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After reading an earlier post about roll on bed liners at Walmart, I thought I would take a look at what they had. They have Duplicolor on sale for $20.00 gallon with a roller and a tray. $20.00!!! I just thought you might be interested.

 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif Er.....Bob.....we don't know what that is. Is that like Durabak?/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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uh.. dura what? what the hell? mmmm.. tell me more.. 20 bucks.. if its something like herculiner.. im on it... tomorrow.. but ive never heard of this stuff..

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Duplicolor, Durabak, Herculiner are the same type of product. Roll on or spray on. Napa is selling Duplicolor sprayers. It looks very much like a sand blast unit. I think Napa is asking $99/gal for the Duplicolor. I don't know how much for the sprayer.

 

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thanks bob.. will check it out tomorrow.. i am about ready to start on my tub... so this will be of great use..

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Ive seen those brands other than Duraback, they arent really comparable..

they are basically thick black paint, with little to no texture, Im not even sure they have the rubber granules ...

WILL has some of the Hercliner stuff in the back fo his jeep, its pretty neat stuff, but not near as thick or rough as Duraback

Sandspyder guy was showing me where he wasted a can of the duplicolor stuff on his tranny hump, it was very unimpressive, flat black paint with dust in it...

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I bought some of that dulpcolor in a can at wally world about a year ago. I was very, very unhappy with it. It was more like undercoat that bedliner. It was a tar like. I peel my out with a putty knife months later.

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The Duplicolor Product used to be sold as undercoating. IT IS NOT COMPARABLE to Herc or Durabak. I used it on my frame under tub and rollbar. It is holding up nicely so far. The stuff is good for what it is but NOTHING like Dura/Herc. It has no granules in it at all. Everyone has been pretty much right on but I thought since I have both side by side on my Jeep I could clear things up.

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I use the Duplicolor SPRAY CAN bed liner($5.99/16.5 oz)all the time for touching up scratches and dings on the under side and inside the fender wells. It does a great job of detering rust and keeps the Jeep looking sharp,but it needs repainting fairly often. The NEW(I havent seen it out here before recently) Duplicolor is in a 1 gallon can like the Herc, I havent seen what its like but I was kinda curriouse. The spray on Duplicolor also works very well on exterior surfaces. Sprayed on very lightly then your color coat on top looks like powder coating and has held up very well on my roll bar for about a year, I still get a lot of "nice powder coat" comments.
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Hi All, Long time no see.

How do you all think that Duplicolor stuff would work under the wheel wells of my fiberglass body? I hate the way it looks with the bare fiberglass, but have been afraid to paint it for fear it will peel and look worse.

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif Hi, Nut.....Man!...I'm having a tough time resisting the urge to go buy from Wally on this one. We will be covering everything that we would be painting with this stuff with carpeting, anf the rest of the areas have a good interior coating as it is, just not where we replaced the floor pans. Aditionally, I wanted to do the underside. $20 isn't that much, and this may be the right stuff for us to use anyway, considering that we will be covering it with layers of sound proofing. I visited that Wal-Mart site, and it's a hoot. Whoever got the impression that WM is some kind of corporate teddy bear is mistaken. I knew years ago that when a wal-mart opens, the community LOSES 15 net jobs when ma and pa stores flick it in and go out of biz and that takes jobs away from people who are genuinely earning a living, and those jobs are replaced by 5.45/hr less-than-40-hours wal-mart "careers". Last summer my stepdaughter was seeing a young man who worked at Wal-Mart. It didn't bother me that he worked at WM....it bothered me that he thought that WM was a "real" job./wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif

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Well, I bought a couple of gallons. At $20/gal you can't go wrong. I think I will try it out on the Radio Flyer wagon with the knobby tires to see what is looks like. It will be the baddest wagon at the swap meet. If nothing else, I'll use it on the CJ-6.

