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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Advice to fix a bad do-it-yourself bedliner

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So I just bought a truck and it has a herculiner bed liner. The problem is the paint is showing though in multiple spots and the coating just seems thin. Right now I have 3 options.

1. re-do the herculiner and make sure its done correctly
2. get a linex or rhino lining
3. get a drop in bed liner

I honestly prefer the drop in liners over spray/roll in liners but I wanted to get some opinions as this is my first truck and I'm new to all this stuff.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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The drop in liners are nice. If you can get them cheap I would do that. If not you should be able to recoat the bed. Make sure you powerwash your bed out first
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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The drop in liners are nice. If you can get them cheap I would do that. If not you should be able to recoat the bed. Make sure you powerwash your bed out first
I guess you make aj feel smart.
Drop in bedliners are the shortest route to rust.... but, after you have one for a few weeks the bad sprey in should be gone and the surface should be prepped for a second go.
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I prefer a nice spray in liner, in fact I think it is the only way to go
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People still use drop in liners?
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Drop in bedliners are the shortest route to rust.... but, after you have one for a few weeks the bad sprey in should be gone and the surface should be prepped for a second go.
I have one in mine and I love it. No rust either. My bed has no rust, if you take the liner out once in a while and clean underneath its not bad.
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I have one in mine and I love it. No rust either. My bed has no rust, if you take the liner out once in a while and clean underneath its not bad.
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I have one in mine and I love it. No rust either. My bed has no rust, if you take the liner out once in a while and clean underneath its not bad.
While I was growing up and up till a few years ago my dad worked at durakon making a lot of oem drop in liners. So never considered spray-on till I bought a truck with it already on. I love it and would never consider a drop in now.
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Sounds like spray-in liners are winning, better start saving.
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I have a drop in and have no idea if there is rust under it but imagine there could be a very tiny bit.
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1. unbolt the bed from frame
2. park next to a similar truck
3. swap beds
4. get your new bed rhino'd
or ditch the bed and make a wood flatbed with a coathanger holding the gas filler
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I wish my truck never had a drop in liner. One time I lifted it up and now I'm bringing a bed back next time I go down south.
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