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How should i prep for bedliner on my rockers?

Hey guys, need help, i bought 2 cans of duplicolor bedliner in a can, and i want to bedline the sides of my truck up to the line on the door, the one thing im wondering is, how should i prep sanding? what grit? and how may cans of bedliner will i need? any other info on doing this will be greatly appreciated thanks!
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get a can and follow the instructions on the can
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Just follow what it says on whatever you're using... do the same as if you were actually using it in the bed!
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ok thanks any ideas how many cans it might take?
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depends on how thick you lay it on. I would say for a nice thick layer it will be 4-5 cans.
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and when you do it mask the whole truck off...that stuff is a bitch to get off paint
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Take your time if you want it to come out decent... or you'll be doing it all over again!
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I wanna do the same thing but its on the back burner for now. Let us know how it turns out.
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Ok will do, and will there be a big edge where it goes from bedliner to paint, and could it peel? oh and i plan to prolly do it some time in the next 2 weeks here
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I scratched mine up pretty good when I did my rockers in Monstaliner. Used the 100 or 120 grit pad that came with the kit and scuffed it all up until the clear coat was hazy and there was no shine left. The wiped it all down several times with MEK.

MAKE SURE to do an excellent job masking the lines off real straight, with QUALITY blue painters tape, other wise it will turn out like crap. Take your time and you'll be happier.

Mine has held up great so far with no flaking, peeling or chipping. I can vouch however for the duplicolor stuff: I'd probably go with something else, as I had used it on my hood and painted a bug guard/liner on with 2 cans, and it faded and peeled within a year. Not to rain on your parade or anything, but it doesn't hold up as good as other brands in my experience.

Prep makes a huge difference though....and done correctly makes for much better results. If you don't mind the sandpaper texture, and the quick fading, I found that spraying it with glossy Krylon black rattle can makes it look great after the first year goes by.

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Dude, get Duplicolor's roll on Bed Armor kit. This stuff is awesome. Ive used it on my rocker panels.

Prep is key. Me, I sand all the way down to the primer. Yes primer. Then I apply a grease and wax stripper to get anything off that might keep the product from "sticking"
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