Preparing and Spraying a Truck Bed Liner




If you own a pickup truck like this Toyota, Tundra, you're gon na haul stuff - and what happens you scratch up, the bed got a beautiful truck and ugly looking bed. Well, I'm with Jack Anderson, I'm Armour Thane and he's gon na put the beauty back in our bed. Okay, before we start grinding and our prepping, our bed we're gon na go ahead and remove the last of the hardware in here all right. You know the hooks out of it we'll take the tie-downs out what about these, because the owner has chosen to leave them in the armored thing, will seal around them and and make a good seal on the floor. Our run some of the trucks, the bed bolts need to be pulled for a service issue, so in this case the owners opted to leave them in all right, less work, that's worth all right. Once we get these tie-downs out. What'S next step, tailgate we'll go the tailgate when we get to our tailgate we're going to check and make sure we don't have any wiring from the tailgate to the the bed for backup cameras or backup. Sensors make sure we have all our wires unplugged and then we'll take and remove our tailgate all right. We got our tailgate off we're ready to tape it off, but we're gon na remove this panel Jack. Now. Why are we removing this panel? Well, if we left the panel in place and frayed the tailgate with our machine, we would seal this panel to the tailgate and, unfortunately, mechanical parts have a way of breaking them out. So if we had an issue in here, we wouldn't be able to get this panel off all right, so we're just going to space it up. So we're gon na take this panel loose we're gon na tape, the linkage rods and the lock, and then we got these tricky little wood blocks here when we actually spray it we're gon na. Have it spaced up away from the tailgate, we'll still get our arm? Athene around the inspection cover and the tailgate, but when we're done spraying we'll take our blocks out, we can push back the lamp and put it back down. It'S removable all right, well, you're, ready, Jake, I'm ready to take. We saw all the work that went into prep of the tailgate but Jack. Now we've had tape off the bed where we're gon na tape that okay, we're gon na start with our wide tape. We'Re gon na wrap it around this edge. We'Re gon na go clear around the bed. We'Re gon na, take our narrow tape and we're gon na go just behind the crown back here around the tailgate opening all right. Well then, I'm gon na tape off the bolts that will hold the tonneau cover I'll put them back in. So we don't get any liner inside the bowl holes. Yeah yeah. We got ta rough up the surface. It'S not gon na. Stick, we don't rough. It up. Correct crack all right, then we'll wipe it out with a stone, but in all it's left, drape to plastic and we're ready to spray you betcha, once Jack has finished masking the bed. He will cover the rest of the truck with plastic to prevent any damage and he will start spraying we'll have that when performance TV returns now keep in mind that spraying, a truck bid can take a while. So we asked Jack to fill us in on some of the tips and techniques he uses with armor thing. A lot of places that the applicators will miss is the area up underneath the bed, rail, and so that's. Why that's one of the first areas that that we show our dealers how to spray or what to spray, is to stand behind the truck bed and spray up underneath of that rail for stepping to the side and actually spraying the side panel? Getting enough thickness around the edges, we like we like to have a full quarter, inch around the tailgate opening and around the edge of the tailgate and usually on the average pickup truck you'll spray. The sidewalls three to four coats on the floor, sometimes six to eight to get your mill thickness that you're required. When you get the bed done, then you go back to the tailgate and you'll finish it up with your third in your fourth coat. For the most part, the plastic or rubber pieces in the front of the bed, where a hole and access hole to get it down the assembly line, there's never anything behind them. So we always ask the customer and/or the dealer. You want them straight over. Do you want to take them out? We prefer to spray them over because they're made to slip over a piece of thin sheet metal. So when you put 3/16 coating on the bed, then the plugs never stay in. They never look right, and so it's best if they don't have a preference for a moment, there's what's called a texture coat when you get done spraying. The truck liner you'll have shiny spots rough spots, not so rough spots, and the texture is what goes over it from a distance of five to six feet and it's kind of used you're sprinkling the droplets over. What you're gaining is two things you're making it all. Look the same, and that's where you get your slip resistance a bed liner with no texture will be slippery when wet won't hold the cars will load very well, so, based on what the truck is going to actually be used for, there's a degrees of texture, you Can touch they're real severe or you can put a real fine texture on. So it's been that's, like I said, that's all done from six to eight feet with the gun just moving, slowly back and forth over the bed. Now we have the final finished product all done. Look how nice and smooth it is it contours nice with the bed. It'S gon na keep this truck bed looking beautiful, no matter what you haul in your truck

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