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What Pickup Bed Liner To Use?

I'm building a steel bed for my 1952 GMC. What should I use for a bed liner?

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I'm building a steel bed for my 1952 GMC. What should I use for a bed liner?
If you haul dogs, use a spray-in liner that has good "tooth" so the dogs can stand without sliding around. If you plan to haul boxes and stuff, use a surface that is a little more smooth, or slick, and will let boxes slide easily.
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Rhinoliner is pretty good brand so is LineX.
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I'm building a steel bed for my 1952 GMC. What should I use for a bed liner?
The best DIY bed liner is SPI. It is a spray on product, not one of those roll on el cheapo type. Give SPI a call and get a kit, you will be very pleased with SPI.

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I will be using spi on my shop truck . I plan to tint it the truck color . One plus is you can reduce it to get the texture you want .
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My truck is white, so I would like the bed liner to be white....possible?
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Monstaliner for the DIY floor/bed liner ...

You can spray or roll it on or even brush it on.

They are not a newbie to the industry..they've been a coating manufacturer for decades for industrial coatings and such.

Several colors to pick from and the also have a tintable kit..

It won't fade and VERY tough.

You can get a rough texture to an almost totaly smooth finish according to what type foam foller you use.I've had many trucks bedlined with line-x and rhino liner..the deep texture is a ***** to keep clean

It's huge in the jeep and 4x4 niche..thousands of people use them on the jeep floorbourds and even total paint jobs on the exterior.

and NO..i have no connection with them..i belong to a few jeep forums and seen the results and more than happy users of the product for a DIY bedliner..

Here's their main site...
Monstaliner do-it-yourself roll-on truck bed liner outperforms Herculiner Bed Liner, Duplicolor and Rustoleum Road Warrior

Their facebook page..lots of pics..
https://www.facebook.com/MONSTALINER

If you search some jeep and 4x4 forums you'll see plenty of actual pictures and happy customers..i'm not going to link to other forums in here ...

I recently bought a kit from them for my 95 Jeep Wrangler to do my floor with this summer when i tear it down for a complete redo,got the Spice color to match my interior,black here in southern Ga heat with the top off all summer would pretty much BBQ my feet..lol..and i've seen 3 localy with it used and quite impressed.

As far as rhino liner and Line-X..anymore line-X is hands down the best...many color options and the premium line-x is the top dog anymore..but be prepared to empty the wallet too..lol

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ponch , white is tuff . the liner is clear but has a yellow tint to it so white is hard to get exact .
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My truck is white, so I would like the bed liner to be white....possible?
I was told that it doesn't matter the brand, white bed liner will turn yellow, in a day, or week, or month , or.... But it will turn yellow, and as Shine says it wont be pure white when sprayed, but more of a Wimbledon white
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I was told that it doesn't matter the brand, white bed liner will turn yellow, in a day, or week, or month , or.... But it will turn yellow, and as Shine says it wont be pure white when sprayed, but more of a Wimbledon white
I agree on the color match..but that's not limited to just white bedliner..any bedliner color match will be far from a perfect match..

Monstaliner has white and doesn't turn yellow or fade..he stands by his 5 year warranty of that too...
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:22 AM
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the orange on my truck will be the same in the bedliner. white will pick up a little of the yellow tint .
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the orange on my truck will be the same in the bedliner. white will pick up a little of the yellow tint .

Thinking the impossible here, but I wonder if one could apply the bedliner, let it cure for a sufficient time and then epoxy and paint over it? I know that seems stupid and probably is, but thought I would ask

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why ? add your color to it and spray . if you paint over it then you run the risk of a scratch that shows . my truck is spi orange and i will tint the liner with it .
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I was talking about painting over it for the white. I don't even know if it could be successfully painted over or not? I know most other colors do well by tinting the liner before application, but have read and heard of white getting the yellow tint to it and just wondered if it could be painted over to avoid the yellowing.

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ok , tint the bed liner white , coat of white epoxy then shoot it white.
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