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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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I just finished up spraying a Jeep TJ with U-Pol's Raptor bedliner kit I purchased at TP tools. The Kit cost $110 shipped, and contained 4 bottles of product, 1 bottle of hardener, and a spray gun.



Prep was the worst part about this project. I removed all the seats, and brackets, all rubber plugs, the console, the shifters, and every other bracket except the cage.The directions called for the surface to be lightly scuffed. I used right angle die grinder with a course scuff pad, and a course sanding sponge for the tight spots. Mask EVERYTHING!!!! The splatter gun is very messy, I will be using the clay bar for a few hours tomorrow.



The mixing is really easy, just pour the hardener up to the rib in the bottle, shake for 2 minutes, screw the gun on and your ready to spray. The mixed bottle has an hour pot life. I used just shy of a bottle per coat and ended up spraying the bumpers with what remained after each coat. The directions call for a 1 hour flash time between coats at the optimum temp (68*) I sprayed in the driveway in the direct sunlight so i didnt have to wait quite that long.





Overall i am very impressed with this stuff. Very easy to use, and it looks great. I would say it is comparable to the liners you would pay $400-$700 to have done. Not even in the same catagory as the other "do it yourself" bedliners. They also make a tintable version. All you have to do is mix in a 10% base coat color of choice, and shake the bottle and spray.

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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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this looks more than great i like how it looks smooth and yet still rough for some damage
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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this looks more than great i like how it looks smooth and yet still rough for some damage
Its almost like a hard plastic, it is slightly rubbery though. I dont see any way its going to be damaged in my application. I would not be afraid to put it in a truck to get abused daily.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 12:54 AM   #4
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sounds and looks like it
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 07:27 AM   #5
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so are the final pics with all 4 bottles of product applied?
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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so are the final pics with all 4 bottles of product applied?
The previous pics were after 2 coats, this was the only one i have of it completed. Is this what you were looking for?

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Old September 27th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #7
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what did you use for a compressor?
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Old September 27th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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what did you use for a compressor?
Nothing special... 30 gal kobalt (lowes brand) They recommend spraying at 40 psi.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #9
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all bedliners go on the same and look great when they're fresh.. throw it on a truck bed then USE IT for 10k miles and write back
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all bedliners go on the same and look great when they're fresh.. throw it on a truck bed then USE IT for 10k miles and write back
Bullshit they do, most of the DIY ones look like crap from the start. The only one I've seen up till now that I like is Durabak, but based on the pictures this stuff looks even nicer. I'd be curious to see how it'd do in a work truck too, but it looks perfect for interiors like he did.
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all bedliners go on the same and look great when they're fresh.. throw it on a truck bed then USE IT for 10k miles and write back
I have seen $700 dollar Rhino liner chunk off in six months of minimal use.
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Bullshit they do, most of the DIY ones look like crap from the start. The only one I've seen up till now that I like is Durabak, but based on the pictures this stuff looks even nicer. I'd be curious to see how it'd do in a work truck too, but it looks perfect for interiors like he did.
I second that most of the brush on stuff does not even look close to as nice as the Raptor kit does. I have used it on two Jeeps and plan to use it again on my current XJ. The last Wrangler I used it on I put some on the wheel wells and 32,000 miles later it was just as nice inside and out as when I first sprayed it. A lot does have to do with prep YOU HAVE TO PREP before you do any painting or Beadliner for it to work the way it should.
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A friend of mine has been using this stuff for a while at his shop and sprayed his tuck bed with it and is holding up great with no issue's. He turned me on to it and i shot my waggy with it and i used the tintable kit and it turned out really good. Like anything you use it is all in the prep take your time do it right and the result's and durability will speak for it's self, he has been using this at his shop with good result's and no complaint's.
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OK- I'm in the market and stumbled on this thread.....
Can we get a year after update?????
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Old October 31st, 2011, 04:04 PM   #14
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OK- I'm in the market and stumbled on this thread.....
Can we get a year after update?????
I believe that his jeep is still sitting in the garage... Probably could tell you how well it holds up to dust.

Hopefully he will have it out on the trails soon.
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oooo got it....
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:41 PM   #16
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Can we get a year after update?????
I can give you an update on mine, i have had it on my fsj for over a year inside and out and have no complaint's no sign's of fading or yellowing and is very easy to clean. It has been down a few trail's that were a little tight and tree branch's had no effect on it and mine has only one coat on the outside.
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x2 for good product, sprayed my hardtop (fiberglass) last year, so only 6 months on it of 24/7 sun so far and no discoloring.

the rest of the truck is 4-5 months and 2 wheeling trips on the paint job.

sorry no pics at work, so best i can do, bottom of the page
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=430008&page=2

one thing you may notice is the door is a shade darker from me painting it with a different batch. (bought 3 months apart)
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OK- I'm in the market and stumbled on this thread.....
Can we get a year after update?????
U-pol is a very good product. I have been using the SEM brand for years and they are very comparable. SEM is higher priced.

I believe Wyrick in Zeeland sells both brands.
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looks pretty awesome
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bringing it back to the top.

how is this stuff holding up after this long?

i wonder how it would do on a frame or the underbody of a jeep? my tub is pretty rust free and i would like to keep it that was for as long as possible.
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