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Pluribus
June 24, 2002, 01:59
I've heard of people using truck bed liner on stg. type hand guard's. Does the stuff hold up well? I like the idea, but don't know what to look for or where. Can anyone help me out? Thank's in advance.

jim1of6
June 24, 2002, 08:25
I've used Duplicolor bedliner spray with excellent results. The trick is to not put it on too thick. I put 3-4 thin coats with the last being approx. 12"-15" away from surface for a fine texture. Good luck!
:p

ByronF
June 24, 2002, 08:29
Wal Mart automotive section. Blue can.

Byron

Pluribus
June 24, 2002, 10:52
Thank's, now I know where but am still wondering how durable it is.

KY23
June 24, 2002, 11:17
I just painted a set of furniture over the weekend with bedliner. Looks very good. I'll let you know how it holds up. Seems very tough though. I can't scratch it with a finger nail and I dropped it a few times (on purpose) to test for scratches or dings and it passed those tests.

moparman
June 24, 2002, 12:55
The only marks on mine are from the bipod rubbing it. It is pretty tough. The marks do disappear though when you spray on ballistol or anything similar for a protective coating.

63DH8
June 24, 2002, 20:22
I used truck bed liner on my handguards and pistol grip. About two weeks ago, I tossed my FAL behind my truck seat and drove around on a bunch of farm roads around Spokane. When I got home, I checked the FAL out for damages to the handguard and pistolgrip. When I put the FAL behind the seat, I made sure the handguards were against the seat rails. After three days of driving, there were minor scuff marks that came off with a wet cloth.

Anyone else have a torture test?

Ought Six
June 25, 2002, 01:19
Here's what happens when you're not careful with Herculiner....

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=18595&pagenumber=1

HOOTUS!

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/jump.gif

Pluribus
June 25, 2002, 01:43
LOL all the way thru that thread! I'll just be certain to maintain maximum hootus protection.

Mad Dog 7.62
June 25, 2002, 03:57
Good surface prep is the key. Degrease, wash, scuff it up with fine sandpaper or a scotch-brite pad. The biggest problem is on concave surfaces, it sometimes wants to pull away as it dries. Once it's on and dry, if the surface was prepared good, it's pretty durable.

Pluribus
June 25, 2002, 09:58
Very nice M.D.7.62. I'm interested in doing this myself but thank's for the tip and sharing the pic's. D.B.

FAL guy
June 25, 2002, 12:05
Here is a photo of my G1. All furniture has been 'bedlined'. I love this stuff. It goes on easy and looks great. It is also tough as hell and keeps your fingers from getting burned.
http://pstr-m04.ygpweb.aol.com/data/00D/18/D3/C1/5D/PZ7HHtElxi6CVHSRHUeim5J0v7FWS46K0180.jpg