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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:36 AM   #1
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Rhino Liner for ZJ Cladding

Hey all,

I think my next mod is going to be Rhino-Lining (or something along the lines) all the cladding. I believe it was ArloGuthroJeep that had the liner on, however I am not sure.

I am working as a painter all summer so I have quite a bit of experience with it, and would love to attack the job myself.

1) What materials do you suggest, as far as primer and actual liner?

2) Could I get away with taping off around the cladding, and painting while on the Jeep?

I'd like to get it as dark, durable. and rugged as possible, just because I love the look of a well done bedliner on a pick up, and I am tired of scratching these flimsy cladding pieces every time I rub something.

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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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Just take the cladding off i think this would provide the best results!
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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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Nah, wasn't me...its the guy from omen(oman?) that rhino lined...you just thought it was me because I am a post whore.

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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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My concern is that the liner material is rather rigid, while the cladding is flexible. This will probably result in cracking in the liner, followed by chunks falling out.

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Unread 07-08-2005, 10:53 AM   #5
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Warren, that's a good point.

However, I think that the benefits from having the liner on justify the need to maybe re-coat it once a year or so.


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Unread 07-08-2005, 11:32 AM   #6
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Someone on the board with a blue wj has done it and it looks great!
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Unread 07-08-2005, 12:22 PM   #7
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Cunninglinguist did his that way... and was the person who inspired, in part, me to spray mine with duplicolor bed liner. I like it a lot. If I had it to do over again, I would have taken off the cladding to do it though. I had to replace my front bumper cover, so I sprayed that while it was off and I think it turned out better than the rest of it.

I've only had a few small chips come off. The worst part is the rear bumper where the black plastic "grip" piece sits on top of the bumper, just under the lift gate. I wish I would have taken the rear bumper off and then taken that piece off, sprayed everything but that piece, and then put it back on, leaving it with no bedliner.

If you leave the cladding on to spray it, and you just mask off the rest of the Jeep, make sure you score the bedliner from the masking tape before you attempt to pull the tape off. I learned that the hard way...

Ill see if I can post some pics soon
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Unread 07-08-2005, 12:25 PM   #8
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Someone on the board with a blue wj has done it and it looks great!
ok its bout time someone posts pics of these painted claddings!!
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Unread 07-08-2005, 12:35 PM   #9
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If you leave the cladding on to spray it, and you just mask off the rest of the Jeep, make sure you score the bedliner from the masking tape before you attempt to pull the tape off. I learned that the hard way...

Ill see if I can post some pics soon
Just pull the tape off as soon as you're done spraying while it's still wet. Just be carefull not to touch the wet bed liner.
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Unread 07-08-2005, 12:42 PM   #10
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Alright, here are some pics of mine. First is the bumper before it went on, after it was sprayed with duplicolor bed liner, and with the wire mesh inserts I put in the bottom slots.

Before

After
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Unread 07-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #11
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That looks really good man, nice job.

How many coats did you spray? I was quoted 400 to get the whole truck done professionally, but I think that is too much. After calling around I was advised against doing it myself for the reason that professionally the coat of liner will be about 1/4" thicker than the spray stuff one buys at an auto store such as the picture above.

What besides Duplicolor bedliner could I use for the job? I like how that came out a lot, but I would like to get it a bit more rough so it looks like an actual bedliner and not some sort of paint...If that is possible.

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Unread 07-08-2005, 01:15 PM   #12
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The easiest way to get it "rougher" looking is to do more light coats. I did one "normal" coat and then a real light one over it. Cunninglinguist recommended Krylon tread and grip, but I could not find it locally, so I went with the bedliner.
Its not super thick on there, but it has stood up to trees and bushes really well. It is a little hard to keep clean, but so was the cladding, not a big deal. Dust is very noticable on it too.

let me know if you have more questions, and I know there are other people who have done the same as mine, so maybe they can chime in with some other tips.
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Looks great askoop.

Do you have a picture of the whole Jeep with it all painted on?
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Unread 07-08-2005, 01:28 PM   #14
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Herculiner .. the guy on the Spike TV show 'Trucks' did a segment on it. Alot of guys from my local boards use it on there YJ/CJ tubs. Its way more kick-arse than spray on stuff. Herculiner is ROLLED on with a ROLLER, NOT a SPRAY. Its much thicker and much more durable. I would reccomend it over any other DIY bed-liner stuff.

http://www.herculiner.com/index.html

O ya, I havent actually used this stuff myself, but i plan on it after i cut my fenders. Ill also be taking off the cladding and using it there. Im sick of the cladding, the piece on my pass front door always comes off when i kick the Jeep outa frustration .. stupid plastic barckets .. it also has that homo-erotic gold stripe
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Unread 07-08-2005, 01:55 PM   #15
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take a pic from farther out
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