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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2002, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Removing bed liner

More questions from the newbie. The previous owner of my CJ-5 had put in a bed liner (I think its a Herculiner). I love it in the back and on the floor, but he's got it on the dashboard too and I would rather it not be there. Is there anyway to remove it? I'm guessing no, but maybe there's a chance. I've seen some pictures of dashboards that look great compared to mine. Heck I don't even know what all the knobs do. Allegedly one is for the fan, but I don't think its working either. Its amazing how many things I keep finding that don't work compared to those that do. But its still a blast to drive so thats all that matters, until it gets dark and I can't see where I'm going or how fast I'm going since the lights are currently on strike.
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Re: Removing bed liner

I've found the best method to be paint stripper..the hardcore stuff and a razor scraper.
You will just ruin all the paint on your dash though and you'll have to repaint it.
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Re: Removing bed liner

The last time I removed the stuff - I used a DA sander. Quick and easy. You will have to repaint anyway. I would take the dash out and remove any gauges to prevent damage.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2002, 08:58 PM
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Re: Removing bed liner

I overdid the Herculiner when I did my CJ-7. (I brought it over the doorjambs and top edge of the tub) When it came time to paint, I realized I wanted paint there instead and wondered how I was going to get it off.

I found out it came off a lot like latex paint. It seemed to bond more to itself than to the metal, and you could work up an edge and pull off decent sized pieces. A razor blade was my primary tool followed by a Scotchbrite and finally the DA. It was still a PITA to get all the little pieces, but definately do-able.

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Re: Removing bed liner

as I recall.. i spilled some brake fluid in my tub and it peeled the herculiner up... it sat there for a couple weeks though...but if you got some time and a plastic trash bag... it might work...
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