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its up to you man, but i wouldnt.
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good luck with it then. just offering my opinion. but people that install it say you have to sand it all down. so if you ever change your mind you will have to have the whole truck repainted.

also it would prolly be cheaper to have that stuff repainted then covered with liner, unless you are buying the do it yourself stuff. then good luck to ya.


btw travis, what is that all over the black stuff? dirt? couldnt be...

Obviously not since my truck is protected by an invisible HEPA filter cloak...
I remember taking pictures that morning and pressure washing my truck right when the sun was going down that day cuz it hadn't been washed in two weeks.

I don't always take pictures after I wash my truck. In fact I rarely wash my truck. It's not worth it since my truck is on the job site everyday getting dusty and dirty.

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This was after $6 in quarters at the car wash. Not bad...

But I guess these guys know what they're talking about more than I do, when I'm about the only one with the **** on the exterior of my truck. Damn babies.
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easy man. im not attcking you or anyone.

what did i say in my first post in this thread? IMO (in my opinion) i wouldnt do it.

did i attack your truck or you in anyway? not that im aware of? you attacked me after i said i wouldnt do it.

its your truck more power to ya, im glad you did something out of the ordinary. i didnt say it looked bad or anything. it looks good on there actually. im just saying i wouldnt do it.

ive seen it on other truck and i know what it will look like after a few years. just becasue i say something doesnt mean i have hte experience with my truck.

btw im not always right either. which is why i said IMO.
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I'm a lil cranky this morning
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I'm a lil cranky this morning

I like your liner. How much did it cost? I prefer a good looking liner compared to a shiney paint job. I looked at thebottom of my rocker panels and they were completely chipped of paint!


I use my truck, unlike a lotta people, so **** happens..that needs to be covered haha.


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I like your liner. How much did it cost? I prefer a good looking liner compared to a shiney paint job. I looked at thebottom of my rocker panels and they were completely chipped of paint!


I use my truck, unlike a lotta people, so **** happens..that needs to be covered haha.
To do everything you see it cost about $60. That's for all the sand paper, denatured alchohol, primer, about 4 cans of Duplicote BedLiner Spray, a pack of 1/4" pinstriping, and about 5 hours of my day. It wasn't bad at all. I sanded completely down with the exception of an inch below the transition line. I left some of the undercoat for a smooth transition. I wish I would have taken pics of my truck lined with newspaper. It looked like a pimped out hobo ride lol.

Yeah man, my truck only has 25,000 miles. It looked like it had 125,000 miles. Just doing that made my truck look soooo much better. If you guys would see my truck in person you'd be like "WTF do you do with this thing?!?!" It looks alot nicer in the pictures, I know that much.

I've had enough Ford trucks to know better =]. The rockers and lower doors get chipped and rust faster than any other part of the truck, even with normal use. The best thing about it is you keep a can for backup. When something major would happen you just *spray* *spray* and it's like it never happened. Some a-hole threw an egg at my truck. It stained the paint and the rhino. Guess what? *spray* *spray* The rhino is brand new, right below the stained paint.
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yeah...unlike fixing regular paint....which Im doing right now....you dont have to sand, tack cloth, prime, sand, tack cloth, reprime if needed, resand if you needed to reprime, re tack cloth if you needed to re sand, base coat, wet sand 1000, tack cloth, coat 2, wet sand 1000, tack cloth, coat 3, wet sand 1000, tack cloth, clear 1, wet sand 1500, tack cloth, clear 2, wet sand 1500, tack cloth, clear 3, wet sand 1500, tack cloth, buffing compound, wash, and 100% light caranuba wax also known as finishing buffer(but remember go light or your paint will cure funky, wait a month then car wash and use a good quality 100% caranuba wax and enjoy....until a week later when you scratch the hell out of it and have to do some more paint work....