 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif Yeah, we did too, Bob.......went to Wally World we did/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gifexcept when we went to Wally the stuff was marked $15......and that's what we were charged at the check out stand. It was worth the extra $5 to have to wait in line in that place/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif....WOOF!...what an experience. I'm really worried about the gene pool./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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ok i made the mistake of venturing out yesterday.. to wally world.. man what a zoo... the one gallon cans of it there were marked 39.95.. what bummer.. so i didnt get anything but aggrovated with my little trip.. tho my girlfriend took me to hooters afterwards for some beer and wings.. what a sweetie..
and before i spend the 40 bucks.. i would like to see or hear about this stuff first hand, Elusive has the herc on his.. and i am WAAAY impressed..
the can i looked at had some of it on the outside of it.. kinda flat black with small particles in it..

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Ok, so here's a long term test on the stuff.

I put mine on over 2 years ago, from the spray can. I originally wanted something that was a little thicker than paint, but would harden, unlike undercoating. This was the stuff. After 2 years on the outside of the body it's flaking like mad. Of course, the Scrambler has led a hard life, being broadsided by a Chevy and beat into trees so the doors didn't line up anymore. I still like it, but would chose carefully where I put it. I would use it anywhere there isn't going to be a lot of wear and tear. I coated the bottom floor pans in it and from all the wheeling mud and abrasiveness, it's worn off, resulting in rust. However, it is easy to recoat and where it's still adhered there is no rust, looks great. I also put some on the top of the bed rails (see pic, everything black is the Dupli-color, large side stripe is where it's flaking), and it's still holding fine, no flaking.

I also did the wife's custom rock rails on the TJ with the stuff, after a year's wheeling it was scraped off the bottom but the rest was still intact. I removed them last year and recoated them, which I'll probably do every year.

Here's the million $$$ question. Would I coat the frame with it? Probably, but only after coating it with Hammerite first. I plan on painting the frame with Hammerite Gray then coating it a few months later (Hammerite takes 2 months to fully cure) with the Dupli-color, so I'll be able to see where the stuff comes off on the rocks. I'll probably also recoat the worn spots at least once a year, just to play it safe. I have no idea how this stuff holds up to oil though, which is what I'm filling my frame with to stop the internal rust. It'll soak into the dirt and keep everything from rusting. Of course then you get the never ending oil drips in the driveway, but at least the frame will last a little longer. /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

Now that I really think about it though, the flaking is on the areas I put the Hammerite first, maybe it didn't adhere well to the paint. The directions say to prime first, but I may have went overboard. The floorboards weren't painted with Hammerite, and they're just scuffed off from wear, no flaking.

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Dave, I learned to check out at sporting goods. No line usually. Plus its fun looking at all the toys. I could have saved another $10 if I waited another day. BTW, did you see Mobil 1 for $9/5 qt jug. Only 15w50 and 5w30.

I checked at Napa about that sprayer. They want $50 for it. So I think I will roll it on.

JEEPN, what kind of prep did you do? Their web site shows how to prep. I was just wondering if you went to that extent or just applied as is. Duplicolor is no fly-by-night operation so I would think that they would have researched the product, although it may be different that others.

 

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I've had Duplicolor over Hammerite on my front bumper for about 10 months and it still looks good. I've got one spot under the tow hook that's chipped, probably damaged during tow hook install. I painted my Steel Horse tow hooks with the Duplicolor before I installed them a few months ago, they still look great. I painted the CB antenna bracket with Hammerite about 8 months ago, it's all flaked off. From my experience, the Duplicolor holds up better than Hammerite.

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I've put Herculiner in the bed of my truck and it is holding up well. I put it on about a year ago. The trick to get it to look good is to keep stirring the can as you roll the mixture on. I stirred mine about every five minutes and I ended up with a very rough rubbery surface that will cling to anything. I do admit that at first it is a little thin, so I put on a second coat with what was left in the can. The only thing that I have noticed is that the sun will fade the liner wherever it is in contact with it for an extended period of time. I do not get to use the garage, so when I park in the afternoon the sun always hits it the same way. All of the liner is faded except on one wall of the bed where it is still shiny. Anyway, even though most of it is faded to a flat black it is still in good contact with the bed of my truck. Oh, by the way, I did scuff the surface of the paint very well before I put it on so that might be the key to get it to stick for a long time.

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