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Paint: POR 15 w/ Herculiner in the tub of your Bronco. Paint: POR 15 w/ Herculiner in the tub of your Bronco.
Grunt1058
07/19/06
If you are interested in protecting your tub from rust, this may be a good solution for you.

After replacing my floorboards, I decided I didn't want to have to deal with the rust problem ever again. So, I bought a POR15 kit and a Herculiner kit and started prepping.

I stripped all the paint from the tub with Aircraft Remover and a 4.5" Angle Grinder with several wire wheels. I made sure to have no paint left in my tub so I could get the best sealant possible. Then, you treat the area with "Metal Ready" and rinse out as directed. It took me several washings with Metal Ready to feel comfortable with my project. Let the exposed metal dry prior to painting.

I then filled in all my body bolt holes with papertowles and electrical tape to keep the holes from being useful once I was done. I then started at the firewall and worked my way back with my first coat of POR15. Make sure you cover your exposed skin prior to painting. This stuff does not wash off easily once it is on your skin. Paint all the exposed metal working your way back. Garden pads work wonders for kneeling in the bed of your Bronco for extended periods of time. Once the first coat is in, let sit for 2 hours and then, start in with the 2nd coat. Since the first coat was still a little tacky, this kept me from being able to get in the Bronco as easy but, the garden pad still worked wonders.

After the 2nd coat of POR15 has set for 1.5 hours, it's time to roll in your Herculiner. The 2nd coat must not be dry and you want it to be a little more tacky then when you started the 2nd coat. Once again, Herculiner does not come off with a simple wash so please, protect your skin, especially your hootus. . After you complete your Herculiner install, let dry for 12 - 24 hours before you start putting your seats etc. back in.

If you have anything to add/remove or modify to this, please contact me and I will get it updated.

Pics are in the near future (when I find the ones I took)  
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twstang on 03/23/08, 11:39 PM
Herculiner

Do you have any pic's of how it turned out. How do you like the way the Herculiner turned out?

Tom
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Tito on 03/24/08, 12:15 AM
I did it with mine, por15 through the front floors before the herculiner, here are my pics...
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Smokey Rd. on 09/23/08, 09:12 AM
herculiner

Approximately, how much does that stuff cost. Is it something I can find at my local Carquest, or auto dealer.
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7bronco6 on 09/29/08, 09:58 PM
Yeah, I got my Herculiner at Autozone. It's like 80 bucks. In my opinion, well worth it. I am very pleased with the way mine turned out.
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Joker11 on 12/15/08, 10:50 PM
How is it wearing?
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BroncoKrawler on 02/24/09, 11:46 PM
How much POR15 did you use on the bed? Is it still holding up well? How rigid is the Herculiner?
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IFLYHOOKS on 02/02/10, 10:09 AM
You might want to also seal all the seams with roof flashing caulk. I just finished replacing from door pillars forward and I had (alot) assistance from a professional body man. He recommended the caulk, which I purchased from Lowe's, to seal all the seams once the body panels were put together. Additionally, I used a sound deadening spray on called Lizard Skin to help quiet the interior. Another nice thing about the caulk, is that it helped to smooth the transition between panels prior to spraying.
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Entourage on 08/26/10, 10:08 AM
It really looks nice - that is very impressive to do a project like that in your own garage. That looks like money well spent - nice job. Thanks for posting and the pics look great.
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Erik329 on 10/03/10, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by IFLYHOOKS View Post
You might want to also seal all the seams with roof flashing caulk.
Roof flashing caulk sounds strange. I wouldn't think paint would adhere to it. Why not use regular automotive seam sealer ?
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Entourage on 10/03/10, 06:51 PM
THe results look great. The pics make it look smoother than mine. Nice job on the prep and install.
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madisonbonner on 10/11/10, 11:55 AM
what about heat? hot to the touch ,or does it draw heat from sunlight? i want to do it butjust not sure.
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sward989 on 08/21/11, 12:24 AM
Rhino Liner vs Line-X

Has anyone tried Rhino Liner or Line-X.

If yes which is better?

Thanks
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joshbailer on 10/09/12, 07:44 AM
professionally installed bed liner cost?

Hello all,
How much should I expect to pay for a professional bed liner installation (like Rhino liner) at a shop?

Thanks
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Cookindutch on 04/05/13, 10:05 AM
What did you do on the underside? Isn't that exposed to more weather?
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