A customer recently stopped by Precision in Bainbridge, GA, looking to improve the durability of their 98’ Ford F-350 truck bed. As we took a step outside to see the truck, we were able to get a better understanding of what he wanted us to do. The bed of this F-350 had seen many years of work, from farming to hauling his camper — this truck had seen it all. We knew within minutes that this was more than just a truck to him. It was more like his home away from home, and we were going to help him bring it back to life using Line-X.
Preparation for Line-X starts by removing any grease, oil or contaminants that could prevent the Line-X from adhering to the bed. Once the bed is clean, we then use a cup brush to scuff the bed’s surface. These scuffs act as a grip for the Line-X to adhere to. When this was completed, we blew out the bed of the truck to remove any leftover dust or debris. Next, we chemical-wiped the surface and began masking off the rest of the truck with plastic sheets to prevent overspray from occurring.
Once we backed the truck into the spray bay, the next step was spraying the primer. We use primer when applying Line-X to raw metal or rusted surfaces such as this truck bed. After letting the primer cure for the two hours that Line-X recommends, we were able to spray the bed. We spray each truck using a high-temperature, high-pressure system that dries within seconds.
With the Line-X installed, we pulled the truck out of the spray bay and started unmasking the plastic protection.
The customer was thrilled with the completed work and let us know how much it meant to him that we helped him preserve his truck’s bed for years to come.