Authored by Ceetee Sheckels in Furniture
Published on 12-21-2009
Everyone who owns a pick-up truck wants to keep it in good condition. Unfortunately, a truck bed will deteriorate if it is not properly protected. It does not take long for inclement weather and carrying objects to result in everything from scars and scrapes to grease and dirt ruining the appearance of a truck. While there are a few options for preventing this, roll on bedliner can be an effective way to keep your truck’s bed in excellent shape. It is also faster, easier, and less expensive than the alternatives.
For your roll on bedliner to be the most effective, you must start with a clean bed. If you are one of the many who does not have the habit of cleaning a truck on a regular basis, this is a good time to start. In fact, after you have applied your bedliner, your truck will not require as much maintenance. Preparing your truck for a bedliner begins by removing all of the residue which has accumulated on the surface. Any greasy substances must be completely cleared away, as well as the everyday dirt and grime.
Although sanding may sound like a tiresome job, it really is not. Sanding will remove any nicks and scratches from the bed’s surface, and leave it in prime condition for the bedliner. When your truck is clean, it will look almost as good as new. However, if you think it looks so good that you are tempted to leave it the way it is, keep in mind that you want it to continue looking great. You are more than halfway through the job already, so this is not the time to stop.
After your truck’s bed is thoroughly clean and prepared, the next step is quite simple. All you need to do is roll on the bedliner. While this is not difficult, it requires a bit of concentration to do it correctly and have it turn out the way you want. When you take your time and make sure that you do not miss any hard to reach spots, you will surely be more than satisfied with the results. No matter how old your truck is, or how much wear and tear it has seen, your roll on bedliner will have it looking as bright and beautiful as the day you bought it.
If you have been thinking about taking your truck to a professional, this should change your mind. Nearly anyone with an afternoon to spare can do the job as well, or even better, than a professional. Instead of putting out a considerable amount of money for someone else to deal with your truck for you, a roll on bedliner will give you two important benefits. First, it will save you a considerable amount of money. Equally important, when you choose this do-it-yourself method, you will have the added satisfaction of knowing that you made your truck look as good as new all by yourself. You can save money and have pride in your accomplishment at the same time.