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Do it yourself Bed Coating Kits? Anybodys experience?
November 7, 2009
11:07 pm
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Does anybody have some first hand experience with these Truck Bed Coating Kits. Herculiner, Rustoleum, etc?

November 8, 2009
1:44 am
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I’ve tried Herculiner on a Dodge Dakota pickup bed. Using the roller that came with the kit the finish came out rougher than a spry-in liner. Make sure you do a good job on the prep work(rough up paint) and it will go on pretty good. I’d use it again in a pickup bed but not in my jeep. I think its too rough and when you mix the two parts together you only have so much time to apply it. Did I mention I did mine in the summer (hot) the co-driver told me to read all of the instuctions but I could’nt hear her, I was with roller in one hand and paint brush in the other painting it on just as fast as I could go. embarassed Fall mite be a good time if you decide to DIY 🙂

November 8, 2009
2:34 am
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I used DuraBak to weatherproof the bottom of a motorhome I use to have after doing some repairs. It seemed to be a nice thick coating but I can’t tell you how it would wear in the back of a truck. It did seem to have a pretty rough finish though.

From what I’ve read online and seen the finish of other truck bed liners, I’d prefer to have the Line-X bedliner done.

November 8, 2009
5:08 am
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Chewing gum works the best. It took me a few years to do the truck bed and it also works well in the cab to reduce road noise. And the chicks really dig the fruity smell. 🙂

November 9, 2009
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Thanks for all the ideas. I’ve never heard of Durabak, but going to there website, its used by the military and on off-shore oil rigs. More expensive than the others (~$150) but probably the best DIY. I’ll have to get a LineX quote too. The prep work is the killer.

November 9, 2009
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If you’re considerin Line-x work, then also consider Ultra liners on Garfield. They are the exact same as line-x but won a lawsuit and sell it without the brand name for about 30% less.

November 9, 2009
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If you’re looking at using one of the DIY kits, it seems some of the guys who have done it got good results spraying it on with an undercoat gun from Harbor Freight. You might do some searching on JeepsUnlimited.com’s forums to see if there might still be some pictures available.

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