EDIT: I forgot that there is more work to be had if you need to fix dents.... and on a side note....buy an orbital buffer...unlike me most wise people have them...believe me buffing by hand sucks...
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yeah...unlike fixing regular paint....which Im doing right now....you dont have to sand, tack cloth, prime, sand, tack cloth, reprime if needed, resand if you needed to reprime, re tack cloth if you needed to re sand, base coat, wet sand 1000, tack cloth, coat 2, wet sand 1000, tack cloth, coat 3, wet sand 1000, tack cloth, clear 1, wet sand 1500, tack cloth, clear 2, wet sand 1500, tack cloth, clear 3, wet sand 1500, tack cloth, buffing compound, wash, and 100% light caranuba wax also known as finishing buffer(but remember go light or your paint will cure funky, wait a month then car wash and use a good quality 100% caranuba wax and enjoy....until a week later when you scratch the hell out of it and have to do some more paint work....

EDIT: I forgot that there is more work to be had if you need to fix dents.... and on a side note....buy an orbital buffer...unlike me most wise people have them...believe me buffing by hand sucks...
I'm waitin for pics! Otherwise I'll laugh at your paintjob in 3ish months,

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I had one dent where I rhino'd over. Can't see it anymore =]. The texture of the rhino kinda offsets small dents and dings. You couldn't find it on my truck unless you were really looking for it.
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I had one dent where I rhino'd over. Can't see it anymore =]. The texture of the rhino kinda offsets small dents and dings. You couldn't find it on my truck unless you were really looking for it.

I kinda have a foot long tear..Hard to explain but bumper bit my truck! The reason i was thinking of the actual rhinoline product is because it's thickness could cover my fiberglass repair. I'll get a quote from them, then maybe do it myself.
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Snap! I posted the pics in the wrong thread....fawk. Ill just copy and paste...brb...
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ok just follow the clicky.

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Nice, how does it blend with your other panels? Got any full after shots of your truck on that side?
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i had a friend that worked at a local place that did bedliners. it wasnat a rhino...but one of the guys that worked there sprayed his f-150 flareside.....all of it. lol... it looked.....interesting to say the least. not sure how much he paid for it since he worked there. i know alot of guys that do the rocker panels of their trucks...which isnt a bad idea. Especially since the can get pretty close to the color of your truck, it probably wouldnt be all that bad looking on the rockers.
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Nice, how does it blend with your other panels? Got any full after shots of your truck on that side?
Kinda, im not quite done with both sides, but yes it bended really well.
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Its kinda dark, but you can still tell that the x cab and door match
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Did you remove the door, then paint or paint with the door on?
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Well...Im hella lazy so i just painted with the door on. Also i didnt really care if it looked show quality or not so i didnt bother to fill in the deep scratches...especially since im most likely going to do that rhino liner finish. But for what it is it turned out good i think
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One of my friends brother painted his little Toyota truck rock guard, then 2 layers of flat green then 2-3 layers of clear. Looks mean as hell and you can't scratch it for anything, doesn't dry to well though . . .
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That isn't such a bad idea^^^^^
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That isn't such a bad idea^^^^^

From what my painter buddeh says you cant paint or clear over the bed liner stuff because of adhesion differences. The bed liner isnt a "paintable" surface due to its chemical makeup....how ever i wonder if you can prime it with like Krylon plastic paint and then paint it....hmmm....but i just think i might have it sprayed unless i do some testing and find that the rattle can bedliner is paintable when primed with that plastic primer.....
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From what my painter buddeh says you cant paint or clear over the bed liner stuff because of adhesion differences. The bed liner isnt a "paintable" surface due to its chemical makeup....how ever i wonder if you can prime it with like Krylon plastic paint and then paint it....hmmm....but i just think i might have it sprayed unless i do some testing and find that the rattle can bedliner is paintable when primed with that plastic primer.....

I think its paintable. Maybe no rhino tho. But 20 layers of clear will make anything hard as rock!
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But 20 layers of clear will make anything hard as rock!
And shinney! Maybe throw some big glitter fleck and a 225 merc on it and call it a Ranger Bass Boat....oh wait they make those already....
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SAdly that 225 merc has more hp than our lameass 3.0s... But hey! For the price of that merc i could get a used mercedes AMG engine w/ supercharger throwin out some fatty hp/tq numbers.
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SAdly that 225 merc has more hp than our lameass 3.0s... But hey! For the price of that merc i could get a used mercedes AMG engine w/ supercharger throwin out some fatty hp/tq numbers.

Yeah....i know...my dads 140 johnson 4 stroke makes almost as many ponies as the 3.no .....and its a friggin boat motor....
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