Originally Posted by magnetman
So what's the deal? How does it all look?
No pictures because I was just too damn tired last night after a weekend of juggling this project, family and Halloween. I watched a movie with the kids and enjoyed some down time.
However, I have to say they look great! I did screw up a couple of places due to the poor lighting in my garage. So, here's another tip: If you are going for a cosmetic finish, you need a lot of light.
It's hard to see a lot of detail when putting the black 2nd coat over the black 1st coat. I think I mentioned earlier about a huge seam on one of the panel edges. I wasn't able to clean it up well enough but luckily that part will be covered by the flare. And it's one of those things 95% of people wouldn't see anyway, even if they were looking right at it. That's another reason I love the texture, it hides mistakes! There are some other smaller mistakes but they are either hidden or unnoticable. I REALLY focused on getting the flares right since that is what most people will see right away. They look great.
I showed my wife since she is not a Jeep gal. She was worried about me putting bedliner on my expensive new parts and she would absolutely tell me if she didn't like it. So I use her as my gauge of how things look. She loved it.
I started with 5 quarts. I also got a can of reducer and a can of free Chassis Saver due to the promo. I only used 3 quarts of the Monstaliner. But I'm afraid that with the temperature dropping, I won't be able to coat anything else until spring. Which lead me to another question...
Can you apply this stuff directly onto powdercoat?
I assume you would first have to scuff it up with the red scuff pad you sent with the kit. I ask because I plan to buy a front bumper and rocker guards round about springtime. I can use my last 2 quarts on those parts as well as my already installed rear bumper. Hmmm, I need to do my grill too so I'll have to supplement what I already have. We'll talk in the spring.
I think I'll end up with a serious End-Of-Days/Armageddon type rig.
It'll definetly be the poster child for MetalCloak and Monstaliner.
BTW, my buddy mentioned he wanted to bedliner his truck so I gave him the promo panel you sent out. He said it would be spring before he did anything. Plus, I've enlisted him to help me install the fenders this weekend, so he'll get a good look at the stuff. Sharin' the love.