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Unread 07-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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2-Tone painting the XJ?

I have been noticing XJ's with a 2-tone paintjob. Bedliner and actual paint. Does anyone have any tips for when they bedline?

What bedliner do you use?
Did you sand down to bare metal and primer+bedliner?
Also, if you have this paintjob, how durable is it? Do you often have to touchup?

Yaknow..basically a guide to this.

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Unread 07-22-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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If you want a quality, UV stable Berliner that doesn't look redneck and doesn't scrape your skin off if you touch it, use Monstaliner. See their we page for more info. Also do a web search for a guy who two toned his Pathfinder in Monstaliner. He has a great video series documenting the whole project.

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Unread 07-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll take a look. I used duplicolor bedliner and it seems to come off...rather easy.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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Monstaliner doesn't use any rubber or kevlar grit/filler. All those other bedliners use some sort of filler and are not UV stable--they end up degrading and fading. Color selection sucks as well. Monstaliner has like 40 colors to choose from and is a official vendor here at JeepForum.

When something comes off rather easily, that's usually the fault of the prep, not the paint. Usually.
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Unread 07-22-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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I did a rattle can rustoleum bed liner black and rustoleum high performance machine grey and it came out pretty good. I sure you can find better stuff out there but it cost me $100 and about 2 days of my time.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 05:18 PM   #6
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Looks good renix! I just finished mine. I used spray duplicolor truck bed coating. I'll post pics when I get home and clean it up
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Unread 07-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #7
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i just have a tiny little stripe of herculiner under my fenders, and it looks good and has held up so far. i just followed the directions exactly, just make sure you mask everything within 15 feet that you dont want to bedline. also make sure to wear gloves
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Unread 07-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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I did a rattle can rustoleum bed liner black and rustoleum high performance machine grey and it came out pretty good. I sure you can find better stuff out there but it cost me $100 and about 2 days of my time.
very very nice!
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Unread 07-29-2014, 07:03 PM   #9
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I used spray dulicolor. Sanded down the area to be sprayed. The small parts by the rocker did not get sanded good enough and flaked right off. Turned out nice but faded fast. I'm Going to redo it with Monsta some time soon I hope! It's all in the prep.
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