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Old 12-27-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Alternative uses for truck bed liner.

Has anyone tried the tintable Raptor truck bed liner to recoat the shower pan? Mine is pretty damaged and I am afraid when I get through with my repairs it may not be smooth enough to recoat with the traditional materials and not show a lot of uneven surfaces. The truck bed liner are supposed to be uv resistant, flexible, some texture as to avoid slipping is the shower, water proof and a lot of other good qualities. I was just wondering if this was totally off the wall.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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It's your trailer and you should do whatever you like. I think rubberized bedliner would make a decent material for this application.

However, if you like the original look of the shower pan, I'm not sure I would give up too quickly on restoring it. There are many threads on this site regarding shower, tub, and bathroom counter renovations. I'm not too familiar with the 70s models, but I think your shower pan is made out of some type of ABS plastic (if I'm wrong I'm sure others who are more knowledgeable will correct me soon). And I believe many people have had success with sanding and then re-coating with durable, flexible epoxy paints.

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Old 12-27-2008, 02:39 PM   #3
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When I mentioned your bed liner idea to my wife, the first thing she said was that the uneven surface may be difficult to keep clean. I thought the bed liner sounded good, but Lynn is the one who does most of the cleaning.

For what it's worth.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:29 PM   #4
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Nothing to do with a shower pan, but I have used the rattle can spray on stuff from the auto parts strore to coat the front of utility trailer fenders to prevent rock chips, and it worked very well for that aplication.

In the shower pan area, I'd be concerned about the ruff texture, and the obvious cleaning problem. Think I would consider fiberglass cloth and resin as an alternative.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the good info, that is why I like this forum. Happy Holidays! KIM
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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my nephew usede the bed liner on the entire truck he uses for 4 wheeling. he its trees and junk with the truck. wipes it clean with a rag and there is very little damage.
very tuff stuff
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Thinking about spraying entire interior of exterior skin (75 Sovereign totally gutted and stripped) to seal all the leaks, going heavy along the riveted seams. Thoughts?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:55 PM   #8
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Alternative uses for truck bed liner.

It would take a shot load of bed liner to coat the inside of a 31'er.

I don't know that 12 gallons would do it. Probably not. A couple gallons however would likely do the seams.

Good two part bed liner will cost about $100 a gallon +, anything other than covering the seams IMHO would be a big waste of cash and resources.

While I have never used this brand, but as for the stuff I have used I do not recommend mixing more than a half gallon at a time, and then you have to HURRY. Especially in high heat and humidity.


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I used Herculaneum on my Jeeps fiberglass hardtop about 12 years ago. It bonded well.
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Damn autocorrect.....Herculiner.
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The "seal" stuff they advertise on Tv may fill the bill too...
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I was figuring Herculaneum was a brand strong enough to stand up to volcanic pyroclastic flows....




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