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campermama

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Posted: 02/07/19 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,

I am thinking about spraying my own bedliner in the truck. I found a brand that has good reviews and even comes with a spray gun. My truck has rail caps so only doing under the rails + the rest of the bed.

Have any of you attempted this? Do you like it? Hard to do? Ideas/advice?

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From everything I've ever heard on the subject, it won't be nearly as good as having it professionally done.

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Posted: 02/07/19 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DIY bedliner is popular with Jeep enthusiasts, of which I R 1. Guys do the entire tub (cab and cargo areas) using the various products that are out there.

My advice is, by the time you buy the product, do the prep cleaning, sanding, cleaning again, mask the truck and then do the work, you will wish you had spent the $500 or so to have Rhino or Linex do it.

A Jeep is a different animal, requiring a lot more disassembly before you can even start the prep, and DIY makes some sense. A truck bed, not so much.


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Posted: 02/07/19 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agree that taking it to a shop is probably a good idea. Friend of mine runs a body shop and bought a commercial system. He said it takes 8 hours to heat up the coating. He had troubles with system plugging up and being able to apply evenly. He finally gave up and let's another shop with more volume do it.


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I know a guy that sprayed his Chevy pickup bed. When I saw him and asked how it turned out, he said "OK, but I'll never do that again". I'm not sure exactly what he meant by that but I took it to mean it wasn't an easy job to do and likely didn't save a lot of money after he factored in the time it takes and the clothing you throw away. Kind of like seal coating an asphalt driveway. You buy the 5 gallon pails of sealer and the applicator and think you're saving a lot of money. When you're done you buy a new shirt, new pants, new shoes and realize you saved nothing and it took up your whole day.


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We do it occasionally at the body shop I work at. Problem with doing it yourself is that most people don't get the thickness that it takes to hold up. I would highly recommend taking it to Line-x or Bullet Liner. If you don't prep it well enough, which takes forever, and don't get the thickness, it will fail. If you still want to do it I can give you names of products but you really won't save money doing it yourself to do a quality job.


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Posted: 02/08/19 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with having a pro do it. Worth every penny. I had Line-x spray my truck bed and 13 years later no peeling, cracks, etc.

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Ok thanks guys!! I am not going to attempt it myself based on all your feedback.
You guys rock!!!

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