Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Leon, Texas
Feedback: 7 reviews
X2! Lackof PROPER cleaning and preperation, if they are not cleaned WELL and you wait till the middle of the day in a high humidity region of the U.S. then it will not work as advertised, demonstrated, tested to either the client (vendor), or the end user. I have been in the beggining stages of researching the purchase of your entire kit for a 4 dr including the side panels, partially for the the heeat reduction but mostly for sound absorption. I used to do very high end and custom stereo and alarm so my hearing has been abused to say the least but seeing my 2 year old holding his fingers in his ears going down the road from the drone and echo concerns me, if any think its a jeep thing, mall crawlerish, or whatever I don't give a rat's testicle it's my jeep that will be his when he gets old enough and I can mod it to my taste's.
The reason that I have yet to order is I have been meaning to call or email for a small sample of the headliner material to try to match up the color to a plastic paint so I can paint all the white as close to the same color as possible, I thought of trying a local headliner shop for a small piece but different suppliers mean different colors.
Another question that I had and I suppose that I should have pm'd you this but I am thinking others may be interested in this question as well but I have had a vew Volkswagon GTI's Scirrocco's and Corrado's in mny past and they had a polish leather (haha) vinyl looking leather that I wondered if you could do something like that instead as it would be a whole heck of a lot easier to clean and would not hold smells, mud and so on and would be a lot less likely to absorb any water and weigh the heck out of the panels due to water absorbtion when wheeling or cleaning, I have a french mastiff (turner & hooch) that I frequently haul around and end up washing the inside of the jk out a lot so this would benifit me greatly, I understand the price would go up as well as shipping possibly due to the weight but for me and possibly some others it would be GREATLY benificial. Any Thoughts?
As far as the 3m tape failing, highly doubt that it was your or 3m's fault, but very good job jumping on the early stick to discuss it!!!
I would recommend anyone doing this install to get rubber surgical gloves, getting something from the hardware stores that cleans paint a thinner or what ever, be careful as some leave an oily residue and some will SOFTEN the plastic/fiberglass, I stayed up waaaay to late last night with the wife on the new trampoline last night and got called in to work this mornig so I can't remeber what is the right ones and wrong ones yet, Dr. Pepper hasn't kicked in yet... Anyway, turn the top upside down if possible, if not make sure you wear some goggles at least and wipe the inside down at least 2-3 times using NEW or Really clean rags in each spot, a lot of people will try to use the same rag to clean everything and it gets to a point that you are just moving the oils around at that point, let it dry a good 30 minutes or so and then install, best to do it in the am hours when the humidity levels are low for those of us in humid zones and when ever in others.
I know I posted a lot but I had many installers under me that thought more spray glue was better and it was always not the case, too much causes a gap between the pieces and becomes a gooey layer that it will start to droop or pull away and leave stretch marks and so on. So fi the headliner with as much 3M tape as it appears in the photos I've seen that he uses is ALL installer error, And the 3m tape thit I am pretty sure that he is using is NOT cheap even at his cost as I used to have to use it my self, infact me and the guys played an april fools joke on a guy and stuck everyone of his tools to the walls in the shop with 3m tape needless to say the joke was on us as we had to replace some tools as well as A TON of sheetrock repairs!!! But with this as any adhesive it will only be as good as the prep of the surface that it is expected to adhear to.
Again good job and this confirms that I will be ordering from this guy, speciall if I can get a material change, hint, hint. If not send them bare and I'll order the material and install the "pleather" my self I guess, no biggie! I don't miss the bald legs from all the over spray from the compressor operated glue guns that's for damn sure!
2008 JK 4Dr Rubicon
Mygig W/Uconnect working.
Hard top/Auto tranny
First mod, dog slobber.
Painted hard top
Spidertraxx 1.5 spacers
Teraflex 3" lift
Currie front lower control arms
JKS front and rear adj. track bars
Euroefx HID kit, high/low beam and fogs
Shrockworks rear full width, tire carrier
Post count from the "other" place when i was following the "herd" was 692 on 4-2-09, not a noob...
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