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June 2019

All right, I'm finishing up my 312 sub box that I built and I'm using some truck bedliner from Harbor Freight and so far so good. It'S working pretty good. I just use this this textured sort of paint roller. It'S not foam! It'S like! I don't know if it's some sort of a plastic or something, but it's really really really coarse and that's what I wanted to get to get a really thick solid coat, and this is the first coat I'm about to do second coat, so turned out pretty good. I mean it looks alright, there's the port and yeah. This is starting. It'S turning out really good. I mean exactly what I wanted. So here's my it's braced up inside and I got all the the wiring ran and I'm going to do additional bracing, I'm going to do some steel, steel bars flat bar across the front in the back on the kind of on the inside and the outside, and I got them right here and I got off 3/8 bolts and nuts, and so that's going to reduce any type of vibration or flex, so I still got to get two more. These are for the outside and I get two more on the inside. So I'll sound sandwich these steel bars, if I can hold on up I'll, just basically sandwich them, get it mounted like this and then put the bolt through and then put another one on the inside. Hopefully I don't know how I'm going to get it in there, but we'll see - and I should stiffen it up but other than that. That'S how it's turning out so far and I'm just going to do another coat right now and we'll be closer to being finished. All righty, thanks for watching

Hey guys, this is Matt with the YouTube channel bleep in Jeep. Today I want to show you how to install a truck bedliner. If you haven't been with us before, make sure to hit the subscribe button. We have new videos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have the best off-road, related how-to videos on the interweb alright. So the first thing that we're going to do is clean up the truck bed, in my case we're working on my own, I'm Tundra, and it has this factory rubber or plastic piece in there. We'Ve got to take all that out and then we're going to clean it up. So the products we're using today are from some products. I'Ll show you those in a second, but they make truck bed liners and all kinds of other stuff. So the first step is just to get everything out of there, get it really clean and then we're going to pressure wash it out. So in my case, I found some rust spots. The bad thing about those liners are that water gets trapped under there and starts accumulating rust. So I decided to go ahead and take care of that now. You can't have any rust when you do the bedliner, so I started grinding the rust off and it turned out to be a lot worse than I thought, and I ended up with two holes in the floor. I guess I think what happened was the rust was coming from underneath there's actually a piece of metal welded or something underneath, as you can see right there, that's part of the frame and it rusted, I believe from underneath. So after I ground that out, I had to power wash it again, because now the whole thing was full of dust. Once again, I decided I was going to fix those holes, though so I made this quick template out of a piece of paper. That'S old old-school method there and then I just cut out a little piece of 18 gauge steel that fit that hole exactly and then I'm welding it in spot welding it in here the welds didn't go very good, because I guess there was still a little bit Metal a little bit of metal or a little bit of rust, but I did the best. I could. I think, if I did it over again, I'd probably cut out a square section. So here's the products we're using these are all from sim and they make all these products here and I'll show you them one by one and I'm also going to leave links in the description box below so the first one. Is this sim solve it's just a cleaner and according to the directions you want to just use this first to go ahead and clean up all the stuff, the junk, the oils that are in your rust bed and your truck bed? So it also comes with its own spray gun for the truck bedliner, and this I got on Amazon. It'S a bed brush and it goes on your big angle. Grinder, I don't have to have one of, but it just is going to make it a lot easier on you. You can use sand paper and sand it either by hand or with the DA, but this is going to make it a lot quicker. A lot faster because you need to rough up the surface before you put the bed liner in so even with this bed brush, it was still pretty difficult and time-consuming, but I cannot imagine what it would take to do it with just a piece of sandpaper. So this helped out quite a bit made the job a lot faster and at that point the breaker trip and the lights went off. I got that actually for 12 bucks, like the day before the sand. Are there alright? So I'm just going to spray it out and get all of that sanding debris out of the truck bed and then I'm going to use that sim salt and wipe it down one more time, just to make sure everything is nice and clean in there next thing. I'M going to do is tape it off and you're going to have to tape off the whole truck. So keep that in mind, and you want to be able to remove the tape as soon as you lay the last coat. So keep that in mind as well, and you want to get some pieces of plastic and tape off the whole truck, including the hood everything all right. This is the rust trap from sim and the flattener, and the flattener just makes it not glossy. So I'm using this to get any of the spots that have bare metal on them after I sand it so those spots where I had to sand down the rust to bare metal, we need to cover up that up with paint before we put down the truck Bedliner because you don't want to put the truck bedliner on directly on bare metal, so you don't need to use the same products, but I figured this rust trap would be a lot better than just using regular primer and I'm going to spray it with the spray Gun so I'm just testing out the spray and looks good now. If I were to do this over over again I'd - probably tape off the parts that I wanted to spray, because I ended up over spraying quite a bit of the whole truck bed. And then I have to come back and sand that down before I can do the truck bedliner. So I'm just hitting all the little spots where I see bare metal and especially those spots where I welded the hole up in the center there and I'm going to do that twice. So I'm going to I'm going to do a real light coat at first and then