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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2004, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on Rhino liner undercoating

This last fall we were showing at the Seattle Italian Concours d'Elegance and the Alfa right along side us (a beautifully restored Gulia Sprint) which had been done in Vancouver was undercoated using a method I hadn't seen before in a restoration project. This car won the Concours that afternoon.

The owner had used Rhino liner polyeurothane spray-on truck bed liner as an undercoat when they completed the restoration.

Brief discussions with the judges indicated that this is looked upon as an acceptable choice for full restorations as it provides extrememly good undercoating qualities.

As this doesn't seem to effect the percieved accuracy of the restoration I'd like to hear other folks thoughts on doing this as we are considering this for my restoration.

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I have used a double coating in the wheel wells in a GTV race car to keep the out dent to a minimum and it holds up well but the textured surface is harder to keep clean than smooth paint for concourse cars.

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If you look in the picture pages, you'll see our Sprint- it, too, will have truck bed liner for undercoating. The suggestion for me came from 750-101 restorer Bill Gillham.

Mine will not be sprayed on, but rolled on... At least for now.

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Guys, all I have to say is PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN APPLYING THIS STUFF

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LOL Joe I was looking for that the other day and couldn't remember where I saw it.

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does it come in different colors? i think red would look good under and red car and in the fender wells.
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It can be tinted red or just about any color you want. Depends on the dealer and your pocketbook for custom colors, I would imagine. Red is a standard color IIRC.
I had a truck bed sprayed with it, Tuff Stuff!

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I ended up reading all 13 pages of posts about that topic. I think maybe Alex C should give up his title of "infamous member" to that poor guy! Looks like his "15 minutes of fame" has been extended indefinitely!

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So, would anybody recommend this as a do it yourself, or would it be better to hire a guy to come out and spay it on?

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It is an easy do it yourself if you are setup with a compressor. You have to buy an application gun or use an undercoating gun. I have found that even the single part stuff that the auto parts stores sell works fine if you don't want it too thick. For heaver applications I would use the 2 part stuff.

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I looked up prices for Rhino liner dealers, and looks to be about $400 to spray a minitruck. I think the stuff can be bought at Kragens, etc for about $75 for the kit.

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