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    so what are the pros and cons of rhino liner in the interior

    so I want to rhino line the whole interior of the k-5 its a '77 so Im not to interested in making it "pretty" I jut want to get rid of the old carpet and have something easy to maintain,duh I know, but what can i expect after doing this?? smell, sound issue, etc...
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    Alot of people one here have done it. They all seem to love it. I am getting ready to Raptor line the inside of mine.

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    been mulling it over myself.. just can't quite decide. as easy as it would be to wash out, dynamat/jute/carpet would make the ride a bit nicer
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    I don't think there is a down side... Like any surface finishing prep is the most important thing.

    I've heard that fumes can be pretty intense when you're rolling it on so you may want to have the cap off.

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    Are you going to do it yourself or have it done. You mentioned Rhino Liner, which is a company that does it. The only drawback I can see, is the sound deadening effect that carpet has. It would be a breeze to wash out though. Expect a pretty penny if you have Rhino Liner do it though. Herculiner, RaptorLiner and some others will cost about a couple hundred, or there-a-bouts, to do a good thick, even coat. The fumes can get VERY intensive, and the prep work is VITAL for a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70-K5 View Post
    I don't think there is a down side... Like any surface finishing prep is the most important thing.

    I've heard that fumes can be pretty intense when you're rolling it on so you may want to have the cap off.
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    i was spitting out black crap a week after i did it on the frame of my truck. make sure you wear gloves too. that stuff does not come off your hands and i would hate to get it on my hootus.


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    carpeted interior is more quite and keeps the temp down during cold weather, but I have had no troubles with my herculiner interior, cost me 160 bucks and i have all the inside plus and have 2 and 3 coats on it and it hasnt chipped yet, just like it was stated earlier, prep is everything and if you take your time you save a ton of money doin it yourself with great results, and if you do change your mind in the long run you can always just throw a rubber mat insert or carpet right over it, check out my build thread, its easy as hell to clean for obvious reasons, im a fan, do it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberdoodles View Post
    Are you going to do it yourself or have it done. You mentioned Rhino Liner, which is a company that does it. The only drawback I can see, is the sound deadening effect that carpet has. It would be a breeze to wash out though. Expect a pretty penny if you have Rhino Liner do it though. Herculiner, RaptorLiner and some others will cost about a couple hundred, or there-a-bouts, to do a good thick, even coat. The fumes can get VERY intensive, and the prep work is VITAL for a good job.
    you are right, I meant herculiner, do it yourself roll on. so even a thick coating wont deaden the sound that well?? as for prep, there is some surface rust, but other than that how clean does it need to be? bare metal? just scuffed well? thanks
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    You need to scuff the living Sh#T out of it. There should be no/zero, glossy paint at all. If you think you've scuffed it enough, do some more. They include one ScotchBrite pad with the kit, you WILL need more. You can also use the type that you can put into a drill, and that works, and saves some time. Get in the corners very well also. Again, you do not want any glossy paint showing at all. When you are done scuffing, vacuum everything out, then, wipe everything down with acetone, twice. Go 90 degrees opposite the second time. You do not want any dust, dirt or anything to keep the Herculiner from adhering to the paint/metal. Before you start, make sure you stir it well, as there are rubber granules in it that need to be mixed up. Stir occasionally as well. Do the brush in the corners, and hard to reach areas first, then roll the rest. On your second coat, again, go 90 degrees opposite of the first coat. I usually wear some of those Playtex yellow gloves when I'm doing it. I've done seven truck beds now, and have never had any problems. If you have your top off alot, go ahead and get some of the UV Protectant and put on after the second or third coat dries. It really helps keep the gloss to it. My current truck now has had Herculiner on it since the spring of 2003, and it still looks great.
    There might be a little difference between bare metal and Herculined metal as far as sound, but not anywhere as much as carpeting with the this little pad that's under it. You can always throw some carpet on top if you want.
    BTW: Plan on using ALL of it, because unless you can vacuum seal it somehow, it starts to cure immediately when air hits it, and you will not be able to save it for "touch ups" later...I've tried, unsuccessfully.
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    I just got done doing my whole interior with the herculiner. I am going to finish putting in the interior tomorrow and can post some pictures. Right now Cabelas has the gallon kit of herculiner for $49.99. I bought two gallons and I only used 1 gallon on the inside, along with lining my center console. I am going to use the other gallon to do my top.

    Prep was pretty easy, the hardest part was removing the carpet on the rear fender wells. A grinder and sander are going to be your best friend when prepping the floor.

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