Pick-up Bed Liner On Plastic Stock
Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:56 PM
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What I learned is that I get too excited and hurry a project. If you go with light coats and allow sufficient time you won't have sags. It's durable and looks synthetic. It was a quick way to make a fairly ugly looking wood stock uniform. I had one sagging point that I believe would sand out and cover with another coat. I believe that that is an advantage. You can quickly touch-up the stock by adding a thin coat.
I'm not sure how it would stick on plastic. I'd use something to strip oils from the surface before painting. The texture of the plastic, depending on the manufacturer, might need a bit of roughing up with sandpaper to give the liner something to bite.
Post pics if you give it a try.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 07:42 PM
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:05 PM
The second shows the finished product.
Az, Not sure on the brand name. Not even sure where the can is now. There was plenty left over though.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 09:19 PM
The secret was to roughen up the surface of the plastic stock (as we do to use Acra-Glas bedding). Then prime with a body shop primer, either grey, black, or red (depending on how you wanted the finish color to look). Then apply the trunk paint (either the grey or the black), let dry and then seal with several coats of clear poly.
I did several stocks, all wood ones, and I must stress the importance of drying well. In humid areas, this could take forever (like drying hay). If well dried it should be durable, but expect some to wear off in hard use. I have used the stuff from WalMart called "Fleckstone" and it seems more durable than trunk paint. Never tried bed liner.
Here is an old Mauser stock I used the trunk paint on--
Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:17 PM
I've been trying to make some spare time but just haven't seen any breathing room. I'll probably start the project as soon as the heat limits any outdoor activity. My son is an Amazon merchant and I've been helping him squeeze as many orders out before the postage increase tomorrow. I'm so burned out looking at CD's, their bar codes and a computer screen I'm ready to settle down to some tv, beer and being lazy.
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