Rhinolining (and the like)


nathanotis

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I've been away from the TJ scene for some time. Is Rhino/Raptor/X-Line in the tub a thing that we turn our noses up at these days? I've heard it being referred to in kind of snide/joking tones...

I always liked the idea of being able to spray out the tub, but I've never experienced/lived with a lined tub. What are the short comings and the caveats they don't tell you about?
 
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I have my tub Raptor Lined 100% underneath, and 100% inside. I can’t think of any reason not to. I do run carpet and Weathertech floor liners as well so mine is kind of out of sight. I’d imagine no carpet, but still using floor liners, would work out ok. Just need a nice rubberized floor liner that would grip the surface and not slide around…
 
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If your jeep is the family grocery getter, then I would stick with carpet. The inside of our tub is rhino lined ( I would prefer raptor) and love it for what we do, which generally involves some mud/water. We also recovered the seats in marine vinyl, so I grab the pressure washer and clean up is generally over quick.

Personally, I am not a fan of it on the outside. The ones I have seen seem to stain / fade rather quickly, maybe they just aren't cared for?
 
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Oh yeah. I'm talking STRICTLY INTERNAL (unlike herpes?) My Jeep is my daily. Occasionally it gets groceries, it always takes me to work, but once I get it lifted and stuff, it'll take me over rocks.

why the preference for Raptor?
 

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Of the DIY liners I've used, MonstaLiner is the best by far.

I am going to do the floor only if my tub because sand has rubbed the paint to the primer all over under the carpet. I plan on using carpet most of the time, but use the MonstaLiner to refresh the floor and make it more durable.

It goes on thicker than others, and has a nice smooth texture that cleans easily. It's not rough or gritty like others. It's also UV stable which is nice and comes in tons of colors. In my YJ it held up very well.
 

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Oh yeah. I'm talking STRICTLY INTERNAL (unlike herpes?) My Jeep is my daily. Occasionally it gets groceries, it always takes me to work, but once I get it lifted and stuff, it'll take me over rocks.

why the preference for Raptor?
Aesthetics, the raptor liner is much smoother than the rhino lining in my jeep and others I have seen.
 

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Aesthetics, the raptor liner is much smoother than the rhino lining in my jeep and others I have seen.
I just think about cleaning, smooth surface or rough surface? Granted I pulled my carpet to dry once and that was enough to convince me to keep it.

I’m happy to pull the carpet (and a few accessories) to spray it out if I have to, but that’s a rare need for me. If it were more regular perhaps that would change.

Given I’m not far from the OP, I’d bet once you get out even in a few colorado storms it all becomes less relevant as long as you stay dry-ish. Everything else dries out pretty quick.
 

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I just think about cleaning, smooth surface or rough surface?
The Raptor Liner is what I would describe as textured, obviously. How much or little depends on air pressure, if using a schutz gun. I spray mine right at 60 psi, as measured when the trigger is pulled…

Raptor Liner is polyurethane. When the substrate surface is prepped properly. The guidelines for time, temperature and such are followed. It leaves an extremely nice finish. Cleaning it is as easy as a spray gun car wash or your own bucket and sponge at home. I have yet to have any issue in years…
 

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I would do my Jeep with xxxxx-liner in a heartbeat - EXCEPT - I'm told that I'd have problems with heat passthrough. Its hot enough in Florida as it is without that. Carpet has zero place in a Jeep or truck of any kind as far as I'm concerned. As it is, I'm looking at bedtred.
 

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@707kevin and @tmcgee7 with the monstaliner does it keep stuff from sliding around? The Rhino-liner in my truck bed is great at keeping stuff from sliding all over place.

Monstaliner is definitely harder than rhino. I don't think it would compare at all on the non-skid properties. Rhino would be a much better overall product than a DIY one.
 

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As long as it’s applied correctly like removing every piece of hardware including the cage and doing a nice job with the masking paper and cut tape it’s not an issue. I would still run my rubber bed rug liners over it tho. Bedliners don’t provide any insulation just keep things from rusting or chaffing.
 
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