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Old 03-12-2012, 08:56 PM
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Anyone have any experience, thoughts, opinions on any of the roll-on bedliner? I am considering Herculiner in particular as it seems to have the best reviews of any of them. I know it isn't comparable to a professional spray-in but that's not what I am looking for. I just want something to get rid of the drop-in liner that will protect the bed from rust and make it look good. I intend to buy one of the thick rubber mats to lay in the bottom of the bed as well. Thanks!
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I did Herculiner on a 2000 Ram2500 several years ago. Over time it wore down and it scratched pretty easily on the bed floor from shovels and such. It's better than nothing but obviously not as good as a spray on. Of course its not as expensive either. If you intend to put in a rubber mat, Herculiner ought to do what you want. Remember, the better you prep the bed before rolling, the better the result.

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Yeah, I have read that prep is the key to it turning out good. I don't do any heavy hauling or anything of that nature anyway....mostly garbage, maybe furniture, a trip to Lowes for some landscaping stuff, etc. Between that and the rubber mat I'm not too worried about me damaging the liner. I'm more concerned about how it bonds and whether or not it stays that way. If I can find it I have been thinking about doing it in their gray color (my truck is silver). I think the gray will blend in a little better and not absorb as much heat as the black.
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I have it on my bed and love it.. no complaints.. I don't use my bed too much but when I do it protects it very well.. has been on for over a year now
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The key is prep and multiple thick coats. My buddy didn't prep his well and put it on thin and it chipped off. Realistically, you might want to reconsider. You can get an under the rail line-x job done for like maybe double-triple at most what a DIY costs, and it is much better and lifetime warranty. Plus it's no work for you and same day. JMO though.

Around me under the rail line-x with $50 discount (referal) is I think just over $300.
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Yeah that stuff will work if you prep good. I did mine in one day and spent 50.00 still looks like new a few years later.
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Thanks for all the input everyone. You guys think it would be worth the extra $45 or so to go with the gray instead of black? I'm thinking it would look good with my silver truck and maybe not fade as bad as black.

Sean, I would love to have a Line-x like I had in my 2006 but I can't really swing it right now. I don't think I can get a Line-x for what you can. It was about $450 when I had my 2006 done around a year ago. I haven't checked the price of Line-x lately but I just checked the price of a Leonard spray-in (which is always cheaper than Line-x) and they quoted me $399 plus tax for an under rail. My wife is already fussing at me for trading trucks and now I want new shocks, headlights, and a bedliner, lol. Oh, and a Magnaflow eventually. I can almost do all those things for the price of the Line-x.
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Understandable. I'd think if you use a wire wheel on a drill/dremel and really scuff up the surface then clean it well with dawn/water then apply thick coats it should do well. I've heard others having success.
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