Some people say a dog is man’s best friend. We say this is untrue. While your pup might ride shotgun in your truck, I think it’s safe to say that your truck is actually your best friend.
Your truck does all the heavy lifting in your life. Your truck has gotten you through some muddy situations. The sound of your truck revving up fills your soul with joy. The bed of your truck was your seat and your picnic spot for tailgating with your buddies and romantic sunsets with your significant others. All of your favorite memories involve your truck in one way or another.
If you love your truck as much as we know you do, we have a few important words for you: spray on bedliners. A spray bedliner provides an extra layer of protection to the armor that keeps your truck in good shape for years and years. You can take your truck baby to a professional to have a spray on liner installed, but with a little know-how and a bedliner spray gun, you can do it yourself. Before attempting to apply your own spray on liner, there are a few tricks you need to know:
- The rougher the surface, the better the adhesion of the liner.
It might feel painful to intentionally cover your truck bed with scratches, but that’s exactly what you need to do. When you sand the surface of your truck bed with a rough-grit sand paper, it gives the liner spray millions of little grooves to cling to, making it super secure. So after you remove all the extras that you keep in the bed of your truck, such as the toolbox, the spare tire, the empty Gatorade bottles, your next step is to go over it really good with some sand paper and roughen it up.
- For best results, clean like you’ve never cleaned before.
Now that your truck bed has never looked worse, you need to give it the cleaning of its life. Not only does your truck have a little dirt everywhere through its normal wear and tear, now that you’ve sanded it nice and good, there are one hundred infinity tiny specks of sanded truck all over the place. Just one little speck can cause an air bubble that you’ll live to regret. So take some time to scrub her down before proceeding.
- WireTrim tape helps achieve a perfect edge.
If there’s one thing we hope you remember, it’s that WireTrim tape helps achieve a perfect edge. When you apply your spray on liner, everywhere that spray lands is there to stay. This is perfect for the areas that you want to be covered with a protective coating, not great for the edges that you don’t want covered. You might think that a simple masking tape will get the job done, but the goop in the bedliner is much thicker than paint, and much thicker than standard masking tape. You’ll spray over the tape, and then it will totally rip when you try to remove it, leaving you with a funky, gumpy edge that says “ew.” This is why we say again: WireTrim tape helps achieve a perfect edge. Cutting tape like WireTrim has a wire edge that cuts through the spray on liner when you pull it up. If you want a beautiful transition from. If you want a perfect edge, WireTrim tape helps achieve a perfect edge.
- An ounce of reading the instructions is worth a pound of cure.
Applying a spray on bedliner seems so straightforward that you might be inclined to jump in and go for it. However, here’s a tip: Do not do that. While applying a bedliner is straightforward, once it’s on it’s a pain in the you-know-what to fix it; you are far better off taking care to know what you’re doing and doing it right the first time.
If you love your truck as much as we think you do, the best thing you can do is to install a spray on bedliner. It’s the kind of thing that you can pay a pro to do for you, but you can also save yourself some cash and do it yourself, with these simple tips.