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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
00XJMikey
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Bed liner prep... I stripped it bare.

I completely stripped all the clear, paint and primer off my fenders and doors (2" below the door handles) after a nice dose of cold meds and a palm sander found their way into my afternoon. Anyways... will laying down dupli-color bed armor (it was free) onto the bare metal lead to rust problems later on?

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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Most bed liners recommend a self etching primer be applied first for the best adhesion and rust protection. Bed liners tend to be porous and soft until they fully dry up to two weeks later. So keep the Jeep dry for two weeks and hopefully it will be fine!
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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Most bed liners recommend a self etching primer be applied first for the best adhesion and rust protection. Bed liners tend to be porous and soft until they fully dry up to two weeks later. So keep the Jeep dry for two weeks and hopefully it will be fine!
I'll invest in a couple coats of primer, for good measure. Already have enough rust headaches from my passenger rocker.

Thanks for the info.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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Definitely need primer. Also that duplicolor liner sucks.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #5
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I got 2/3rds a gallon of it for free from my dad. So given my budget status, it's a good product in my book. If it came with a price tag, I'd be singing a different tune.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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Its going to fade like hell. You get what you pay for, but I guess its kinda hard to pass on free lol
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Unread 05-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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Its going to fade like hell. You get what you pay for, but I guess its kinda hard to pass on free lol
Exactly. And I'll someday buy a better quality bed liner to replace it.
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