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Prepping jeep tub for bed liner

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ducaticorse, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    I removed the interior out of my jeep and am cleaning it up this week, and then applying rustoleum bedliner to the entire thing. My question is, what is the best way to properly scuff up the existing factory paint inside so I get the best adhesion?
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
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    Plastic power brush and scuff pads. A coat of adhesion promoter assures a good bond. Remove every screw and fastener taping/plugging the holes, wire tape at any visible edges makes the job look very clean and sure beats a razor blade and the damage they do.
     
  3. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    What exactly is a power brush?
     
  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
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    Have a friend that used to do spray in liners for a living, they sanded with 80 grit before they applied they liner. Maybe that is what was required for the product they were using, rhino liner, but he said the rougher the surface the less problems they had later on.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
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    A plastic brush mounted on a grinder or buffer roughed the surface with going to metal. 80 grit will work but we find a brush to be faster, easier and more effective
     
  6. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    So, you suggest going to bare metal? I was just going to scuff up the fact paint.

    this plastic brush, surely doesn't have plastic bristle.. Can you send me a link to what you are talking about please?
     
  7. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    I would agree with that statement.

    This is going to be a dual purpose jeep, work and fun, but I would like the tub to be able to take the abuse of it having guys with salt on their boots being in and out all day/night, and then just being able to spray it down the next day and drain it out of the plugs.
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    No No that was a typo, it should have read "without going to bare metal"


    The perfect tool for sanding truck beds before applying a spray on bed liner. The 5” cup brush utilizes nylon filaments that are impregnated with silicon carbide, a chemical compound that forms an extremely hard, iridescent crystal. Silicon carbide has a very fast cutting speed greatly reducing prep time. Sand up to 35 truck beds with one cup brush, saving time, with less effort than hand sanding. Recommended operating speed is between 500 and 1500 RPM. Easily attaches to pneumatic or electric sander/polishers with 5/8”–11 UNC spindles.
    Features:
    Brush Diameter 5”
    Abrasive Grade 80 Grit
    Trim Length 1 1/2” Thread Size 5/8” - 11
    Maximum RPM 4,500

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  9. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
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    Thank you Basher. That kelps alot..

    Also, how much is a conveyor chain for a snowaway .75yd electric v box salter? It's a 6 inch chain I think.
    I also would like to pick up a stainless expansion collar for it too.