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Herculiner

I'm thinking about getting Herculiner for my ranger. I plan on going up and doing the bed rails too, so i was wondering if i would need a gallon and a quart, or just a gallon. I plan on getting the UV protectant aswell.
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Get a Gallon what you don't use you can save for touch ups.
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You'll need the gallon size. I used it on my truck, the gallon was enough for a few coats plus my toolbox. I'd recommend the UV stuff, wish I would have on mine, it's faded.
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i used a gallon but shoulda used teh hole gallon and quart. but honestly i regret doing it and wish i just went rhino or linex
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i used a gallon but shoulda used teh hole gallon and quart. but honestly i regret doing it and wish i just went rhino or linex


Same here....
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Heres the thread from when I did mine. If you scroll down a ways I answer the questions.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=52524

First off, buy a wire wheel for a drill, It will be the best $5 you've spent in a long time. Wear 2 layers of rubber gloves for everything, both the prep and the hurculining. That paint dust is really ichy on the skin. Also if you get hurculiner on your skin it will be there for atleast a week.

Apply your tape after the acetone and get it stuck on really good. I did the acetone after and it melted the tape and so the hurculiner got through.

TAKE YOUR BED BOLTS OUT. Goto auto zone and get a T-55 and a T-45 bit and take out the bed bolt and remove the tailgate. Do it right, because if you ever need to take the bed off, its gonna be a b!tch to cut the liner off of those bolts.

Unlike rhino lining and Line-X, if you get a cut in the liner you can simply scuff it up and put some more on top of it. Its very easy to repair. I had to do some touch ups and it stuck to its self pretty well.

There's probably more but its late and im tired if you have anymore questions feel free to ask me.
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Hey Malydeen,

I see my favorite brand of beer in your garage there. Looks like you even moved them around in the pics. Let me know if you need help drinking them....hahaha



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i used a gallon on my bed. The rails and bed sides i did one coat and the bottom has about 4. Just make sure when youre prepping you dont go down to bare metal, herculiner isnt waterproof and youll rust straight through your bed
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iv been debating on this hurculiner stuff for a while now, dont know if it will be worth it or its crap, so im listening to all the inputs
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I used a gallon and a half on my truck bed. I have been pleased with the stuff, it chips if you hit it real hard with a sharp edge, everything else has held on really well and worked great. Alot cheaper than the professional stuff, just know what ur getting.

BTW I used the duplicolor bedliner not the herculiner. Same stuff, just cheaper.
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i used a gallon on my bed. The rails and bed sides i did one coat and the bottom has about 4. Just make sure when youre prepping you dont go down to bare metal, herculiner isnt waterproof and youll rust straight through your bed
Isn't waterproof? Part of the point of using it is to seal the bed against water penetrating to the metal.
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i used a gallon on my bed. The rails and bed sides i did one coat and the bottom has about 4. Just make sure when youre prepping you dont go down to bare metal, herculiner isnt waterproof and youll rust straight through your bed
ive heard that it isnt waterproof to but i don't believe it. I dont know how a rubber paint wouldnt be water proof.


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iv been debating on this hurculiner stuff for a while now, dont know if it will be worth it or its crap, so im listening to all the inputs
Its definatly worth it. I give it 2 thumbs up.
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I too am looking at doing Herculiner.
And instead of a new thread, i'll continue here.
I've been reading about it fading over the years in sunlight, but i came across this product.
Looks like they make a UV protectant. Any one tried this stuff to know if it works?
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Anyone have any close up pictures?

I was thinking of going with white line-x, but its damn expensive!
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thats the closest picture I have. If no one else posts one ill get you one tomorrow.
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Isn't waterproof? Part of the point of using it is to seal the bed against water penetrating to the metal.
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ive heard that it isnt waterproof to but i don't believe it. I dont know how a rubber paint wouldnt be water proof.
it will develop pin holes when exposed to sun. Im not sure if the UV protestant helps or not but if you look closely you can see little holes in. The instructions even hint at it, it says to prime or seal all exposed metals

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it looks good and is a decent line if you done use ur bed a lot.
i actually put a lot in the bed and its chiped and wore down. im going to get another gallon this summer and put more coats on it but i would prob went with rhino if i could do it again
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Looks good to me! I dont use the bed more than dirt/wood/bricks/washer/dryers none of those have real sharp corners, though I am worried about denting it!

Is it hard to tape off? cause I got some ideas!
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Is it hard to tape off? cause I got some ideas!
nope. i just ran blue painters tape down the side and would adjust it to make it look good. mine edge is also covered by the tonneau cover so if its not perfect you dont notice it
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Is it hard to tape off? cause I got some ideas!
Not really the tailgate took me a while because of the bends in the metal. Just make sure you use the acetone BEFORE you tape. If you put acetone on the tape it will melt the tape and the hurculier will get through. I have some ugly spots because of it.
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Just ordered 2 gallons of herculiner today.
Since i was reading 1 gal seemed a little thin on there. So i figured i'd throw 1 1/2 or so on the bed to thicken it out, then my father wants to use the rest on his work van bumper.

Did anyone prime the bed first to make sure no rust will set, or is it unnecessary?
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Did anyone prime the bed first to make sure no rust will set, or is it unnecessary?
You could primmer the bed but I don't think the herculiner will adhere to the metal to well. When I herculined my car trunk area I stripped the paint with a heavy duty stripper like acetone. Then did 3-4 coats of liner in it. You should put UV coat on it so it won't fade as much, or quicker. I was lazy and just took my Ranger to a Line-X shop and had them do it. They also added Ultra-X the UV kevlar based coat. It looks good but $730 is what it cost me. Herculiner worked well on keeping my trunk in my old car safe from rust and major water damage because it leaked a little bit during the rainy season. Thought I just share you my experience with it.
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I am getting Perma-Tech for my new Ranger. Comes in color( color is though out the material), UV protectant through out the material, less expensive than LineX which if you want color is a paint coat and needs renewal of the UV protectant coat each year. In color for my Ranger is $490 with a life time guarantee.

Had it in my Dodge Dakota and it held up well.

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Well i ordered (2) 1 gallon kits of herculiner for 64.99 each, just waiting for them to ship, then my local napa had the UV protectant for 18.99, .

So that 150.00 price sure beats the $400 price tag that Rhino Lining gave me.
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