I pulled an all-nighter and finally finished the Herculiner bedliner.
Had a problem with the blue tape. It ripped off some of my paint (surprised me, I guess because it's such old paint). So I had to redesign that area. My beautiful girlfriend gave me the good idea design. It turned out better than expected and I'm very happy with it.
Bed sanding prep
Spot where painters tape removed paint
First coat done!
Then I decided that I wanted to do the rocker panels and bottom of the body. I've been skeptical of this idea, debating on if I wanted to do the fenders black, red, or leave them. Decided to leave the fenders silver and do the bottom only.
Doing the bottom, I think it looks awesome
Fueling up today! Bedliner was still soft, supposed to take 3-5 days to cure. After that I'm throwing the roll bar back in and the tool chest. Going to get new bolts for them too.
Here are some shots of the rear where the paint got ruined. Had to match both sides, but I think it gives it a sporty look and I like it more than just straight back like I originally planned.
Also added a gap guard the other night, just never posted it. Eventually I want to hit this with some bedliner spray paint I think so it all blends together.
I hope that it holds up, so far doing 60 mph it has done fine. But might eventually tear, hope not for a while haha. I don't like that I had to drill into my bed, because now I have screws sticking up in my bed. But I think I'll live with it for now, anyone have any ideas to solve that problem?
Also, this is a good picture to show how the new tires look on the truck. They definitely sit out a wider than my last set, which is why I justified the bedliner on the rocker panels haha.
So I suspect that in a year or two I will need to redo the Herculiner do to people's reviews on it, but that's understandable.
Also, anyone have experience with fading? I'm worried about the Florida sun fading the Herculiner. Saw one person using a UV protectant, is it worth it?
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