do another coat. You always want to do light coats and then I'm going to come back over that after it dries with some 220 grit sandpaper. Somehow, in the editing process I showed that twice wax on wax off all right, so I'm going to sand all of that down where I repainted with that primer and then I'm also taping off the tailgate. So I do one thing of tape and then I put the plastic on and then I do another thing of tape on the plastic. So this is the tack cloth and the tack cloth just. Is it like a sticky cloth that picks up all of the dust and cleans everything up really nice? So this is the protex truck bed liner, so there's two parts: there's the the truck bed liner and then the catalyst it's you'll see here in a minute. It'S kind of like a clear gluey stuff and this one is black. They also make tin table version, so you can have it tinted in any color that you want. So it's two to one. So you want to have two parts of the truck bedliner and one part of the catalyst, and it comes the kit. You can buy this all in a kit and it comes with the mixing bucket and the spray gun and everything I take that back. It may not come with the spray gun. You may apply that separately, but you want to stir this up for two minutes and it comes with these bottles. So you can reuse these a couple times and then you have to start a new bottle. You'Ll see here in a minute, but in between coats. You have to wait about twenty minutes and it depends on the humidity and the temperature. I was sitting at about 65 degrees. If it's really hot out, then it's going to set up faster, so you can also buy an additive that gives you more working time if you have to work in a hot environment. So on this first coat, you want to do a real light coat. So you can still see the paint showing through you're just gon na just like when you do any sort of paint process. The first coat is always very light, and with this, as you can see, I masked off the entire truck and I'm glad I did because when I had to paint up under the bed rails, this stuff is really thick. It'S not like paint and it doesn't just dissipate in the air when you spray it up, it goes in an arc and it's going to land somewhere else. All right. Take two. This is coat number two. So what you want to do is you want to get the side of the beds on the first and second coat. You don't want to spray the bottom part. Yet so you do your post first coat on the bed rails, second coat on the bed rails and then the third coat on the bed rails and as you're doing the third coat as you're coming out. You'Ll do the floor for the first coat. I think the fumes were getting to me at this point, so here is the the tailgate, and I just have this laying on the floor. If I were to do it again, I would get it up higher because, as you'll see here in a minute things started to get messy. You can probably guess why here's what I mean so whenever I had to overspray it went on the floor and then I had to walk around in it for another two hours and my shoes are never going to be the same so on the third coat after. I did the bed rails again, as I was coming out. That'S when you do the first coat of the floor of the truck and then you'll have to do the second and third coats of the floor from the outside. Now the fumes are really getting to me. Make sure you do this in a well-ventilated area with a mask on like I like you see here, so I think this is the second coat on the floor and again we're just doing real light coats here. I think the PSI I was running was 80 psi. The directions say anywhere from 45 to 90 psi on your spray gun and the the PSI is going to determine the texture, I'm not sure it'd, probably be a thicker texture. I would imagine with a lower psi, but I really am NOT positive and there's the oh. My goodness there's the problems, so the floor became so sticky that I started pulling up the stuff with my feet and it kind of made a mess. That'S why I said I would get that tailgate up higher if I were to do it again so on the second and third coats on the floor, I'm doing that from a ladder over the sides and just making sure I hit all the angles. There'S a lot more angles than you would think inside of this truck bed, so you have to get it from the right from the left from above from the back from the front, and you have to mix this in batches. You can't do it all at once, because it only has a 20 minute working time, so you can't mix it all until you're ready to spray. So it's going to take you about two hours to do the truck bed, because you have to wait those 15 to 20 minutes between coats, so right here, I'm just checking to see if I missed any spots hitting those spots where I need a little bit more. This is my third coat right here and I'm just making sure that I got every bit of it: okay, yep my shoes and walk down. Now my shoes are pretty much bed lined. So after you get the third coat on after a couple minutes, you can go ahead and peel the tape off. You want to do that, while it's still wet like I said that way, the tape doesn't get stuck under the hardened bed liner and there you go. Here'S what it's going to look like this is a couple days after it's finished and as you can see, it turned out really really nice. Here'S a close-up shot of the tailgate. I took the hardware out and didn't spray that I just wanted to be able to get it out in the future. I did spray some of the hooks and the hardware on the inside, but I think overall it turned out really well one of the things I wasn't sure how thick it was going to be. It'S not really as thick as I would have thought in my head. It'S probably 1/16 of an inch thick since I thought it was going to be so thick. I thought it would take care of some of those imperfections like in the front of the truck bed there and then wear eye patch that hole right there. You can see you can still kind of see those and you can see those imperfections in the front of the truck bed. But that's going to be taken care of when I put the box back in the aluminum truck box. So, if you're interested in any of these products check in the description below, like I said, they're made by sim and they carry all kinds of stuff from rust, presentative preventative, two seam sealer and everything in between thanks guys. Thanks for watching hit the thumbs up and the subscribe button, we have videos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you enjoyed this video, please leave a comment below and if you have any questions, leave those there as well. We'Ll see you next time.

If you're like me, you're always trying to save a little time and money and make the things that you have last as long as possible now spray in bedliner, while the name implies it's used in the pickup truck bed can be used for that. But many other purposes such as protecting your lawn furniture, protecting your metal surfaces from rust and from abrasion and from chemicals. So let's go and get testing underway and see which one of these products is the best we're test, abilities, bedliner materials to withstand extremely cold environments. We'Re also going to see if these products can resist chemicals rosco determine how scratch resistant these products are rosco determine the ability of these products to withstand impact anytime you're working around power tools. I highly recommend using the appropriate personal protective equipment to include breathing eyes gloves, as well as hearing to test the ability, these products to withstand the cold. I'M going to sand this metal surface down, cut it into strips, apply the products put it in a freezer and then test their ability to withstand the cold. Music. ] we've go ahead and sand this pickup truck bed using this wire brush on this drill and then we'll use acetone to clean it. So, no matter which bread on your product you use. The most important step is going to be surface prep. If you see shiny paint, that means the paint has not been scuffed up or sanded enough if it looks flat and dull - and you can see abrasive marks odds, are it's probably good enough now that we've sanded the bed? The next thing I need to do is to clean this bed with acetone or lacquer thinner and I'm going to use acetone Music ], I'm going to plays product to several washers as well as this piece of metal and an eight inch strip of the pickup Truck bed dupli-color truck bed coating is both impact resistant and abrasion resistant, [, Music, ], BeeZee, liner seals out, moisture and corrosion abrasive resistant and a great anti skid coating herculiner is a tough textured polyurethane formula that is, chip fade and impact resistant plastic coat. Truck bedliner provides a durable protection and a non-skid finish. Rust-Oleum truck bed coating is durable and abrasion resistant. It'S been right at 48 hours since I sprayed on the bedliner material. So what I'm gon na do now is remove the paper we'll take a closer look at each one of these products and then we'll give it 24 more hours to fully cure [, Music ]. So real, like dupli-color a lot I would say as far as appearance. That'S either number one or number two as far as my favorite, it's not too shiny and it seems to have a nice finish as far as the texture. I don't like easy liner as much as I do dupli-color to me easy liner. Just as a look is professional, the material itself goes on very flat and it's sort of clumps in some areas compared to dupli-color, which has a much nicer looking finish so herculiner went on fairly evenly. It'S a lot higher gloss finish than dupli-color or easy liner me. Personally, I don't really like the high gloss finish. Look. It just leaves a lot of opportunity to fade. Also, this doesn't have as much texture is dupli-color plastic coat. Very much like dupli-color seems to have a great mix between texture and the amount of gloss that provides it's a really nice looking product. To me, this looks very professional, so I really don't like rust-oleum is bed liner material as well. Some of the other products, because it just does not go on like a bed. Liner material looks more like a spray paint to me. It'S very high gloss, and also the level of gloss varies from section to section within where I've sprayed each of these products requires a different amount of time to fully cure. We'Ve allowed these products to cure for 90 hours, that's far more than the 72 hours for the product, it required the most amount of time. So now I'm going to begin testing at room temperature, which is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The first test, we're going to do is determine how scratch-resistant these products are. So we're going to be using this garden tool. [, Music, ], there's quite a bit of a scratch with the dupli-color. It'S not rubbing off. It has actually dug into the material itself, while there's a visible scratch with easy liner. It did not cut as deep as it did with dupli-color. It'S very clear that herculiner also has a bit of a scratch. It doesn't seem to be as bad as dupli-color about the same as easy liner, I'm not seeing a scratch with plastic coat. Quite surprisingly, because all the other products that we've looked at thus far have a scratch. Risto Ian did pretty good in this test. There'S a very small scratch, but not as good as plastic coat we'd be using a total of 15 pounds, plus the weight of the implement Music ]. Now that's a lot of damage. It actually cut all the way through the bedliner material, except for in a couple of small spots. Easy laner did not seem to hold up any better than dupli-color there's actually wider areas of tear off compared to dupli-color. Regarding herculiner get cut through about half of the distance between the two ends, so it did cut all the way down to the metal. However, it seems to have done better than dupli-color and ez. Liner plastic coat sustained a very deep scratch as well cutting all the way through it. Almost all the way across Christo Liam actually did the best. When it comes to this amount of weight, and only one area, did it cut all the way through the rest of the way, there's a deep scratch, but it held up in the next test, we'll see how impact resistant these products are we're gon na be using A rod that weighs one pound and five ounces and the way of this work is I'll feed this rod through this pipe and down to the black line, and then once I release the rod, it's going to drop about 25 inches and then come an impact with The pickup truck bed - Music, ], [, Music ]. So if dupli-color it looks like the rod penetrated most of the material in one area, it seems to be okay and the other two. It did quite a bit of damage. Ez liner doesn't seem to be nearly as hard as dupli-color. The rod fully penetrated all three impact points. Hurgh aligner seems to have done better than both ez liner, as well as dupli-color in its ability withstand an impact. There still seems to be some material left behind plastic code did by far the best up to this point regarding its ability withstand an impact, there's very little damage done to the plastic coat with regard to its ability to stick. Obviously, there's a big dent in the metal, but there still seems to be plenty of plastic hook. Left rust-oleum, just like plastic coat, did a very good job. The impact was obviously significant with a lot of debt. However, there's still some rust Olien the left on the material that was impacted up next, I'm gon na soak each one of these washers in four different chemicals, gasoline, acetone, salt, water and diesel, and we're going to see how they hold up Music ]. As you might expect, there's no visible damage to any of these products with just plain saltwater. This is dupli-color. We'Re gon na go ahead and pull the washer out of the gasoline and take a closer look at it. Unfortunately, when I picked up the washer, the entire coating of dupli-color came off. As you can see, easy liner seems to have held up quite nicely in gasoline herculiner has caused the gas to become discolored. So I'm going to pull it out now and see how it looks now, that's a lot of damage if you'll just look at it all this is just gon na peel right off gasoline has destroyed herculiner. My plastic coat is on the washer. It'S very soft and it is basically dissolved it. So it's not going to withstand gasoline okay, the rest om is bubbling up. It looks like the gasoline has caused damage to it as well. Okay, we'll see how well dupli-color withstood diesel Music ]. There'S no need to even take this washer out. Dupli-Color has been totally dissolved by the acetone, as you can see, it's bubbled up and it is coming right off. It'S approximately 20 below zero in this freezer and I've had the metal pieces in the freezer for 24 hours. So at this point, we're going to do is impact test each of the products to see how they hold up Music, ], Applause, ], we're going to test the cold weather ability these bit liner materials using this implement with five pounds. On top of it. [, Music, ], [, Music, ] dupa cutler, actually did pretty good in the cold weather testing. While there is quite a bit of a scratch, it did not fully penetrate the material and regarding the impact area, it did have some material loss, but not as bad as some of the other products. Ez liner actually did better than dupli-color the amount of scratching the depth is not nearly as much as well as the impact area did not show any sort of material loss. Herculiner did not do as well as dupli-color or ez liner in the cold weather testing. The damage that occurred is down to the metal as well as a lot more material loss with the impact area. Plastic coat is clearly not very good at cold weather, unfortunately, dupli-color ez, liner and herculiner did better in cold weather testing in plastic coat. As you can see, there's a lot of material lost where the impact occurred, as well as where the scratching occurred. So it comes to cold weather performance. Rust-Oleum clearly came in last. If you look at the amount of material loss, there is a tremendous amount of damage, so that was approximately hundred forty-three degrees. Fahrenheit, it's been sitting out in the Sun. This has had four days to cure, so what I'm gon na do now is just go down through each one of these products with a metal washer and see how resistant they are to scratching and peeling. So if you use this product, the heat you're, definitely half peeling. If you put something on it, that's abrasive or sharp. As you can see, easy liner just does not do well in the heat this stuff peels up very easily. As you can see, herculiner is extremely soft in the heat Music ] plastic coat is holding it very well in the heat, while it does scratch. It'S also not peeling, it's actually holding up the best we've tested yet [, Music ]. So I'd make this product the same as herculiner. It peels very easily Music ]. So if you're looking for a spray-on bedliner, which products should you buy? Well, that really depends on where you live and the type of weather you experience, as we saw deep, blue color and easy liners seem to do best in cold climates, while rust-oleum as well as plastic coat, do best in warm climates. My personal favorite is plastic coat. It seemed to do the best overall I live in the Midwest, where we get a lot of really cold weather and a lot of really hot weather, and that would be my personal pick. But I'd like to know your opinion, which one of these products have you used in, which were these products, do you like the best anyway, I always look forward to your video ideas and your comments. I learn a lot from them and also helps them come up with future video ideas. So thanks so much for watching the video. I look forward to reading your comments. Please take care and I look forward to seeing you next time.

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