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best DIY bed liner?

Hey guys, well im FINALLY getting a roll/light bar for my truck, it was shipped today! (thanks Rangerkid!)so i am getting rid of my drop-in bed liner and going to go with a DIY type bed liner..

So, which is the best one?

If any of you have pics of yours, please post them up!
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I am a big fan of the Duplicolor roll on bed liner. I've been using it for over two years now and it holds up well. There is a special roller to apply it, which works great, puts on a nice heavy even coat with a nice texture. I also was buying a gallon for under 40 bucks!
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i say do the rattle can liner, the texture is nice and seems to hold up great! (my buddy used it in his...)
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I like mine, it looks good when its clean too. I'm sure you saw the thread.


Theres some other stuff called U-Pol Raptor or something like that. You can only buy it on eBay and it comes with a spray gun and like two bottles that look like soda bottles that attach to it. It comes out professional looking and it supposed to be strong, it's not expensive either. A guy on another forum I'm on sprayed his whole Audi with the stuff.
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y would u linex an audi...seems pointless..and would probably lower the value a lot.
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y would u linex an audi...seems pointless..and would probably lower the value a lot.
Heres the thread, read it

VWvortex Forums: Bed Lined Audi, YEAH!, THAT'S RIGHT, I DID IT.
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i want to know how that rattle can stuff turns out...i'm kind of lazy haha, i want to either do the roll on or spray this weekend, but duplicolor is the only stuff sold around here, and i think the roll on is $80 for a kit.
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korey, could you post a link to that thread please?
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duplicolor in a can will not hold. I have it on my wifes grille on her Honda. It has 2 little chips in it from road debris. So i cant imagine throwing crap on it. It looks great though!
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korey, could you post a link to that thread please?
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...-bedliner.html
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DO NOT USE DUPLICOLOR IT IS GARBAGE. ive had it on for like a month and its peeling.
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the roll on or the spray can?
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thanks guys! i think im gunna go with the hurculiner, anyone have any experience with it?
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the roll on or the spray can?
the roll on
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its only as good as the prepwork you do beforehand. i would spray it over rolling it on.
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hmmm.. im gunna have to go to the BX and see if they have any stuff there, i dont think they do... If not, ill do some more research.. there is supposadly a place in Frankfurt that does the spray on, but i dont know how much it is..
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thanks guys! i think im gunna go with the hurculiner, anyone have any experience with it?
my sister has it in her s10 and she bought and extra gallon and put it on thicker and its holding great thats what i plan on doing once i get a new bed but make sure you prep the bed good or it wont stick
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Just pay the extra money for spray in, if you actually use your bed all the roll-ons are junk.
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Are you in Kentucky? Germany? lol. I was born in Frankfurt Germany
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yes i live in Germany, for now.. I PCS back to the states in January. I should get the bar in about 1-2 weeks.. Dont think I want the bed to be bare for very long..
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a question for korey89

where did you buy the durabak? im trying to find places here that have roll on liners but canadian tire is the only place i find, and its the dupli-colour. there aren't many napas around but what do they have? herculiner?
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https://www.durabakcompany.com/inc/template.cfm?page=1

Theres other places that sell it too, but I got mine from the company itself.
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James, I'm pretty sure raptor is made somewhere in europe. Their kit is great. 4 quart sized bottles. Add the hardener, shake it up, and screw onto the spray gun they make. I'm working on an old f150 and I'm using it under the hood, under the cab, on the floorboard, behind the fenders. i figure it would make things quieter-get the rattle out of the truck.

Even a small compressor should handle it, you may have to wait on it to catch up. After spraying you will never roll again. Its that much better/easier to apply.

Raptor has a clear also that you can tint.
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ill have to look into that, thanks!
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Just pay the extra money for spray in, if you actually use your bed all the roll-ons are junk.
Agreed! Take it in and get it professionally done, you won't ever regret it - and have them spray over the bed rails a few inches too, makes it much better - I wouldnt trust any self-application bed liners out there.... spraying is a million times better!
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