How To Spray A Bedliner....(THE WRONG WAY)










I've got a little bit of bad news today.....

I wanted to share with you today a project that I've been doing.
It's not going well, and I feel that it's really important to share it with you guys. I know I've put some videos out there about my truck and some of the work that we've been doing on it, including spraying bed liner on my rocker panels and inside the bed. I did it on the grill as well in the back bumper, and I had a couple people ask me, you know how does it last and how is it going? I wanted to share that with you because I think it's important that I get this out there.

You know I am NOT a mechanic I enjoy doing this stuff. I put this stuff on YouTube. I like to do projects. I'Ve had some. You know some good successes with projects. This is one that's not turning out to be a success again. I really want to just share this with you. It'S about the spray in bedliner. This is the you pol, raptor bedliner kid. Maybe you've seen it in some of my videos and I actually called you pulled today and I talked with their representative. It was a very nice guy super helpful. He gave me some tips, but my bedliner is not going well and I'm gon na show it show you what that looks like in the video and then it will also take a look at how the rocker panels are going and some of the spray on on The plastic products and then also share some tips with you on you know what to do if you're gon na do this project. So let's take a look. Here'S what it looks like today, I have been doing some projects with my truck, which is the purpose for my truck, obviously, and I still have some dirt in there and some some mulch that you can see over here. My beautiful bedliner is not going well now from a couple different things you know. First of all, let me just show you what's happening. Is it's just it's just like plastic peeling off you know I can just peel this off with my fingernails.




I actually got a lot of this off, even just with the with my pressure washer, which is a good thing, because this is going to be a really sucky project, and I can't tell you how disappointed I am. You can just see it just flaking right off. There I've got some. What happened was you know right up here? This is: oh man, that's gon na be a few Sundays huh. So not so good. Not only that, but you know, like I said I use my head. I actually use my truck for work and projects, and this is the result. You know this was bare metal. It came down to bare metal on the on the bed and I thought you know hey just let's put some bed liner over it and it'll just stick there, but apparently it doesn't do that and when I take my shovel, a metal shovel that'll, just scrape right Off so it didn't stick. So what you pole has said is - and I don't blame I want to be very clear. I am not blaming you pole by any means, you know they did say there were instructions in the kit. I don't recall, seeing you know, information about prepping, the bed or anything like that, I'm not saying that it wasn't in there. I know I was in a hurry. I wanted to get this done and my point is, you know for doing this project certainly don't be in a hurry. You know I had just one weekend to get this done and I was doing it as a father-son project and just you know, just ran out of time. I wanted to get everything sprayed. You know we had some rain coming and I want to make sure it was that you know I got it done so this is the result of that.


Hopefully, you guys can learn from my mistake and I wanted to share that with you. So let me share some information with you what to do if they are going to do this project. This is directly from you, Paul by all means. Call you Paul. If you have any questions on it before you even buy the product or look at their videos. I know there's probably some videos on there too. I looked at some YouTube videos. I can't say I looked at theirs, but you know definitely be helpful. So first thing is you're gon na. If you're gon na work with paint, he said make sure you know right here on these surfaces, make sure you're working with 80 grit, sandpaper and you're gon na have to sand all this first now, I'm not exactly sure how much you should sand it. So you want to take a look at that for the plastic he suggested and we'll take a look on top here plastic surface. Obviously right here. On top of my this is my bumper cover, and I did see just a little bit of plastic chipping off of here. You can see I'm right underneath underneath here. This is chipping, but you want to also he suggested using some 180 grit sandpaper and then once you're done, sanding put on a an epoxy primer. They'Ve got some primer products. You know make sure you put that on. First before you put the bedliner on. He also said: there's a primer if you get into the bare metal to put the primer down first and then spray the bed. So I missed those steps and unfortunately you know that's gon na cost me a lot more time now to try to fix this, and I think I'll probably have to you know, spend some time. I'M gon na pressure wash it first and then you can see it didn't stick up here. He also suggested when you are, you know when you're spraying just make sure it dries really. Well, the instructions said to let it dry for like fifteen to thirty minutes, and he suggested you let it dry for an hour before you put on the next coats and make sure it's good and hard. So, let's take a look and see how the rest of the truck looks. You know I did. I did my rockers, you know this. Is this survived the winter? It'S fairly good. I've got a chip here. You know.

