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Unread 06-20-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Bedlining the JK

I want to do some sort of bedlining in my jeep, but have a few questions:

Besides the seats, what else should I remove first?
What is the best liner to put in?
Anything else I should bedline while im at it?
Any tips on how to do it properly?
Where there any issues you ran into?
Is it worth it?



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Unread 06-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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Besides the seats, what else should I remove first?
Ummm.... The carpet would be a good start

In all seriousness... its a pretty simple task...

Remove carpet/ seats/ cargo thingy that covers jack/ any cargo in the cargo area/ remove doors and top just to make your job easier.... sand (not through the paint) every thing that will be getting painted/ tape everything off and then get to rolling on the good stuff.... your floor will be hotter/ and you will have more road noise but its not bad and it makes it much easier for cleaning out your rig after a trail ride... I would not do it for looks or just to say that you did it though... It definitely is not an appearance motivated job. Not that it looks bad, but unless your doing it to be able to actually use your drain plugs and spray out the inside then its just not worth the hassle. I cant speak for it yet but when I get around to bed lining my rig Im going to use the Monstaliner kit... It comes with enough stuff to do 2 Jeeps or one Jeep and a truck or whatever... Plenty of stuff, and it seems to be great material to work with. Oh... And your probably going to need air tools to get those seats out... They are in there tight as hell! As far as anything else to bed line... Thats up to you... I plan on bedlining my rocker panels before too long and I already did my grill and fender wells...
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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I don't understand why people do this. I don't think it's a bad idea, but I just don't get it. My carpet is out, I have rubber floor mats in, and I can hose out my Jeep just as easily as if it were bedlined. When I sell it, I can put the totally new carpet and floor mats back in, and it'll look absolutely like new.

Can you hose out the painted bed of a pickup? Yep. The only reason to bedline it is to prevent scratches in the paint from hauling stuff, right?
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #4
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Ummm.... The carpet would be a good start

In all seriousness... its a pretty simple task...

Remove carpet/ seats/ cargo thingy that covers jack/ any cargo in the cargo area/ remove doors and top just to make your job easier.... sand (not through the paint) every thing that will be getting painted/ tape everything off and then get to rolling on the good stuff.... your floor will be hotter/ and you will have more road noise but its not bad and it makes it much easier for cleaning out your rig after a trail ride... I would not do it for looks or just to say that you did it though... It definitely is not an appearance motivated job. Not that it looks bad, but unless your doing it to be able to actually use your drain plugs and spray out the inside then its just not worth the hassle.
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Haha yes the carpet aswell i ment.

This is what i did last trail ride and their still is too much mud/dirt inside still, and it was a pain to clean out. So yes I could care less about the looks. My jeep is rescue green by the way.

Edit: I dont own any air tools. Is it that hard?
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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I don't understand why people do this. I don't think it's a bad idea, but I just don't get it. My carpet is out, I have rubber floor mats in, and I can hose out my Jeep just as easily as if it were bedlined. When I sell it, I can put the totally new carpet and floor mats back in, and it'll look absolutely like new.

Can you hose out the painted bed of a pickup? Yep. The only reason to bedline it is to prevent scratches in the paint from hauling stuff, right?
You obviously havent seen the pic of my Jeep with a load of wood in it

Right now I have the same set up as you... I took out the carpet to prevent ruining it and to get ready to bedline and I really dont see a point in bedlining it until i get it all scratched up and so far there are very few scratches in it other then from putting the rear seat back in.... But yeah, i think it is just extra protection and it adds a bit of sound deadening to the floor after taking the carpet out.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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Haha yes the carpet aswell i ment.

This is what i did last trail ride and their still is too much mud/dirt inside still, and it was a pain to clean out. So yes I could care less about the looks. My jeep is rescue green by the way.

Edit: I dont own any air tools. Is it that hard?
Yeah... Its that hard... Im a pretty big guy (6'1" and 205) and I could not get these rear bolts to budge... its mainly due to the akward position you have to be in to get to them... It took me and my other buddy (prior heavy lifter, so also pretty big guy) just to get the front bolt free, then we got to the back bolts and both just kinda scratched our heads.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #7
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Yeah... Its that hard... Im a pretty big guy (6'1" and 205) and I could not get these rear bolts to budge... its mainly due to the akward position you have to be in to get to them... It took me and my other buddy (prior heavy lifter, so also pretty big guy) just to get the front bolt free, then we got to the back bolts and both just kinda scratched our heads.
Thats an issue. Im 5'7 and 140 haha.

Do you feel it is nessicary to take out the seats? My spelling is so bad.
What grit sand paper did you use?
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:39 PM   #8
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Thats an issue. Im 5'7 and 140 haha.

Do you feel it is nessicary to take out the seats? My spelling is so bad.
What grit sand paper did you use?
For my fender wells? I dont really remember... All you really need is those red scuff pads though... Your not wanting to sand it, you just want to scuff it up good so the liner will stick... If you order the monstaliner kit it comes with everything you need from prepping to applying. I would go with them.

And you would have to have some patients to keep from taking out the seats... You would have to be able to paint around them and I dont think thats possible... You will probably also end up with some spatter on the seats unless you covor them... Just take it to the dealer and maybe they will just crack the hold they nuts have and then you can tighten them back down with a wrench and that will allow you to be able to loosen them when you want.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:47 PM   #9
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For my fender wells? I dont really remember... All you really need is those red scuff pads though... Your not wanting to sand it, you just want to scuff it up good so the liner will stick... If you order the monstaliner kit it comes with everything you need from prepping to applying. I would go with them.

And you would have to have some patients to keep from taking out the seats... You would have to be able to paint around them and I dont think thats possible... You will probably also end up with some spatter on the seats unless you covor them... Just take it to the dealer and maybe they will just crack the hold they nuts have and then you can tighten them back down with a wrench and that will allow you to be able to loosen them when you want.
Going to the dealer is a very good idea. The one closest to me in not even a minute away. Do you think after all of this, i should have the dealer tighten the seats as were before? Is it a safety issue thing to have them that tight?
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Unread 06-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #10
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Going to the dealer is a very good idea. The one closest to me in not even a minute away. Do you think after all of this, i should have the dealer tighten the seats as were before? Is it a safety issue thing to have them that tight?
It couldnt hurt to take it back and have them tighten it back down... If it is a safety issure then they may not loosen them for you.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 09:54 PM   #11
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There is a decent thread somewhere about U POL Raptor bedliner. It looks fairly easy and you can rent the air tools at many places.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 09:58 PM   #12
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There is a decent thread somewhere about U POL Raptor bedliner. It looks fairly easy and you can rent the air tools at many places.
Or just use monstaliner and roll it on... much less overspray and much easier... Also threads on this
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Unread 06-21-2010, 06:10 AM   #13
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Good idea to take it to the dealer or any shop and have the bust the nuts (haha) loose on the seats. I don't think it is something you'd have to get retightened with an air wrench though. It is probably just because they are put in with an air wrench at the factory. I've taken the seats out of a lot of the vehicles I've own and none have ever been that tight. Put a little blue locktite on the bolts and tighten them normally.

I'm planning on going with the Monstaliner kit as well. I'll wait until Fall for a nice weekend with a high of 75 or 80 degrees.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #14
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i did it on my own took a good breaker bar on the front seats though, i herculined it when i pulled the carpet there was spots not painted so the bedliner will help stop rust from starting in there and i can still put my carpet in and cover it all up
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Unread 06-21-2010, 07:48 PM   #15
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Looking to liner mine sometime soon. Seems like the carpet will come out pretty easily. I'll have to look into the different products posted. Was there any issues with keeping the heat in during the winter? Thx
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