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    This has been about 3 weeks in the making now between waiting for the kit, prep work and actually rolling in the liner. Didn't take many pictures until after I finished laying the herculiner. So far I think it turned out pretty well.
    For anyone looking to do this, I'm sure you've heard it before, but prep work is definitely the key.
    About a week ago I started stripping out the interior. Since this is my daily driver I've had to do most of the work on the weekends. I removed everything except for the drivers seat last weekend. The kit comes with a green scrub pad.... that thing barely lasted for a quarter of the jeep. I decided to use 400 grit sand paper in its place... this worked out really well. I was doing this in my apartment complex parking lot and didn't feel like using 2-3 extension cords for the power sander, so I did it all by hand. This was the longest part of the job. I'd go out in the evenings after the temps dropped a little and just went section by section. Last night I removed the drivers seat and prepped that area. I used blue painters tape to tape off the areas I didn't want to cover. Also wrapped all the bolts with this and threaded them back into the holes to keep herculiner out of them. This morning, once it looked like the rain was going away, I cleaned out the interior with Xylene, then started cutting in all the corners and small areas with a brush. I rolled on 3 coats over the entire interior and had enough left over to add a 4th coat up in the foot wells of the driver and passenger area. (Hopefully this will cut down on the floor heat up there).
    I'm waiting for it to dry up and then going to roll on a coat or two of the UV protectant this evening, then start putting it back together tomorrow afternoon.
    Total cost was around $150 for the herculiner kit, extra quart of herculine, tape, xylene, thick rubber gloves, roll pan.
    Any advice I can give is to take your time. Use thick rubber gloves(not the medical kind), when using the xylene... xylene will eat right through the thin medical gloves. Try to keep it off your skin.. I've got some areas of my fingers that'll probably have herculine on them for awhile. Keep an eye out for drips... I had a few small drops that got on the exterior of my jeep. I'm going to try to use some tar/bug remover to get off (who knows if it will work, but the jeeps black anyways so it shouldn't show up too much).

    And pics of the interior



    Last edited by Jeffb_79; 06-17-2009 at 18:51.

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    WOW...you did a GREAT job! Mad props for doing it yourself too!

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    Looks good be thankful that it is not a 4 door jk that was a pain in the a**
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    Looks good.

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    looks really good! you hit the nail on the head; prep work is key and can make or break you. Great job!
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    Thanks guys, definitely worth doing yourself over paying a shop over $400 to rhinoline it.

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    great work!!
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    And on a side note, I got it all put back together this morning and have been driving around quite a bit today... All the heat from the engine and tranny that used to heat up the floor boards is now gone. I think this stuff is insulating it better than the carpet did.

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    Me and my wife just did this in her TJ. It is awesome, cabin is a little quieter, transfers less heat, is super durable, and she aint worried about driving around in the rain or getting muddy, she likes hosing it out!
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    Nice !!!
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