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Old May 28th, 2007, 06:31 PM
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Default Pics of heat mat/bed liner

Well with the long weekend and some nice weather I decided to tackle my next project. I need to do something about the in cab heat before summer so I got some Fat Mat (thanks M725baja) and some Durabak and went to town. The majority of the time was in prep work but didn't want it peeling up any time soon.











Everything went rather smooth during install, but maybe it was the fumes that made me extra mellow. I'll let you guys know how everything holds up, but I'm very pleased with the initial installation. I put the Fat Mat in the doors and they sound really solid when they close and the bed liner looks a lot better than another do it yourself brand that I have tried.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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Can you give us more info on the products that you used? On my next closed cab MV I want to do something simular to that to help lower the noise level. I find that as I'm getting older I enjoy not shouting to my passangers.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:35 PM
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Can you give us more info on the products that you used? On my next closed cab MV I want to do something simular to that to help lower the noise level. I find that as I'm getting older I enjoy not shouting to my passangers.
Heat/sound proofing - www.Fatmat.com

I used the fatmat product, since I thought the rattletrap product was too thick for what I wanted.

Bed Liner - http://www.cotelind.com/#durabak

I purchased the bed liner from 4wd.com. There is a couple different styles from 4wd but a distributor can get you more color variants.

Let me know if you have any more specific questions.
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What was the bedliner you used before that you don't like as much?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 08:45 PM
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What was the bedliner you used before that you don't like as much?
It was something that I picked up at Napa, I think the brand was called something like Dupicolor. I got that and a spray applicator. Application sucked, the gun kept getting clogged, don't know how many times I had to tear down the gun to clean it out and reassemble, just know I could still do it with my eyes closed. The product itself doesn't look as durable but jury is still out on that since I haven't tested it, the CJ8 that it was applied to hasn't moved from the garage yet.
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OK, so you have a fiber-and-metallic mat stuck to the floor and covered in bedliner about an eighth inch thick? I suspect the durability there, if your boots are as big as mine and you drag stuff in and out of your trucks like I do, is going to be about ten minutes. Not to mention the fact moisture will pass thru every imperfection in the bedliner spray, both those that exist now and more importantly those that come later, and be held by the mat.

Maybe I am misunderstanding the pics and/or the explanation. Maybe I'm just dumb. But the fact is that to me this looks like a major mess in the making.

I've been thinking about the same insulating mat, but under the truck and over top of the undercoating applied there. The mat will take all the abuse but it'll also be easily replaced and not hold moisture directly against the painted metal surface.
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The info is great thanks.
My question is also how well will it hold up. I would think that the mat would flex allowing the bedliner paint to crack and break thus maybe flake off. You will have to keep us posted on how it works and holds up!
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Hey, nice pics... great work. Thanks for sharing. I'm inclined to go 2ndA's method of the engine side of the firewall and the underside of the cab. Since I've got the cab off and rebuilding, it should be a bit easier.

The materials sited is great info!!!
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OK, so you have a fiber-and-metallic mat stuck to the floor and covered in bedliner about an eighth inch thick? I suspect the durability there, if your boots are as big as mine and you drag stuff in and out of your trucks like I do, is going to be about ten minutes. Not to mention the fact moisture will pass thru every imperfection in the bedliner spray, both those that exist now and more importantly those that come later, and be held by the mat.

Maybe I am misunderstanding the pics and/or the explanation. Maybe I'm just dumb. But the fact is that to me this looks like a major mess in the making.

I've been thinking about the same insulating mat, but under the truck and over top of the undercoating applied there. The mat will take all the abuse but it'll also be easily replaced and not hold moisture directly against the painted metal surface.
The matting is for the most part an asphalt shingle with tin foil stuck to it. It was fairly pliable and conformed to curves and grooves. Its my hope that with thorough preparation, a strong adhesive, and its conforming nature, the matting will have a tight bond to the metal. If it does get damaged down to the metal I don't think it will wick moisture to the metal surface or open up water trapping pockets. But that assumption is based on I think I installed in correctly.

The bed liner material did a good job at filling in the joints and I'm assuming that made these water tight. Some joints you can't even see any more since they are completely full.

If I was doing a frame off would I have done it differently, probably but I'm only allowed one Jeep torn down at a time. Is there some risk in the mod, yea probably and it increases if you rush through the job. I'll have to keep my eye on ware or damage and repair as needed. That is one of the benefits I feel with this bedliner, is that I can cut out and repair sections as needed.

Again I let you all know how this experiment turns out and the benefits and pitfalls that I encounter with it.
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