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Old November 28th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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ive got a 93 jeep cherokee that im thinking of herculining. planning on doing thw whole thing in the red hurculiner. anybody have any experience with this? how long it took, prep work, difficulties, suggestions?

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Old November 28th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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Read the directions.

A whole gallon won't do it.

Prep, prep, prep. And use the cleaner they tell you to or it won't have good adhesion.

(I did my XJ interior)
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #5
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use durabak....herc isn't as nice IMO
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #6
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use durabak....herc isn't as nice IMO
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Durabak is UV-stabilized - Herc is not. Durabak comes in textured and smooth.

Just follow the directions, use the specified solvent, and prep, prep, prep.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #7
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Durabak is UV-stabilized - Herc is not. Durabak comes in textured and smooth.

Just follow the directions, use the specified solvent, and prep, prep, prep.
X2 I used the Durabak smooth blue on my Bronco.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #8
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I ordered Durabak for the XJ yesterday.

I was impressed with the 8 years I had Durabak on the outside of the YJ.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #9
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any idea how many gallons are needed to do the entire jeep?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #10
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I would think 2 for good coverage and several coats.
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I did 2.5 coats on the interior of the old Teej with one gallon of herculiner.

As far as prep goes...I really didn't do that much...(sanded the rust and wiped the surfaces down with acetone). [NOT THAT I'M ADVISING TO TAKE THE SLACKER APPROACH, AS IT DOESN'T ALWAYS TURN OUT SO GOOD!!!]

I also did it in one night (got home from work, started at 5:30pmish, finished in the early amish then went to work).

Anywho, it lasted for the couple years I had it before I sold it.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #12
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My Durabak on my JCR sliders lasted about a week... I am not happy with it at all, I sanded every single piece by hand for nearly 4 hours... Durabak said I used to fine of sandpaper and now I am out over $100 dollars.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #13
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My Durabak on my JCR sliders lasted about a week... I am not happy with it at all, I sanded every single piece by hand for nearly 4 hours... Durabak said I used to fine of sandpaper and now I am out over $100 dollars.
how fine of paper did you use?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #14
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I have been having trouble keeping my stuff on my JCR slidders too, I have re done them 2 times now, im sure ill hit them again in the spring. I know its not the steel JCR uses. i think it is the location of the sliders, always getting hit from rocks off of the tires.
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Used 40 grit and a steel brush wheel on mine. Cleaned it using the recommended cleaner. Half gallon for one thick coat on the outside on the CJ. I rolled on the hood and got a cheap sprayer from harbor freight and sprayed the rest (spraying actually looks 10X better and took about 25 min). Worked great, but did run a little. The more coats the better. Just remember not to let it dry completely between coats. I do like the idea of the smoothness of the durabak. Herc is very rough, but tough as hell...
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Old February 29th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #16
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Used one gallon of herc on my tj and got two good coats out of it. happy so far. Would think you would need two gallons for xj... maybe one gallon and one quart, but with the cost of the quart you may as well just get two gallons and put it on thick. If it chips or comes off then I think they will usually send you a free quart to touch it up.

x3 good prep is key, keep a rag soaked in thinner handy for quick clean ups also. Don't get it on cloth seats either.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 03:54 AM   #17
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i did my 95 yj in black herculiner and im an experienced painter. i put 2 coats on with one gallon it comes with a green scotch brite you can use this but you gotta scuff the paint good cause it wont bond good to reg paint finish. i would also cover bare metal. i would use wax and grease remover. also dont plan on using any brushes or rollers after it dries so try to get it done in a couple coats. since your doin a xj you prob need a couple gallons
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Old March 4th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #18
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I did my rockers with Herculiner. Took a couple nights during a weekend to prep then the 3rd night I was up all night applying it. It looked great at first, but it does eventually fade.

It's all about the prep work.

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I did my CJ tub with 2 coats of herculiner and it took 1 gallon. I topped it with Herculiners UV protectant and it looks great after 2 years. I agree that good prep work is the most important part, scuff everything good.
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