Bed-lining the tub

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Bed-lining the tub

Post by Beastmaster » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:27 pm

I finally got around to painting on my Monstaliner (bought it a couple of months ago). I’ve used this bed liner on a couple of Jeeps and figured it would a great way to armor plate my side car. Thought I'd make a thread with everything I've found in my research and pass on my experience.

The Monstaliner web site list recommendations for quantities for various scenarios but I estimated a quart would be enough and it worked out perfect. The main color for the liner is black but because I have an M70, I bought mine with coloring in military green.

Here are the supplies I picked up:
• MEK
• Gloves
• Face masks (this stuff is pretty caustic)
• 2 small disposable food containers.
• 2 disposable paint trays
• 2 small brushes for the corners
• Masking tape
• 16 disposable ear plugs
After mixing the liner, catalyst and coloring, I poured half in one container (first coat) and half in the other (second coat).
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I took about an hour to prep and mask the tub and about half an hour to paint the first coat. I followed the Monstaliner instructions and when it came to masking, I used tape for the large (electrical cable and trunk lock) and some ear plugs and put them in the bolt holes and drain holes.
It took 3 hours to dry and another half-hour for the second coat.
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The instructions say to remove the masking tape as soon as you are done with the second coat. I highly recommend you do this since it will be extremely hard to do it when the liner dries. I removed all the ear plugs from the bolt holes and forgot one, it was hard removing it in the morning and it started coming apart in the hole because it was stuck to the liner.
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I did this all on a Saturday and it was dry Sunday Morning but not totally hard. I know through experience that it will still smell for a few more days but I can put the floor mats back in and stuff in the trunk before I go to work in the morning.
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Re: Bed-lining the tub

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:36 am

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Love it. I'm just waiting for the timing to be right to "Monstaline" the Mobile Chernobyl's hack interior, hack bottom, and under the fenders.
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Post by VWK75S » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 am

:thumbsup: Looks great! I'm assuming you can use it on the bottom of the tub?
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Re: Bed-lining the tub

Post by Lokiboy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:57 am

Very nice.
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Re: Bed-lining the tub

Post by Beastmaster » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 am

VWK75S wrote::thumbsup: Looks great! I'm assuming you can use it on the bottom of the tub?
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Thanks guys :thumbsup:

When you say bottom, do you mean underneath like undercoating? Sure, I don't know why not, after all its basically just really, really thick paint.
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Re: Bed-lining the tub

Post by Beastmaster » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:06 am

One thing I forgot to mention:

Make sure you check all your nuts, bolts and screws before sealing them with bed liner! I was able to get a half a turn or so from the main bolts securing the tub to the frame.
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Post by Emoore » Wed May 02, 2018 9:48 am

When I did mine with Raptor bed liner, I used wooden dowels in the holes so I wouldn't cover the bolts. I didn't want to have to dig them out later if needed.
Beastmaster wrote:One thing I forgot to mention:

Make sure you check all your nuts, bolts and screws before sealing them with bed liner! I was able to get a half a turn or so from the main bolts securing the tub to the frame.
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