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Unread 03-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Monstaliner vs UPol vs Herc

My main factors are:

1. Durability/UV Resistance
2. Grip
3. Texture

On a scale of 1-5, those of you who have any of the above materials, please rate.

To make things easier.
1-5 for texture: 5 is smooth, 1 is rough
1-5 for grip: 5 is very grippy in wet, 1 is very slick in wet.

I'm particularly interested in the grip. I know the Herc's texture and it is rough, but I imagine it is pretty grippy when wet. I'd love to hear first hand experience about how slick these materials get when they are wet. I don't want my family climbing in with wet shoes and falling because they slipped on the rails or floorboards.

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Unread 03-16-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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Herc is pretty grippy when wet. has a rubbery texture so as long as its not flooded, you should see very good traction/grip.
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Unread 03-16-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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My experience w/ Herc.

UV Resistant - Great, IF you put the UV topcoat on it.
Texture - Very rough. I've torn open my knuckles on it when a wrench slipped.
Grip - Great, wet or dry.
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Unread 03-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #4
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Great thread. I'm looking forward to seeing the different reviews as I'm thinking about doing this project as well.
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Unread 03-16-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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im debating on herc or duplicolor

I think I will be hercing it soon
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Unread 03-16-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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Upol and herc are tried and true. Monstaliner hasnt been on the market for very long.

I've had my upol for over a year now in the sun and all sorts of weather (road salt build up from this winter). I washed it off and it looks just like the day i sprayed it. Great stuff, it has UV protectant in there so it won't fade. It's sprayed on via air compressor and shutz gun. You control the texture by what psi you spray at. 45-75...you pick. I love the stuff, people will swear by whatever they have. Although, my buddy has herc and I think it looks like crap and it will fade after a while. I think Raptor is perfect for the inside of the jeep because it's smooth and not rough like most liners.


Grip on the Raptor is about a 4-4.5. I haven't slipped on it yet.

Texture is a 4-5 depending on the psi you spray.


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Right on this footman loop is where it's chipped in the back because of the generator, i didnt prep the footman loops very well because i didn't care about that. Nothin a lil touch up won't fix



durability is a 5 if you prep right and spray think in the right areas. I have chips in areas where i sprayed really light and didn't prep as well because they weren't high traffic areas. I will be laying down another bottle or so this summer touching up. The reason it chipped by my door sill was because of my fire extinguisher. I have a chip in the rear tub area because of my 5500 watt generator moving in and out of it a couple times. That'll give you an idea of how tough it is.

UV protected...yes.
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Unread 03-16-2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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im debating on herc or duplicolor

I think I will be hercing it soon
Stay away from Duplicolor. It is JUNK! Its not a question of if it will chip/flake, but more like a question of, "How will I measure the time it took to chip/flake, days, weeks, months. Years is just unrealistic!

I know some may disagree, but my opinion has been formed from personal experience and reinforced by a friends similar experience.
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Unread 03-17-2010, 08:28 AM   #8
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I did the herculiner. Its rough as hell and goes on super thick. It might be "too" rough, especially if you roll it on. I'll probably do herc on my new jeep too.
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Unread 03-17-2010, 11:06 AM   #9
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i used duplicolor on my GMC sonoma. it looks nice and is great for the price. But i would NEVER do it again! it chips, no traction when dry much less wet. impossible to clean! and scratches and looks horrible very quickly! imagine a thin coat of plastic all over everything. its not impressive! and i used a roll on.
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Unread 03-17-2010, 05:22 PM   #10
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That UPOL looks really good. What is current pricing on it
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Unread 03-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #11
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2006sport, grip is pretty good when wet too? THAT is my big concern. Tell me more about the texture and pressure to spray at... higher pressure means smoother or rougher? I'd like something between the texture of Herculiner and the smoother Monstaliner. It needs to be grippy w/o being harsh. So would that be a 55 psi spray?

Details (or links to any writeups) would be great!
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I have had the Herculiner and now the Monstaliner. The Herculiner is very rough. If you use it alot, the rubber will wear out pretty quickly. It also needs a coating to make it UV sustainable. I just did the Monstaliner, and so far, it is much better. It is ceramic based, so no coating is needed. I am not sure how slippery it will be when wet, but by the roughness, I think it will be ok. So far, I would greatly recommend the Monstaliner. Plus, he has a special right now and it is alot cheaper than Herculiner especially when you factor in the top coat for the Herculiner.
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The monstaliner looks fantastic , can I get a close-up?
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2006sport, grip is pretty good when wet too? THAT is my big concern. Tell me more about the texture and pressure to spray at... higher pressure means smoother or rougher? I'd like something between the texture of Herculiner and the smoother Monstaliner. It needs to be grippy w/o being harsh. So would that be a 55 psi spray?

Details (or links to any writeups) would be great!
It's pretty grippy when wet. To me at least, i havent busted my *** getting in and out of my jeep yet when it's wet so that's pretty good. For the best overall texture I'd spray at about 50 psi, not too smooth and not too rough. Higher pressure comes out thinner/smoother, lower is clumpier/thicker. If you look at my pics it doesnt look rough at all.

Read this thread, this is what I followed when I went about doing mine. Great write up. I paid about 110 shipped for the whole kit.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my...ng-tub-580879/
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The monstaliner looks fantastic , can I get a close-up?
That's the best pics I have.
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