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Here is a new one that I am starting. Never liked the plastic liner in the back of the truck and it collects water real bad, but I am working on the solution starting today. Here is the start of what I hope will be changed in less than 24 hours. LOL Of course 2 coats and maybe more if I don't like it or something goes wrong. I am 95% confident it will look great but the other 5% is of course I am using something I have never used and will not get rid of the bed liner until I see the results turned out like I want. It will also have some drain holes to make her not retain so much water - LOL.

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Ah, so you're giving the Herculiner or similar product a try? I'd like to see how it works for ya if that's the route you're going.

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Sounds like it will be a productive Saturday. You'll like the paint in liner, or maybe seal the tailgate and make a swimming pool!
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Yep. Herculiner. I bought the red and it is suppose to match my paint color pretty well. I am really wanting it to turn out. I think I will also remove the tiedown cleats and paint them black. Waiting on my helper to wake up now so I can get started. It just takes a helper to get my cover off and bring me a cup of coffee or a beer every so often.
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Cool, can't wait to see how it turns out in the red. The only thing I've heard about that stuff is the prep is crucial or it will chip off. Good luck!

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Break Time. Here is the progress so far:

Bedliner Removal.


Bedliners really scratch and wear down the bed surface.


There was plenty of grass and junk under the liner.


Tape off all the areas you do not want coated.


There were some really bad rub spots from the bed liner all the way to the metal.


Use the scratch pads to rough up all the surfaces you plan on coating.


Use Xylol to remove all the sanding powder. It is the only type of recommended thinner you can use if you need to thin your Herculiner.


Forgot to mention a couple things. I put some small bolts in the holes where the tie down cleat bolts go in the 4 corners. I also removed my tailgate so I didn't mess up the diamond plate inside or get something on my painted tailgate.

Hard to believe how much goes into this and how much stuff I had on the bed of the truck. I am sure it will all be worth it. Better get back to work since my Xylol is surely dry. I also backed the truck into the garage since it is very windy outside and junk from the trees was blowing into the bed.
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looks like fun, wish the weather would make it's mind up here....currently it's 62 and calling for 2-4 inches of snow tonight....lol....I hate Utah lol
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I coated all the seams and edges first. The first coat is on and it is a perfect color match to the truck. It really is looking AWESOME. Making me glad I did it. Here are some progress pics:

I used a paint mixer for the end of the drill to make sure I had rubber particles mixed throughout the coating.


The first coat is finished and I am waiting 2 hours before getting in there for the second coat.


Mixing the can to put on the first coat seems like it did great since you can see by this first coat that it is fairly even and has a good texture.


I forgot to mention that I spray painted the bed plugs and the 4 tie down cleats with a black wrinkle finish, so they should look good in there also.
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That looks really good so far! Keep us posted on the final product. I like how you went with a red to match it all, looks sharp
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