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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Ok everyone,.....I know there are alot of threads out there about this. But I am going to line the tub of my jeep with something and I will be doing it myself..........just because I love doing things to my jeep !!! so what are the pros and cons of the different products out there? So far I am siding with the Herculiner product , but have heard that is get s gummy in any sort of hot weather ,...is this true ? can someone recommend from their own personal experience what they like and didnt like about the product they used.....thanks everyone
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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I have Herculiner in my TJ. It has never been sticky or gummy even in some pretty hot weather while crawling through the woods. It's easy to apply and great for hosing out after a wheeling trip. I've also had a couple of the professional sprayed in liners(Permatech, Rhino) in my trucks. Those aren't quite as abrasive as the Herculiner, but otherwise seam to be about the same.
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I use duplicolor on my bumpers and lower body. It takes about 2 weeks to fully harden but it tough as hell once it does.
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I used the Duplicolor because a quart was 1/2 the price of the Herculiner. It did not stick to my bumper for shit (chipped off with a fingernail) but in my fiberglass tub it worked great!!!
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The #1 most important thing with doing this is making sure you don't skimp out on any of the prep work. Sand everything that you're coating very thoroughly, and follow the instructions as far as dry and coat time.

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I used the Duplicolor because a quart was 1/2 the price of the Herculiner. It did not stick to my bumper for shit (chipped off with a fingernail) but in my fiberglass tub it worked great!!!
I used that stuff too, and the areas where I sanded and prepped really well stuck fine. The parts I did not sand so well, it chipped off.
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The #1 most important thing with doing this is making sure you don't skimp out on any of the prep work. Sand everything that you're coating very thoroughly, and follow the instructions as far as dry and coat time.



I used that stuff too, and the areas where I sanded and prepped really well stuck fine. The parts I did not sand so well, it chipped off.
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i used herculiner once and i used cheepo stuff from walmart, both with the same results and a huge difference in price, if you prep good than either one of those will work fine.
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The #1 most important thing with doing this is making sure you don't skimp out on any of the prep work. Sand everything that you're coating very thoroughly, and follow the instructions as far as dry and coat time.
Agreed.


I had herculined the tub of my TJ and made sure to follow the instructions... all worked out well.

One recommendation that I would make though is to make sure that you don't line over the holes for the seat hardware! While it was a semi-easy fix, I still felt more than a little silly. :miff:
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I use SEM Products they have a tintable bedliner. Comes in gallon kits for $190.00 + color cost.

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I use SEM Products they have a tintable bedliner. Comes in gallon kits for $190.00 + color cost.

Holy shit! You can get a gallon of Herculiner for like 70 or 80 for a couple diffent colors. Durabak is somewhere in that price range too.
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I use SEM Products they have a tintable bedliner. Comes in gallon kits for $190.00 + color cost.

Yeah, that is pretty expensive. :tonka:

I just herculined the inside of my XJ and everything went smoothly. Tomorrow it should be completely dry so we'll see what it looks like all finished up.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:23 PM   #12
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Holy shit! You can get a gallon of Herculiner for like 70 or 80 for a couple diffent colors. Durabak is somewhere in that price range too.
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Yeah, that is pretty expensive. :tonka:

I just herculined the inside of my XJ and everything went smoothly. Tomorrow it should be completely dry so we'll see what it looks like all finished up.
It is more money , but it is alot thicker , more durable , you can match colors to your paint , dosen't fade and a far superior product . I've used alot of brands and this is the one I like. For a do it your self product.
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Its been a good back up truck for wheeling . I traded a caddy that I got for free for it . Bedlined, rocker bars and put tires on it .
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It is more money , but it is alot thicker , more durable , you can match colors to your paint , dosen't fade and a far superior product . I've used alot of brands and this is the one I like. For a do it your self product.
I'll give you the color option might be nice, but I'm cool with black. As for thickness, you can put the stuff on as thick as you like so that's not really much of an argument. I put two coats of Herculiner in my TJ and it's plenty thick. As for fading, I have my top off mine almost always and it hasn't faded.
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I'll give you the color option might be nice, but I'm cool with black. As for thickness, you can put the stuff on as thick as you like so that's not really much of an argument. I put two coats of Herculiner in my TJ and it's plenty thick. As for fading, I have my top off mine almost always and it hasn't faded.
Hey , everybody has their preference . I just think , the only thing that should be put on with a roller is the paint on your bedroom walls.
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Hey , everybody has their preference . I just think , the only thing that should be put on with a roller is the paint on your bedroom walls.
maybe you could use that as a bedliner. lots of color choices!


Seriously though, how does your stuff get applied then? Spray on I'm assuming? If so, aerosol can or use your own sprayer?
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prolly a spray gun and ya need special attachments to do it ... ive checked into it with my gun ... the aresol stuff is ok for parts like light bars and what not. i used aresol on my tool box and 5 years later its still holding up and that box gets its butt kicked
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I tried the duplicolor aerosol stuff. It never really hardened up. Two months later, I could still scratch it off with my fingernail.
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i used the nock off brand stuff at a local parts store
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