Bedliner in a Jeep JK? Yes I finally broke down and had the interior floor of my Jeep JK sprayed with bedliner. It’s been something I’ve wanted to have done for a few years now and I’m glad I did. The guys over at Xtreme Coating in Portland, OR were more than happy to help me out with this task!
My first task was to strip out the interior. That meant I would have to pull the seats, carpet, center console, seat belts, plastic trim, remove the stock floor sound deadening, and take the doors & top off.
Since I’ve been driving my Jeep for a few years now without carpet that step was easy. What wasn’t so easy was getting the stock floor sound deadening removed.
I found that using a torch and a sharp scraper worked best. I’ve also heard dry ice works great too.
The seat and seat belt bolts were also very difficult to get out. I had to spray them with penetrating lube like WD40 and heat them up with a torch.
Here’s what my Jeep looked like stripped for bedliner.
Another thing to think about if you want to save some money, sand the floor before you take it into the shop. That is one step I forgot to do and the labor for that is a few hours. The guys at Xtreme Coatings were gracious enough to provide some photos of what to sand.
I personally went with Xtreme Coatings because I’ve seen their work in the past on other peoples Jeeps and I was very impressed. I’ve had other shops spray bedliner in my truck bed and had it peel after 2 years. I’ve also done the brush on bedliner in my old VW Bug. I was not impressed with how it turned out. It was either too chunky in spots or not enough chunks in others. This is definitely something I would take your time on and make sure it’s done right because if you do this is the final results.
The above photo is a closeup image of the rear trunk cover that I burned the carpet off with a torch and had sprayed with bedliner. I think it turned out amazing.
The above photo is a closeup image of one of the seat bolts. I didn’t cover or clean the treads much since the bedliner acts as a lock tight. This does make reinstalling the seat bolts just as difficult as taking them out but without the expense of using lock tight to make sure they don’t unthread later.
The above photo is a closeup image of one of the door jams I had sprayed. This was one thing Xtreme Coatings recommended and I’m glad they did. having the door jams bedlined really helps protect the body from peoples shoes scratching it up. It also looks really cool when the doors are off!
The above photo was taken before the rear seats were reinstalled.
Overall I love that having the bedliner quieted down the cab from road noise, it’s helped shield some of the heat from the exhaust, and not only looks amazing but cleans up easily too!
We did some product testing down at Sand Lake, OR and at Browns Camp in the Tillamook State Forest.
After a weekend in the sand and mud my floor was nasty as you can tell from the above photo.
With a little bit of water and a brush the dirt and sand cleaned out really nicely!
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