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Just got some dupli-color bed armor going to remove my bedliner and give this a try. I heard some good things about it i really dont want to pay over 500 for a spray in dont really haul that much in bed mostly use trailer for big jobs. I have a over the rail bedliner so i got a extra quart to do the rails ill post some pics after the install.
 

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I did my own bedliner as well a couple of years ago. It was a lot of work and it seems to be holding up well. I use rubber bed mat though, so I really haven't put it to the test. The sides still look great though and so does underneath my bed mat :glasses:

Have fun and try not to get too much on your skin!
 

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Keep us posted. I was thinking of doing the same thing. Are you planning to roll it or spray it?
 

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Hope it turns out great as i'm sure it will!.I spent $40,000 on my truck so i wasn't about to get anything less than my LINE X spray in liner,but thats just my way of thinking.Post some pics when you get it done.
 

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Im planning on rolling it i hope it turns out good to hopefully ill get to do it next weekend
 

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last week i took out my plastic POS bedliner out of my truck and found some surface rust (grabbed my orbital and some 80 grit and its gone now). my truck is a 2009. so i was really pissed off. (my parents got it for me because my FORD crapped out of me) i use my bed for lots of things, i stain/build/repair decks and fences and go to school full time. but really cant afford 500$ to get my bed sprayed by line x. ive been researching on my study breaks (finals are next week), and ive heard nothin but good about bed armor. def keep us updated on this, because i need to do something about my bed asap
 

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Its all in the prepping. Take your time and prep the bed per the instructions and it will turn out good and won't peel.
 

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Keep us updated you've got me interested in doing this myself... Ive been wanting a bed liner, just not the 500+$ everyone wants to charge me.
 

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I wonder how well it would work as a protective coating on the truck frame or on the lower rocker panels....
 

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I read somewhere that the dupli-color bed armor needs multiple coats to be up to par with line-x, lets find out if its true.

I have a plastic drop in bed liner, works great but I would really like a spray on or something equivalent. It would be ultimate if I could get the extra space that a spray on liner offers and keep the "slide" that the plastic liner gives me. Loading int speakers, and cases is easy when I can just slide them to the front of the bed. I've thought of cutting out the floor of the plastic liner and using it, but it would probably blow out on the freeway. Any suggestions?
 

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Any updates?! i was at auto zone today and wanted to buy it, but i want you opinion first!
 

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I read somewhere that the dupli-color bed armor needs multiple coats to be up to par with line-x, lets find out if its true.
Not true, just wishful thinking. Bed Armor is a water-based polyurethane. It won't have anywhere near the durability of LINE-X. That isn't to say that Bed Armor is not for you though. Just don't expect a professional product.

This is from Bed Armor's online video. Personally, I think it looks horrible. Actually, it looks just like Herculiner.
 

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I have also been looking into the bed armor. I used to have a rhino liner (which I loved, I am constantly loading / unloading equipment, scrap metal, & garbage and never got a scuff in the rhino liner) in my 2003 Silvy, but my new one has some crappy plastic one that is scratching my bed rails due to a poor fit. I can't see myself affording a professional spray in job. I have looked at the bed armor a few times and would like to see what your thoughts are on it when you get it in.
 

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I will keep yall updated ill take pics before and after so everyone can check it out going to remove my bedliner and toolbox friday and start prep work
 

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Dupli-Color also has it in spray cans for touch-up or small jobs. My neighbor used the spray can to do his stepbars that were chrome. He just scotch-brited them first. They came out really nice.
 

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I'm curious about doing the rockers with it??
 

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I agree with scratch that bed looks bad. I wonder if you used a high nap roller like one used for interior textured paint if it would look better.
 

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Ok installed it today rain off and on had to finish it under the next door neighbors shelter will get yall some pics its to dark right now and bad storm also the prep is a butt ended up putting some scotch-brite pads on a finishing sander thats the way to go. Makes the job go a whole lot quicker(and thanks to big jon for the help) it does give a ruff finish. I think it gives it a tuff look i like it alot better than the bedliner. I also done my side rails where the over the rail bedliner had rubbed the paint off. It rolled on very easy i put on two coats.
if you want a smooth finish dont go with the bed armor.Pics to come
 

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Looks good. I like the way you did the rails too. How do you like the finish? Have you put anything in the bed to see how it holds up?
 
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