I've got some a couple chips here. This is actually my pressure washer pop those off, so my plastic. This worked out. Okay, so far, I don't see any issues with that. I do see you know, there's a couple of chips in here. I got a little bit of dirt down there too. They did try to wash it and then you know this look still looks pretty good here. I do have a little bit of chipping right here now this actually right here. My tire was too big when I was turning and I've got to get this trimmed off a little bit. So that'll be a project, but you can see it chipped off right there and I think, that's from the rubbing of the tire, but the plastic on the front bumper cover is still holding up well on the grille is still holding up. Well again, there is a primer to use for plastic, so make sure, like I said, don't do what I did talk to you pull to look at their videos. Make sure you do your homework before you get into this project plan, for it is twice as long as you know, then you anticipated self and then this side, the same thing on this side is, you know it held up. Well, I've actually got this interesting separation where the plastic is plus it moved a little bit so other than that you can see like underneath the rockers. This is that's back. You know, that's bare metal right there. This was actually that was sprayed, so I've got gravel just chipping away at that so anyways.


I hope that helps that's what it's looking like today. I like doing this stuff. I feel it's important that I share with you some updates of how the projects go. This one, unfortunately, has not gone as well as I had hoped, and you know stay tuned for more information. I might make another video as we get further along into it. Obviously, it's gon na take some time to redo that bed that'll be a lot of fun, but maybe I can learn some tips and how to do that, because I know I'm not alone on this, and hopefully you guys don't go through what I'm going through right. Now so anyways thanks so much for watching my subscribers.

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Leveling Kits VS Lift Kits

Leveling Kits VS Lift Kits
 
No matter what type of truck or Jeep you’re building, one of the first modifications most people consider for their 4x4 is a leveling or lift kit. Not only does a lift kit give you a way to add larger tires to your vehicle but also a presence of different ways to build your custom truck or Jeep. They can also add functionality by increasing your clearance for traversing over obstacles on the trail.
Often people get bogged down on this choice, because there are a lot of options out there for lift or leveling kits. The first question to answer is what type of kit is best for your needs. To answer this, you’ll need to know the basics of what the differences are between the best truck leveling kits and 4 - 8 inch truck lift kits which ones are easier to install, what they cost, and what their applications typically are.

WHAT IS A LEVELING KIT?

If you look at most trucks, the rear end sits slightly higher than the front. This is to accommodate the compression of the rear shocks under loads when hauling or towing heavy loads. If the purpose of your truck is to tow or haul, then you may want to keep this stance, but a leveled stance looks much more aggressive while also increasing your front end’s ground clearance. Also this is called the rack of the vehicle. This is why you need a leveling kit.
 
That’s not the only purpose, however. For Jeep Wranglers, it’s often to heighten the rear end to compensate for the sag from a bigger spare tire, or sometimes it can compensate for the weight of a winch on the front of trucks. Essentially, these kits typically involve a one to three inch spacer for the front or rear. You can then fit bigger wheels and cooler tires, and you’ll stance will look way more aggressive. View the best truck leveling kits here.

WHAT IS A LIFT KIT?

A lift kit is a way to pick up the whole vehicle, typically ranging from 4 inch truck lift kits to 8 inch kits, and some even going higher. While lift kits are obviously more expensive, they do offer greater benefits. Instead of only raising one end of your truck, you’ll be increasing your overall ride height. There are a number of different types of lift kits, too.
 
Some are essentially blocks, and these are great for a small boost in height without requiring a lot of extra installation, but some get way more involved with replacements for almost your entire suspension system. Of course, these require a lot more installation, but most of the better kits won’t reduce your ride quality or steering. It’s really all about what your needs are.

WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

This is really a question that only you can answer. If you plan on using your rig off the highway, on trails, or on back country and forest roads, then 4 inch truck lift kit to a 8 inch truck lift kit may be best for you. A lift kit will allow your 4x4 truck or jeep to have bigger tires with tread more designed for trails, higher ground clearance to keep your intake out of water and your undercarriage off of rocks, and your front or rear end from burying itself in steep inclines.
If you plan on staying mostly on the pavement, but want a better, more aggressive look, then a leveling kit is much more affordable and easier to install. You can still fit bigger wheels and cooler tires, and you’ll stance will look way more aggressive. View the best truck leveling kits here.
No matter what you pick, make sure to buy a quality kit, as these new components you’re adding to your truck will become a part of your suspension system, and can easily mean the difference between a good day and a bad day. Fortunately for you, all the kits at Tuff Truck Parts are already sure to be quality since we only carry the best for our customers.

Pushing The Limit Choosing Aftermarket Parts For Your Truck

Pushing The Limit Choosing Aftermarket Parts For Your Truck

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The world of truck accessories is like a high-quality engine: it always seems to have another gear. Custom truck parts are constantly being refined and niche markets are coming to the mainstream. Gearheads are eating it up with a spoon, modifying their rides into their dream machines. Truck and Jeep accessories are consistently pushing the limit in new custom parts. In this market, if you’re not at the front then you’re falling behind. Manufacturers such as Fab Fours, Go Rhino, Ranchhand and Roll-N-Lock are creating fresh designs to open the possibilities for unprecedented levels of customization.

Fab Fours Creates Innovative Combination Accessories

Fab Fours
Fab Fours newest truck accessories the Grumper was named for more than just its powerful, aggressive styling and extreme look. These truck accessories are pushing the limits when it comes to custom truck parts. The custom bumper portion includes two great areas for LED fog or flood lights, also an enclosed fairline and winch area, giving you the ability to get you and your friends out of trouble when you’re off-roading. Designed with that dark vader performance look in mind, the side steps nerf bar setup also provides an absolute extreme look over stock parts. The cutouts increases airflow for smoother driving. The extreme grille portion also has nine unique inserts so you can feature different colors and mass flow air intake for all the extra horse power when needed. Also if your looking for one of a kind fender flares Fab Fours has got you covered on that to.
The Fab Fours ViCowl helps you build a monster by combining a roof visor with a cowl. Not only does it make your machine look like a beast, it adds plenty of function as well. Your windshield is better protected from flying rocks and low branches as you rip over the trails. An optional light bar insert can help you see trouble before it’s too late. The installation is not easy, so gearheads may need to read up before Install adding this custom piece on their rides. It also minimizes the the stock antenna space so you may need to go with one custom stubby if you know what I mean.
When are these new Fab Fours truck and Jeep accessories available? The Grumper and ViCowl are available now, having been released in January of 2018 just give us a call.
Ranchhand & Go Rhino Next Generation of Custom Bumper Replacements
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RanchHand
Go Rhino Bumpers
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These front and rear bumper replacements are wildly popular because they’re tough and add versatility to any truck and you country folk. Precision measured with lasers, these Ranchhand & Go Rhino bumpers provide a custom flair that doesn’t look like it was added in shop class. The textured, black powdercoating protects the metal and matches any style you’ve created for your pickup. Made to work with all off-road truck accessories, this bumper accommodates winches rated up to 12,500 lbs. Optional light mount plates and available light mount bars create a custom part that’s prepared to provide some serious illumination.
The BR5.5 and BR10.5 models are taking truck accessories bumpers to the next level. Go Rhino went back to the drawing board and made it even easier to use winches. This started with an easy-access hinged cover. Go Rhino knows you don’t want to always deal with feeding a winch through a tiny slot. The integrated 2” hitch receiver can easily be hidden behind a removable cover. Go Rhino’s patented heavy-duty d-ring shackle mounts are convenient and welded on for added stability. This new generation of bumpers isn’t a face lift; the added functional ability takes these replacements from cool to must have.
Roll-N-Lock’s Tonneau Cover
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Which tonneau cover is the best? It seems like a matter of opinion, but Roll-N-Lock may have earned the distinction with its new E-Series. This truck accessories tonneau covers protect your gear from the elements and theft. A patent-pending system offers no seams for criminals to wedge open when they’re trying to steal your equipment. The powder-coated aluminum material laughs at blow that would destroy cheap plastic covers. Its biggest upgrade is the introduction of a control fob. This not only opens and closes the cover on command, it can lock it down anywhere along its length. That means no more awkwardly tying open covers with ropes or bungee cords when you’re hauling lengthy cargo. The pressure-sensitive cover even stops when it encounters resistance, so you don’t crush your valuables.
The Best Site for extreme Truck or Jeep Accessories
What’s the best place to buy truck accessories and custom truck parts? TuffTruckParts.com is ranked # 1 on Google for Custom truck parts for a reason. This company pushes the limit with exceptional service and care just like custom accessory companies push the limit with their parts. We carry all the truck, Jeep and SUV accessories your looking for with outstanding prices and customer service. TuffTruckParts.com also offers custom installs and custom build at both of their South Florida locations. Need fast and free shipping on parts straight to your door or local shop we do that to. With over 300,000 parts and truck accessories we build extreme. Get your custom on with TuffTruckParts.com

