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Tips I have found work well...

-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.
Sandpaper? What grit?
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Not sandpaper... round little steel brushes for drills, I believe called wire wheels. You pop that on your power drill, and use that to scuff up your paint. It gets the job done much quicker, and probably more efficiently than using sand paper.
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I just used a scotch brite pad actually the one that came in the 1 gallon kit. It worked perfectly and the few spots that had rust I used a wire wheel.
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Here is the best article I've ever seen about DIY bed-liners. Make sure to scroll all the way down, because there are 4 parts to this thing...

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...er_Part_1.html
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Great article !!

I now feel so much better about doin this job on my own.

It helped a lot
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Glad to hear, let us know how it turns out!
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Will do.

I'll post up pics when complete..

Thanks again for everyones help/ideas!
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My buddy used herculiner for the whole bed of his 05' Chevy 1500 and he wished he would have just spent the money and gotten it professionally sprayed. He did 2 coats and after a little over a year it looks bad. It looked great after he finished. After almost a year of using his bed to haul stuff it is faded, worn through in some areas and it just doesn't look that great. If you don't use your bed that much and you take good care of it I'm sure it'll last a little while.
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So I did not complete the whole bed. I only did my tailgate. I didn't realize how much prep work was truly involved plus, I was bouncin back from my truck to my womans car, doing her 30k service.

Hear are some pics of the tail gate. It turned out really good.







Thanks for everyones help/idea's. When I go to do my bed, i am using a buffer, that hand **** was crazy.
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I like my fire resistant bed rug (old throw rugs used in stores to wipe ur feet) works great, nothing moves, looks good. doesnt fade and easy to clean.
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Tailgate looks good! Now all you have left is the rest of the bed :-p

How many coats did you apply?
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I only did two coats, the first one was lil more than thin i would say, the second one, i went on real thick.

I will do my bed thick as well, but not so much on the sides.

Im doing this mainly for looks..

I'll try to finish the truck this weekend.. Now that i know all the prep work and how much to spend.
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