Originally Posted by phil8825
Interesting, thanks for the quick reply. I only have very thin fresh costings of a rattle can spray liner. Started sanding a few minutes ago and its working nicely.
Im also planning on doing my bumpers which are tubular style, smittybuilt. I can already see it might get tricky to get the areas in between the tubes. Don't have a gun or compressor so ill be rolling.
I had the same issue with my rollbars. I "thought" that I would be oh so awesome at getting around them. Not! Now I have ordered a Quart of touch up so that when I stop being lazy and remove the 10 bolts or so to get the rollbar out. Anything that is removable, do so. Trust me here! I know this is lays recommended but with monstaliner you will have a far better time if there is no obstruction and you can be consistent.
No one will ever really see the back side of your bumpers. But you will. Take the extra 30 minutes to unbolt hem and do them in an easy place to get to them. You really will be happier with the process and you will have perfect coverage and you will never have a regret. If you don't, you will be planning every weekend over the next year on removing the tubes and doing a touch up because you see the pots every day.
Also, don't sweat the first coat. When I rolled mine on I could not handle the few little peak through spots that were thin. He second coat will get them. Don't overwork the first coat. Just get it on complete and even. Spend the time on getting a good smooth base and final coat and let the overage work itself out.
On my window mounted guard and lightbar, I used etching priner, followed by chassis saver, and when I get the rollbar out in the next few weeks, the new bumper, plastic fenders, lightbars, will all get the black ML.
I learned from experience by cutting corners and taking the apparent quick and easy method. Now I have to do touch ups and twice the work. Not worth it at all.
Just my two cents. Hope it helps someone.
Oh ya, and the most important things. Read my post on what I learned. Also just do it. Stop wondering and being timid. Spend the 6 bucks, order the samples and just do it. If you wanna see how it works then buy a quart of black and do your bumpers. MEK and/or its substitute works just fine. Do all of it in two sessions. It won't save for another project. It will skin over in an hour or two and you can touch the thick parts and actually feel the soft parts as they cure. I put an old piece of carper padding down and drove it after 24 hours but really babied it. Upside down carpeting did not get removed until the week was over. Now I don't have stupid carpet and drain the pan when needed and never worry about it any more. Wish that I could encapsulate the entire dash and make it all waterproof.