BOW BEFORE THE 10 MOST BADASS CUSTOM TRUCKS ON THE PLANET

BOW BEFORE THE 10 MOST BADASS CUSTOM TRUCKS ON THE PLANET
The toughest of the tough.

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We all love trucks, but we love them that much more when they've been properly upgraded and modified to truly unstoppable status. If there is a bit of bling or blacked-out badness thrown in, so much the better.
So buy stock in off-road tire companies and get aboard the monster truck bandwagon, because here is your list of the ten most incredible off-road machines Maxim has seen.
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There is nothing wrong with the 450-horsepower Ford F-150 Raptor 4x4 that John Hennessey can't fix with the 600-horsepower Hennessey Velociraptor 6x6. Hmm, maybe if he added tracks to the rear quartet of wheels for an Army half-track effect.
2016 Jeep Trailcat concept
Usually we rely on aftermarket tuners to build the most outrageously modified machines, but Jeep has a tradition of applying the cutting torch to its own projects, and this year they produced the incredible 707-horsepower Hellcat V8-powered Jeep Trailcat.
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The Hellcat engine swap is one possibility to provide the Wrangler a power upgrade, but the grittier answer is to install a 500-horsepower tuned version of the 5.9-liter Cummins diesel that is so beloved by Ram truck owners. It is a match made in heaven. Or at least in Rubicon Springs.
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Six-wheel drive and a cargo bed set this Land Rover Defender 110 apart from the usual versions of this off-road legend, making it an irresistible member of our top ten list.
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Why go for a heavily modified F-150 Raptor when you could have a heavily modified F-250 Megaraptor? That means a solid front axle, and 440-horsepower, 860 lb.-ft. 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel power to back up the massive 46-inch Michelin off-road tires.
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Maybe it is time to think about how to enjoy some opulence with our off-road capability. That's the thinking behind the convertible top-equipped, leather-trimmed Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. This is an actual production model that some people can buy. But because it is absurdly expensive at $800,000 and because production is limited to 99 examples (which are all sold) it is still practically a one-off custom.
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Forget about Jeep's traditional seven-slot grille, when you can have the angry stormtrooper looks of the Intimidator from Voltron Motors. Tyrese Gibson has one of these beasts, which is just another reason to saddle up in your very own Intimidator.
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Yeah, yeah, four-wheel drive. Big deal. The Funter off-road truck has four-wheel steering! Lets see you beat that when you get squeezed into a tight spot between trees or rocks.
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Killer trucks don't have to start with the familiar ingredients, such as a Jeep Wrangler or Land Rover Defender. Patriot Campers builds Toyota Land Cruisers into formidable off-road machines that also bring along some camping amenities that let you stay in the outback with some degree of comfort. And a lot of badass style.