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PlatinumLandCon
02-29-2008, 04:08 PM
My truck isn't in pristine shape right now, obviously because of its age. I want to coat the bed and body (bottom 8-10") with a durable truck bed coating. I've been quoted $850+tax for all that coating from Line-x but was wondering if there's something cheaper out there that will last me for a year (new truck in Spring '09).

Also, if anyone has pics of their coatings, POST 'EM UP!

packey
02-29-2008, 04:18 PM
If you have a large enough air compressor their are a few company's that sell the coating to do it yourselfers. You will nee an undercoating gun and a knowlege of vehicle painting and surface prep. I thinI have seen them advertised on ebay or just do a google search for a diy kit.

PlatinumLandCon
02-29-2008, 05:22 PM
I was thinking more of a roll-on type product. I've seen "Herculiner" and it seems like a pretty decent product. Anyone have experience with this?

4LLAWNSINC
03-01-2008, 09:36 PM
I have seen herculiner done b4 and it is a lot of prep for something that looks like crap-even after normal use. I guess you get what you pay for. I would opt for something you spray on.

flykelley
03-02-2008, 10:23 AM
I was thinking more of a roll-on type product. I've seen "Herculiner" and it seems like a pretty decent product. Anyone have experience with this? Do not buy Herculiner, the one time in my life I tried to save some money and I bought Herculiner instead of LineX. I will not make that mistake again. I also did alot of body work and painting so I know how to prep a truck for the bedliner. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND JUSY PAY FOR A SPRAY ON BEDLINER.

Good Luck Mike

Omaha Lawnguy
03-02-2008, 10:50 AM
Listen to flykelley,
I've had other liners and there is always dirt, salt, mulch, grass, you name it, and not to mention rust under there. It's a real pain in the ars trying to power wash all of that stuff out and be sure you got it all. Just go with the spray on, you can't go wrong.

Plant Buyer 83
03-02-2008, 11:07 AM
When I bought my truck I decided to go with Line-X. I have had it since the end of March and have had no issues. Looks great, cleans easily and so far very durable. Here are some pictures a day or 2 after i got it done. Also if you are serious about doing it yourself here is a very helpful link that you should read. Remember prep is the most important part.

http://www.truckblog.com/story-1239-howto_install_linex_spray_in_bed_liner

packey
03-02-2008, 11:26 AM
Hey look on ebay their are a few diy bediner kits on their that are sray liners. I have talked to a guy who has used the rattle gaurd liner and he said if the truck is preped it is as good as any shop done liner. I am contiplating shooting my 72 powerwagon with it

lopomon
03-04-2008, 06:46 PM
you really cant go wrong with rhino lining. looks about the same as this "line-x", plus its very affordable

luckydooley
03-04-2008, 07:10 PM
I used the roll on Herculiner on my enclosed trailer floor back in January. It appears that it is going to be durable, but hasn't got much use yet to know. It looks like crap though. I do not think I would do it again.

LawnScapers of Dayton
03-04-2008, 07:41 PM
I have never seen a do it yourself liner look as good or hold up like Rhino or Line-x...... you may save upfront but you will pay more in the end.........

Green Pastures
03-04-2008, 09:25 PM
Do yourself a favor and spend the money. I have an 8 x 20 trailer that has Line-X on the floor and it's going on it's 8th or 9th season and still looks new.

Spray on liners material is a two part catalized paint with polyisocyanide in it.

Google that chemical and the health risks. You don't want to mess with it to much.

GravelyNut
03-05-2008, 04:01 PM
Do yourself a favor and spend the money. I have an 8 x 20 trailer that has Line-X on the floor and it's going on it's 8th or 9th season and still looks new.

Spray on liners material is a two part catalized paint with polyisocyanide in it.

Google that chemical and the health risks. You don't want to mess with it to much.
If it were my truck, I'd let someone else take the health risks too. One more exposure to the isocyanates could kill me.

Health risks are at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/asthma.html

jkason
03-05-2008, 04:17 PM
I'll never understand why people like a spray-on product that will still dent.

Spend the extra $300.00 and get a plastic liner that slips under the bed rails.
If you're worried about stuff sliding around in the back, get a molded rubber mat for the back. That way, when you want stuff to slide out easily, you can remove the rubber mat and go to town.

Guzman Properties
03-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Spray on is the way to go. I have both my trucks with Line-X. When I first got the F250, it had a plastic bed thing in it, had rust spots all over. The plastic bed traps the water between the bed and plastic. The Line-X made the bed look brand new, and still does.

My buddy did the paint on one, hates it. Fell apart as soon as he put stuff in his bed.

If you get the chance to see Line-X and Rhino, you'll notice Rhino is a softer rubber. You can sink your nail into it.

GravelyNut
03-05-2008, 04:39 PM
Spray on is the way to go. I have both my trucks with Line-X. When I first got the F250, it had a plastic bed thing in it, had rust spots all over. The plastic bed traps the water between the bed and plastic. The Line-X made the bed look brand new, and still does.

My buddy did the paint on one, hates it. Fell apart as soon as he put stuff in his bed.

If you get the chance to see Line-X and Rhino, you'll notice Rhino is a softer rubber. You can sink your nail into it.
Best way is actually to use both the drop in and the spray on. The drop in for the impact resistance and the spray on to keep the drop in from eating into the paint.

s_melchi
04-03-2008, 08:39 PM
Check this out entire utility bed sprayed and the rocker panels in White Line-X Xtra color matched. The guy sprayed the ladder rack also so it wouldn't rust.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/s_melchi/Truck%20Pictures/DSC03408.jpg

Found these also. Line-X Xtra color match.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/s_melchi/Truck%20Pictures/DSC03399.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/s_melchi/Truck%20Pictures/DSC03400.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/s_melchi/Truck%20Pictures/DSC03394.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/s_melchi/Truck%20Pictures/DSC03264.jpg

moejoescaper
04-03-2008, 11:46 PM
Hey look on ebay their are a few diy bediner kits on their that are sray liners. I have talked to a guy who has used the rattle gaurd liner and he said if the truck is preped it is as good as any shop done liner. I am contiplating shooting my 72 powerwagon with it

You have a 72 Power Wagon! So do I, lets swap pics. I'm still working on mine. Need some tips.