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Unread 08-25-2006, 08:22 AM   #1
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Lining Hardtop

Need some opinions please. Before I put my hardtop back on for the fall and winter I'd like to line it with something...be it spray on rhino liner or carpet. I'd like it more for insulation from noise and heat escaping than anything...what do you all suggest? Who has done this and do you have any pics of your finished product? Thanks in advance.

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Unread 08-25-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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I didn't do mine myself, when I bought my jeep it was already done.

It's a 1 inch foam piece cut to fit, with a soft cloth cover put over it. He then glued it to the top with what feels like some sort of rubber cement. It works great, and looks decent too.. but I haven't gotten to the cold Canadian winter months yet, so we'll see.

Edit: Also, california tops does their tops with a liner too that looks pretty nice.. maybe inquire how they do it? You can buy a liner from them, but as many people will suggest, you might not want to purchase anything from them.

http://www.californiatops.com/liner_hard.html

quoted from that site:

"It is made of more than a 1/2" thick of 3M thinsulate blanket, sandwiched between two (2) layers of fibre fill and quilted in a high quality black nylon."
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Unread 08-25-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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mine has been done for years. what i did was take flooring insulation from summit ( the kind with the silver aluminum foil stuff on one side), remove the silver stuff, get actual headliner material ( in my case i used black, just call around to shops that redo headliners and buy the material) and spray glue with 3m super 90 spray from home depot. first i atatched the headliner material to the insulation, then i fit it to the hardtop, then i wraped the headliner material around the corners. it has been really quiet and really insulates the a/c well in the summer here in florida. ill see if i can post a pic later. total project was less than $100
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Unread 08-25-2006, 09:26 AM   #4
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That sounds awesome...I'd love to see some pics if you have any

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mine has been done for years. what i did was take flooring insulation from summit ( the kind with the silver aluminum foil stuff on one side), remove the silver stuff, get actual headliner material ( in my case i used black, just call around to shops that redo headliners and buy the material) and spray glue with 3m super 90 spray from home depot. first i atatched the headliner material to the insulation, then i fit it to the hardtop, then i wraped the headliner material around the corners. it has been really quiet and really insulates the a/c well in the summer here in florida. ill see if i can post a pic later. total project was less than $100
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Unread 08-25-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by raskull
I didn't do mine myself, when I bought my jeep it was already done.

It's a 1 inch foam piece cut to fit, with a soft cloth cover put over it. He then glued it to the top with what feels like some sort of rubber cement. It works great, and looks decent too.. but I haven't gotten to the cold Canadian winter months yet, so we'll see.

Edit: Also, california tops does their tops with a liner too that looks pretty nice.. maybe inquire how they do it? You can buy a liner from them, but as many people will suggest, you might not want to purchase anything from them.

http://www.californiatops.com/liner_hard.html

quoted from that site:

"It is made of more than a 1/2" thick of 3M thinsulate blanket, sandwiched between two (2) layers of fibre fill and quilted in a high quality black nylon."
Please do some research on CalTops before purchasing anything from them!!!

They have a notoriously horrible reputation for ripping off there customers.
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Unread 08-25-2006, 11:06 AM   #6
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california tops sells the liner for $200 plus $40 shipping. a huge ripoff IMHO.
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Unread 08-25-2006, 11:47 AM   #7
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I would like to see pics to scrappy, i would like to do this to my top mainly to keep the condensation from dripping all over me in the winter. Thanks
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Unread 08-25-2006, 11:50 AM   #8
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i will get some pics posted tonight. it raining nasty here today, so i have to wait till i get home in the garage.
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Unread 08-25-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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Speaking of lining...has anyone done or thought of rhino-lining the outside? just curious.
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Unread 08-25-2006, 12:35 PM   #10
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Speaking of lining...has anyone done or thought of rhino-lining the outside? just curious.
I thought about the inside....may use textured fusion instead.
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Unread 08-25-2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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I don't get it, I've never been cold in my Jeep, Heat and A/C work great in most Jeeps... No need for a liner, sounds like it should be money spent elsewhere.
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I don't get it, I've never been cold in my Jeep, Heat and A/C work great in most Jeeps... No need for a liner, sounds like it should be money spent elsewhere.
Also, I rode in a Jeep with a Rhino-lined hardtop once, and man did it seem DARK inside! The white color on the inside of the Jeep is much more aesthetically pleasing, IMHO!
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I used indoor/outdoor carpet from Home Depot. Writeup is on Stu's site. Cost about $30 and really helped quiet down the Jeep in the winter.
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Unread 08-27-2006, 08:16 PM   #14
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Sorry i forgot to post pics, but here are the pics of the deadliner material and insulation.
p10101201.jpg   p10101212.jpg  
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