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Bedliner IS The Bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AeroCooper, Jun 5, 2010.

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  1. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    I just picked up a new riding mower, and when I got home I saw that the blade deck was right up tight on both sides of the bed. It scratched one side of the liner (don't care much, it's a truck), but on the other side it had gnawed almost all the way through.
    I started thinking, what if water gets through there and starts to rust the bed?
    So, being a good little doobie, I did a search here to see what the experts had to say on this. I didn't find any exact threads, but in one of them someone mentioned that it is not a liner, but the bed itself??
    Is this correct? How can the bed be plastic and nothing else and still be strong enough to carry a riding mower or anything else of substance?
    And if it is correct, what, if anything, can I do to patch up that (almost) hole?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Jigzor

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    Yeah, the bed is a polycarbonate material.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    AeroCooper [OP] Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    So I'm just screwed now, with a partial hole in it? hmmm...
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Maybe some type of fiberglass filler compound?
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    yeah i was puzzled too when i found out that the bed is made from polycarbonate material i thought it was a bedliner until i looked under my truck and saw that it was the actual bed itself
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    WOW- Yeah. The bed is composite- so what you got is what you got.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    Yeah, check under your bed at the wheel well. Its ALL Poly.
     
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    or look at the paperwork you got when you bought it???
     
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    Maybe fill in with JB Weld, sand smooth and paint? Just a thought.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Ha ha...yeah, I'll go check my paper work to see what every item is made out of. :rolleyes:
    Really? Just cuz you're a mod here doesn't mean you have to be an ass.
     
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    Is it a big hole? Can you get a picture.

    If its small.. Could you possibly heat the bed enough to slightly melt the plastic together?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    No, it's not that big. Probably some of the suggestions here would work. I'm actually a little relieved, because now I know it won't rust at least. :D
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Yeah, that won't be an issue. Good luck with repairing it, if you manage something post up a pic.
     
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    Is it the side or the floor?
     
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    it's about an inch or 2 up from the floor, on the wheel section. I went back out and looked, and it seems to be maybe a little more than halfway through the bed material, so probably it will be fine for now, but it would be good to know if anyone has repaired a complete hole, for future reference.
    I'm a bit surprised this hasn't already happened to someone.
    Well, probably it has, and I just haven't seen it here yet.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    take a pic! I want to see.
     
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    I thought the sides were different material than the floor....
     
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    Leer 100XL and a bunch of off-roading scars.
    I would consult your dealer. Toyota must have a way to patch the bed.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    A few pics, but they look worse in person, you can't really see the depth on the gouge here.
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