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Old 09-19-2014, 07:05 AM
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So I have tossed the idea around about Linexing my XJ. I have looked through this forum and have only found a few that looked good. I thought that I would through my two cents in and see what happens.




I had sold my other XJ to start this project. I ended up with a great canvas for a great price. It needed a little body work, but that was going to happen regardless. Its a 99 Jeep XJ Classic, with factory Gun Metal Blue paint.


I went ahead a put a 3.5" RE lift on with 31's .

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I didn't do my entire exterior, but did my quarter panels. I went with Monstaliner, I'm very pleased with it. Easily cleans, texture comes from the roller instead of fibers & such. I'm gonna do my hood (black) in the spring & thinking about doin my roof (white).

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Old 09-20-2014, 07:17 AM
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I like that a lot. How many coats did you have to lay down?
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Here are some pics of the finished product. Overall I think it turned out good for a drive way paint job.
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So what finish did you end up using? The Line-X or the U-Pol? I like the look of this, although I definitely would choose a darker color for mine.
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So what finish did you end up using? The Line-X or the U-Pol? I like the look of this, although I definitely would choose a darker color for mine.
I used the upol tintable gun metal blue. I wish it was a bit darker too.
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Damn that came out so good!
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Looks great. At some point I think I'll end up doin my whole Exterior...
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I think it looks great!

I did mine the same as Caronaxtr, just below the body line. I debated as well about doing the whole thing, but like how it is so far.

I used the Liner Extreeme stuff, which is pretty easy to work with really- you just have to move fast, and be sure you have lots of room to work (gets everywhere if you spray it).

The big thing about mine that I don't like, is that while it will build some texture from the material itself, if you really want good texture you add some ground rubber that they include in the kit.

The big issue with that is if you scratch it, the rubber is black, and the material is whatever your main color is, so the scratches show through like crazy. I am wishing at this point that I would have left the rubber out. Be glad that yours doesn't need it for texture.
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I think it looks great!

I did mine the same as Caronaxtr, just below the body line. I debated as well about doing the whole thing, but like how it is so far.

I used the Liner Extreeme stuff, which is pretty easy to work with really- you just have to move fast, and be sure you have lots of room to work (gets everywhere if you spray it).

The big thing about mine that I don't like, is that while it will build some texture from the material itself, if you really want good texture you add some ground rubber that they include in the kit.

The big issue with that is if you scratch it, the rubber is black, and the material is whatever your main color is, so the scratches show through like crazy. I am wishing at this point that I would have left the rubber out. Be glad that yours doesn't need it for texture.
I did mine on a hot day and I had to move very quickly. It took a total of 8 bottles of the u-pol raptor coat. In between coats I was mixing and shaking the hole time. All in all I really like it. I just got my JCR rear quarter armor done and bolted up. I will be posting those pictures tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by jeepn4fun View Post
I did mine on a hot day and I had to move very quickly. It took a total of 8 bottles of the u-pol raptor coat. In between coats I was mixing and shaking the hole time. All in all I really like it. I just got my JCR rear quarter armor done and bolted up. I will be posting those pictures tomorrow.
Well, it looks good. I would be worried about keeping the color consistent between all the small batches of liner, but you nailed it.
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Thanks man I appreciate that.
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Wow that's bad assssss have any links to the exact material used and tips on prep work ect I'm ordering a few gallons to do my 91 today you just sold me on it
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So I used U-pol Tintable Raptor Bedliner.
Amazon.com: U-POL Tintable TRUCK BED LINER SPRAY COATING-Bedliner: Automotive Amazon.com: U-POL Tintable TRUCK BED LINER SPRAY COATING-Bedliner: Automotive


First I pulled all the trim off the jeep including door handles and door locks. I even pulled out my back windows. I then went along and fixed any dents and rust on the jeep. The only thing you need to do is scuff the paint with 80 grit and the areas you can't get use an adhesion promoter. I used the U-Pol brand.


You really want to use two people for this. One to mix and the other to shoot. When you mix the base coat (the color you chose) you want to make sure you get the exact amount each time, if you don't you will get light and dark areas.


Here is a list of what you will need.
U-Pol Raptor Liner 8 bottles (get the kit with the shutzgun)
U-Pol Adhesion Promoter
Self Etching primer.
Tac cloth
Wax and Grease remover or prep spray
Base coat (only if you are going to make it any other color than black)
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