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How to protect a truck bed

12 STEPS

It’s easy to get your truck bed dirty, but it’s even easier to keep it clean. Looking to seal and protect your vehicle with truck bed coating? Don’t worry – you’ve got this!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Clean the tailgate and truck bed

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Rinse the truck bed and tailgate with water and let it dry

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Tape areas that you do not want the bed coating to bond to

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Scuff the truck bed

Using a scouring pad, scuff all areas of the truck bed and tailgate where the truck bed coating will be applied. 

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Remove all sanding dust

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Wear protective gear

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Use wax and grease remover to remove oils, chemicals and other contaminants

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Stir contents of the bed coating

Continue to stir every 10 minutes during the application process to ensure contents are mixed evenly.

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Coat the bed using a 2 inch brush

Pour the bed coating into a roller tray. Start coating the truck bed and tailgate using a 2 inch brush and dab the bed coating into the seams and areas where a roller will not reach. Work front to back and let it dry for at least 1 hour.

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Apply a second coat

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Allow the bed coating to dry for 2 hours before removing tape

Remember to pull tape AWAY from the fresh coating.

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Seal the bed coating container securely

A protected truck bed will be ready for light-duty use in 24 hours and heavy-duty use in 48 hours.