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Old 03-24-2002, 04:00 PM
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Anyone know of stores where I can buy Durabak? Online sources are OK too...
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You can get info here. Select the "contact us" link at the top of the page.
http://www.nonslipcoating.com/
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I just got finished apraying a gallon of Dbak on the bottom of my Scrambler tub. It looks great. I have used it before on my CJ7, but I used a roller to apply it that time. This time I bought a undercoating gun and sprayed it. It looks just like the expensive spray-on liners. I bought 3 gallons to spray the bottom and inside. With the gun and prep, xylene I have about $400 in the whole thing. I couldn't get any quotes under $650 for just spraying the inside. I will give you some tips if you decide to spray.

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Tom

PS The links above will get you what you want......
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Old 03-24-2002, 08:23 PM
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Tom,

I'd appreciate any tips you can give. What setup did you use for the gun (pressures, tips, etc), where did you get the gun?

I've abandoned trying to make my bodywork come out straight - I'm going to use the colored Durabak to do the exterior and black for the interior.

Any advise would be great!
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Default Re: Where to buy Durabak

Just took a look at the CeaseFire Flame prevention stuff..

"Can be added to urethane"

Isn't that what a truck bed liner is made from?

6-8 hours with a propane torch..

Maybe this should go in to engine fire post?

Coat your engine bay with a duraliner/ceasefire mix and not have to worry too much about passanger safety..

If that actually worked, I'd be putting it everywhere.

Just re-read it..

"Final performance tests with DURABACK are being completed."

Seems this stuff could be promising..
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Use an under coat gun with a 1/4" nozzle.
Use a air regulator set at 40 psi.
You should be able to spray the Durabak without thinning it.
Any auto paint store will have an under coat gun and also Harbor Freight.
Durabak will fade if you use it on the exterior unless you coat it with paint or clear coat.
Heres my Durabak write up:
<a target="_blank" href=http://www.trailhed.com/durabak.html>http://www.trailhed.com/durabak.html</a>
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Default Re: Where to buy Durabak

This is the gun I used:
http://products.3m.com/us/auto_marin...glGS7MKTWGBYbl

I also bought a container of 3M undercoating just so I could have the container that fits on the bottom of the gun. I spent about $75 for the gun and the container. I am sure you can get a cheaper gun. Harbor freight sell a Schutz gun, but they were out when I needed mine. I didn't thin the Durabak at all and I set my compressor at about 55psi. Actual pressure at the gun was around 45psi with the trigger on. I spent a huge amount of time prepping everything. I sanded the entire bottom of the Scrambler with 50 grit paper on my 4.5" grinder. The places I couldn't reach with the grinder I did by hand. I vacuumed and then wiped everything down with Xylene. I then masked everything off, vacuumed, wiped with Xylene again, and then started spraying. The Schutz applicator will only hold a quart at a time. I used a drill to stir the Durabak each time I reloaded the gun. I am really happy with the results. It was easier to spray then to roll and the finished product is more uniform. I still have to do the inside of the tub later this week. I am thinking of documenting the process and adding it to my website.

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Default Re: Where to buy Durabak

For those of you "lucky" enough to be by a K-Mart that's closing up shop you may be able to pick up a good deal on tools, Durabak, etc.. It may be worth a trip...
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Default Re: Where to buy Durabak

Thanks to all for their advice. Luckily for me, the prep work is already done (short of wiping down with Xylene), since I am redoing my tub.

I think I'll need three gallons of the stuff to do the entire Jeep inside and out. I have a K-Mart nearby that is closing (Thanks Larry!), so I'll take a spin down there today and see what I can find.
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Can you get Durabak retail? When I called them last week they said it had to be mail-ordered direct. I wanted to go over and pick it up to avoid shipping, they are right here in Denver. But they said all the Durabak is actually shipped out of Jersey. So you Jersey guys can roll right over there and pick some up.

Let me know about retail, though. Would love to save the shipping.

Justin
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