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DIY bed liner?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stizkidz, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. stizkidz

    stizkidz 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a DIY bed liner that can be applied with a brush/roller that I can use on the bare metal bed of my K5? I don't need any expensive spray on liner or insert liner. I just need something to protect my metal from water/mud (specifically because I wheel with the top off and my carpet is already long gone). What can I use besides POR15 and where can I purchase it?

    Also, what can I do about keeping my back seat dry? Is there a cover I can buy for it or is there a vinyl seat from another application that will work in place of the rear bench?

    thanks.
     
  2. gravdigr

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    do a search for herculiner
     
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    Auto Zone had one kit for $20, I believe that it was a gallon. Not sure how much it would coat.
     
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    herculiner all the way can be purchased off the net or at leats around here South carolina, at Northern tool
     
  5. oldassjeep

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    I used Herculiner on mine. Bought a cheapo undercoating gun ($20.00) and sprayed it on. Prep work is the key to having any liner system work. Do the prep work right and it will last, cut corners and you end up w/ crap. Got pics if you like.
     
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    So you sprayed yours on not painted it?
     
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    I too would like a bit more info on this...I would prefer to spray my whole rig with herc, didn't know it could be done.
     
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    Yes, I sprayed it. The main problem was filling the spray cup. Also in order to spray Herculiner you need to get little Xylene. Not to thin it cause I shot it straight from the gallon can but to soak the gun between coats so it doesn't cure in the gun. It was easy and I think the results were exellent. Xylene can be found at Home Depot in the paint/thinner section.
     
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    Here's a few shots befroe after style. I also rolled the Herculiner on the Fiberglass top. It has faded a bit but still looks better than it did and tree branch scratches are not an issue anymore.

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    Couldn't get all the photos on the last post.. The last after shot.

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    Keep in mind all herculiner will fade in the sun unless topcoated with a UV protectant.
     
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    Hey oldassjeep, sweet job with the herculiner. Just wondering where did you get the spray gun, and is there a certain type to use? Thanks.
    Cory
     
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    how much will it fade? I dont really like how shiny mine is right now. I just did it 2 days ago
    gabe[​IMG]
     
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    It was an undercoating gun. Don't remember the brand name. Cost like $20.00. It had about a one quart can that screwed to the bottom of the gun.The spray nozzle was just a tube that stuck off the from. Connected it with the supplied nipple to the air hose and started spraying. I bought mine at a automotive paint supple company called Johnson Paint in South Houston. This picture is simular 'cept mine have a steel container. Guess it wouldn't matter if you are just throwing it away afterwards.


    I found the picute at: http://www.automotivefavorites.com/rust-treatment/-p4.htm

    They got one for $14.99. after shipping would be close to what I spent. Also you will need a plastic funnel and another set of hands. I also wore a tyvex suit to prevent it getting on my skin and clothes. Atleast get some gloves, wear old longsleeves and jeans.

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    Gabe, it guess it hasn't really faded, but the shine is gone. There is a UV protectant/color revitalizer that is available also.
     
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    Thanks oldassjeep for the info.
    Cory
     
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    I would like to know where you got your spray gun from I am up to that step in my build and don't want to roll the whole truck would be a help if you could tell me where to get the gun from. Thanks
     
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    Look a few posts up. You question was answered.
     
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    Sorry wasn't pay'n attention
     
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    the herc'd parts of my k5 that are in the sun are very very flat black. I actually like it a lot more than the bling bling shiny look that it has just after is dries. Not sure if I'd pay $ for the UV/revitalizer stuff... in my experience, herc takes regular rattle can paint relatively well... just zap it with some gloss black if you want the bling.

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