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Unread 05-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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Herculiner or U-Pol Raptor?

I'm going to apply a bed liner myself to my YJ. My question is: Herculiner or Raptor? Should I go with the roller/brush or spray gun? what's better ?? thanks

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Unread 05-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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I am in the same boat as you. From everything I have been reading I think I am going to go with the Raptor.
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Unread 05-05-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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I am looking at doing this as well. I haven't personally used either one but I have done a ton of research. Seems the U-Pol is harder and more scratch resistant and is easier to clean. The Herc is more of a rubberized coating. I am looking at doing this this summer but don't have the area or the equipment to spray it on. Can you roll the U-pol on? One thing I have seen a few times is the tintable U-pol. YOu can get some factory paint and match the U-pol to your vehicles paint. I saw it on one writeup on another site and it looked amazing.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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Unread 05-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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The raptor looks better in the end, but will cost you a little more. I used the raptor on my lower doors and bumpers.





Looks pretty good IMO.
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Unread 05-05-2009, 09:17 PM   #5
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What is this raptor that I have not heard of, I used the walmart bedliner it is ok but not the best stuff.
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Unread 05-05-2009, 11:50 PM   #6
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wow you did an amazing job and it looks F A N T A S T I C
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Unread 05-05-2009, 11:51 PM   #7
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You're right, I also read up on this and everyone says Raptor is a bit better, I'm not sure about using a roller with it as the kit comes with spray gun and all but i'm sure it could be done if you're more comfortable that way
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Unread 05-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #8
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yup

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I am in the same boat as you. From everything I have been reading I think I am going to go with the Raptor.

yup I was thinking the same thing after doing a lot of research I'm favoring the raptor method so far...
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Raptor, these pics were taken a few days after I put it in. It still looks just as good a year later.



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Unread 05-06-2009, 08:00 AM   #10
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Raptor, these pics were taken a few days after I put it in. It still looks just as good a year later.



yeah I can only wish mine will end up looking like yours! thanks for the help!
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Unread 05-06-2009, 08:19 AM   #11
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yeah I can only wish mine will end up looking like yours! thanks for the help!
It's really easy to do and make it nice, just takes a bit of patience. There are a few threads in the TJ section on the process. If you have any specific questions, these guys are more than happy to help out.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my-u-pol-raptor-documentary-lining-tub-580879/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/raptor-liner-done-709879/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/u-pol-raptor-black-spray-liner-installed-562641/
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It's really easy to do and make it nice, just takes a bit of patience. There are a few threads in the TJ section on the process. If you have any specific questions, these guys are more than happy to help out.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=580879

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=709879

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=562641
im going to raptor mine real soon
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Unread 05-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #13
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I used the Hurculiner. I think it turned out great, it was cheap, and after I did my entire interior on my TJ with two coats, I have enough left over to do a third coat or touch up some spots if I need to in the future (not sure on the shelf life of the opened can though.) just my 2 cents..
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Unread 06-28-2009, 09:51 PM   #14
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I used the Hurculiner. I think it turned out great, it was cheap, and after I did my entire interior on my TJ with two coats, I have enough left over to do a third coat or touch up some spots if I need to in the future (not sure on the shelf life of the opened can though.) just my 2 cents..
Im torn between the two. Leaning towards raptor because it says UV resistant and you have to buy seperate UV protectant for Herculiner. Did you do that? How long have you had yours in, wondering if its showing signs of fading?

Thanks!
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Unread 06-28-2009, 10:39 PM   #15
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I have heard of some people just hitting it with some black spray paint if any part starts to fade.

One thing that is pushing me towards the herc is this. From what I understand the herc comes in a gallon paint can and you apply it basically like paint. The U pol raptor is a 2 part mix though. Once you add the hardener there is no going back. Wouldn't this make touch up hard? I mean you couldn't just touch up a small area cuz once you add the hardener you either use the rest of the bottle or throw it away. Maybe I am missing something here but that is a factor for me.
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