DIY "Line-x" coatings??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PlatinumLandCon, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    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!
  2. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    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.
  3. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    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 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    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.
  5. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    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
  6. Omaha Lawnguy

    Omaha Lawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    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.
  7. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    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.

    Arial After.jpg

    Bed After 2.jpg

    Bed After 3.jpg

    Corner After.jpg

    Side After.jpg
  8. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    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
  9. lopomon

    lopomon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    you really cant go wrong with rhino lining. looks about the same as this "line-x", plus its very affordable
  10. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    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.

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