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Herculined Rocker panels and Bushwackers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GVY, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    GVY

    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    Like the title says, I Herculined my rocker panels and Bushwacker Cut-Out fender flares in preparation for the rock sliders that I'll be getting soon. I've been wanting to do this for awhile seeing that the majority of scratches and nicks were all along these areas. Plus, the route I take to and from work has a good stretch on an unimproved firebreak and every "clunk" I hear makes me wince.

    There's more to the story because, as we all know, it's never as easy as you think it's going to be. This is the first coat. As you can see, the coverage was completely over-the-top for Herculiner. That's because this was supposed to be Raptor-lined.

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    Long story short, the bottle that you screw into the spray gun was stuck and I couldn't unscrew it. Add the fact that the plastic of the bottle is thin and bendable and that there's a hole at the top of the screw-in base, it shot out like a geyser when I tried to muscle it out (this is a great quote, btw). I knew it was going to happen but I gave it a try anyway. So, I admitted defeat and got out the can of Herculiner I've had sitting around for about three years.

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    Overall, I'm really happy with the results and, honestly, I like the texture better. It matches my bed and tool box. I'm saving the Raptor Liner for the undercarriage once I order a new spray gun.

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    The Herculiner was super easy to apply, although messy. Here are a couple of lessons that I learned while doing this:

    1. The roller sprays that shit everywhere so put a drop-cloth over your tires as a precaution.

    2. Wear old clothes (see Rule #1).

    3. Tape the inside edges of your doors.

    4. Pull tape off while second coat is still wet for a razor edge.

    5. Mineral Spirits works just as well as the suggested Xylene.

    6. Once tacky, use your fingers to "roll" the drips back on the doors and edges of the body. Makes it look a lot cleaner.

    7. Bugs land in that shit and you have to pick 'em out.

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    This is the second coat without my rear bumper put back on.

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  2. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    Norton

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    Looks good. :thumbsup: Been thinking about doing something similar...
     
  3. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Looks friggin good!
     
  4. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    JTyfz450

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    Wow looks great. Good job :thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Looks great!:cool:
     
  6. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    ToyotaRicky

    ToyotaRicky Here we go!!!

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    That's awesome!
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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    THINK OF DOING IT ON MY TRUCK BUT I DONT NOW IF I BE HAPPY BUT LOOKS NICES
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:19 AM
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    sprocketdog

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    Looks good, next time stay away from Raptor liner and use the liner exxtreme, shit is so easy to do and you wont have no issues since the give you a metal spray can and a good quality gun.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    I did this about 4 years ago..... I prepped the body with a wire brush on a drill and scratched it up pretty good. I didnt prep my fender flares as good. I did about 4 to 5 coats on everything. Rockers still look perfect and only a few spots of peeling on the flares but thats my fault. I want to redo the flares and add more coats to everything but i want to get bushwackers so i might as well wait till then.

    Looks real good dude and it will be a lot duller of a finish in a few months (what i was hoping for with mine)
     
  10. Apr 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    :thumbsup: looks good
     
  11. Apr 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Looks Dirty!
     
  12. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    GVY

    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    Yeah, I'm glad that it'll dull a bit. I like the contrast.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    GVY [OP] All those moments will be lost in time

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    I'll have to look into that.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    Looks good man
    I need to do something like that to mine
     
  15. Apr 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Looks good!
     
  16. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    That looks freaken cool, getting ready to bed liner the same parts of mine as well so ill hae more of a two tone look. Great job!:D
     
  17. Apr 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    That looks real good!
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Wow awesome look!
     
  19. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    looking good. planning on doing the rockers this summer with plasti-dip to see if i like it and if it looks good
     
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