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Unread 06-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Undercoat, Bedliner, or Carpet to line TJ Hardtop

I am looking into trying to insulate and quiet my hardtop for winter and I have seen people use all of these methods. I was also thinking about using Dynaliner as well. All opinions would be appreciated.

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Unread 06-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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IMO, sprayed-in, not roll-on bedliner is best. It provides some structural integrity.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Structural integrity?

I love to hear how you came to that conclusion.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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I am looking into trying to insulate and quiet my hardtop for winter and I have seen people use all of these methods. I was also thinking about using Dynaliner as well. All opinions would be appreciated.
As far as insulating, I have been pondering this during the winters for a few years. I saw a post or two quite a while back where someone got there hands on I believe what was sold as a yoga mat. it was foam that could be cut to size and adhered to the underside of the hardtop. It had a pretty tough skin on the surface so it had a nice finished look if I recall. Might not be what your thinking of, but thought I'd mention what I had seen. My only concern was how good of an adhesive I could get my hands on that would stop it from creeping off during the hot summer months.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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Try using speaker box covering before you use carpet, my hardtop is getting this done to it at the moment, when i get it back i will post picks. The guy said that it is easier to mold with and glue on than marine style carpet it, and it is more sound dampening
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Unread 06-04-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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As far as insulating, I have been pondering this during the winters for a few years. I saw a post or two quite a while back where someone got there hands on I believe what was sold as a yoga mat. it was foam that could be cut to size and adhered to the underside of the hardtop. It had a pretty tough skin on the surface so it had a nice finished look if I recall. Might not be what your thinking of, but thought I'd mention what I had seen. My only concern was how good of an adhesive I could get my hands on that would stop it from creeping off during the hot summer months.
Most people here that use cloth use 3m adhesive. How much is one of those yoga mats?
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Structural integrity?

I love to hear how you came to that conclusion.
A hard top sprayed with line-x would offer better structural integrity.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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I carped the inside of my hard top last year (white hard top) I really liked it this past winter. I bought some gray indoor/outdoor carpet & used the 3m spray on glue. Held up really well. It helped on the temperature as well as sound - plus it looked a lot better than just the white hard top. There are some pretty good posts showing pictures and the easiest way to do it.
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Most people here that use cloth use 3m adhesive. How much is one of those yoga mats?
I'm not sure in the mat cost, I only mentioned it in case you wanted to search on it or just to mention that foam with a skin on it might be an option. I could only guess that the pad might have been around $50, and I'd bet it would take two because of the surface area though.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #10
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Try using speaker box covering before you use carpet, my hardtop is getting this done to it at the moment, when i get it back i will post picks. The guy said that it is easier to mold with and glue on than marine style carpet it, and it is more sound dampening
That sounds intriguing. I will look into it.
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I used a bunch of carpet padding and a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet (the kind with no rubber backing). I got the padding at the local flooring shop. It was free. The carpet stuff was stupid cheap. Got it at walmart. Used the 3M adhesive and went for it. I also painted the rest of the top with Krylon Fusion. Worked awesome. It's been in for 3 or 4 years now. It's quieter going down the road than my Dodge. Keeps heat in way better, too. My favorite part is that it's not white anymore. Got really sick of how bright it was inside the Jeep every time a car got behind me at night.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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I used a bunch of carpet padding and a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet (the kind with no rubber backing). I got the padding at the local flooring shop. It was free. The carpet stuff was stupid cheap. Got it at walmart. Used the 3M adhesive and went for it. I also painted the rest of the top with Krylon Fusion. Worked awesome. It's been in for 3 or 4 years now. It's quieter going down the road than my Dodge. Keeps heat in way better, too. My favorite part is that it's not white anymore. Got really sick of how bright it was inside the Jeep every time a car got behind me at night.
Thanks. That's probably how I will go. I am all for cheap.
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