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Old 11-03-2011, 03:03 PM   #29
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The protective coating in the Mythbusters show was a product placement by Line-X. It is best known as a bedliner for pickup trucks, but if you go to their website you will find myriad uses for the product, including military and security. I have had the bed of my last two pickup sprayed with Line-X and I can say that it is superior product. It is indestructible and if it fails it is guaranteed. I can think of a number of uses on AS such as the propane bottle holder and the battery case; two items that tend to rust and corrode early on.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:16 PM   #30
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What colors does it come in (white or silver)?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #31
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This one has a sewer hose tube mounted under the frame, across and forward of the tanks. Two sections fit in there perfectly. A good feature, I think.
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Anybody know the difference between Line-X and Rhino Liner( Spray Bed Liner, Spray On Bed Liners, Spray in Bed Liner | Rhino Linings)?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:38 PM   #33
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This one has a sewer hose tube mounted under the frame, across and forward of the tanks. Two sections fit in there perfectly. A good feature, I think.
We have that as well ... Don't feel too left out, the drawer has limitations given its location and shallowness. In fact, I don't use it. I also have not yet found a use for the under-carrage utility area (located behind the curb-side tire) because neither of these storage areas are sealed from the outside elements. Maybe the spray in liner stuff can help ...
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #34
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I also have not yet found a use for the under-carrage utility area (located behind the curb-side tire) because neither of these storage areas are sealed from the outside elements. Maybe the spray in liner stuff can help ...
I store my big, heavy, solid rubber wheel chocks in the utility cabinet behind the curb-side tire. They don't need to be protected from the elements, nor do they need to be in a locked compartment with clean stuff.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:51 PM   #35
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I store my big, heavy, solid rubber wheel chocks in the utility cabinet behind the curb-side tire. They don't need to be protected from the elements, nor do they need to be in a locked compartment with clean stuff.
I used to keep my chocks there, but then I became to lazy to crouch down and mess with latches to get them. Now I keep them in the black box behind the Propane tanks. What do the rest of you use that black box for?

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #36
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When I stripped the original water damaged interior out of my '49 Spartan, guess what the inside of the aluminum skin was covered with??? Something that looked exactly like bedliner. Obviously not the same product, but exactly the same idea. Hmmmmm.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:03 PM   #37
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I use the box behind the propane tanks for Tiki torches and the shoe for my jack.
Not much else.
The storage compartment that is not sealed from the elements behind the wheels is where I keep my grease gun for greasing my Hensley Hitch. Of course would work for any other hitches as well.
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Our (used) truck came with one of those spray-in bedliners. It's really nice to have, because there are no worries about scratches and rust.

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Interesting episode. I won't be parking my Bambi over a manhole cover.
That myth seemed pointless to me - the manhole cover thing happened in Georgetown, Washington DC several times over several weeks (to the point that I remember a traffic reporter saying, "Well, it happened again...") back in 1999 or 2000, and a quick search last night turned up plenty of other examples of cities that have had it happen. Sure it was neat to watch...but there are plenty of documented cases of it happening, so what's left to test?
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Our (used) truck came with one of those spray-in bedliners. It's really nice to have, because there are no worries about scratches and rust.



That myth seemed pointless to me - the manhole cover thing happened in Georgetown, Washington DC several times over several weeks (to the point that I remember a traffic reporter saying, "Well, it happened again...") back in 1999 or 2000, and a quick search last night turned up plenty of other examples of cities that have had it happen. Sure it was neat to watch...but there are plenty of documented cases of it happening, so what's left to test?
You're missing the point.

Most of the others didn't make money for a TV network.

A lot of things they test don't need testing, but watching them try is entertaining. Don't confuse Mythbusters with education; and now that I think about it, that goes for 99.5% of things carried by mass media.

I have even seen them come to a few conclusions that I was pretty certain were contrary to the science involved.

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:40 AM   #40
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Anybody know the difference between Line-X and Rhino Liner( Spray Bed Liner, Spray On Bed Liners, Spray in Bed Liner | Rhino Linings)?
Very similar products. Most of the 4x4 forums tend to show a leaning toward Line-X as the preferred product, but I believe that only Rhino Lining offers colors. There's also stuff called Lizard Skin which is more of an insulation, rather than a layer of impact protection like the bedliners are.

I agree though that it would highly preferable to properly seal the entire seam, starting with the exterior first.

I was actually thinking of doing a combination of all three when(if) I do my Safari. Seam seal the outside, line-x in the wheelwells, and lizard skin on the inner shell.

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have you worked out how much all that would add to the base weight?
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have you worked out how much all that would add to the base weight?
Not totally. Sealing the seams from the outside won't give any appreciable weight gain, using the proper stuff.

lizard skin is advertised at .1lb per square foot at proper thickness. Figure about 500sf of the stuff gives me 50lbs, that doesn't factor in the windows, door, access panels, roof vents and other places that will reduce the amount used. But I may have to look for a different option, hadn't noticed the price before.... OUCH! $100 per gallon, and only about 25sf coverage per gallon. Total non-option at that price.

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