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Herculiner Brush-on Bed Liner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mrp192, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    mrp192

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    Has anyone used the Herculiner Brush-on Bed Liner? I dont like my plastic liner and i wanna try this..
     
  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    Andrew H

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    See build thread.
    there are plenty of threads on here of people using herculiner for all sorts of things. just have to search for em.

    on the other hand i am using this stuff as we speak. i have already herculined my chrome grill and surround. waiting for the final coat to dry before i put it back on tomorrow.

    tomorrow morning i am going to sand down my chrome bumpers, then wipe it own with acetone, then roll the herculiner on. gonna probably do three of four coats.

    the whole process this far has been fairly easy. just stir the can up real well because a lot of the thick shit is at the bottom of the can, so stir it up for a few minutes before pouring it out.

    good luck!

    ill post pics of my finished truck tomorrow night sometime.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    ive got it in my bed, and its just as good as the professional stuff. The only thing that dosent last for what ever reason, is my bed rails..they tend to wear away after a while, and Im not sure why. I just buy a quart of herculiner every year or so, and just touch up the rails and anything else that may have chipped or whatnot.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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    I've done it on my 96 tacoma...but the bed was metal. It's great for metal beds....

    Honestly? I'd do some research and read the labels on the can of Herculiner.

    Herculiner is NASTY with lots of chemicals in it. It might not be compatible to put it on plastic. The prepping process would probably be totally different (and more work). I'd hate to see you try this and have a chemical reaction or your composite bed get somewhat destroyed (and the Herculiner not dry or look like shit or some other weird thing).

    I've put that stuff in foam-like cups and it ate holes right through it.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:38 AM
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    i thought all first gens had metal beds?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:55 AM
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    I'm taking out the plastic liner that is already in the bed..

    cool from the sound of it its good stuff.. thanks
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    Lol. The herculiner hides all the rust under it in the bed of my 84. If the herculiner wasnt there the bed would hold nothing:eek:. I'll give the Herculiner a thumbs up
     
  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    Yes...

    :eek: I just assumed when he said he had a plastic bed, that he had a 2nd gen truck. :eek: Oops...my fail!
     
  9. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    It's not as thick as the professionally installed stuff. It can and will scrape off if you load heavy things in the bed. The good thing about all that - it's cheap and it's really easy to do touch-ups.

    I did my 96 bed with it and 2 jeep interior floors with it.

    Some helpful tips:
    For faster prep work, use an orbital sander and some light sand paper.
    Buy disposable paint brushes & disposable pans (plastic).
    Wear disposable clothing - this shit will not wash out.
    Try not to get this stuff on your skin and if you do, get it off ASAP. Once it starts to dry and you need to 'scrub' it off...you could end up with one hell of a nasty rash.
    Don't use foam cups...or thin plastic cups. It'll eat holes right through it.

    I had this stuff 'over the rail' on my 96. Majority of it was under a tonneau cover but the stuff that was exposed to the elements (the over the rail strip)...wore off after 5 years. I bought a quart can of herculiner and repainted it without any prep work needed. Anything else that gets thin or scrapes off, you can easily paint over it.

    Good Luck!
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    just finished up herculining my front and rear bumpers. did the grill surround and corner lights too. fuckin tired. ill post pics tonight or tomorrow. im happy with the way it came out.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    mrp192 [OP] REALLY!!

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    Cool I was thinking of doing 2 or 3 coats to make it thicker..
     
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