Roll on bedliners are so much cheaper than professional apply on bed liners. We painted on a bed ship on an old truck and have been deploying it for just two years. The bed ship made truck bedline our truck look far better and it’s really holding up well. It’s an easy process to do this yourself. There are a few tricks you might want to know though. Here’s the step-by-step method…
- Put together your bed ship kit.
You can actually buy a bed ship kit with most of the supplies you need already included or put the supplies together yourself. You’ll need paint, cleaning supplies, hiding materials, and several sanding items. A tip: a gallon of paint will not cover a full size truck. Get an extra quart. Getting started right is essential.
- Clean it first.
It may be a provocation to start laying on the paint quickly. Don’t do it. Cleaning must come first. See, old feel or fat on top will really cause the paint to peel from the lemon. We don’t need that. So, clean first. The secret is getting the right cleaner. You’ll want a fat and feel remover…
- Sand, but not much….
Why? Because you will want damaged surface so the paint can definitely stick. So you will want really coarse rough pad or really coarse sandpaper. No fine finishing needed or wanted. After sanding, you’ll rinse good and dry. Then do good quality hiding to keep the paint where you want it.
- Roll it on..
Actually putting the paint on is about as easy as could be. This is fun paint to use. Why? It’s so thick and heavy, it will cover most situations. As it dries it levels out and looks just like it was sprayed on… no roller marks, no brush marks either. Putting the paint on is fast and easy if you have the surface prepared properly.
- Allow it to dry…
It takes one or two hours days for the paint to solidify. You can use it before then, but just for light things. After a week, it’s dried and ready to use.
Roll on bedliners are a cheap way to get a bed ship. For an adult truck, this is a quick and easier than you think way to increase the looks of your truck. You get some protection for that truck bed too. Get off to the right start and the bed ship you install will work well and last for many years.