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Has anyone used herculiner before...? if so how do u like it and is it worth it. and any tips on it. wat do's and don'ts .
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Are you talking about the Do it yourself stuff?

If so, I have some experience with it. I added non slip bars to my E350 and coated the rear bumper with it. The only thing I didnt like about it was that its alot like thick latex, with a few bumps here and there. I added some sand to mine to give it more 'grip'

Overall I am very happy with it. It seems to hold up very well to abuse on the metal parts, but on the wood portion (the floor) it has popped off in some places... lemme see if i can locate some pics.
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i did it to my bed, turnout out real nice... but a couple months later its all coming off and faded big time... i vote NO GO for herculiner, Yes to rhino or line X
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If you ever use your bed for anything don't do it. If you just want it to look good still don't do it. A spray on will hold up much better and look much better
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I used the roll on kit for my sub box the texture was good and it holds up good but its not in sun and is never really touched. I would get a line x bed liner i had one in my old truck and it did fade a little but still looked great and was super tough. My dad used to have rhino liner and it would chip and scratch like crazy it was very brittle.
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If you do go line-x make sure to spend the little extra more and get the UV protection, its worth it.
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If you do go line-x make sure to spend the little extra more and get the UV protection, its worth it.
x2 on that, unless you have a tonneau cover and keep it down all the time when not in use. i see that POR15 has a bedliner out too now
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If you ever use your bed for anything don't do it. If you just want it to look good still don't do it. A spray on will hold up much better and look much better
Care to give some more info as to why he shouldn't do it? Obviously it seems fading is an issue, what else? Do you have any personal experience with it?

Reason I ask is because I was thinking of using it on the F-250, and I'd need more to go on before I didn't do it.
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If you do go line-x make sure to spend the little extra more and get the UV protection, its worth it.
How much more does it cost?
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up here they charge 150 extra, 400 for black line-x, i am sure it varies
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I paid $500 for my line-x (black) with the uv protection.

I love it, and it will go on any truck I own.
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PREP IT GOOD and you wont have many issues.
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I just cant seem myself shelling out $500+ for a line-X. From what i have read over and over its all in the prep work in how well herculiner holds up. I have also heard you can spray with a gun, wonder if that helps any better?
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Hmm the stuff I used I wouldnt be able to spray with ANY gun I own, and I have atleast a dozen guns. So youd have to buy a gun to do it... Plus the stuff is pretty thick. I know the professional bedliners go on hot and dry almost instantly. It took mine 3 days to dry in 70F
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i agree with jlstang im not to drop 500+ on it . i was just looking for a do it urself kinda deal,....
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i agree, get the UV...


haha i rhymed
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Just get a spray in liner or if you have to dont put anything on the bed to protect it until you can afford it
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I did a herculiner 2 years ago and it is holding up just fine. I use my bed from time to time, and its holding up just fine. I've drug 100 lb rocks across it nothing happened. Theres actually a giant dent in my bend from who knows what and the Herculiner isnt even chipped. I would suggest getting the UV protectant with it.

For prep, get yourself a wire wheel for your drill and go to town on it. Get it scuffed up really well. Then use acetone and clean it very well. Mine dried in a couple hours, but I wouldn't use it for a couple days just to make sure it sets up good.

Personally I cant see dropping $500 on bed liner. I would look at the scratches and dents before spending that kindof money.
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