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Removing Rhino liner from Bass cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Darknut, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    I really blew it covering my refurbed cabs with Rhino liner!

    Anyone ever successfully removed Rhino liner without ruining the cabs?

    These cabs look great & are very "bash" resistant but one thing that didn't occur to me was the added weight Rhino liner added!
    The guy that did the Rhino liner for me really put it on thinker than it even need to be as well (he though he was doing me a favor)

    These cabs are "so" heavy even empty .... I've got to do something & I hate to get different cabs as I really like the sound these get.
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    I hate to say it, but I think that stuff is pretty permanent.
  3. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Yeah that is what I thought too ... but I thought I would ask.
  4. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    Is that the same stuff they use on pick-up beds? That stuff is impregnable. I would contact the company that makes it and see what they recommend.
  5. aparker82


    Sep 19, 2012
    Belt Sander+ Lots of Time :)
  6. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    Have you tried a belt sander, with a aggressive grit (60-80)? It should work well, if the Rhino is hard enough to resist. But if it has some give to it, like PL Premium, it may not work so well.
  7. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    That stuff just laughs at sand paper ... might eventually do after a year of sanding and $2000 dollars of sand paper :)

    Found online that some Aircraft paint stripper with dissolve it .... not sure how that would effect the wood ... I did some aircraft paint remove when I was young .... that stuff is toxic big time.

    New cabs my be in my future :(
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Heat gun and a scraper?
  9. Indeed. The name says it all, and is even tougher than real Rhino hide. So, sell the cabs or work out.
  10. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note.

    Aug 8, 2010
    Peoria, IL
    This product here can help you with your Rhino Liner issue. Guaranteed!
  11. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009

    I do have badass casters on it & it def helps ... but I still have to pick them up at some point :)
  12. barebones

    barebones Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Denver, CO
    How much weight does this coating actually add? Did you record before and after weights?
  13. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    I didn't do a before & after because I didn't think about weight.

    Rhino liner says typically it adds 35 to 65 lbs to a bed .... I say at least 30 lbs added to my setup!
  14. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note.

    Aug 8, 2010
    Peoria, IL
  15. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    How much does one of your cabs weigh fully loaded?

    I have two Line-X coated 15/6/1 fEARfuls. They are not light, but are as manageable as an Epifani UL1 410 equipped with neodymium (magnet) drivers.
  16. Wow! 30 lbs.?? I covered two different cabs with Herculiner. Each cab got not quite a full quart of the covering. A quart of HL, still in the can, is about 4-5 lbs. I figure that each of my cabs got 4 lbs of covering, each.
  17. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I wonder if freezing the cab would make the rhino liner less rubbery and help with grinding it off with a belt sander.

    It would be a delicate procedure but a router with a bit set at a depth of a thirty-second or a sixteenth of an inch would work. If you can machine steel, you can machine this stuff.
  18. :help: NAPALM! :eek:
  19. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Any chemical that could break it down I would also worry about breaking down the glue that holds the laminates together that make up the plywood.

    Wonder if there is some industrial drill or belt sander attachment that would take it off, like an industrial strength cheese grater thing...or maybe just a really coarse grinding wheel.
  20. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Somebody makes industial strength sandpaper that is for use on concrete floors before staining them. Maybe search up some of that. It's used on a big floor sander machine, looks kind of like a buffer. They should make a similar thing for handheld power tools for getting in corners and small areas, etc., though I don't who makes that stuff. It's for sanding concrete, so, I'd think it should work on truckbed liner.