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Need a little help w/ the Herculiner on my Rockers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shum1, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. shum1

    shum1 1/2 ton status

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    I'm planning on putting Herculiner on the bottom 4-5 inches of my rocker panels. Heres my delema, if I tape it off first then sand to prep, would this cause my tape line to get messed up from the sanding? Also if I tape and then apply one coat, should I remove the tape before the first coat cures and then re-tape the line for the second coat? I'm worried that if I use 2 coats with one taping, the Herculiner will end up beeing too thick to get the tape off. Thanks.
     
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    This is just me here....but I would sand then wipe it clean to make sure there is no stuff left behind. Then I'd tape it all off. If you tape and sand you're most likely going to hit the tape with the sander and mess it up. I'm not sure on the retaping everything between coats? If it were me I'd paint it then take the tape off and let it dry. Then retape it for the second coat. Reason being that stuff gets hard and you might have a time getting it up once it dries on there. If you have a big glob sticking down too low on the tape and it dries....when you go to get that tape off you might take a chunk out of what you want because you have to mess with the tape so much to pry it off to get to it from under the liner because it's so thick. But that is just me and my 2 cents......

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    I'm not can't be of any help to you, but I am considering the same thing, and would like to know how it turns out when your done.

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    If you tape it before you sand it you will just rip up the tape. You can leave the tape on for both coats. Don't let it dry all the way. Wait untill it is tacky to pull it off gently.

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    If you use the tape with a wire built into one edge you wont have to fight it as much & will have a straighter edge. You need to remove the tape before the liner is fully dry or you will be making the edge with a razor blade.

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    Use a piece of tape to sand with, then when yor are done with the sanding, pull that piece off, then clean the area and retape. Then apply the Hurc then let it set up a little bit not too long. Then pull the tape off slowly, pulling the tape away from the Hurc This will help prevent making a nasty edge.

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    So will one coat suffice for my job? Will I be able to get 2 coats on without changing the tape? Thanks.
     

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