*The* Thumper Forum Bedliner thread (mergefest)...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bob, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. willnevergrowup

    willnevergrowup Long timer

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    I am thinking of doing my side panels...What turns out better...spray or the roll on? Has anyone tried both?
    Thanks
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  2. klr

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  3. Reformed DucFlogger

    Reformed DucFlogger Inventor Of The Wheel Mk2

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    ..me get this straight. The tank, when sanded down to the plastic, is translucent enough to guage the gas level?

    Reason I ask - I am in the very early stages of prepping my tank for repaint (cosmetics only - what the hell it's -17C outside) and with the Adv gas gauge being for shit I am going to replace it with an optical one of me own (stolen) design, but I like this idea a lot as a nice backup...

    Bedliner - isn't there a 'clear' (liquid) form that can be applied over paint? Or I am I thinking of a paintable product.?
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  4. moto mike

    moto mike who needs a front wheel ?

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    I started off sanding the tank with a random orbit sander but found that if you hold it next to a torpedo heater the paint gets soft and you can scrape it off. then a little sanding in some places. the tank at that point is white plastic that you can see a gas level. After i sanded the hole tank i was told that you should apply the bed liner over paint so i got an orange paint at the hardware store made for plastic. It has some chemical in it that help fuse the paint to plastic. As far as to roll or to spray i found that with the roller/brush method you have a lot of control as to haw much you want to apply. I put in on a little heaver in places that are more vulnerable to scratches. bottom line is they say you don't have to sand the tank just scuff it up.
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  5. Reformed DucFlogger

    Reformed DucFlogger Inventor Of The Wheel Mk2

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    ..I want to ask what a 'torpedo heater' is? (worksite propane heater)? I guess a heat gun would do as well.

    Any chance of a close up to see just how translucent that strip is?
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  6. GSBS

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    ...$7/can bedline (on sale at Advance Auto Parts)...
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  7. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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  8. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    I like that stuff...

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  9. McLeod

    McLeod Been here awhile

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  10. natefalls

    natefalls Stunt Cock

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    So, those of you who have bedliner'd your polyethylene tanks, have any of you experienced the stuff bubbling or peeling?

    and moto mike: was the paint you used called Krylon Fusion, or was it a different sort of plastic paint?
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  11. Mr. B

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    I bought some spray can stuff at Wally World. It worked very well on the Stanton Head Guards that were a little scratched up.[​IMG]
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  12. liddell

    liddell Aussie Dakar rider

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    Anyone got a photo of the spray can (Bedliner?) I want to get an idea of what this stuff looks like, ( I can't say I have seen this in Oz)
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  13. Happyjack

    Happyjack 300 pound gorilla

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    Excellent! Have you had any problems with the bedliner finish "peeling" up from the gas tank off-gassing?

    Thats a great solution to painting the tank

    :clap
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  14. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    Which brand was it? And it was the kind in the rattle can right? I am thinking about doing the side panels, and fenders on the XRL.

    Gracias
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  15. winterhk

    winterhk *Disminuya Su Velocidad*

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    Duplicolor rattle can from Autozone works well. Feesch told me about it. That's what I used on my XRL. Put it on thick if you use sadlle bags.

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  16. GasDepot

    GasDepot Sold the Cage

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    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    Mike good job! To do multiple pix, simply paste in more links from photobucket in one post.
    I'm interested in the DIY bedliner for my truck's rocker panels, how tough is the stuff you are using? I tried the spray on kind and it peels off real easy. What brand did you use and was it spray or roll on?

    EDIT: DOH! guess I should have read the whole thread before posting my dumb questions, I have the answers after reading more!

    Thanks!
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  18. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    What did you do to prep the surface of the plastic?

    I am also thinking of coating my older IMS plastic tank with bed liner.... since its kind of ugly (but only paid $25 for it, so no complaints)....

    I may prep all of the pieces and just bring them to a shop that has the professional spray on stuff and have them work it in with a truck or something.

    So final question.... what to prep the plastic with?
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  19. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    :ear Still listening for anyone to say whether they have had blistering issues on the tanks, especially IMS
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  20. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    me too...:ear
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