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Unread 05-12-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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My Herculiner thread

There are always many questions about bedliner paints on JF. I prefer Herculiner myself and use it on a lot. I have seen many pic writeups of painting the Jeep tub, but not of painting aftermarket parts. Of corse Herc. will appear differently depending on how you apply it, but I wanted to put this out there for those people who are interested in bedliner paints but do not know what to expect the finish to look like.

I ordered my parts from AtoZ Fab (for my '06) and Olympic (for the wife's '00). The parts from AtoZ I ordered raw steel since I would be painting anyway. I pre-painted them with 2 coats primer and 3 coats black rustoleum. The Olympic parts came in a gloss black finish. I then used 50 grit sandpaper to scratch and scuff the finishes on all parts. Followed that with a good liberal wipe down with xylene.

I applied the Herc. with a combination of the supplied foam roller and a 2" paint brush. Here are what the parts look like after the first coat of Herculiner.



AtoZ Fab. front bumper

AtoZ Fab. rear bumper

AtoZ Fab. rocker gaurds


Olympic front bumper

Olympic rear bumper

Some close up texture shots


This does take up a bit of room in the yard.
Be prepared for the unavoidable uummm..... complaints.... from the wife.



I will post more pics after the second coat has been finished, but it will be a few days. I will be flippeing the parts tomorrow to finish the first coat on the bottom sides.




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Here's some shots of the second coat finished on the tube bumpers.
You can see that the texture evens out nicely with the second coat and is quite coarse.












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Unread 05-21-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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I would either use the uv protectant or spray over it with some black spray paint. it will fade real bad if you just leave it.
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spray paint wont work.. nothing will ive tried it all

all that works is the HERCULINER brand UV Topcoat
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I've heard several times before comments like... "I would Herc. mine, but when I wash the Heap, I want it to be clean." ...and... "The Herc. holds to much of the dirt and clay in the texture to ever come clean enough for me."

Since I just got back from a wheeling trip, I thought I'd share just how easy it is to get Herc'ed surfaces clean. A pressure washer works great, but if you do not have one, here is an easy way to do it.


1) After washing the Jeep with hose and car wash soap.





2)The tools I use.



3)After only 5 minutes of lightly brushing the dirt off along with rinsing from the garden hose.



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