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DIY Roll on Bed liners... Any good?

I have been wanting a spray on bed liner for a while now but cant seem to cough up $350 bucks for one. I was looking around and found some DIY kits that you just roll/paint on selling for $100. Are these any good? Will they last like the spray on liners?
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they are pretty good, the key is the prep work. there are plenty of good how tos out there, do a google
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I did search...lol

I just wanted some opinions on how the stuff holds up!
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really compared to the life time warrenty the others give NO. to nothing at all yes...would I waste my time with them no
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It will not compare to any line-x type of job. The most important part is to prep very well like others have said. You gotta sand your bed very well and clean it or else it wont stick. Also if you eventually dont like it down the road it will be a PITA to take off.
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spray on do it urselfs will prob not get what u want, and then u say its only 100 bucks, but when something goes wrong and u want to do it again thas another 100, and so on, ur best bet would be jus to save up and have someone do it and get the warinty with it.
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I did the Hurculiner myself and am very satisfied with it. I only paid $75 on sale at Menards for it. Like everyone else said, prepping is the key! Also, if you do do it yourself, make sure you use automotive painting tape to tape off your bed rails etc instead of just regular masking tape. The only downside that i found with the hurculiner is that it is not as thick as the professional rhino lining etc. But i have had mine on for 1 year now and it is still looking great. I have only put one gouge in it to the metal and i haul alot of stuff!
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I did mine about a month after I bought the truck. I SANDBLASTED the bed, then cleaned with 92% Alk, just to make sure there were no impurities. Rolled-away and used a brush..

Its been 2 years, its still going good. has some scratches from sliding items out of the truck.. but I have no complaints.

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mines been in 2 years with no problems on the bed, and for everyone who says its not thick enough, it is plenty thick enough to protect the bed.
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I paid 300$ for line-x really like it :).
I also had the inside of my toolbox line-x'ed for 80$ and they sprayed it on 1/4" thick.. NOTHING is damaging that lol

After my dad getting rhino... and me getting line-x..
Both are great.. but IMO the line-x is a little bit better.

Summit racing had the herculiner kits for 69$
and extra qts(i think) of the bedliner were 30$ or so.
If you have 5 hours to REALLY prep the bed go for it..
otherwise you will have a peeling pos bedliner.
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The same prep goes into the DIY liners as it does for linex and rhino. The bed has to be ruffed up pretty good. We use a orbital sanded or die grinder to do it. The stuff won't bond to a smooth surfance. As for taping it off the professionals get a better edge because a tape with a wire edge is used. After the liner is sprayed and before it is completely hardened the wire is pulled giving a good edge.
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mines getn rhino lined in about 4 weeks...its gonna match the same color or close to matching the same color as my truck, they put it on really thick, and i like the idea of having a warinty on it, cuz ima be dragn mountain bikes and heavy kayaks out of it often this summer
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Yeah but Rhino is only warrented by the installer. You will have to keep us all posted on how bad the colored ones fade. I've only seen that stuff on show trucks and they don't see sun anyway. I really don't see mountain bikes or kayaks hurting a DIY liner. I used to lay my canoe up on the roof of my mazda. Never more than some light scratches on it. The Rhino and line-x can stand up to rocks and shovels and stuff. You will be happy anyway you go with rhino or linex for light duty.
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ya, ill keep ya updated, they said its not supposed to fade at all, but will see, here the line-x doesnt have colored lining, they jus have black...and since my trucks eventually show, i want color.
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This is a great "how to" for DIY liners, http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...er_Part_1.html ,be sure to read all 4 parts!
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I got my pendaliner for 250 with a lifetime warranty and its seen some bad days hauling stuff and it still looks new. Go with a drop in pendaliner.
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They will hold up as long as you don't use it too hard. Again, prep work is the most improtant key.
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