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post #1 of 6 Old 07-14-2019, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Bed Liner Exterior????

Iíve been tossing around the idea of having my rig refinished.
I like the look and perceived durability of the textured exterior, Iím also 99.9% ignorant on the topic. Iíve looked at a butt load of textured exterior Jeeps, Iíve seen good jobs and not so good.

Iím looking for 1st hand experiences, or close 2nd hand ones.

I recently passed by a closed dealership that 4 new JLs that they had refinished prior to placing on the lot. Although I didnít care for all the colors, the workmanship looked very good.




Hell, Iím not even sure if this stuff is ďbed linerĒ or an actual textured paint.

Iíd loved to have talked to the dealership but they were closed and a couple hundred miles from my home.

Iím open to any information you may have on the topic.
Iím definitely heading in the direction of having it done in the next 8-10 months, I just want it done correctly with the best available product.
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Wonder how that would hold up to being scratched by tree (cactus) branches and the such when off-road.

I do like that color combo, but the wheels have got to go.

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Wonder how that would hold up to being scratched by tree (cactus) branches and the such when off-road.



I do like that color combo, but the wheels have got to go.


Yea, fuck those wheels and fuck the dealership for using them but they do what sells I guess.

As far as holding up to scratches, thatís my whole reason for the interest.
I do like the flat look but from what little I know, itís a much more durable finish when done correctly.
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I heard some of the early bed-lined jeeps had problems with fading and haze-over in just a couple of years or so. Recommend looking for a brand that touts UV-stable coatings, possibly also a matte clear coat.

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I heard some of the early bed-lined jeeps had problems with fading and haze-over in just a couple of years or so. Recommend looking for a brand that touts UV-stable coatings, possibly also a matte clear coat.

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Iíd guess that the product has evolved over a few years, thatís the kind of information Iím hunting here.

Hopefully a few that have done it will chime in.
Based on some of the nicer jobs Iíve seen recently, Iím not sure that they arenít using something better than tinted bed liner.
Like I said though, Iím fairly ignorant on the technical specifics.
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Personally, I donít like it. Here are the reasons.
1. It is really hard to get a good, even job.
2. It is hard to keep clean. It might look great for a while, but eventually, it is going to look awful.
3. It is heavy.
4. It is not easily reversible. That means you have to find the right buyer, if you eventually need to sell your jeep.
5. I think people use it to cover things up.
6. Did i mention that it is ugly?
7. It is not easily repairable. It takes a lot more work to remove and replace parts, if needed.

I am all for bed liner in pickups, but on the outside, it just doesnít make sense to me.
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