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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
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posted 12-16-2001 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just installed new trunk floors in my mustang, it came out really good, I'll get pics up if any one cares to see it. Anyways... I was thinking of painting the trunk with Herculiner or Rhino Liner, its made for the beds of trucks, Right now I have the splatter paint in the trunk ( I want to kill the person that sprayed that in the trunk before me!) I thought the Herculiner would be a nice touch. What do you guys think?

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Dr. Who
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posted 12-16-2001 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr. Who   Click Here to Email Dr. Who     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's real heavy, over 1/8 inch thick when applied and would be terrible to deal with if anything ever needed to be fixed again, it don't come off! I know there are ways to remove it but I wouldn't dream of doing it inside a trunk and the fumes of the stuff that dissolves it might melt your weather stripping and interior. If you use it on the underside of the trunk lid you'll need a prop rod to keep it open. IMO it's not a good idea.

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Stang28965
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posted 12-16-2001 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah I have never worked with the stuff, I did not know it was that heavy. Any suggestions on a black texture i could spray in the trunk? What do all you guys use? Also I should not have to take anything apart again I HOPE! I guess id have to paint the gas tank out of the car if I would ever want to remove it again. Oh one more thing, what do you guys use (paint) for the underside of your tanks?

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Stang28965
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posted 12-17-2001 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
any suggestions?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-17-2001 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't use anything except paint for the trunk. For the tank, I guess I'd use silver or gray POR.

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Stang28965
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posted 12-17-2001 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd like to paint it body color, But I'd hate to waste the time of getting it all preped and then wasting the money on the paint. I know it would just get scratched up sooner or later....What do you guys use? Body color paint, splater paint, or just any color paint?

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Clark
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posted 12-18-2001 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark   Click Here to Email Clark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used black paint, then applied a light coat of 3M spray undercoating. This gives you a light texture and is easy to remove if kept thin, touches up nice and also helps deaden the sound. I would defintely keep the underside of the trunk lid the body color.

If you want the splater just use a good trunk mat for that.

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Stang28965
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posted 12-19-2001 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went out and got all the paint to make my tank look new again. So I started stripping ALL of the uder coating off, and stripping the splater paint off the other side, Right when I was done and giving it a nice wipedown, I notice a pin hole!!!!!!!!! It was not from rust, it was just a Hole poked in the tank, well I purged the tank and tried welding it, yeah right, it was WAY to thin! So now I am off to buy a new tank! (MM do you sell them?) I love wasted work! Should the top of the tank (inside part) be painted to match the trunk floor?

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-19-2001 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They came new with the trunk in body color and the top of tank natural. As these cars get older and more valuable, it may be a good idea to go original. Mine is done in the same b/clearcoat as outside and it's as durable as any paint. If you still want a bit of class, a trim shop can make up a carpet-not glued down.

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