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post #1 of 24 Old 03-23-2008, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Humm wanting to line my jeep tub with something

Hi i just picked up a 97 tj and the floor is soaked but i cant find the leak. Almost looks like it comes from under the dash. Anyway I pulled back the carp and its not been lined with anything. What would you guys/gals line it with. What do you think works the best for the buck. Also does everyone leave the plugs for drainage out like me?

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post #2 of 24 Old 03-23-2008, 02:51 PM
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i leave the plugs in esp when wheeling or driving in the rain because i feel like more water would come up through them with them out.

Just use a pickup bed coating like rhino lining or something of the sort to coat the floor. I forgot what everyone here uses but i'm sure someone will chime in soon.
EDIT: I believe it's Herculine

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search the board for Herculiner. You'll have more info then you wanted. You can also check my build post.

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post #4 of 24 Old 03-23-2008, 04:02 PM
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I run with the plugs out all the time, but my tub is already lined and I have no carpet . As for what to line it with, I don't know your experience with painting or how mechanically inclined you are, but I dropped about $600 to have it Rhino-Lined by a professional, and in my opinion, I think the "professional" should stick to nice, easy truck beds. While I am happy with it, it was done a little sloppy in some areas considering the money I spent, especially when you consider it cost me that much and I tore out all the seats and belts and everything myself. If I were to do it over again, I would go the DIY route and use Herculiner, its much cheaper and with some time investment I think I could have made it look better. If you do decide to go this route, I'm sure you'll find this out in write-ups on Herculiner, but the key to making it look great and hold up forever is prep. Do not skip on prepping your tub and masking things off, I can't stress that enough. Good Luck with whatever route you choose and congrats on owning a Jeep!
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Make sure you mix it well. I mean WELL. My buddy and I used two different ways to mix it. He used an electric beater that he picked up for like 10 bucks at a dollar store, and I just used a paint stick. Due to my awesome ability to half ace everything, mine turned out like crap cause I used all of the polyurethane on the first coat. Anywho, gotta redo mine now. Do it RIGHT. It sucks enough the first time....


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I went with the professional Rhinoliner

I had mine professionally done, cost me $400. I had to pull seats, center console, etc... That took some time and was sort of a pain, but they were going to charge $700 if they pulled everything and put it back in. I could have done it myself with the Herculiner for a lot less, but I am glad I didn't. The Rhinoliner looks awsome and has a lifetime warranty. I put herculiner on my bumpers and that stuff looks ok, but has a sandpaper texture to it. I would not want it all over my interior. Could hurt if you rub up against it.
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post #7 of 24 Old 03-23-2008, 05:39 PM
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DURABAK. It's available in many colors, textured and smooth.
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I recommend Line-X if you're going to get a bed liner put in by someone. I would love to Line-X my Jeep. There's reasons why it's better than rhino-liner and what not...I had a link to it but I can't find it...
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I used herculiner and I love it. Cost me about $100 including supplies.


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I agree with Jetscuh. I have Linex in mine and love it! The linex is a high pressure/temperature application that dries faster then the competition (rhino) so it doesn't have runs in it. I've had my tub done, then we did my front/rear bumpers, finders so they don't get that chalky look as they fade and we did the rocker panels. Just recently purchased a hardtop and we sprayed it on the exterior of it! I will admit, my good friend does this for a living so he gave me a good break on the cost especially since he uses the jeep to put on display at the local truck shows occasionally. He starts around $500. Its worth looking into though. A little more expensive, but looks really nice!
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I agree with Jetscuh. I have Linex in mine and love it! The linex is a high pressure/temperature application that dries faster then the competition (rhino) so it doesn't have runs in it. I've had my tub done, then we did my front/rear bumpers, finders so they don't get that chalky look as they fade and we did the rocker panels. Just recently purchased a hardtop and we sprayed it on the exterior of it! I will admit, my good friend does this for a living so he gave me a good break on the cost especially since he uses the jeep to put on display at the local truck shows occasionally. He starts around $500. Its worth looking into though. A little more expensive, but looks really nice!
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... I've had my tub done, then we did my front/rear bumpers, finders so they don't get that chalky look as they fade and we did the rocker panels. Just recently purchased a hardtop and we sprayed it on the exterior of it! ...
Did you have to add a BB to regain the height lost from all that weight??
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post #13 of 24 Old 03-24-2008, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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good good

This is great guys im getting some good ideas here. Thanks! I have a friend who uesd that duraline stuff and it never seamed to want to dry up. And perhaps I should of also asked how much everyone used. So I have an idea of how much to buy and what tools was needed and so on. Thanks again and keep them coming pics are always welcome.
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I'm sure it did add a lot of weight.....which is probably why my MPG stinks! I'll work on getting some pics.
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post #15 of 24 Old 03-24-2008, 08:35 PM
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The only thing i didnt like about the line-x besides the price was the texture, much harder and rougher, and i just felt like i would tear up my hands everytime i reached under the seat, maybe thats just me though idk.
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