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Hurculined my racks and front bumper

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over the last week i have been redoing the racks and bumper on my foreman. i went to a rinoliner shop and the di*k said it would be about $250 to have them do it .so there was no f-in way im spending that much. i had a 1/2 can of hurculiner lefr from my wrangler and scuffed up everything with a scotch bright pad and put 3 coats on . i think it came out pretty good . if anyone wants to do this i have a few tips
1)stir the can every time you dip the brush in the can (all the traction stuff sinks quick)
2)ware gloves (my hands are as black as the ace of spades lol)
3)if you get drips keep wiping them with the brush( my first coat i had a few drips and after thay dried i used a knife to cut them off)
4)work in the hot sun and it dryes in like 2 hours then repete (i did 3 coats on most of the racks but 4 on the front bumper and where my storage sits)
i hope this helps someone ...........RICH

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looks good man . just use alcohol or laquer thinner to wipe the surface down before hurculining them ...
ok boss....thanks!

Brake clean would work, eh? its alcohol...
some brake kleen leaves a oily film .......go rob the rubbing alcohol from the bathroom .....but dont drink it
Looks muy bueno buddy!!
some brake kleen leaves a oily film .......go rob the rubbing alcohol from the bathroom .....but dont drink it
so Rich, u being the master of cheap, i have my racks sanded and herculiner ordered. what can i use instead of acetone? i'll probably never need acetone again so i didnt want to buy it. can i use varsol or paint thinner???
sure that will work (once i googld varsol) you guys overthink alot of stuff ......just use something that degreases and wont leave a oily film , starting fluid woks great
alright, here it is! only took me 3 weeks to get my racks done but with a broken heel, things move slow at my house lately :lol: i prepped all racks and bumpers with a combination of wire wheel and 220 grit sandpaper. i also removed the reflectors from the rack. i don't understand why they were on there in the 1st place but anyways. i used varsol paint thinner to clean the racks. i only bought a quart of Herculiner to see how much i needed, glad i didn't buy more than that...i got 5 heavy coats on the racks and front bumper and 6 even heavier coats on the big push bumpers. also, 3 coats on the foot pegs.

after 24 hours of drying it was still a bit soft but after 48 hours, it hardened up nicely. i don't think i could get this stuff off if i wanted to! so bumping bumpers shouldn't be an issue :lol:

Well worth every cent and all time involved... Thanks for all the info Rich. the preparation will make ya or break ya

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looks great and will last you for along time , congrats !!!
Looks good guys.

I did the bed on my Gator over the weekend.

Started by washing it real good using Dawn (good degreaser)

Then I dried it good with a clean towel. Took a stiff metal brush and scrapped off all of the rust I could.

Then I took some masking tape and trimmed out the area I didnt want to line - I only wanted to line the bed floor, tailgate and about 1" up the sides and front.

Then took some 400 grit sanpaper and roughed up everything to be lined.
Washed it again and dried. Then wiiped it down with Acetone.

Used spray can Self Etching primer - 2 coats - follow directions for time between coats. I think it was 5 minutes or less dry time between coats.

Let that dry for a few hours - only needs 1 hour to dry enoguh to work with.

Then used the spray can bed liner - 3-4 coats (till I ran out) of this - 2 minute dry time between coats.

With the spray can stuff at least, you do not want it to fully dry between coats, it will not bond as well.

Anyway, used it already hauling gravel and brush - no chips or scratches so far.

Only thing I would do different next time would be to mask the areas better to prevent overspray, but the only overspray is on the interior bed sides so its not a big deal.

(I dont have any pics - will try to get some and edit when I do)
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Well, not quite sure what to say about this...didn't hold up very long.this was her maiden voyage after being on the racks / bumpers 4 days. My bro's 300 ex stalled under water halfway through the beaver dam and i pushed him back out. he has a DG bumper on the front of his bike and it was in neutral so its not like there was anything sharp between the 2 bumpers. the front bumper of my bike was submerged while i was pushing him i cant see the water making the herculiner weaker...

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I cant see the pictures - but I will say with any type of painted-on application the reason for it peeling 99% of the time is improper prep of the surface prior to paint.
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