, my sister - 2010 Jeep Laredo and now I have a 1993 Jeep Wrangler. Now that I finally got my jeep, I want to mess around with it and add/remove things from it. (Like the doors, top down, etc). However, I realized that I can easily take off the carpet of the jeep and leave it as the metal frame that it is. I would love to do that, but I'm not sure if it will rust after awhile, or anything will happen that can mess up the car. If there are some things I can do, or anything that will help me realize that I should(cause I really want to) take off the carpet of the Jeep Wrangler, that would be awesome if you can tell me. I looked around and some people mentioned Herculiner - which I'm not positive I know what that is. Basically, I'm new at doing all of this, but I want to become knowledgable as much as I can. My parents just like driving jeeps, but I want to explore around with it. All help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Welcome to the forum. There are several brands of materials that people use to coat the beds of their pickups. Herculiner is one of the brands.

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Inspect and shore up the transfer case, trans, engine, electrical system, dump fluids major tuneup, etc etc etc before even thinking about cosmetic stuff. My 2 cents, Brent
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actually take the carpet out. without the carpet holding moisture its far less likely to rust. also makes it easy to hose out the tub after a day of offroading.
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actually take the carpet out. without the carpet holding moisture its far less likely to rust. also makes it easy to hose out the tub after a day of offroading.
Yep. A lot of guys like to use a spray on truck bedliner inside. It leaves a nice textured finish and often you need to hit the floor with something because it started to rust under the waterlogged carpet.
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What brands are there for spray on truck bedliner? Or should I just go to my neighborhood Auto Zone store and just ask them?
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The jeep I now have was my sister's until she got a brand new car. So the engine, electrical system and everything as we know is good to go. Its just a matter of taking the carpet out or not.
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Yep. A lot of guys like to use a spray on truck bedliner inside. It leaves a nice textured finish and often you need to hit the floor with something because it started to rust under the waterlogged carpet.
That's funny--I priced Herculiner finally today at Napa...$30 bucks for a tiny pie tin you couldn't even pour a quart of beer into...not even enough liner to apply under a chair. I have a bare tub and I just want to dampen the road noise...what a ripoff. I guess my own personal "Plan B" is to find a Herc knock-off if one exists...or paint...
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I vote for taking the carpet out. Mine was removed before I bought it. There is a coating of bedliner inside, but it will need to be redone. The carpet will hold moisture against the floor and can cause rust. By taking the carpet out, you won't hurt anything.
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Carpet helps dampen road noise and insulate from heat coming in through the floor. It also sucks to clean and can help trap water which leads to rust. That being said the first day I got my Jeep I ripped all the carpet out. Drove with metal floor for 8 years or so. Just recently sprayed it with Raptor bed liner. The metal floor is definitely hot to the touch.
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What brands are there for spray on truck bedliner? Or should I just go to my neighborhood Auto Zone store and just ask them?
I'm sold on the UPOL Raptor kit. My Jeep is red and I bought the tintable version. Matching the paint was as easy as running to an automotive paint store and giving them my paint code. I mixed it according to the directions and it came out very, very nice.
I didn't want a black liner, and the UPOL Raptor kit made it extremely easy to get a qaulity result with a matching color.
It seems to be very durable as well. I've had it in for about 8 months now with no wear or chipping at all.
If you get the kit, make sure you get it with the spray gun.
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Yeah quadratec generic is like $17 a quart but only comes in like 2 colors. I'm contemplating both bed liner and rubber matting to absorb the road noise. My soft top ain't quiet and the carpet isn't great.
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hey brent i have a 94' yj and when i bought mine it had no carpet. as of tommorow im going to walmart and being a cheap @$$ and getting the walmart brand bedliner which is apparently just as good as herculiner, just without the price, then im sanding all of the rust out, and sanding the whole tub down, then cleaning it all verry thoroughly, then applying it to the bed with several rollers, and paint brushes for the Hard-to-reach spots. so far this is the most efficient way that i have found to do it for someone who is on a budget but wants a waterproof floor.
where are you located? some guys in the area may be able to help you out
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I've got no carpet in mine and it hasn't had any in years PO pulled it a long time ago. no major rust areas. once the cage is finished and I get my rear shock tower changed up a little bit I'll coat it then with some bedliner.


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