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Bed liner in the cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Vanimal, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Dec 21, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Vanimal

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    Hello TacomaWorld! I am a new guy on this forum, and look forward to the expertise all of you have. I have a 1997 Tacoma Access Cab that had a bad water leak from the AC so i had to pull up all the carpet once I got it fixed to keep from mold and mildew growing under it. I dont really want to put more carpet back in it because I do alot of off-roading and hunting and I live on a farm so the inside of my truck is always getting muddy so I was thinking about putting some bed liner on the floor of the cab. Has anyone ever done this? How did it turn out? Should I get the spray cans or the roll-on? What brand? Kinda all of the general info. Thank you.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    I know bedlining the interior is pretty popular amongst the Jeep crowd. I don't think it's a bad idea at all especially since you off road regularly. It's also alot easier to do with an older truck like yours because there are less wires and harnesses run underneath the carpet. i.e. side impact airbacts, electric seats etc. I have found the roll on type of bedliner to be much more durable than the spray on. The spay on bedliner has a thinner in the formula so that it will be able to be applied with an aerosol can wheras the canned roll on formula has very little. There are some good brands at Home Depot and Lowes. I believe Duplicolor one of the nations leading paint suppliers makes a good bedliner application.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Thank you for the feedback. And yeah theres not very much in the floor as far as wiring goes. How difficult is it to apply the roll on liner? Is it something that takes multiple coats and many hours between so they can dry and cure? Or is it a one day job?
     
  4. Dec 21, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    It's a one day job. The number of coats depends on what thickness and texture your are looking for but two coats should be enough. You could even get by with one coat, but two gives it a more even look. Prep is key though. You have to make sure the floor pan is clean of dirt and rust, dry, and you have to scuff it with a scouring pad and there is a chemical I forgot the name that promotes the adhesion and cleans up the small debris from scuffing. Then you can apply it with a paint roller. The name of that chemical is on the side of the bedliner can it should say it there. Last you need a day to apply it, and a day to cure it in the sun.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    I caught the jeep thing, as my first truck was an old YJ.

    It's simple as hell.

    HERCULINER! $100 and you have yourself a bed lined cab.

    Step 1: Get interior out of truck.
    Step 2: Sand the shit out of everything.
    Step 3: cpean real good.
    Step 4: Roll and brushbedliner.
    Step 5: Wait.
    DONE.

    You can get the kit for about $100 at auto parts stores.

    Every jeep forum I know has a how-to on this so there's a lot of info if you want it.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks alot! Thats going to be my after Christmas project since i have a few days off haha. I'll post on how it turns out. Thanks again.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    I have used line-x on some parts but not the floor. The problem you are going to run into is all the wiring and the hvac ducts. I'm not sure what to do about those.
     
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