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Bed Mats

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JCH, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Jul 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    JCH

    JCH [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jul 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    Janster

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    I have a Protecta Bed Mat...and love it.

    I have a 2nd gen with the composite bed and I don't have to worry about rust. On my 2nd gen, when the bed gets wet....the water can get trapped under the mat. So - that might create a rust promoting situation for you 1st gen guys.

    Have you thought about getting a spray-in bedliner? Or if you're on a budget, have you looked at Herculiner DIY kit?
     
  3. Jul 14, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    CHPTR11

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    I've had that mat in my last three trucks. They are durable and fit perfectly.

    I've had it in my 04 for the last 3 years in The North West (lots of rain) and haven't had any rust issues, they dry just fine underneath.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    benjammin5150

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    I have that exact one in my truck. It fits good and keeps things from sliding around. The only thing I dont like about it is that it bubbles up in spots and wont lay completely flat. Alot of the reviews on Amazon say this too, but other than that its great. I herculined the bed then threw the mat down over it.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    JCH

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    Good to know man, not much rain here in Wyoming so hopefully I wouldn't have any problems.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    skeezix

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    Don't know what brand it is, but it's made out of heavy black rubber and looks like the one mentioned previously. Bought it and put it in my truck in 1990. Moved it to my 1998 truck. No rust in either truck but there's a carpet padding between it and the steel bed.
     

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