Need rust advice....bedliner
I'm getting ready to put in a DIY bedliner, probably Rustoleum or Herculiner depending on whats available. I spent the afternoon sanding my bed down and getting it prepped for tommorrow's installation. The paint has worn in a bunch of places, and minor surface rust has started in these places. I took the surface rust off these places, but on closer inspection there are scratches literally all over my bed. I mean hundreds of scratches! These scratches also have rust in them as well. Its all surface rust so nothing major, no rust scales flaking off or anything. I am a big believer in doing the job right, but it would literally take me a week to sand all the rust scratches off. Imagine running the tip of a pocket knife across your bed about a million times, this is what I'm dealing with.
So for the more experienced of you: Is it okay to just bedline over these areas?? Not like I'm going to spend the $$$, but if I took it to a shop to have it line-xed, would those guys spend hours and hours getting these tiny rust scratches sanded out? What would you do???
2004 4x4, ex-fleet vehicle. 4.0 v6 with 110 k, 4.10 gears.
Modifications: Whelan hidden strobes, Ion 174 alloys, yokohama geolander at 235s, billet grille, airbox mod, Dynomax exhaust. slight torsion crank. More to come!!