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Unread 01-03-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Refinishing Tub

I'm slowly preparing myself to refinish the interior side of my YJ tub. My plan of attack is as follows:

1) Remove everything (seats, hardware, rollbar, etc.)
2) Sand factory paint, rust, and prep tub.
3) Fill holes to protect from paint.
4) Prime entire tub with POR 15 gray to prevent future rust (2 coats).
5) Apply herculiner

Any comments/suggestions?

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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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Check the recommendations of the herculiner. Most bedliners only require using scotchbrite pads to rough up the existing paint. I would agree with your thought of fixing rust though. From what i've read, most bedliners won't adhere to smooth surfaces.
I plan on doing this, this spring. Been dipping below zero lately and my current garage heater can't keep up with it.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:10 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for the spring as well. I live in the panhandle of FL and the temps are a bit to iritic to do any painting. I saw a tip about inserting ear plugs into bolt holes in an effort to protect them during paint.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:14 PM   #4
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Have you looked at http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/i...-liner-875162/
http://www.monstaliner.com/
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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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My suggestion is to use a quality two part bed liner. Monsta, ALS, raptor, etc


Herculiner is like black paint with sand in it.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 06:10 AM   #6
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10-4. I'll take your comments about using a two part bed liner into consideration.
My father has owned an auto body shop for 30+ years and is totally against me putting a bed liner finish on the inside of the tub. He says once its done its done and if you ever need to rework something its going to be a pain in the arse.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:01 AM   #7
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I would agree with your father. Up here in The Rust Belt bedliner makes the most sense. If I was in non-salt-road land, I probably wouldn't consider it myself. (rocker schutz on body paint in wear areas might be good though)
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Unread 01-05-2014, 04:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcal_chris View Post

Herculiner is like black paint with sand in it.
Hahahaha. So true. I ended up using mine to try and seal the bottom of an aluminim john boat. Worked okay for that. Its already chipped though.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #9
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I just put pieces of tape over the holes, just made them large enough to cover over the hole, then found each of them after it had cured and poked them out with a small screwdriver. Also pay attention to how long you let the por15 cure before topcoating, it gets frikin hard to scuff after a while.

Just thought of another option... the little round colored dots people use for garage sale pricetags, the 1/2" diameter ones would be great for alot of the holes.
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