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Undercoating Rocker Panels

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dthiss21, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    dthiss21

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    Undercoating Rocker Panels..
    Have any of you guys had your rocker panels done with rhino lining or under coating your self? - if so what all did you have todo for prep work? and what kind of undercoating did you use PICS !!!!!!!!!!!! thanks guys

    dan......:)
     
  2. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    toy4life did his rockers with bedliner. i have done my chrome bumpers with bedliner, and i am gonna be doing my rockers with bedliner(herculiner) very soon. prep is pretty easy. wash area you wanna coat/bedline with dish soap...dry real good. then tape area you dont wanna get the bedliner on. sand with sand paper to rough up the surface, then clean the area with laquer thinner. then.......coat the area evenly with whatever you are using. do it in light coats too, and you'll probably wanna do around 4 coats or so for evenness.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    yeah toy4lifes truck turned out sweet.... the other route is instead of numerous light coats you go spend $$$ on the entire bedlining spray system like I did..he he
     
  4. Nov 9, 2008 at 10:44 PM
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    okay good i can get herculiner from work :).. what grit of sand paper did you use??? also the dude that had the truck before me did his own bed liner and its chippin out :mad: damnit so i took a rattle can of undercoating and just sprayed the chunks missing.. =) good as new
     
  5. Nov 9, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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  6. Nov 9, 2008 at 11:23 PM
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    that looks great... i was thinking of going higher?? like another 4" from where yours ended by that crease??? think that would look good or two much??
     
  7. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:00 AM
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    i think either way it would look good, it depends on what you like. i just thought mine would be to much since my trucks white, but toy4lifes truck is red and the higher approach doesnt stand out as much and it looks good. its your truck do what you think will look good :D
     
  8. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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    I'm gunna do it =) dunno know when but I"M DOWN..... when you guys were roughing up the paint... what grit sand paper is good, and did you do it by hand or with like a orbital sander?? thanks dan :)
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    when i did the bedliner on the bumpers, i used 100 grit medium sandpaper, and i'll do the same when i bedline the rockers and rear fender part also........the bedliner stayed pretty good with the way i prepped the bumpers, so it should be good for the rockers also. and i did it by hand.
     
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    I think I used a 100 then a 220 grit just to make sure I got the paint good and scratched up... your not really trying to take the paint off... just rough it up a bit..
     
  11. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:25 AM
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    did the driver side of the truck tonight =) lol got done at 3 am... looks good. i know i'm gunna look funny driving around with only one side done but ohwell its 3am... instead of sand paper i used RED Scotch brite pads i got from work... went from front tires to the bumper.. will post pics when both sides are done... ALSO got my hood scoop today from ebay lol, the mesh came unglued from scoop.. had to silicone... I"LL POST PICS THANKS EVERYONE

    DAN.......
     
  12. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:08 PM
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    okay guys need some more help. My rocker panels look bad ass. But where it rounds into the door. the under coating wont stick. NO matter what i do. very thin coats and let them try. what ever. it wont stick.... when i or my friends get out of my truck and drag there feet it comes off...And i dont wanna butcher it too bad. Comon paint and body guys help me out.... thanks dan
     
  13. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:52 PM
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    I'm just betting you didnt get all the clear coat off before trying to coat it... other thing is this.. it should really be about 70 degrees out when doing this for it to stick well... heated garage maybe? sand and use some laquer thinner to make sure you get surface completely cleaned... let it dry then hit it with liner
     
  14. Nov 21, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    mines doing the same thing, i washed it a few weeks ago and along the edge the whole way down the truck tiny spots were chipping off. i suspect it was were i didnt sand close enough to the tape cause i was afraid to mess up the perfect tape line, now there is still clearcoat left underneath. ill just have to tape another line up about an inch and sand it way better this time. thats my plan to fix it i hope it works
     
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    maybe spray some sort of self etching primer on there first and the bed liner will bond to that better???
     
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