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Old 12-05-2005
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Roll On Bed-Liner

Does the do-it yourself roll on bed liner work as good as they make it out to be. Or should i just have it sprayed on professionally and not even bother with the roll on.
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personally get the spray on there TONS thicker. if you want to be cheap do the roll on but remeber if you scratch it all up you will have to roll it on agian and so on. by that time you could have bought a spray in. now also the spray in has a lifetime warrenty on it so there is no worries it gets scratched up which is rare you take it back...
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i have line-x and love it i have put some heavy stuff on it and some stuff that would scratch most bed and it doesn't look like i have hauled anything in the bed
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I have the roll on liner now and the only reason I bought that is because I didn't want the bed liner to cost more than the truck. I have had Line-X(In my old S-10) and I loved it. I plan on getting it sprayed on my F-150 if my wife doesn't decide to sell it for an Explorer.
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The usage of the truck really dictates what your choice will be. If the bed is used very lightly, say like weekend runs to Home Depot & such, then a roll in is a good choice. If your a contractor or use the bed to haul large items like refrigarators, stoves or air compressors, the spray in is your best dollar value. As to what type? I would suggest Line-X as dealers nationwide honor the guarantee whereas Rhino must be honored only by the original installer.

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I had Line-x install in my truck, and am very happy with it. I don't know a lot about roll onís, but if you get a line-x Iím sure you'll like it. Plus you get the life time warranty honored by every line-x dealer nationwide. The only downside is the price. But it looks great!

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i agree with robin... if your gunna be moving gravel and 2lb rocks everyday then get a spray on so that if it ever gets ruined your coverd, but like in my case, i dont use my bed to move things that are potentually harmful to my bed i will just use the roll on to prevent rust and because it looks 40x better then the plastic cover....
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If you decide to go this route, let us know & I will post more info on this as I have done this & know a few stepsaving tips.

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they have some stuff in i think JC Whitney, its called HERCULINER, not sure if it actually works or not, go to their website, its like $99 for a gallon
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I've used Herculiner and Durabak, and would say stay away from Durabak. I used that to do my Jeep's tub, and it never fully cured. You could pick at it with your fingernail....and yes, I prepped the CRAP out of it. I went over that coat with Herc, and that stuff dried ROCK hard!

I do have LineX in my Ranger however, due to the national warranty. My experience with the three I would say the Spray in Linex is by far better than the DIY, but it costs WAY more $$$!

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I used a roll-on liner. Its been 2 years and its ' ok ' for 50$. Its held quite well. I would recommend a spray-in type if your going to use your truck for a lot of moving.

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I used a roll on liner as well but I then put the plastic liner on top of it. If you do the roll on liner make sure to put gloves on... Man was that stuff ever hard to get off.
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I would recommend having it professionally done by a Line-x dealer. If you are still considering doing it yourself, the following link is very informative. Be sure to read all 5 pages, because the last one is his opinion of the Herculiner after its been in for awhile. Good luck!

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...er_Part_1.html
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I did the Duplicolor roll-on liner on my last Ranger, and it was pretty much worthless. But then again, I beat it up pretty good. I have the Line-X in my current truck, and it's great. If you leave it exposed to the sun (no tonneau cover) it will lose its gloss, and the little bit of elastic feeling it has, but it will still be rock hard and near-impossible to scratch.

Something else to think about - If you go with a Rhino Liner or Ziebart's liner, they'll spray it in over the bed bolts, tailgate access panel, and tie-downs. The guys at Line-X will remove the bed bolts and tie-downs before shooting the liner, and they'll remove the tailgate access panel and shoot it seperately. That could come in real handy if there's a problem with your tailgate latch mechanism and you need to get at it. Otherwise, the Rhino and Ziebart will have the panel sealed in.

Line-X is the best choice IMO.
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i just got done doing the roll on liner and let me say i'm impressed it need at least 2 coats to be thick enuff and make sure u wear ruber gloves :( but it took me 3 coats and i'll probally put on more to get some of the runs out of it but i love it so far... but i'm only on my 2nd day of haveing it lol
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