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richie00boy 31st October 2005 01:09 PM

Truck Bed Liner (UK)
Any recommended (or not recommended) sources/brands of truck bed liner in the UK? I am building some big speakers for parties and want something to apply to my plywood cabinets that will stand up to transporting them around.

Also any advice on applying or working with truck bed liner gratefully received. I'm assuming normal wood primer is used?

Cal Weldon 31st October 2005 02:47 PM

I would ask the people who sell the liner spray what primer to use on wood. Also, are you planning metal corners and rounded edges? Both of those go a long ways toward keeping the finish.


richie00boy 31st October 2005 03:39 PM

Yes I have a router for the edges and will be fitting corner protectors.

I came across this stuff which looks ideal as it rollers on. (Sold in the US as Durabak and Herculiner). Is most truck bed liner spray on? I would have thought that with it being really rubbery that it would clog a spray system too easily.

Cloth Ears 1st November 2005 10:27 PM

Just be really careful, as the fumes from the liner that I used in a couple of experiments played havoc with the perishables in my test speaker. The 4" pipe was fine, but the styrofoam completely dissolved, and the speaker surrounds became very tacky. Luckily they were $1 Dick Smith specials.

RobWells 1st November 2005 10:50 PM


The guys at seem to be using this stuff.

Never used it myself though so....


richie00boy 2nd November 2005 09:50 AM

Cloth Ears,

Thanks for the warning, but I would be leaving at least a week between painting the cabs and loading any drivers.


Thanks for that link. It looks like great stuff being water based, and is loads cheaper than the other stuff. The cabs aren't going to see any heavy use so this stuff might be ideal.

Cloth Ears 2nd November 2005 11:13 PM

Hi richie00boy,

It gives a great finish, so it's worth it for that. Test it first by spraying a bit on some spare styrofoam. If it starts to melt, then you'll need to dry it off carefully (if you can leave it in the sun for a week, then you'll be doing what you're supposed to do when you line a truck bed). Although I guess it's winter over there at the moment (sigh).

You could also try baking it at a low temperature for a while (24 hours - if you live with friendly people and are happy to scrub it out afterwards).

Pity I can't remember the brand name that I used as it looked good when it was on. Came in a yellow can was all I can think of at the moment.

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