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Old 12-04-2010, 05:33 PM
southbama man southbama man is offline
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I have been looking at doing some herculiner in the bed of my truck for a while now. We have some at work (Tractor Supply). So, I decided on my next check to buy it and put it in the bed and maybe on the toolbox.

My biggest concern is first how should I prep the truck for the herculiner. Should I sand it or something else?

Next was the toolbox. This is an old UWS toolbox. Down side to it is that it is a universal toolbox, which I don't like. Upside is it was free lol. It doesn't have that protective outter layer that feels like rubber. One option was to get a TSC box, because I get a 40% off for Chistmas. So, should I get the new box that is already black and low profile and retire the old box or put bedliner in it?
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Herculiner question

I would definitely get a new Low Pro black toolbox... and yes, you will need to prep your bed before you apply the liner. Look around in the how-to sections, there should be a how-to on it.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:59 PM
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Cool. I can't get the new box, because the discount was only for a few days and today was the last day. So, I don't have the money. I will get a new box on down the road.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:55 PM
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I did the Herculiner to my truck. It is very neat to use and very inexpensive compared to other options. The thing is that you have to take your time in prep. I used some real coarse steel wool instead of that little scotch bright pad they give you. It scuffs the bed up better. The next thing is, Do not be afraid do use this stuff I would take the brush and dab around all your corners and stuff. Then roll the heck out of it. I would also put atleast 2 coats on. You may get going and see that it looks good enough and doesn't need anymore, Add another coat, because after awhile this stuff seemed to shrink on mine a bit and some areas began to show through. The good thing is that for our trucks, the kit has plenty of it to go around and I can even go through and roll mine again when I get a few nice days again. This stuff also bonds to itself so you can put a coat on afterward if you need to. In my opinion it is well worth it for the price, You just have to take your time and be willing to do the work.

I even taped the top of my bedrails off and added it to the top of them so I had protection on the top. It is really cool to work with. Be patient with prep, get rid of all shiny spots, use alot of the material, mix it often. (i bent a wire hanger and stuck it in my drill to mix with)

Take your time and you will be happy with results. Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:17 PM
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These may help you out. This stuff is all in the PREP can not stress that enough. It can be done and can look good but you have to do it right cuz you only get one shot.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...-bedliner.html

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...er-my-cab.html

Roll on liner a Tool Box?
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:23 PM
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the courser the scratches the better adhesion. sanding (just knock off the shine, try not to go all the way to the metal) everyone I have done I sanded with 180g, everywhere except bed floor and wheel wells and I used 80g
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:22 AM
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I wish I would have sanded rather than scuffing when I did mine.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:59 PM
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i also suggest adhesion promoter on the bed rails. And everywhere if u happen to have a lot or its in the budget. Of course with sanding and degreasing.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:06 PM
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i herculined my truck, just sand it down about twice, then clean it with acetone to remove anything that is there, my bedliner came out great!
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:08 PM
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I used xylene/xylol like it states in the "how to" worked great. I don't remember where but i thought i was told not to use acetone for some reason?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:24 PM
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the courser the scratches the better adhesion. sanding (just knock off the shine, try not to go all the way to the metal) everyone I have done I sanded with 180g, everywhere except bed floor and wheel wells and I used 80g
Why not go to the metal? I would think you would get better adhesion to the metal than to paint.
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