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Herculined the bed (pics)

Herculined the bed. the pics arent that great but they will do. it was a pain to do, but it was a lot better then spending $500+ like some places told me for a spray in

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i like the way it came out, im happy
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looks great! this is something i always wanted to do, just never get around to doing it.
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man that looks really good, is it worth it, i am really thinking about doing it myself, too looks good man
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Much better then that old drop in. How long did it take you?
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Im getting the ram done soon...

I wanted to get the do it yourself... but i think im just going to take it in... cant beat a lifetime waranty..

How well did you scuff the paint?
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PS, do you have a pic of your tail gate??

I see a relocated handle.. didnt knowif you shaved it or what..
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wow that looks really good. how do u do it? it says "roll on" on the box but how do u "roll" it onto the contours of the bed? heat it up or wut?
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looks great! this is something i always wanted to do, just never get around to doing it.
You don't keep a bed long enough to spend any money on it. lol. Couldn't help it.
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Looks good! I really need to find a fleetside bed to do this to
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Having done roll on and spray in, I'd spend the $30 for the spray gun needed to spray it. It's well worth the aggravation of rolling it on.
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It just doesn't look that tough to me compared to Line-X and the other professional spray ins. Hope it works for ya
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man that looks really good, is it worth it, i am really thinking about doing it myself, too looks good man
i think its worth it, i had a $75 gift card for autozone so i only paid $25 for it, so i think it was worth it

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Much better then that old drop in. How long did it take you?
it took about 2-3hrs for the first coat cuz you have to cut in and stuff, then probally another 1-2hrs for the 2nd coat.

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How well did you scuff the paint?
i didnt scuff as well as i should of, but it held on to it just fine. it looks like it was almost professionally done.. lol

oh ya, and yes my gate is shaved, everytrime i post pics, people always ask, its ok, that mean i get to ***** my truck a little more.. haha

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looks really good, I am interested in how well it holds up. I did mine with the Duplicolor kit, and it scratches so easily and then flakes off right around the scratch. If this one works a lot better then I might redo mine
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Looks pretty sweet...good luck with it.



What kind of rail caps are those??? they look really nice.
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Looks really good! Nice work, and love the truck as always.

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What kind of rail caps are those??? they look really nice.
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no offense, but whyd you do this if you already had a bedliner? I can understand if you had nothin.
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Drop in bedliners suck and a thing of the past. My truck came with a drop in and i always think about getting rid of it for a sprayed in one.
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yea, sprayed ones totally own the drop in ones. the dealer asked if i wanted a drop in one. i said no, i'll be buying a spray in liner later. for the first few months, i was careful and didn't really have anything in my truck bed. then, they scuff it all up to spray it all on.
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Drop in bedliners suck and a thing of the past. My truck came with a drop in and i always think about getting rid of it for a sprayed in one.
mine has one too a duraliner i just figure its already in there why spend money gettin somethin else
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ya, bed liners suck, b/c of the heat, mine was kinda bowing out over the rails and that was annoying me.

as for those caps, got them from summit
they are the brand Wade, ribbed style with no holes, and got the smooth one for the tailgate. the tape that comes with it doesnt hold so i put small screw on the inside of the bed to hold em down, cant even see em. and im happy with those too. cant beat 92 bucks for all 3 pieces!

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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I prefer the line x, but any spray in better than a drop in!

Also, you should have taken the bed bolts out before coating the bed.
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I prefer the line x, but any spray in better than a drop in!

Also, you should have taken the bed bolts out before coating the bed.
forget to mention, i taped up the bed bolts so that what you see in the pics. i took the tape of and hit some black spray paint on the bolts so they blend in.
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looks good i did mine over a year ago and its about time to redo it properly this time(i forgot to do the UV protectantand i didnt put it on thick enough) mine faded in the sun and is now a wierd gray color and you can see through the stuff
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Those caps look great! I'm liking your caps more than my Bushwacker caps!

I can't justify a $500 spray-in, or a drop-in, or heck..even a do-it-yourself one. I love my 1/2" rubber bed mat. lol. I've had spray-in in the past...but had the issue of stuff moving around back there...no issues like that with my $20 craigslist bedmat
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