Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Prep Work for DIY Bedliner

Prepping Before Applying Bed Liner
1. Before doing any sanding, wash the area with a good quality degreaser soap, such as Dawn or Ajax.
2.  Use a wax and grease remover such as Klean-Strip's Prep-All.
3.  Protect the vehicle from over spray by masking areas that will not be coated. (Do not use plastic sheeting in an area that may get a lot of product on it. It could melt into your finish.)
4. Remove all rust by grinding or sandblasting. Blow off the surface to remove grinding and sanding debris.
5. Sand the truck bed with 40-120 grit sandpaper or use a nylon filament brush. The nylon brush fits on a polisher/grinder and saves hours of sanding. It is coated with nylon and should not cut down to bare metal.  NYLON FILAMENT BRUSH
6. Blow the surface to remove sanding dust and clean again with wax and grease remover. Allow the truck to dry completely.
7. Follow directions on the bed liner product and finish.

1936 Chevy Restoration

Customer Pics
D. Holmberg dropped by to let us see his beautiful '36 Chevy restoration. Randy Brown of RB's Body & Paint Restoration now located in Webb City, Missouri, did a beautiful job.  Holmberg chose Matrix's premium grade paint in Victory Red.  The running board was coated with U-pol's Raptor Bedliner in black.  Thanks for showing us your awesome restoration.
D. Holmberg '36 GM Restoration

Holmberg '36 GM Restoration pic2

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DIY Bed Liner

Defender Pro Bed Liner

Do It Yourself Bed Liner
Defender Pro Epoxy Bedliner
Saving money is something we are all trying to do and a lot of people are looking at the Do-It-Yourself bed liner kits.  They are fairly easy to apply and take minimal prep work.  We have recently begun carrying the Defender Pro Bedliner Kit with Kevlar.  Defender Pro is a top of the line product.  The addition of Kevlar makes it extremely tough and durable.  Defender Pro is one of the few bed liners made of epoxy.  Epoxy can be applied direct to metal and seals out moisture, which prevents rust.  One of the disadvantages to professionally applied and urethane bed liners is that they do not have any rust prevention qualities. Defender Pro bed liner is also excellent for Jeep grills, fender wells, or any place where rock chips are a problem. Check out the informational "How to Video."
 Defender Pro Application Video

Be sure to check out our Tech Tips:Truck Bed Prep for DIY Bed Liner