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Herculiner, Will It Hold Up??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerGuy, Jun 12, 2000.

  1. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    I am going to pull up the carpet to see about the rust situation. I'm pretty sure there's some under there. Anyway, I was going to Hurculine the floor until I get new carpet which may not be until a year or so from now. I've heard of this stuff flaking without the carpet protecting it, and I was just wondering if it would hold up that long. Also if it chips can I just fill in the crack with the quart sized can or will it not stick? Thanks in advance.

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  2. DMK

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    If ther is rust I would fix the rust first. A bed lining won't stop the rust. I would paint the entire bed top an bottom with por-15. Not cheap but this stuff works great!Did the wheel wells and inner quarters on my 87 and the whole underside of an 57 buick. Beleive then you could use the herculiner over the top of it. Web site is por-15.com. Check it out! Yes herculiner can be touched up.
     
  3. HarryH3

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    A buddy sent me a story a while back from one of the Toyota Land Cruiser pages. Seems that a guy there had seen a LC catch fire and the interior was coated with one of those Herculiner-like substances. He said that stuff burns like crazy once it's lit. Maybe not exactly what you want your interior coated with? [​IMG]

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  4. Boss

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    Not sure with Herculiner, but I know Durabak does not catch on fire after it is set. I have a quart of Herculiner in my garage, that I will apply to my top later this summer. I'll let you know about the fire thing on that. I'll test it out.
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    Yeah I was going to fix the rust problem first anyway. The risk of fire inside the cab is not likely unless something wierd happens like a ruptured fuel line.

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    Nobody thinks they'll have a fire. It typically isn't a planned event.[​IMG] Most interior fires start as a result of frayed wiring. You don't know it's a problem until you see or smell the smoke. [​IMG]

    Dead is forever, so I tend to err on the side of keeping my ugly butt alive and grinnin'. [​IMG]

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  7. Eric78K5

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    I've got my K5 coated with Herculiner, which I now have carpet over. But for about 3 months, I didn't have carpet, and the liner worked well. I did manage to gouge a small line into it, but it repaired well, and you couldn't even tell where after the new stuff set.
    My friend had the Line-x stuff sprayed into the back of his truck, and threw his boat motor in it one day, and did the same kind of damage to his liner. He took it back to the guys who did the job, and had to make a new appointment to get it fixed, etc. I like the fact that all I have to do is open my quart can and dab some on!
     
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    How thick did it go on?? If I use a gallon for the whole inside floor how thik will it be? Why did you decide to put your carpet back in?

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  9. Corey-88K5

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    The herculiner does chip pretty easy. My friend has it on his sami and quite a few chips are very easily found. The directions were followed, but it still exists. My Nerf Bars have it on them also, but no problems as of yet.

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  10. BlazerGuy

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    What I meant to say was I don't have deliberate fires in the cab(ie I'm not a smoker) I know there's always the possiblity of a fire. I also read on Herculiner's site that it is no longer flammable(sp?) once it has dried.

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