Raptor lining the floors and trunk area for sound proofing
We bed lined the bottom of my truck and my buddys truck with Raptor Liner!
Monstaliner™ Colors + Monstashades™ Color Concentrates
Monstaliner™ colors are made by mixing in Monstashades™ at time of use.
This demo video provides the first public look and shows a variety of
colors soon to be available for the hottest product to hit the Jeep and
pickup truck market in many years.
Truck Spray-in Truck Bedliner - Shake and Shoot
After a few hours of prep work it was time to finally shoot the product on
the bed. I used Shake and Shoot (which also makes Gator Guard I believe).
The box contained 4 cans of material and one can of catalyst which is
divided into each of the other cans. If you shoot the product evenly you
should be able to coat a whole full-size truck bed and tailgate. Watch as
my friend sprays the bed.
How To Prep And Apply Truck Bed Liner
This application of Herculiner Truck Bed Liner was done on a 1991
Volkswagen Vanagon. We removed the fiberglass side panel trim, and rolled
on the truck bed liner paint. When properly prepped, it takes only one
quart to do the sides in two coats. For most trucks, one gallon should
complete your truck bed.
Truck bed liner paints can be used inside the vehicle as well. On a
Vanagon, Jeep, FJ, Defender, Bronco or truck, bed liner may work as a sound
deadening material behind the door panels. Truck bed liner paints may also
be applied direct to the body metal under a vehicle's carpet.
The rollers will disintegrate towards the end of the bed liner application.
If possible, double up on the rollers. There are some new truck bed liner
brands that offer their product in an aerosol can. It may cost more by
volume, but the application would be much easier.
Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating - How to Apply
In our latest 3 Minute Shop Class, we transform a worn, dented truck bed by
applying Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating that is durable, and abrasion
resistant, with a textured, non-slide finish, giving your vehicle the
protection it deserves.
Jeep Wrangler Project: Raptor Liner
I made this to hopefully help anybody out that is looking at installing
U-POL Raptor Bedliner in their Jeep Wrangler. There are a couple different
options (Monster Liner & Herculiner are a couple popular self install
bedliners); but I chose this one for the ability to tint the liner with
your own color as opposed to just black. This install is on a 2004 Jeep
Wrangler TJ Sport.
I purchased the entire kit on Amazon for about $110, which came with 4
bottles, hardener and spray gun. Outside of that I bought paint tape (the
green frog brand), 60-grit sandpaper for the hard to reach areas, course
grain sand blocks (pack of 10 for about $10), and a re-breather (absolutely
Everything I read said prep is the key, and when you think you've prepped
enough, prep some more. So, I did the prep work over a week (pulled
everything except my driver seat since it is my daily driver). Finally when
I was ready to do it, I did the taping and spraying over the weekend.
One area that I screwed up on, was it was in the mid 70s all week, and when
I finally was ready to spray it dropped to the mid 50s and 40s in the
evening. After letting it sit and cure for a couple days, I realized that
it still wasn't fully cured. So, I ran a heater on it (not suggested with
flammable fumes), but with this being the issue I would not suggest this
instal unless the temp outside is good (directions say over 68 degrees).
I'm not sure anybody will actually view this, but if you do:
A. I'm from Texas, I can't do anything about the accent.
B. I'm obviously not a professional, so correct terminology, spelling, etc
aren't my strong suits.
C. This was all shot on my iPhone, sorry if the quality is not the best.
D. Someone always knows how to do it better, so my advice, ignorance, etc
is not the end all be all.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
My next projects are an Auxiliary Fuse Box &DDM Tuning HID conversions.
Jeep JK U-Pol Raptor in Tub after 10 months
Raptor Liner is a DIY spray in bedliner. It also comes where you can color
it. You buy it off of the internet (do a search). It was sprayed 7-2012. It
took one kit (4 bottles+hardner=gallon). I did a big write-up on how I did
Some of the issues with peeling were likely caused by me putting the rear
seat in wrong and trying to bang the hell out of it down. I also used 2
coats of rattle can Rustoleum Self-Etching Primer. That's not a good idea
because of the Etcher in it. On thick coat is ideal. I also don't think I
sanded it, though I might have. The parts that chipped where parts that got
the etching primer.
F-150 Transmission Shutter - Fixed - Coil on Plug and Spark Plug Swap
Do you have a shutter around 45-50 MPH in your f-150, explorer, expedition,
lincoln navigator or other Ford with a 5.4L or 4.6L triton engine? It may
not be your torque converter or your transmission. It might be your coil
pack (coil on plug) and your spark plugs. My truck did NOT set an engine
code when it shuttered or shook. Simply accelerating after the overdrive
gear locked out would cause the shutter to stop. A new Accel super coil
pack and motor craft spark plugs fixed the problem 100%. It cost under
$300 to do it myself (including the cost of removing / extracting all the
broken spark plugs.)
Other videos associated with this repair:
Removing broken spark plugs: http://youtu.be/dOG1zSnPJRo
Removing a socket from a cylinder head: http://youtu.be/pb1PB9Nxe58