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I've started pulling the interior to Monstaline the tub and now I'm wondering how to plug the bolt holes so I don't clog them up with the liner. I considered putting the bolts back in place but then the threads would get coated making them difficult to reinstall.

For you guys that have done this how did you deal with it?

 

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Why dont u just grab some bolt with the same threads, and put them in for the time being, that way you are not messing up andthing with your own bolts.
 

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Why dont u just grab some bolt with the same threads, and put them in for the time being, that way you are not messing up andthing with your own bolts.
Considered that but there's several different size bolt holes for the seats, seat belts, roll bar etc... I also considered replacing all the old bolts with new bolts, that arent't Torx, and using the old ones to plug the holes. Before I did that I wanted to hear how others dealt with the problem first.
 

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You could just tape over them. When I got my frame back from powder coat, I noticed all the bolt holes had these rolled up pieces stuck in them. Kind of rolled up like a funnel. It was a special type of plastic I am sure they use for the baking process but I would think just regular masking tape would work just fine. They just stuck them in the holes and when I pulled them out the threads where just fine. I also have a tap and die set that I used to clean all the threads out with.
 

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You could just tape over them. When I got my frame back from powder coat, I noticed all the bolt holes had these rolled up pieces stuck in them. Kind of rolled up like a funnel. It was a special type of plastic I am sure they use for the baking process but I would think just regular masking tape would work just fine. They just stuck them in the holes and when I pulled them out the threads where just fine. I also have a tap and die set that I used to clean all the threads out with.
Yeah I thought about doing the painters tape, gonna use it around the edges, but I wasn't sure how tough it would be to pull off after it gets a thick coat of liner on it. I have the tap and die too, just in case.
 

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Yeah I thought about doing the painters tape, gonna use it around the edges, but I wasn't sure how tough it would be to pull off after it gets a thick coat of liner on it. I have the tap and die too, just in case.
If you have a tap and die I think you will be golden, Just tape over the holes best you can and what you don't get out the tap will clean out. I think its a good idea to go ahead and clean out all the threads after you are done. Good luck and post some pictures when you are done. I am about to do mine but I am using rafter liner. It is a spay on system. Kit includes the liner material, hardener and a gun you hook up to an air supply.
So far I have the under side stripped. Need to get the inside prepped next.

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If you have a tap and die I think you will be golden, Just tape over the holes best you can and what you don't get out the tap will clean out. I think its a good idea to go ahead and clean out all the threads after you are done. Good luck and post some pictures when you are done. I am about to do mine but I am using rafter liner. It is a spay on system. Kit includes the liner material, hardener and a gun you hook up to an air supply.
So far I have the under side stripped. Need to get the inside prepped next.

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You're definitely going more in depth than me. Thanks for the tips and the pics will be coming.

I sprayed mine while the tub was on the rotisserie with monstaliner and it turned out flawless. I didnt tape anything, just ran a tap down in them and roll on.
I like the idea of spraying, I just don't have the equipment. Looks like the tap and die will get some use.

On a side note I ordered my Monstaliner the night Sandy made land fall. After I placed the order I saw the company address is Long Island, NY. :facepalm:
 

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When I did my bedliner I bought some foam ear plugs and put them in every bolt hole prior to painting the liner in. Once it was dried I cut the around the ear plug and pulled them out. Every bolt went right back in without an issue.
 

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+1 on this method. I did the same and it worked great.

When I did my bedliner I bought some foam ear plugs and put them in every bolt hole prior to painting the liner in. Once it was dried I cut the around the ear plug and pulled them out. Every bolt went right back in without an issue.
 

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we have a huge box with old bolts so when we do ours it is not a problem to find the correct size to screw in all the threaded holes ..this is just the quickest way for us to do it but if you want to take the time and especially if your jeep has any age on it then running a tap down in them is not a bad idea
 

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When I did my bedliner I bought some foam ear plugs and put them in every bolt hole prior to painting the liner in. Once it was dried I cut the around the ear plug and pulled them out. Every bolt went right back in without an issue.
May do this instead of taping and then tap if I need to.


Thanks for all the input guys. I heard from Monstaliner last night, my order wont be shipped until Wednesday or later due to the storm and power outage. It'll be at least another week or so before I get back on this. I'll get some pics and post.
 

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I was just curious what your jeep looks like now? I used monstaliner, and it made a heck of a difference, granted many more upgrades, but monstaliner can revitalize a worn crappy looking jeep.
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Just wanna see some before and after pics with what you are doing.
 

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The ear plug idea is genius. But I usually take the bolt that came out of the hole or one longer and tape off the threads all but a 1/4 inch of the end and thread it in till the tape gets to the threads of the hole it a bit further so after its painted just pull the bolt and ur Google to go.
 

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The ear plug idea is the way to go. You need the ones that are the square cut foam, not the ones that are connected together with a plastic cord. Those are too soft and tear away too easy when you try and remove them.

I have used the foam ear plugs to seal off holes on many different paint jobs. Just cut around them with a razorblade knife and twist them out when you are done.
 

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Will 1 gallon be enough to do a YJ tub? Can you roll on the big areas and buy one of there cheap spray guns to do the tight areas?Is there any advantage of putting down a thicker coat or multiple coats to get a thicker layer? I'm think about do this soon as on another thread someone said there was a free shipping code.

thanks for any info.

Craig
 
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