A spray-in bedliner is an excellent way to protect your truck’s bed from scratches, dents, and other types of damage. It also provides a more professional look and feel to your truck.
If you’re considering a spray-in bedliner for your truck, there are some important steps you should take to ensure it is properly applied and secured. Here are the steps to prepare your truck bed for a spray-in bedliner:
1. Clean the Bed
The first step in preparing your truck bed for a spray-in bedliner is to thoroughly clean it.
This includes removing any dirt, debris, or anything else that might interfere with the adhesion of the liner. Use soap and water or some type of degreaser to get rid of any grease or oil on the surface. Make sure to dry off the area completely before moving on to the next step.
2. Sand or Grind Down Any Rust
Once the bed has been cleaned, inspect it for any signs of rust or corrosion.
If there are any rusty spots, you will need to sand them down in order to prepare them for painting or sealing with the liner. Use a sander or grinder with 80 grit sandpaper in order to remove as much rust as possible before proceeding with painting or sealing with liner material.
3. Tape Off Any Areas You Don’t Want Covered
Once you have sanded down any rusty spots, use masking tape and plastic sheeting to protect any areas that you don’t want covered by the liner material.
This includes headlights, tail lights, wheel wells, and other areas that may be exposed when applying the liner material. Make sure that all areas are securely taped off before applying any liner material.
4. Prime and Paint
Before applying the spray-in bedliner, it’s important that you prime and paint any areas that need it in order to provide a better bond between the surface and liner material when applied. Use a high quality primer designed specifically for metal surfaces followed by two coats of paint designed specifically for use on metal surfaces as well.
Preparing your truck’s bed properly is essential if you want your spray-in bedliner application to last longer and look better than ever before! Taking these steps can help ensure that everything goes smoothly when applying the liner material and will also help protect against rusting or corrosion. Make sure to take all necessary precautions such as taping off areas you don’t want covered with liner material as well as priming and painting when needed prior to applying the liner.