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Old 05-15-2011, 04:38 PM
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Default Bedliner Paint Job

After doing a cheap paint job with some rustoleum, I have a few questions I was hoping someone could answer:

If I want to do a bedliner paint job, could I use the 15oz. rattle cans from autozone and get a paint job that isn't splotchy?

Is the nature of bedliner NOT to be splotchy or will you be able to see spots where I held the can to long here, not long enough there, etc.?

The biggest problem I have with my paint job now is that I forgot to add my hardener into the paint, so it flakes off and breaks easily. I want a paint job you can take a screwdriver (or gun case, climbing gear, metal tool) to and not have chips, flakes, etc.

I'm looking for cheap and fast (which I will trade quality for) in order to have a paint job I can touch up quickly with a can if needed.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:40 PM
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Perhaps Indoor Outdoor would be suitable
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:42 PM
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o.o how much fabric would it take!? No, really I don't want carpeting... Nice try though, but will spray liner show blobs? Can it have runs in the paint?
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:49 PM
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As far as rattle can painting yes, you will see the differences. If you are going to go through the cheaper expenses of painting the bed with rattle cans you may be better off going on ebay and buying a herculiner kit for around 60.00 shipped. That way it looks real good and you have a decent bed liner
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:53 PM
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How much paint do you think it would take to cover a 91 Ranger Super-cab? I got it with 2 pints of rustoleum, but I'm not sure with the liner/spray liner. Maybe 2 pints of the roll on liner? What are some tricks you guys use to take your trucks through hard places and keep your paint looking nice?

Sorry for so many questions...
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:09 PM
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The herculiner kit comes with plenty to do the whole bed, no need to buy more than that. I had almost a half gallon left over due to mine being a stepside bed so you will be fine. This is what it looks like when its done

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Old 05-15-2011, 05:14 PM
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about how long did it take from start to finish to apply your bedliner clinton?
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:17 PM
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Did you roll that liner on? If I wanted to do my ENTIRE truck with it, would you recommend that product?

Could you link me to exactly what you bought too?
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:22 PM
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Yes I rolled it on, the kit comes with just about everything even the roller. If you want to do the whole truck, you'll spend alot and add about 100lbs of weight to your truck. No need for a link, go to ebay and type in herculiner. I dont recommend doing the whole truck with it. Wet sand you truck and rattle can prime it if its that bad
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:24 PM
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I believe I am going to use that for the bed, my problem now is the rest of the body.

I have never had luck with rattlecans... I get blobs here and there, and it looks reaaaaaally spotty. I guess I'm going to have to strip down this nasty paint job I've done so we'll see what happens there...
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:30 PM
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Yeah wet sand it and prime it. Just practice on something other than the truck to get the method down
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:07 PM
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I've been looking around for ways to remove the paint that I have on there, and here are my thoughts (please give feedback):

Rough sand the entire body, put another coat of the rustoleum on it, move up and sand with a finer paper, put another coat, and sand with an even finer paper, then do a final coat. Would this work if I sanded thoroughly each time and did the coats well enough? I guess I'm just worried about the final product since I screwed up already and can't start from scratch again.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:21 PM
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Start rough grit wet sand paper and keep going to a finer grit each step then prime it
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:23 PM
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I would say if you wanna bed line the outside use the roll on kind.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:37 PM
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I can sand it this week and get it ready for another coating of something. Sorry for sounding bitchy, I just want a paint job that will look okay and hold up well under conditions. Have you guys had any experience with textured paint like rustoleum? Also, how do the finishes change when you paint? Like, if I paint with Gloss, you see the orange peel, if I paint with Flat, I will it do anything weird? What about semi-gloss? Also, flat feels chalky, gloss slick, where's semi-gloss in there?
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