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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
My bedmat was in my truck when I bought it and now I believe any truck I own hereafter will get a bedmat in it! I love that thing
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I Herculined mine back in the spring time.

It holds up for light duty work, i wouldnt do anything too major with it though.

I hauled some metal shelving and it dug into it and tore some parts, so its not the strongest, but sure beats the normal Plastic drop in.

If scratching is a problem, find a rubber bed mat to throw down.

But i agree, its better than spending the 500.00.

I'd probably get the spray gun next time though, for a thicker/easier application of it.
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i would of put it in a spray gun but i dont have a compressor
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Man, that stuff is going to fade fast with you being in Florida. The parts store bedliner stuff is crap, I would only use that stuff on a truck with a cap...IMO
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They sell that UV topcoat stuff, wouldn't that stop it from fading?
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They sell that UV topcoat stuff, wouldn't that stop it from fading?
IDK, stuff still sucks though!! I wouldnt put it on anything that was going to be out in the weather or getting beat on. I plan on doing the inside of my 93 with it(floor). I put it on my 93 bed, less than a year later I was getting the bed Line-X'ed.
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my sister put hers in her s10 she bought 3 gals and sprayed it in with a special coating guy from the body shop she works and it holds up really well and it doesn't let anything slide around and it was faction of the cost of the true spray in.
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Now this is how you prep a bed for huculiner:
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I used a $5 wire wheel on a drill and it went pretty good. The only thing is it makes your skin really really itchy, I was smart and wore a dust mask.

I did mine because I was sick of looking at all of the scratches in my bed

Its held up very well and stuff doesnt slide too much. If I slam on the brakes stuff will slide but thats about it.

Has anyone else noticed how it holds on to odors? I had 2 deer hides back there last year for a week and now the bed still stinks like deer. Im not complaining because its a good smell but its wierd.
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Has anyone else noticed how it holds on to odors? I had 2 deer hides back there last year for a week and now the bed still stinks like deer. Im not complaining because its a good smell but its wierd.
maybe because it has lil pores, that stuff can get into, and you;d have to scrub good with strong stuff to get the smell out...
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maybe because it has lil pores, that stuff can get into, and you;d have to scrub good with strong stuff to get the smell out...
I dunno its been a year since that and in that time Ive probably had the cover off for a month and a half if you add it all up. Its just weird.
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They sell that UV topcoat stuff, wouldn't that stop it from fading?
Yes, its like 19.99.
I put it on mine right after i coated it. No fading yet.
Still black and looks new.
Sits outside through both winter and summer.

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If you don't use your truck for heavy duty work, i would defiantly recommend it.
If you plan on using it as a heavy duty work truck, pay the extra money and get it Line-X'd or Rhino Lined.
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sorry, but i dont have the patients to sand it that well... lol
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Cool I just used yacht bottom paint on my trucks bed... stuff cost 200$ a gallon :P and it will prevent barnacles from growing on my truck for 5 years guaranteed ! good thing i get it for free :)
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I got my Line-X for a little over $400. Not sure where you guys are getting these $500 plus numbers.
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ya they quoted me $550 and over the rail for an extra $75
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wow... i had no clue how expensive that is! I just sanded mine using a sander @ work and just rolled some Name:  testt.png
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Looks good, im interested to see how it holds up
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mine was 450 or 500 plus an extra 50 for over the rail. came to 565 total.
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Damn, I paid $350 to get my 93 Line-X'ed...and its a long bed.
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Just saw that NAPA Automotive stores have the Herculiner 1 Gal kit on sale.
Its 69.99 then you get a $25 MIR. Not a bad price.

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I got my Line-X for a little over $400. Not sure where you guys are getting these $500 plus numbers.
It varies by location.
I was quoted over 500 for mine, and to add extra if i wanted over the rail.
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I like the spray in idea.
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