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By, Mike Cohn "TXJEEPER"

Coat Your Bed! Put Herculiner on Your Truck Bed in 3 Easy Steps

Step 2: APPLY

If there's one thing we cannot stress enough, it's to keep your Herculiner mixed well. Using your drill attachment, mix the Herculiner for a while. Then mix some more. Then mix even more. The idea is to get all of the chunks evenly dispursed throughout the can. We found that hovering the attachment just below the surface made a nice funneling effect that worked very well. Also, be sure to scrape the bottom.

Herculiner is extremely sticky and will stick to seemingly everything, including air! Brent is an EMT so he had high-grade rubber gloves. I had the cheap kind and sometimes had to double up on them to keep them from tearing. The first part of applying the liner is to very carefully do your detail work. Do not use strokes to brush the liner on. Instead, dab the brush. This does a better job at applying it and also gives it some nice texture.

Go through the entire truck and detail all the hard to get to spots. Remember not to box yourself in!

Now it's time for the roller. Be sure to apply Herculiner as evenly as you can throughout the truck.

Here you can see the difference between the Herculined and unfinished sections.

Once you have finished your first coat, it's time to let it sit and cure for three to four hours. Wash your brush off thoroughly with Xylene so it doesn't harden before the second coat. Also, remember to store your can in the shade and keep it mixed up.

This is the point where your helper will surely try to scam a little bit of your Herculiner for his truck.

Andy Feingold decided that his rocker bars needed Herculining. The bars had come unfinished from the manufacturer and after just a few short months, Andy's paint job was already wearing off from his shoes rubbing it when he climbed up into his Samurai. He rolled Herculiner on to refinish the paint and to also add grip when climbing in.

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