How To Install A Roll On Truck Bed Liner And Save Money
Do you need a bed liner for your truck? There are lots of choices. There are plastic drop in, rubber, and rug… all different varieties. But if you want a good, permanent bed liner, look no further than a roll on truck bed liner.
A roll on liner is like thick textured paint that is applied to a prepped truck bed. Different methods are used to paint the liner on. An inexpensive way to do it is with a paint roller, which makes it a roll on truck bed liner!
Now, how should you install your bed liner? There are several options. First, you could have your liner professionally installed. Second, you could install it yourself. If you choose the second option, there are several different brands of liquid bed liner paint to choose from.
There are kits available that have all of the necessary things you need for lining your truck bed. Although the kit is a great way to get what you need for lining a new bed, it probably won’t have everything you need to line your older truck. There are some other things that you will need.
Spray cans of primer (optional)
Before priming and installing your liner, it is a good idea to mask around the edges of the bedrails on your truck. When you do this, you also need to tape some newspaper on the sides of your truck to keep the primer and liner from getting on the paint.
If there is rust in your truck bed, it is a good idea to sand these areas especially well. Rust converter helps to wipe out rust, and some brands even turn into primer! It’s still a good idea to use regular primer after you’ve given the rust converter a chance to work.
Once you have your truck prepped, all you have to do is put the liner on and let it dry… and you’re done!
Now you have a good, textured bed liner. If you ever rub the liner off in places, all you have to do is lightly sand and repaint the area.
A roll on truck bed liner is not for everyone. But there are things that make this liner a good choice.
It’s protective, permanent, easily repaired, good looking, and a rewarding DIY project.
So, if you want to protect your truck, enjoy a weekend project, and have people compliment you on your truck, why not get started?