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Unread 05-05-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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Bedliner Help Please, 02 Tj

Well I had searched the forum's in reguards to the application of a bedliner, and everyone else has somthing different to say. I went to autozone, and they offered 2 products. The Herculiner, and the Duplicolor Gallon/roller-brush kit... Now I would have no problem paying a bit extra for the herculiner, but the can is extremely small and at 80$ I'm wondering if the small can of Herculiner will sufficiently paint my entire tub... Here is a link of the product I had purchased http://www.duplicolor.com/products/truckbed.html I bought the gallon of the paint and the roller kit, but I want to do this once, and I can't see how this product will not prove to be tough enough if I spend a vast amount of time preping it... HELP PLEASE.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HERCU...spagenameZWDVW
I'm assuming the small canister is mixed with another solution I'm gonna read up a bit more to varify Thanks

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Unread 05-05-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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I spent nearly 2 years researching this subject. I looked at many trucks/Jeeps over this period of time. What I found, here in Texas anyway is that after some time those products you mentioned looked very bad as time went on. Sure they looked good at first but shortly thereafter the stuff was fading and peeling off. The ones that were done by pros looked better than the ones that were done by the individuals. For me if you are going to do it you might as well do it right. After all, once you lay that stuff down itís there for good. You have to look at it everyday good or bad. I picked Line-X. Iím glad I did, 3 years later it still looks new. Though it costs more, it looks like it came from the factory that way. Worth it to me.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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Line-X will definitely be the best way to go. however, it's also the most expensive. Here in northern Virginia, I was quoted $500 for my Wrangler, and that was with me removing everything except the driver's seat.

I'm going to be lining my camping trailer sometime soon. I think I'm going to use a do-it-yourself, catalyzed, spray-in liner.

Unlike the roll/brush on varieties, they come as a 2-part compound that catalyzes once mixed. From the reviews that I've read, they are much more durable than Rhino and Durabak, and much cheaper than Line-X.

If it looks good on the trailer, I'll do the same in the Jeep tub.

$50 kit that should do a truck bed. (2 kits for heavy coats):
http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...iProductID=260

$35 Gun needed to apply:
http://www.eagleequip.com/page/EE/PROD/BDP/7402

Oh, and you NEED a respirator!!! Don't line your lungs!!! (gloves and sleeves would be a good idea too)
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Unread 05-05-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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I just did the Duplicolor truck bed lining kit from Advance Auto about a week ago. The stuff worked great for what I wanted.

I had some small rust spots starting to form that I wanted to take care of, so while sanding down the interior with 220 grit sandpaper, I got rid of all the surface rust and treated the areas.

Then I just washed everything down with soapy water, dried it real good, and put down two thick layers on. To tell you the truth, you will rarely use the roller ... I used the brush on about 90% of the job. Just too many small/curved areas on a TJ.

It turned out great, though. Nice uniform, black texture I was looking for, but not sand paper-like that can take your skin off if you rub up against it.

I like it--it was perfect for me.

I'd post pics but my computer is literally dying. Look for a thread from me in a week or so for my pictures.

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Unread 05-05-2008, 10:17 AM   #5
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your ebay link for the herculiner is for the 1 gallon kit inside the box plus the 1 quart container outside of the box.

I only used the 1 gallon kit and didn't even use all of it and did 3-4 coats in the front and rear footwells and about 5 coats on the 'bed' and 2 in other places.



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Unread 05-05-2008, 04:31 PM   #6
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the herculiner seems to hard plasticy with a course texture
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Unread 05-05-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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anyone have pics of a duplicolor bedliner ?
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Unread 05-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #8
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i've used herculiner roll on on quite a few vehicles. they always come out nice and last well since i've done them. The key is prep work. Make sure you do really good prep work as it makes or breaks the job. I sanded the whole area then cleaned it real well, fixed any rust if there was any and then applied the product. I normally allow a whole weekend to do it right. Also if you can take your top off for a few days because the stuff stinks bad even after its cured. It took close to a week in the xj and my brothers tahoe to get the stink to go away.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 07:15 PM   #9
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In north central Fl. I got quoted $350 for line-x with me removing all the interior except the driver seat and shifter (the shop will remove that). I think its a pretty good deal.

Matter of fact, the same shop quoted my friend $450 to do his truck bed -- go figure
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Unread 05-05-2008, 07:26 PM   #10
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I have used both Duplicolor and Herculiner. The Duplicolor does not last. After a few years it started chipping and peeling off. The Herc. I used around the same time (2003) still looks like new. Some people do not like the rough texture of Herc., but what are you doing rubbing your face on the floor of your Jeep for anyway? I do keep the rear wheel well covering carpet in mine though just for the comfort of my back set passengers.

IMO the Duplicolor may be a smoother finish, but if thats what you want go get in LineXed. The Herc is as strong as LineX if you prep right, but it is a course finish.

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i've used herculiner roll on on quite a few vehicles. they always come out nice and last well since i've done them. The key is prep work. Make sure you do really good prep work as it makes or breaks the job. I sanded the whole area then cleaned it real well, fixed any rust if there was any and then applied the product. I normally allow a whole weekend to do it right. Also if you can take your top off for a few days because the stuff stinks bad even after its cured. It took close to a week in the xj and my brothers tahoe to get the stink to go away.
agreed. I ended up using a bunch of different size sanding wheels and air tools as the little pad they include with the kit isn't enough ....


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Unread 05-05-2008, 08:08 PM   #12
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wow so i should prep it to that extent I mean i have no problem doing that because I want it to last, the Herc I saw was 80$ but all I saw was a little wax canister size can maybe there was a box with a gallon cause for 20$ more I'll def get the Herc
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Unread 05-05-2008, 09:34 PM   #13
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When you apply the bed liner, do you just spray/paint over the body plugs? or take them out?

I'm assuming you taped all the carpet snaps as well? I'm looking at doing this in the next few months and am concerned about how everything in the interior will fit after the bedliner is put in.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 09:55 PM   #14
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i think im gonna use duplicolor my bro did his bumpers with it almost 2 yrs ago and it still looks good i cant stand the sand paper like texture of herc and everything else costs way more than im willing to spend
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Unread 05-05-2008, 09:59 PM   #15
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I did the Herculiner about a month ago and love it! I get tons of compliments on it and was pretty easy to use. It is a little on the gritty side so if you don't like that stay away. Personally I really like the texture but to each his own.
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