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Not to steal and thunder from Deltaphi216, but here is how and what I did to my Frontier.

NOTE TO OTHERS: HERCULINER DOES NOT STICK TO RUST CONVERTER! After a PA winter; everywhere herc was put over rust converter it pealed in sheets.
I have since sanded, primed, painted, sanded again, and reapplied herculiner onto! Oh well...lesson learned!
1. Buy your Herculiner kit (I bought the UV Protectant Also


I also bought extra red or burgandy(call them what you want) Scotchbrite pads; I used about 10 total, a roll of 3/4 auto masking tape (kind of plastic like), some rust converter, and some foam sanding blocks.

2. Mask your lines



3. Begin to sand!!! Just remove the glossiness.*Hire some help or tell the wife you will do something nice for her*






4. Clean any bare metal and apply rust converter







*Once the rust converter dries (apx. 45 min-1 hr) scuff it up also

5. Wipe eveverything down that you sanded and scuffed with acetone on a rag right before you apply the Herculiner.
Sorry, no pics of this, I was alone at the time and really, does wiping stuff down need a pic???

6. Mix Herculiner well w/ a drill and mixer for apx 3-5 min
You will see little chunks coming to the surface, they are really small chunks but you will see them, also be sure to mix the bottom really well, it settles there and is really thick until you mix it all.

7.Apply first coat of herculiner
Use provided brush to get pinch seam, door jams, and anywhere else the roller will not!! Once again no pics but its pretty self-explanatory!
*Remember, the more humid it is the faster it dries!!!*



*The first coat will go on kind of thin, you will still see some paint though the first coat!!! Have no fear the second coat will go on alot thicker and cover it all up!!!*

8. Wait apx 1-1.5 hrs. for first coat to dry.
The first coat will barely be tacky when second coat is ready to be applied.

9. Apply second coat.
*Start with a new clean brush and do all of the hard to
reach areas again.(i.e. door jams, pinch seam, any where roller can't get to!)



10. Remove tape (See Notes below)
*Wait apx 45 min to remove tape, or until 2nd coat has set up alittle bit and is not still "wet". Be careful and go slow here. If you wait too long you will be following all of your tape with an excacto knife cutting the Herculiner to remove it!!! And if you do it too soon it makes a hell of a mess and will screw your nice staight lines up and smear the stuff all over!!!!







11. Apply UV Protective Top Coat
* I called Herculiner on this one! They said to put the truck in the garage overnite and let the Herc. cure. They said as it cures it releases gases and if the top coat is applied the gases will not escape, and the Herc. WILL
PEEL. I waited until the next morning to do this step.


*I remasked everything first, the this stuff simply goes on like paint with a brush!!! It is simple I have no pics!! Let UV top coat cure 12hrs!!!!!!
 

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FINISHED PRODUCT




Sorry for no pics at some points but the second day i was alone and wasn't sure of how much time each step would take. Also i was nervous as hell about doing this since I have never done anything close to this before! Don't be afraid, it really isn't that bad. Just follow the provided instructions with the Herculiner Kit and the tips Delphi and myself have posted, and all will go smooth!!!!!!!

I want to say thank you to my Wife for helping sand, Deltaphi216 for the initial write-up (and the others I have seen with it done), and NISSAN for their awesome mud flap design that resulted in me doing this!!!!
 

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you really cant mess up when you apply hurc haha

even with the UV coat tho, the hurc will run (just from rain running down the side) and about every year or so, youll have to just do a quick re-coat
 

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you really cant mess up when you apply hurc haha

even with the UV coat tho, the hurc will run (just from rain running down the side) and about every year or so, youll have to just do a quick re-coat
wait, what?
Explain please..
 

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I want to say thank you to my Wife for helping sand, Deltaphi216 for the initial write-up (and the others I have seen with it done), and NISSAN for their awesome mud flap design that resulted in me doing this!!!!
Yeah no joke, I've been thinking about doing this when I removed my mud flaps a while ago and noticed they had worn through the paint and the metal has started to rust a bit...total BS! thanks for doing a storm grey truck, been wondering what it would look like on mine :laugh: still tryin to decide if I like it or if it makes it look like a ford ranger


I'm also curious what fusionfronty meant, I haven't heard of it running before, that would suck, I was under the impression it was permanent, like not comin off, stuck on your hootus, permanent
 

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a little reminder for everyone; dont forget to seal the can properly if going to reuse at a different date. i didnt, and couldnt get the lid back off:censor::censor:
 

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First off it will never look like a ranger. Hahaha And if cured correctly it will not run!. Looks great btw. RUGGED
 

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I didnt use the uv top coat. The first herc job i had didnt run or fade. You had nice lines though i had to go a little higher.
 

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Looks good man, I need to check it out in person to compare mine.

Ya know, if you took the Yamaha sticker off your truck would be worth more, haha.
 

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Thanks for the inspiration, I just finished mine up using DupliColor Bed Armor with Kevlar.



 

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I'm thinking....I will just do my rocker~panels for now....w/t 1.25 wheel spacers coming... :censor: and maybe a NISSAN graphix/decal thingy:)


T.C.
 

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Yep, bought a quart of dupli-color Bed Armor w/t kevlar Good Stuff:)
It's true mix that C*** w/t a egg beater/drill or a whirling dervish
thank god it's water~based .....only did my inner-underside rocker-panels/body mount brackets
all around the salt/slush prone areas for now....going to remove the factory
bedliner and hit that area soon...for x-tra protection,before Winter takes it's TOLL:censor:

T.C.
 

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looks good! I didn't use the uv topcoat and I have had no running at all. Not even sure what that means.
 

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ahhhah! sweet.
 
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