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bed lining instead of painting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jester, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. jester

    jester Registered Member

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    I have been thinking of painting my Jimmy and I was planning on just using single stage enamel (spelling?) and then a friend of mine gave me the idea of bed lining the outside. Has anyone done this, if so pics? I don't think it would look too bad and it would be scratch resistant when out trail riding? Any info on the idea would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!
     
  2. chrisp70

    chrisp70 Newbie

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    On the outside try to find a really smooth texture. Dirt gets in the texture and is harder to get out. Unless you don't wash your rig like me.
    One of my club members has a K5 and full body with the hard top all done in rhino liner. After a mud run he spends more time just cleaning the body than anybody. His is all black and hot. I have thought about spraying the top of my hard top with white just were I throw junk. To reduce the interior temps and add some slip protection. I have been known to stand up there when my seats are under water.
     
  3. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    I did it to my rig. No problems keeping it clean - I use a long handled stiff brush and it works fine.

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  4. bajaviking

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    If I was you I would rather have my interior bedlined and then do a cheapo rattlecan job on the outside in a color that is easy to do touch up on, like white, khaki or flat black. I recently had my interior bedlined and I really like it, looks very nice, no more stinky carpet and cleaning is easy.
     

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