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So i am going to do it this weekend. Any tips from some people who did it?

Anything i should know that the instructions dont talk about?
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do it in a well ventalated area they are not kidding about that on the instructions. Prepare to throw away the clothes you wear because I don't think it is going to be possible to keep it off of you.
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make sure you clean it off your hands before you whip Willie out to go to the restroom......i don't think it would be easy to get Herculiner off of Willie...
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make sure you clean it off your hands before you whip Willie out to go to the restroom......i don't think it would be easy to get Herculiner off of Willie...

hahaahahah Very funny
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Tape it straight also. And buy more than one can of that stuff. I barely got 2 coats on my truck. Make to sand everything down also, make sure no paint is left. That should be all. Wear gloves. Be prepared for fadeing.
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Tape it straight also. And buy more than one can of that stuff. I barely got 2 coats on my truck. Make to sand everything down also, make sure no paint is left. That should be all. Wear gloves. Be prepared for fadeing.
I have a 6 foot bed, I am only doing the bottom and sides.

So one of the biggest cans wasn't enough?
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The kit gives a gallon... Should be more than enough for a 8ft fullsize bed.
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That what i was thinkin..
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I used about a gallon total to do my interior of my Jeep with 3 coats in the front and 4-5 in the cargo area... Figure that is all bents and curves and crannies. Yours is just 2 - 2x6 areas and a 4x6 area that is relatively flat.
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Wear longs sleeves and gloves. Crap is a pain to get off especially when it's on skin. And yes read my signature. From a great story...
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I want to do my truck. maybe this weekend.

good luck!
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I wouldnt do it to ur truck beard, I hostly wish I kept my drop in because of how its worn. Unless you recoat it every month it fades and leaves bare spots.
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bad thing about a drop in is that it holds water, scratches your bed, and causes rust....
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when you scuff up the surface... use a scotchbrite pad on a power sander... makes life alot easier.... make sure you primer any areas that are bare metal, the liner is not water proof and will get pin holes
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You'll need a few sets of gloves for this if you don't want to be covered in it. Prepare to throw away the clothes you wearing while doing this, no matter what it will get on you.
I used a wire wheel attached to a drill to scuff up the bed. The scotch bright pad they give you is useless if you ask me. Take your time in taping off the areas you don't want it, just remember to take your time in the prep areas and you should be good to go.
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you can buy liquid restore for Herculiner which brings it back to a new look.
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Sand, sand, then sand some more. DO NOT SKIMP ON THE PREP WORK!!!! And get a good set of heavy rubber gloves, surgical gloves will just tear.
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I didn't get dirty when I did it. Used almost 2 gallons though. Also a wire wheel helped alot to prep the bed. Save a little for later when u scratch or chip it so u can dab some more back on, it blends back in nicely. As for fading, armor all or tire shine, long as u don't mind it being a little slick it works great at making it black and shinny.
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What did you guys do about the bed bolts? Leave them in or take them off ? I would like to go right over them, but i dont wanna fill in the holes of the bolts with it.
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I went right over mine, but there not the star heads, just plain bolts. I'd probably best not to fill them with the bed liner just incase you ever have to take the bed off.
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I wouldnt do it to ur truck beard, I hostly wish I kept my drop in because of how its worn. Unless you recoat it every month it fades and leaves bare spots.

yeah but the inside of my bed is trashed. it needs something.
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TAKE THE BED BOLTS OUT! shouldn't be any other option...
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do any of you guys have pics of yours... id like to do it but i want to see how it turns out first
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Tips I have found work well...

-Wear gloves and crappy clothes. The stuff gets all over and stays on you for weeks.

-Take out the bed bolts and tape up the holes in the frame so that the bedliner doesn't stick to the threads.

-Get a metal wire brush that you can put on a power drill. The Scotch pads don't scratch the paint enough for the bedliner to stick.

-Use multiple coats, if you are going to be dragging heavy objects, you may want to use 4 or more.

-Apply new coats before the previous coat is dry. If you put the new coat on while it is still tacky, it helps it adhere better.
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