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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Smoothish DIY Bedliner? 2 part question - use as undercoat?

After doing a few searches here and online, I have no specific answer yet.

So, here goes. I am highly thinking about using a DIY bedliner inside my Cherokee project. I had Herculiner before in another Jeep, and although it held up nice, it would take skin off hands/feet/ass/etc, whatever happened to touch it. It was too rough!

I've seen a couple of DIY setups that were bumpy but smooth. I like that. I believe it was Durabak but I could be mistaken. If it needs to be sprayed in, I'd like a product that doesn't require a bunch of special equipment. Ideas?

Also, I need to undercoat/protect the underside of the vehicle. I'm thinking of POR15 on the frame, but what about the sheetmetal. I've seen some hotrod guys using bedliner as an undercoat. What are the pro's and con's? I want this thing to be durable and last a long long time.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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I used the dupont bedliner you can getat autozone. It has texture but its not really rough. Longevity I'm told is good, I dont know about mine yet project isnt done. But so far I give it a
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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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When I was looking to do my Jeep, I read a lot of great things about u-pol raptor. Worth taking a look at.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #4
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+1 on the U-pol Raptor. I have read alot of good things about it as well. It has a much smoother finish than Herculiner.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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Por sucks. Use Epoxy
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Monster liner is bumpy but not sharp like others.
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I have had the Raptor on the floor and rockers of the dually for 3 years now, not one negative thing to say. I paid $99 plus shipping for the kit, comes with applicator gun, hardener and 4 good sized bottles (supposed to do an 8ft bed, but I think I put it on too thick.) It smells like pure death and is a bitch to wash off as well!
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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I used the dupont bedliner on the floor of my Glass Cj 7 been two years now and when washed looks like new, when you buy it it come with a roller and a brush if you put first coat on with roller that get the texture if you use the brush next it just adds thickness, or if you want more texture like I did use the roller for the whole job or in certain areas like where your feet set not your butt.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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I used Hurculiner in tub and POR15 on frame and would do it again, even if other products were offered for for free. Prep is key and I find that "rough" in the tub keeps things in place better when off roading. Just my $.02
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