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Can a dremel cut up the bedliner?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    ywen

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    I need to take out my stock drop-in bedliner without removing my high-rise topper. I attempted it once and it was a failure. I can remove the bedliner piece by piece if I can cut it up.

    Anyone know whether a dremel can cut thru the plastic bedliner?
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    You might be better off with a good set of shears. Do it by hand. Won't slip and cut into the bed.
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    hmm just realized that a high RPM cut wheel will probably just melt the plastic... probably not the proper tool for the job..
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    a dremmel should cut it fine, problems will be, it will take forever, you need a cutting wheel big enough to go all of the way through, and be careful if it starts to smoke/melt from the heat (which it will), those plastic fumes can be pretty nasty.
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Is it form fit and molded inside of the actual bed? I have an aftermarket bed liner that has "tabs" which lock the liner to the underside of the bed edge rails. I guess I'm just confused as to why you would need to cut it out? If you want to cut it out, I'd suggest something with more power than a dremel...I've learned the hard way that you can burn up a dremel speed control by using it on jobs that it wasn't meant to be used for (aluminum boat work).

    I'd suggest a sawzall....or some type of skill-saw blade cutter.
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    with a dremel id be a little worried about the disc blowing up. the stock bedliner should come fairly easy anyway ,ya gotta get a little rough with it but just start from the back and work your way to the front
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Hey I took the truck to a shop and they lifted the cap off with a forklift and the bedliner was then easily removed...

    I tried to remove it with the cap on the bedrails.. it wouldn't work.. which is why i wanted to cut it up..
     
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