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Slippery bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dave@60, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Dec 15, 2007 at 11:23 AM
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    Dave@60

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    The composite bed on my new '08 Taco is very slippery. I haul motorcycles year round in Colorado. Any suggestions (besides a bed mat) that will not void my warranty? Anybody heard of the composite bed cracking?:confused:
     
  2. Dec 15, 2007 at 2:49 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Welcome dave, I beat the snot out of my bed and it just laughs at me, check your soles of your shoes/boots, I don't have such issues ? ;)
     
  3. Dec 15, 2007 at 3:21 PM
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    Janster

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    I agree, the beds are very slippery.....
    I bought a bed mat for like $40. I bought it at a local truck accessories shop and it doesn't even have the company name on it anywhere. I thought it was gonna be flimsy - but it's actually 1/4" thick and really *sticky* (so to speak). I love it and works great! I've got 3-70lb sand bags in my bed and they haven't moved in 2 weeks!
     
  4. Dec 16, 2007 at 1:04 PM
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    victorye3

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    As Ive said in anothor thread: Just go with Rhino Lining or LineX bed spray on. Looks nice and very cheap. You wont find any more scratches after using those products last truck I had worked very well.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2007 at 1:59 PM
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    maverick491

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    Pretty sure that either.

    A. The composite bed can not be rinolined

    or

    B. If you can find someone to do it it will not be warrantied, as it was never designed to adhear to the composite material.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2007 at 8:26 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    I've heard of people lining the bed, but can't remember what they used (Rhino, Line-X, Herculiner, etc).

    Just buy the damn mat and be done with it! :laugh:

    It grips like hell and can be removed on the occasion you WANT something to slide. Like moving a stove, refrigerator, etc. I've removed mine a few times for those really heavy items without wheels that simply will not slide on anything except a smooth surface.

    Not to mention it adds a little padding if you want to haul wooden furniture or other things that might damage easily.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2007 at 7:17 AM
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    mjp2

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    I just applied Durabak to the roof and floor of the cab in my '06 and am thrilled with the results. It's an easy roll-on application and the results look good and are non-slip. You can even get the stuff UV treated so it won't fade.

    https://www.durabakcompany.com/inc/template.cfm?page=1

    Just throwing another option out there.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2007 at 8:59 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    hey i'm getting rid of my taco, if you want a bed mat for a long bed, i have one here just sittin. also have all 4 bed rail cleats if somebody wants those too. PM me and let me know if you guys wants anything and if i still have it we can work something out
     
  9. Jan 9, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    surfsupl

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    How about a sh&@ load of skate board tape?..And yes these beds do crack!..I have seen it myself along with pictures!
     
  10. Jan 9, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    Cburt

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    I agree, the bed is slick as snot and thats why I went with the Toyota bed divider.
    Its 100% adjustable and will hold gas cans, groceries, boxes of whatever from sliding around.
    You could even remove the tail gate and slide it all the way to the rear for a air gate if you wanted.
    Down side? it was kind of expensive.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    MMurray

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    They also get worse when wet, a lot worse. I would not have bought a plastic bed liner but it is integrated to the bed and comes with the truck. I do like the tie down system
     
  12. Jan 29, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    natrlyst

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    It is not integrated into the bed, it is the bed. Yes you will have things sliding around. Let me ask you all a question, what is the point of rhinolining the bed of you truck?? First it is the reason they make the bed out of composite material, so you don't have to line it and so it doesn't rust. It is a truck, the bed is made for loading crap etc. If you do not want things sliding around, buy a bed liner, if you are getting a bed liner to protect the bed of you truck from scratching, buy a car.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Don't buy a bed liner, buy a bed mat. Most bed liners are plastic so you'll still have the same problem yes? Spray on liners might work, but a rubber bed mat is cheaper and easier. Not to mention it acts as padding if you haul furniture or other things you don't want damaged.

    It's also removable for the times you WANT something to slide. Like a heavy stove or refrigerator. After moving into a new house I appreciate having both a slippery and non-slip bed.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    i still have a bed mat for a long bed, OEM mat btw, if anybody is interested
     
  15. Jan 29, 2008 at 11:31 PM
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    wat?
    hey u douchecanoe...u said the cleats were for me!!!!
     
  16. Jan 30, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Anyone here buy a big liner from northerntool or tractor supply, etc... and trim to the exact size shape of the Tacoma bed? They're only about $40. I may try that have the tailgait edge untrimmed (use their straight edge for the exposed edge at the tailgait and trim sides/cab edges with a blade).
     
  17. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    haha! douchecanoe! oh God that was funny. But not funny enough to make me forget about "ndouche". I'm still trying to figure out how to punish you for that one...
     
  18. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    Thats the funniest thing I have read on the internet in a long time, I fucking love James Norton, that reminds me of Lil' Jimmy...douchecanoe haha, ndouche...lmao
     
  19. Jan 30, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    I'm glad you never forgot "ndouche" because it gives the rest of us an introduction to the term!

    I'll never see your posts in the same light again. :laugh:
     
  20. Jan 30, 2008 at 8:33 AM
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