Spraying A Bedliner With ArmorThane

Welcome back to performance TV, if you own a pickup truck like this Toyota, Tundra, you're gon na haul stuff, and what happens you scratch up? The bed got a beautiful truck and ugly looking bed. Well, I'm with Jack Anderson of ArmorThane and he's gonna put the beauty back in our bed. Now Jack, there are spray-on bed liners, there are drop-in ones. We Will do a spray-on today. Tell me the advantage of that advantage of a spray-on liner is when we spray it in it's going to be a perfect seal in our bed. It's not going to be as slippery as far as holding our load when we break or accelerate fast biggest disadvantage to a drop-in liner is it's in there. It'S looking good, you think you're protecting the paint, but when you go to take it out, you find out that that drop in liner is is moved around on the floor. That'S gonna scratch. It I scratched it up a lot of times. It'S removed all the paint. So now you have bare metal water, dirt, corrosives get underneath even salt on the roads, all in the road I'm in the winter, and so when you pull your drop Ian out, you'll often find that it would have probably been better off. Had it not been in there because of the damage that it's actually done to the bed Wow now we're gonna put a spray-on bedliner on this truck today and obviously, there's gon na be some prep work. So let's get started. Okay, before we ground and our prepping, our bed we're going to go ahead and remove the last of the hardware in here all right, you know the hooks out of it we'll take the tie-downs out now what about these bed bolts, because the owner has chosen To leave them in the armored theme will seal around them and and make a good seal on the floor. Our run some of the trucks, the bed bolts, need to be pulled for a service issue, so in this case the owners opted to leave them in all right, less work, that's worth once we get these tie-downs out. What'S next step, tailgate we'll go the tailgate when we get to our tailgate we're going to check and make sure we don't have any wiring from the tailgate to the the bed for backup cameras or backup. Sensors make sure we have all our wires unplugged and then we'll take and remove our tailgate all right. We got our tailgate off we're ready to tape it off, but we're gon na remove this panel jack. Now. Why are we removing this panel? Well, if we left the panel in place and frayed the tailgate with our machine, we would seal this panel to the tailgate and, unfortunately, mechanical parts have a way of breaking it. So if we had an issue in here, we wouldn't be able to get this panel off all right, so we're just gon na space it up so we're gon na take this panel loose we're gon na tape, the linkage rods in the lock, and then we got These tricky little wood blocks here when we actually spray it we're gon na. Have it spaced up away from the tailgate, we'll still get our arm Athene around the inspection cover and the tailgate, but when we're done spraying we'll take our blocks out, we can push back the lamp and put it back down. It'S removable all right! Well, you're ready tape, I'm ready to tape into prep of the tailgate, but Jack. Now we've got tape off the bed. Well, we're gon na tape. It okay, we're gon na start with our wide tape. We'Re gon na wrap it around this edge. We'Re gon na go clear around the bed. We'Re gon na, take our narrow tape and we're gon na go just behind the crown back here around the tailgate opening all right. Well then, I'm gon na tape off the bolts that will hold the tonneau cover I'll put them back in. So we don't get any liner inside the bowl holes yeah rough up the surface. It'S not gon na. Stick, we don't rough. It up correct crack all right! Then we'll wipe it out with a snowman in all, it's left drape to plastic and we're ready to spray you betcha, once Jack has finished masking the bed. He will cover the rest of the truck with plastic to prevent damage, and he will start spraying will have that when performance TV returns, welcome back to performance TV. Well, now that Tommy, you Jack, have all the prep work done. Now we get a chance to get into the front parts of really making it look good. First of all, I don't understand why Tom Tom he's used to getting them a fire suit all the time. I'M not sure. Why he's not the one? That'S back there doing all that, but anyway Hank operations manager for armor Thane we're putting black today on the pickup truck. But that's just one of a many plethora of colors that you guys offer, and you know all of the different things you guys can apply this to that's really. The neat part is why we brought the mobile unit today to do this work. We can do something in the shop. That'S great. We have the ability to take it so much more beyond trucks, trucks to heavy equipment, to work at a move in marine applications to residential and other commercial work. You can even take it down to the Texas oil fields and spray spill containment around tank batteries and drilling sites anywhere that there's something that needs to be protected. Our materials do a great job protected, and you know like the steps like even putting this stuff on a deck or something like that. Now, though, the prepping be a little bit different, you know and what you think about they have it the mobile unit, and you can do this in a shop hey. This sounds like a great business opportunity. It really is, there's a lot of applications that are opening up and a lot of ability that people have to take it and go somewhere with it and and do a new application or expand an industry. We do like. I said everything from you know: marine applications to spill containment, there's plenty of opportunities around and we're just looking for people who have that get up and go to take it out there and find the next one. Now, keep in mind that spraying a truck bed can take a while. So we asked Jack to fill us in on some of the tips and techniques he uses with armored thing. A lot of places that Apple tell users will miss. Is the area up underneath the bed? Rail and so that's? Why that's one of the first areas that that we sure dealers, how to spray or what to spray, is to stand behind the truck bed and spray up underneath of that rail or stepping to the side? And actually spraying the side panel getting enough thickness around the edges, we like we like to have a full quarter, inch around the tailgate opening and around the edge of the tailgate and usually on the average pickup truck you'll spray, the side walls three to four coats On the floor, sometimes six to eight to get your mill thickness that you require when you get the bed done and you go back to the tailgate and you'll finish it up with your third in your fourth coat for the most part, the plastic or rubber pieces. In the front of the bed, where a hole and access hole to get it down, the assembly line at the plant, there's never anything behind them. So we always ask the customer and/or the dealer you want them sprayed over. Do you want to take them out? We prefer to spray them over because they're made to slip over a piece of thin sheet metal. So when you put 3/16 coating on the bed, then the plugs never stay in. They never look right, and so it's best if they don't have a preference. This frame over there's, what's called a texture coat when you get done the spraying. The truck liner you'll have shiny spots rough spots, not so rough spots, and the texture is what goes over it from a distance of 5 to 6 feet and it's kind of used you're sprinkling the droplets over. What you're gaining is two things you're making it all. Look the same, and that's where you get your slip resistance a bed liner with no texture will be slippery when wet won't hold the cargo load very well so, based on what the truck is going to actually be used for, there's degrees of texture and extra real Severe or you can put a real fine texture, so that's like I said, that's all done from six to eight feet with the gun just moving, slowly back and forth over the pad. Now we have the final finished product. All done. Look how nice and smooth it is it contours nice with the bed, it will keep this truck bed looking beautiful, no matter what you haul in your truck!