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Spraying Durabak, PICTURES!!!!!!

Well I just got finished spraying my Scrambler's tub with Durabak. I am really happy with the results. I had my tub sandblasted and then primed with Epoxy primer. I had some body work done and the edges cut in. I then brought the tub home and got ready for the Durabak.

The tub doesn't have anything bolted to it, it is completely bare. I bought 3 gallons of Durabak Grey for $100/each and a 3M Schutz gun for $60. With other prep items I have a total of $400 invested. 3 gallons is enough to spray the bottom of the tub and inside the front fenders once, and the inside of the tub twice, with three coats on the floor. The liner looks really thick and it filled in all the little blemishes. With the three coats on the floor it is probably 1/16-1/8" thick. With several hours of prep I am getting really good adhesion. I filled all cracks with body seam sealer before I started spraying. I have used Durabak before, but this is my first time to spray it. It really looks better sprayed, the coats are easy to apply and there aren't any brush marks. I looked into having a professional liner installed, but all of the local shops wanted around $700 for any Jeep interior, regardless if it was just the tub. So for $300 less I got a custom spray job that I know will stick because I did all the prep myself. I will try to put some pics of the finished product on my website. For anyone who wants to do there own liner(Herculiner/Durabak are the same product), I definitely recommend buying a spray applicator. I can give some tips if anyone is interested.

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Tom, Pictures... We all WANT Pictures!
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This post is good timing. I just bought three gallons of Herc at one of the KMarts that is being closed for $65/gallon. Was planning on doing the inside of my CJ6 tub with it and possibly the roll cage.
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3 gallons? Damn it only took me the one galon to do the interior. still had a little left over after the 3rd coat too.
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Re: Spraying Durabak, I just finished my whole tub...

This is on a Scrambler. I used 1 gallon to coat the bottom. I used the other 2 gallons on the inside of the tub and the underside of the front fenders. I was able to coat the inside of the tub with just one gallon, but I wanted an extra thick coating the floor and wheelhouses so I bought an additional gallon and had enough left for the fenders. It is really thick and it filled in all of the little rust pock marks. My tub will never rust again.

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EDIT: I think spraying uses more than rolling because you are able to lay down more material with each coat.
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Here are the pictures:
http://home.off-road.com/~tom85cj7/durabak.htm

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That looks great! [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Good job. Bret
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Re: Spraying Durabak, I just finished my whole tub...

This may be a stupid question, but wouldn't spraying the underside of the tub and fenders with a rough coating beg mud and moisture to hang around? Has anybody had problems with this or would you shoot for a smoother finish on the underside? Just asking. I've been wondering what to do to mine when I get that far along.

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Good job I wish I'd sprayed mine on it would probably be less messy.
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How do you keep it out of all the small threaded holes? Do you sacrafice a set of bolts or what? I plan to brush mine in next week and was curious about this. I have seen where others recommend sticking wads of masking tape in the threads but seems like the liner would just bridge right over.
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