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Unread 05-06-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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Painted cladding and Kevin's sliderz installed (pics)

Sorry about starting so many threads recently but these two projects are finally done!! I ran into a problem that you can read about by looking at the other thread, other than that it was easy and fast to install the sliderz. To finish the sliderz I coated the top and bottom with Herculiner, but paint the side with flat black paint so I wouldn't scrape the back of my leg getting out. As far as the cladding goes, I taped off the sides and just shot it right on. I did take the bumpers off to paint them though, there is a lot of the rear bumper that is inside the lift gate so I thought it would be better. Taking off the bumpers is really easy and it did make painting the bumpers easier I think. It took me 4 cans of the Duplicolor truck bed spray to cover everything but I could have bought a 5th just incase for some touch ups. Anyway without stalling anymore, here are the pics!

Here is my Jeep when I bought it only 2 months ago.


And here it is today after the install.








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Unread 05-06-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
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looks AWESOME , i was thinking of doing my cladding in bedliner to go with my new bumpers when they get here.
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Looks like you drove through a black tar pit It looks pretty nice!
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that looks great!
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Got any close ups of the cladding painted? How textured does the bedliner come out?

Looks good
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That does look awesome! I need to do that to mine ASAP. I know that I asked this on the other "painting cladding" thread but how do you guys feel about the roll on bedliner? I was just thinking for ease of application and stuff.
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askoop - The duplicolor spray actually came out more texturized than I thought it would. I'm very happy with it. It's like sand paper. While installing the sliderz my hand rubbed against it after slipping and it was textured enough to take skin off. Now I'll just have to see how durable it is when I take it offroading and wash it and stuff.

trek - I used herculiner for the sliderz and it came out very rough and texturized. It's also very thick. If you were going to apply this to all your cladding I might suggest that you brush it all on to give you a slightly less textured surface, but it's up to you. Also it takes a good 2 hours to dry and it takes two coats, so as far as easy of application I think spraying anything on would be easier.
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I don't know if you can actually tell how much texture there is from these pics, but here are a few close ups.



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Unread 05-07-2005, 01:23 PM   #11
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the finish is better than krylon T&G!
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Thanks for those close ups, I like that look a lot! Thats what I will be using on mine when my new bumper cover gets here... Thanks again!
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Yeah no prob. I think you'll be happy with it. It's pretty easy to make it blotchy though, just like spray paint, so take your time and do even coats and it will turn out great. Now the only question is durability which I'll find out tomorrow .
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askoop - The duplicolor spray actually came out more texturized than I thought it would. I'm very happy with it. It's like sand paper. While installing the sliderz my hand rubbed against it after slipping and it was textured enough to take skin off. Now I'll just have to see how durable it is when I take it offroading and wash it and stuff.

trek - I used herculiner for the sliderz and it came out very rough and texturized. It's also very thick. If you were going to apply this to all your cladding I might suggest that you brush it all on to give you a slightly less textured surface, but it's up to you. Also it takes a good 2 hours to dry and it takes two coats, so as far as easy of application I think spraying anything on would be easier.

Thank you for the reply! The slightly less textured look is what I am trying to achieve to so I might try brushing it on but if most people are recommending spraying it on I will probably end up doing that. Your ZJ looks with that done too!

Let us know how hard it is to clean too that will help make my decision as to how textured I want mine to turn out! Thanks again!
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Well alright update time. I just got back from my first car wash after spraying it with the duplicolor bad liner. It still looks good however there are a few thin areas. I think these areas are from where I didn't spray enough on them, the very top of the cladding where it meets the door is one of these problem areas. I think that thicker or more coats would have solved this completely. There are no marks from offroading, no scratchs, dings, or anything of that sort. So my advice to anyone considering doing this, at least 2 medium density coats, 3 would be best though and besides that enjoy the overall enhanced look of your Jeep. Good luck.

As far as my herculined steps go they were covered in mud before I had it washed. I had a free wash at local car wash place so they took it through their automated car washer and when it came out they were all clean. I think just a high pressure nossle on the end of your hose would clean it just as well.
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