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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2001, 06:18 PM
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Herculiner durability

I am thinking of putting herculiner on the inside of my 88yj. I have carpet that is about a year old from my wrecked 89yj, but it takes a lot of abuse, and carpet is a temporary fix. I have searched the database, but there is almost no mention of how it holds up over the years. I was wondering if anyone has had it for a while and has any reviews. Also, I am wondering about any sound insulation that it provides. I work construction part time, so I need a durable finish. But I also go to school part time 2 hours away, a lot of highway miles, the quieter the better. I appreciate any help.


'88 Wrangler 258 i6, bare bones (but not for long)
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2001, 07:26 PM
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Re: Herculiner durability

Herculiner is fairly durable for foot traffic use and light loads, but it will scuff and scrape off if you try. It adheres best to a roughed up surface. One good thing about it is that it is easy to repair. You just scuff up the area and re-apply it over that spot. It provides some noise insulation but not as much as carpet. If you want indestructible, get the spray-in stuff installed, but Herucliner is good enough for most Jeep use like mudding and carrying coolers around in the back.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2001, 08:18 PM
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Re: Herculiner durability

i wouldn't hesitate to use it, although i have not had it for years- but what lasts forever anyway? i installed myself for $100 a gallon at kmart. gutted the insides and put it on. about 3 coats till it was all gone. lot of prep as far as sanding, cleaning- but it is tough and better than bare metal that i had. carpet is nice but i was going for a more "outdoors" floor- easier to keep clean.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2001, 09:37 PM
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Re: Herculiner durability

I plan to add the stuff inside mine as soon as it warms up a little. Local jeeps I've seen with it all seem to have held up pretty well as long as they took time to prep the surface well. One jeep I saw just used the roll in stuff on the flat areas and used a spray in can stuff on the side walls. Claims to have worked great and holds up fairly well. He said he just touches up gouges every so often... Worth the time and $$$.


Rusty beat-up old junker with many problems.
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