rhino lining - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Standard SFA Trucks & SUV's All discussion of full sized Solid Front Axle Trucks, SUV's to include Suburban

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2003, 03:13 PM
joblope
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
rhino lining

I tore out my carpet and seats in my Blazer, and now I would like to line it with a rubber lining. I've heard about rhino lining, or herculiner. Also, I went to NAPA and they have this spray rubber that I could use to line my truck. The spray seems like it would produce better coverage in the areas that a brush or roller couldn't reach. Does anyone have any experience using any of the rubber coatings, and which ones stick the best? Also any prep suggestions. I am basically sanding down the old paint, but not to the bar metal.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2003, 05:08 PM
Can't Get Enough
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
Re: rhino lining

I have been thinking of doing the same thing with my Suburban. I've heard a lot of good stuff about Herculiner. I priced Rhinoliner for my dad's longbed, they wanted $600.
After you sand it down, you'll need to use something to clean it. Laquer thinner should work good.
c_rock is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2003, 06:40 PM
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
wrath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 3,323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
 
Re: rhino lining

I used Plasti-Kote rattle can stuff in my truck. It took four cans at $6.96/each at Wal-Mart to do it. I like it. It's really coarse though, kind of like sandpaper.

It seems to be plenty durable.

No matter what, it's all about the prep work. I ended up wiping mine down with lacquer thinner. You're supposed to use xylene but that stuff is expensive.
wrath is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2003, 10:37 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: rhino lining

Rhino liner is great stuff, but expensive and kinda overkill for inside a vehicle, it does eliminate a lot of noise though. Herculiner is strong and works well. My personal experience with the spray on ones is that their not very durable in high use areas (like the drivers floor) and will peel and wear off.
Joel is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 09:33 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: rhino lining

I used Herculiner in the Suburban. I ripped out all the carpet, cleaned with Acetone, used sandpaper on any rusty spots, and then steel wool on the rest. Rhino lining is very expensive in my area,they wanted 800 bucks to do the Burb. The other disadvantage it has is that if you ever scrape it you cannot repair it as it will not bond to itself. That is the best advantage of Herculiner and Durabak, they can be touched up if you really gouge it. Both Herculiner and Durabak have recycled tier material in them, however I have used both (in different vehicles) and the herculiner seems to be a bit more pliable feeling and cuts road noise a bit more. On the other hand the Durabak seems to be a touch more durable, especially in a fewer coating application. I am preping my 4x4 Cherokee for a full outside coat of Herculiner, looks good and you never have to worry about scratches again. Durabak also comes in more colors so if you aren't putting carpet back in you might like the color choices better. Either product you choose I think you will be happy with, I have been on multiple vehicles. On application use a brush liberally up in the corner spots(kinda gob it in, then brush it out) then use the special rubber texture rollers on everything else. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 11:55 PM
joblope
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: rhino lining

my brother loves herculiner. I've never heard about durabak, I'll check them out for pricing. I figured that first I would put one of those coatings on, then on top of that put the polyvinal floor covering, and that should really kill [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] road noise [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img].
post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 08:54 AM
Can't Get Enough
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
Re: rhino lining

How does your herculiner work out in the Suburban? Does it cut down the road noise and engine heat?
c_rock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome