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Old 13-03-2014, 08:17   #1
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Truck Bed Liner

Was speaking to a fellow doing a refit and he said that he planned to use bed liner for his non-skid.

I have some of the abuse this stuff will take in a truck. Pretty tough.






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Re: Truck bed liner

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Was speaking to a fellow doing a refit and he said that he planned to use bed liner for his non-skid.

I have some of the abuse this stuff will take in a truck. Pretty tough.

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I've previously thought of a few applications it might be great for... I never had the cajones to brush some on a deck.... Fearing the ungodly removal procedure should things not work out!!!

Not familiar with it... but they do use a type of "rubberized" deck paint on some steel decks???
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Old 13-03-2014, 08:35   #3
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Re: Truck bed liner

My friend coated his boat with that stuff. I thought he was nuts but so far (4-5 years later) he still loves it. This guy sailed RTW solo prior to doing this.
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Old 13-03-2014, 08:39   #4
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Was speaking to a fellow doing a refit and he said that he planned to use bed liner for his non-skid.
I had RhinoLiner installed on my 3500 truck bed - and it's superior to others because it doesn't wear out and won't damage your knees when crawling around on it. I put it on the front leading edges of our horse trailers too.
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It can bet hot as He'll in the Sun though. Rhino liner is the most rubbery linex and others can be more like slick plastic. Never seen any that came in a can that was very good
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Re: Truck bed liner

Mythbusters unleashed some explosives on the stuff and it held up fine, I think if you can get over the aesthetical aspect and make it stick good to the surface of your boat you've got a major winner!

The big cargo-boats that use the inland waterways here in Belgium/Holland obviously can't afford to use fancy-shmancy antifouling on the massive piece of real-estate they have below the waterline. For decades they used a bittumen based paint which is similar. Takes abuse very, very well, impossible to get off, patch-ups are invisible, works the same as antifouling,... And it cost virtually nothing.

Nowadays it's banned because of environmental issues, and the alternatives are scheiss, but I think stuff like that is the way to go if you're not too concerned about looks. Or resale value
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My friend coated his boat with that stuff. I thought he was nuts but so far (4-5 years later) he still loves it. This guy sailed RTW solo prior to doing this.
I painted on all the skid surfaces of the tug - 3 yrs ago. So far, so good.
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It can bet hot as He'll in the Sun though. Rhino liner is the most rubbery linex and others can be more like slick plastic. Never seen any that came in a can that was very good
Linex is really sand-paper like and tough on the knees, plus is scrapes on just about anything it comes in contact with. That's the major reason we went to Rhino.
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For decades they used a bittumen based paint which is similar. Takes abuse very, very well, impossible to get off, patch-ups are invisible, works the same as antifouling,... And it cost virtually nothing.
That would be tar - we have it on our hulls
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I've got two spearguns that come from the factory covered in Rhinoliner
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Re: Truck bed liner

I'm definitely going to try it on something with all of these glowing endorsements!!! I mean... Something I don't care is covered in it... and doesn't need to come off...
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Was speaking to a fellow doing a refit and he said that he planned to use bed liner for his non-skid.

I have some of the abuse this stuff will take in a truck. Pretty tough.






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From what he was saying color match is as dealing with any paint.


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Re: Truck bed liner

We have redone the non-skids on both of our boats with Tuffcoat and the decks have held up very well for years and we do abuse them. Here is a blog post we did on the application, The Trawler Beach House: Transforming The Non Skid Decks . We have been extremely happy with how well it holds up, how easy it is to clean, and most importantly, how it is truly non-skid in any conditions. Chuck
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Rhino Liner is also UL listed as flame retardant. It is usually sprayed on. Gets a nice orange peel look. I use it on amplifier cases..... Cool stuff.
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Line-X is supposed to be the best same Mythbusters used. Good for heat and sound insulators, and very durable can be mixed to just about any color also soft to the feet.
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