Originally Posted by shadow905
Looks good dude. did you do the undercoating yourself? care to ellaborate/maybe post some pics on how you did the whole operation?
Actually I didn't do a thing other than look at several other people's vehicles who had been done by various shops around. I came to the consensus that one of them stood out from the rest as being unnecessarily thorough in their work.
So, I showed up at several of the local shops in person and talked to the people. I got quotes on a packaged deal: Undercoating (for underneath), Rustproofing (clear stuff on the paint and injected inside the body panels), spray in bed liner, and brush guard. I did it as a packaged deal.
I dropped the car off on a Monday morning and picked it up Monday afternoon. The first time they did it, they had a hose explode when they were blowing in the bedliner. It resulted in numerous "drip" marks all throughout the bed. They showed them to me before I even noticed and said they needed to wait on these to take them off and respray it. I made an appointment for the following Monday and I brought it in, at which time they re-did a portion of the bed and made it perfect. They were a very stand-up crowd at this place and they left me very satisfied, particularly in light of the fact that the first time they screwed up.
I didn't do this myself because, number 1, I have nowhere I'd really feel like getting dirty with the stuff and, number 2, I don't think I have the expertise in this field to do the job as well as someone else could. I could have done it, but it wasn't worth it to me considering the deal I got.
They will respray everything and touch up the undercoating and rustproofing once a year for $35.00...they give you a sticker that has the year on it showing you're rustproofed and they put it on your windshield. The bedliner has a lifetime unconditional warranty and is fixed for free if anything goes wrong with it whatsoever. Above all else, that is what made me have it done by a shop because I like the service and support for it, particularly in this area. They brand everything with their own name and don't tell you what kind of bedliner or undercoating you're getting. I saw DuPont cans all over the place, so I can only assume that it's a DuPont product.
I wish I had pictures of the shop and the process for you guys (and I was snooping around) but the best I can tell you is that they were all wearing suits, spraying the truck's undercoating with similar equipment as they used for the bedliner. Everything was carefully masked off and then sprayed.