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Input On Rhino Liner Please

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Feb 16, 2017

    mickeykelley Member

    Republic of Texas
    Oct 10, 2015
    After reading thru JeepHead's thread ( 1956 Jeep Restoration Question ) on his '56 build, I got to thinking about the liner concept. I know it wasn't factory, but thinking about functionality, seems interesting. The nice new paint will just get scratched anyways and rust start, or put in a rubber mat and they trap water underneat and slide around. So I'm looking for input from those that have done it. Experiences good and bad, what you'd do differently, etc. For example, he didn't do the tool box cover under the passenger seat. I'm thinking I'd do it.
  2. Feb 16, 2017

    jeepstar Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    I did a cheap bed liner, regret all of it. It scratches off with a fingernail.
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    Unkel Dale

    Unkel Dale Just relax everyone's crazy It's NOT a compitition

    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Feb 3, 2013
    I use cardboard sheets that are used from work packaging, not our new stuff. I paint the floor every two or three years with just paint, no bed liner
  4. Feb 16, 2017

    pamela Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    I used raptor spray bed liner . got the tintable ,it worked just as discribed and easy to use, looks good, that way the whole tub is the same color. I did pant the tool box door it tuned out nice but sticks a little
  5. Feb 16, 2017

    Keys5a Sponsor Sponsor

    Jan 23, 2014
    I'm not a fan of bedliner, but some friends have used the Raptor tintable liner, and I am impressed. The color is spot-on, to body color, and it seems pretty tough. It will be interesting to see how it holds up after afew years. Most of the black bedliners fade and get chalky after some time in the sun, plus they get #£%! hot in the sun.
  6. Feb 17, 2017

    jeepcj Member

    cincy, Ohio
    Aug 23, 2009
    I bought a couple quarts of rhinoliner at the local flaps and did the whole inside of my tub. first can got fubared because I didn't mix it very well in the can before putting it on, all the good stuff was at the bottom of the can.. second can mixed well and used a brush to put it on, turned out ok, but it fads after a few years and chips in areas. over all I would use it again. if I had the option of taking it somewhere and having it sprayed on, I would.
  7. Feb 17, 2017
    Rick Whitson

    Rick Whitson Sponsor Sponsor

    I live South of...
    Dec 2, 2014
    My Jeep is Black, like my truck, and my wife's Escape, I like Black, in case no one noticed. I used Chassis Coat inside my Jeep, it is like Por 15, it gets real hard when dry and is scratch resistant. It can be brushed on and runs flat and shiny. It can be put on over rust if not flaking, and it will encapsulates it. My Jeep is in Northern Lower Michigan, lots of sand, I painted the floors ten years ago, and the paint is just starting to wear through under the clutch and brake peddles. Problem is it only comes in Black, flat or gloss, but most bed liner is grey or black too. The Por 15 is about $40.00 a quart, but it goes a long way. Just something to consider.
  8. Feb 17, 2017

    rusty Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    I have bedliner in my Jeep. Would not do it again. It;s ok but I would rather have it painted.
  9. Feb 17, 2017

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep.. Sponsor

    Bucksnort, TN
    Jun 15, 2003
    Me too.. Instant regret..
  10. Feb 17, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

    Tantallon, Nova...
    Nov 22, 2003
    This stuff looks great when new & certainly protects the body from regular scratches & dings. I've been doing this long enough to know no matter how good it looks when fresh that won't last & for something you intend to hang onto at some point body maintenance will be required- my worry with this stuff is that if there's a deep scratch or a missed spot water will work it's way in & start the rusting process. I'd rather be able to see the rust & address it before it gets too far, that will be a lot easier with paint than with the liner.

  11. Feb 17, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

    Steve's 70-5 Member

    Louisville, Ky
    Nov 12, 2009
    I just painted the inside of my tub. Did base and clear coat, put the clear coat on heavy. From what I read, it is a pain to remove bedliner, so I did paint first. I used "stone chip" under my tub, then based and clear coated that. If I was going to use anything, I would use the stone chip and just do the drivers and passenger seat area.

    Amazon.com: U-Pol Products 0731 Black GRAVI-GARD Anti-Stone Chipping Coating - 500ml: Automotive

    This is what I used, I got the quart cans and bought a spray gun. It comes in, I think, 3 colors

    This guy at work is restoring a car, he said U-Pol makes a lot of other products/coatings. you might want to Goggle that.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  12. Feb 17, 2017
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher Sponsor

    Western MA
    Jun 19, 2009
    I put rubber mats down in my jeeps. They work great. I do not like bedliner in the jeep tubs.
  13. Feb 17, 2017

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd Sponsor

    Medford Mass USA
    Aug 10, 2003
    My preference would be the snap-in carpet kits that were sold back in the '70s. Covers the floor and nice on bare feet too. I recall someone on here (Boyink?) complaining that Rhino Liner is really tough on the skin if you rub against it.
  14. Feb 17, 2017

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd Sponsor

    Medford Mass USA
    Aug 10, 2003
    IIRC Southern Polyurethanes used to have a bed liner kit that was very well regarded. This thread may be of interest - Als Bedliner Last I looked at this, they were recommending UPol Raptor as a replacement for the SPI stuff. There seem to have been some other developments since then. The texture of the bed liner can be controlled with application pressure or with additives (ie rubber crumb).
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017

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