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Unread 03-15-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Raptor U-Pol question

Okay so this week on the inside of my tub I am going to start grinding spots that are rusty and replacing sections of floor board and what not that need it....After doing this I'm going to have a descent amount of bare metal in the tub. Can I just spray I single coat maybe two coats of Rustoleum black primer on it and then here in like two weeks when I Raptor it just scratch it down and follow the raptor instructions.....or do I need more paint or is it better to have someting beyond a primer. Like should I primer then shoot a coat of paint over it then raptor?

Sorry for all the questions just young, learning, and having fun while at it

I would post this up elsewhere but the yj guys arn't all that aquainted with this stuff and the paint and body section isn't either and I know several of you guys have raptored your tubs...


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Unread 03-15-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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I would not paint it before you spray in the U-Pol. Just do the work you need to do then scuff up the painted areas real good and then wipe it down a few time with mineral spirits.

One hint-find exactly where your heel (for the accelerator) sits and give that area of the floorboard a few more passes. That is the only area my U-POL has worn away. It took darn near 2 years to do it though.

Awesome stuff, you will love the way it looks. It is my favorite $100ish mod yet.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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i didn't even prime mine when i put it on. just scuffed up the stock paint and sprayed over it. turned out great. just be aware that it's gonna smell for a little while. i left mine with the top off in the shop for about 3 days after i sprayed it and i still had to roll with the windows down for a little while afterward because the smell will get to you after a while.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Never used the stuff but am interested in it for my truck. See this on the following link, not sure if it is the same exact stuff??

"For best results bare metal should be treated with a suitable etch primer e.g. U-POL ACID#8 (UP0776/
UP0741)"

http://www.u-pol.com/datasheets/tds/RLB-TDS-US_1.pdf
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Unread 03-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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Yup, an etching primer which you can probably buy form any local body shop for 3-5 bucks. Or maybe some por 15 if you have a bit laying around (that stuff is always good to have). I had a buddy blast his tub and use that military primer before spraying it.
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Unread 03-15-2010, 08:34 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Ben in NC;9092109

One hint-find exactly where your heel (for the accelerator) sits and give that area of the floorboard a few more passes. That is the only area my U-POL has worn away. It took darn near 2 years to do it though.

Awesome stuff, you will love the way it looks. It is my favorite $100ish mod yet.[/QUOTE]

Well for that problem I actually just got some floor mats today from my grandma for my 18th birthday this weekend. There the ones from quadratec there sweet so I won't need to worry about working a hole through but thanks for the heads up.


Also I see that you guys say you didn't even paint but did you guys have bare metal??? I'm going to have a descent amount of bare metal and can it just go straight on the bare metal???

As for the smell this is how it sits rite now and will sit like this for a week or better after the liner is applied

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Unread 03-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #7
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If you have bare metal get some self etching primer and spray a coat or so in the tub. TBH, i would do the whole tub in the etching stuff...give the raptor something to grab on to since you have some bare metal.
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