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What happened to my Line-X Bed Liner Shine???

I got my bed lined with line-x probably more than 6 months ago. When I first got it, it was really shiny/sparkly (so sexy). Given about 6 months in the sun and mediocare bed usage, my liner no longer has a shine to it. I don't think this is equivalent to the feared "fading bed liner" as my bed liner is still without a doubt a solid black.

Is there some way to polish the bed liner to make it look new again?
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i scrub mine with dish soap and a "tire" brush (any hard bristle brush will do). Of course I'm not after shine, but to get the thing clean from all the dust out here.
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Talk with your Line-X dealer. They should be able to tell you the best way to clean it.
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RhinoLinings sells a surface coating that brings back the shine and dark color to its spray-in liners. Maybe Line-X has a similar product for theirs.

In any case, I would try scrubbing it first before resorting to a refinish, especially after only 6 months.
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my hurculiner came with a clearcoat/ UV protectant...didnt put it on because i have a cover over it all the time but im sure line x has something like that to make it glossy again
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RhinoLinings sells a surface coating that brings back the shine and dark color to its spray-in liners. Maybe Line-X has a similar product for theirs.

In any case, I would try scrubbing it first before resorting to a refinish, especially after only 6 months.
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I can't believe this.... they suggested simple green. wtf, why haven't I bought any of this yet? I read how simple green is such a great cleaner, cleans everything, exterior, interior, metal, plastic, cloth... and now apparently bed liner! This is just getting ridiculous, I'm buying some of this tonight.

Oh yeah, for anyone else who wishes for the info the line-x dealer provided:
1) Spray liner with simple green, let sit for a minute or two.
2) Scrub liner with tire scrub (ref: tool use to clean tires)
3) Use a power washer to remove simple green
4) Apply tire cleaner (suggested meguiars, no armor all)
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my hurculiner came with a clearcoat/ UV protectant...didnt put it on because i have a cover over it all the time but im sure line x has something like that to make it glossy again
Yeah, my linex dealer says they sell some glossy product that is equivalent to a tire cleaner. They didn't even try to persuade me to buy their product. They suggested using meguiars, their product, or turtle wax (they mentioned it in that order).
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I tried the above steps with simple green and meguirs tire dressing last night. Liner looks great now, almost like new. I highly recommend taking the 10 minutes to do this.
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Careful what you use for a wax type substance on the bed liner. I had my old 04 Detailes once and they used tire care products on the bed liner and it lost all ability to hod anything in place. I had a plastic box in there and it never moved from day one, After the detail I would go around a corner and it would slide like it was on ice. I ended up washing it with Dawn dish soap to restore the ability to hold.

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my line-x dealer told me to use mop-n-glo on mine, or spring for their renewal/sealer process. they also gave me an option to buy the stuff and apply it myself.
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ill have to try simple green on mine... one of my sand bags broke open so i have sand all in my bed now making it a solid brown color...lol
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I have the "OTHER PRODUCT" & I just spray it with the same tire shine product I use on my tires. It seems to work great & theres no wiping involved. Now if your coating is dirty I would clean it 1st.

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simple green = duct tape of liquid detergents.
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Oh yeah, for anyone else who wishes for the info the line-x dealer provided:
1) Spray liner with simple green, let sit for a minute or two.
2) Scrub liner with tire scrub (ref: tool use to clean tires)
3) Use a power washer to remove simple green
4) Apply tire cleaner (suggested meguiars, no armor all)
Yep i'll voutch for Tommy here, liner looked damn nice at school today
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Maybe once a year I shoot a can or two or tirefoam on my Line-X and it looks great. Of course it is slicker than hell for awhile, but it looks nice. I have a bed cover so it rarely sees the sun but the part that goes up on the top edge of the tailgate. I just wipe it with some Black Magic (the same thing I use on my interior) once in awhile and it's still nice and black. I had a bag of sand fall apart in my bed over the winter too and I had to powerwash it out so it's pretty clean right now. You cant simply use a garden hose to flush the sand out over that rough liner!
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I ended up washing it with Dawn dish soap to restore the ability to hold.

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How did this effect the look?
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For a real good overall cleaner for just about anything and everything I use the bathroom tub and tile cleaner that you can get at Dollar General Store for a buck. It is a foaming product and will do a really great job. I actually think it our preforms some of the more expensive stuff. I have a 1996 Ranger XL and it is all white. For some reason the birds around here never miss a chance to drop a lug on it. I can use a little squirt of this and wipe off the bird doo and it doesn't leave a spot where I used it. I have had vehicles of all different colors and have had the same good results.
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have any of you used the heavy duty simple green. It's a clear concentrated version of simple green that you add water to.
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