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post #1 of 17 Old 10-01-2003, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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herculining my hard top

I just finnished hurculining my hard top . Looks great and its deffently quieter in the cabin dirving down the road now. I had a few cracks in the hard top and they are gone now. It was a really easy job only took about 5 hours all together from start to finnish. I bought the herculiner kit but didn;t use the scotch bright pad they sent with it. just grabbed a wire brush and went to town on the hard top. scuffed it up nicely and then cleaned it with some acitone and started putting on layers of the herculiner. really easy and this is how it looks now




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post #2 of 17 Old 10-01-2003, 06:37 PM
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Looks good man!!! did you roll or spray it on?

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i rolled it on. the gallon thing of herculiner went a long ways. I put about 5 coats on.

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i like it alot maybe eventually when mine fades. i love the rugged look of that stuff one day i want to do my whole jeep. great job!

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I like the CJ top. Did you put UV sealer on top of the Herculiner to keep it from fading? i guess when it fads you could just put a thin layer on. Looks good.
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It looks great, though it's probably gonna fade and crack without any UV protection. Any local store should have rattle-can automotive clear coat, either that or polyurethane wood varnish and it should last alot longer.

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Wow! How heavy is that top now?

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I just finnished hurculining my hard top . Looks great and its deffently quieter in the cabin dirving down the road now. I had a few cracks in the hard top and they are gone now. It was a really easy job only took about 5 hours all together from start to finnish. I bought the herculiner kit but didn;t use the scotch bright pad they sent with it. just grabbed a wire brush and went to town on the hard top. scuffed it up nicely and then cleaned it with some acitone and started putting on layers of the herculiner. really easy and this is how it looks now


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it only added maybe 5 pounds adding the herculiner. thats all the gallon can weights i think 5 or 10.

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Looks good

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I thought Herculiner was made to be a durable, UV resistant finish. I figured since it was formulated to be used in truck beds, it would already be tough enough without an outer "sealer". Has anyone had a problem with fading or cracking? I was planning on using this product but if it is going to dull and fall apart in the sun, I would be wasting my time and money.

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It looks great, though it's probably gonna fade and crack without any UV protection. Any local store should have rattle-can automotive clear coat, either that or polyurethane wood varnish and it should last alot longer.
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Isn't the bedliner the sealer...? Seems like that's what they advertise. I think it'll be fine

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Isn't the bedliner the sealer...? Seems like that's what they advertise. I think it'll be fine

Thats what I thought but then the message I replied to refered to the need to add a sealer so I was asking if anyone had any "real experience" with this. I don't know if he just "thunk it up" or has had herculiner to fade or crack. I guess people need to be more specific in their post because otherwise they can mislead people with what they think versus what they know.
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i really dought its going to peel or crack in the sun. It might fade and thats what the uv protectant thing is for just to add another shinny layer. Im not really worried about it though. the stuff is pretty tuff.

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It looks great now but give it 6 months and it will fade really bad. I have it in the tub and the back is really faded and looks weathered.

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It looks great now but give it 6 months and it will fade really bad. I have it in the tub and the back is really faded and looks weathered.
The parts I've Herc'd have faded and I like it now more than ever.

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