Raptor’s liner is a tough protective coating that can be applied to metal, wood, plastic, concrete, fiberglass and fillers but in this tutorial, we’re going to be looking at lining a truck bed. This coating is resistant to water and UV and has general durability against rust, corrosion and stains.
The coating comes in either black or tintable (for a tutorial for tinting your liner, click here).
Step 1: Preparing your Surface
For the best results, it’s advised to start with a clean surface. Remove any rust and clean with panel wipes in order to degrease the surface.
Use P80-P180 sandpaper to go over the area to abrade it and apply an etch primer (for a tutorial on how to use an etch primer, click here).
Method 1: Rolling on the Liner
Pour the liner into a paint tray and use a textured paint roller to cover the surface of the truck bed slowly and evenly. You may want to use a paint brush to get into tricky corners.
This method results in a lower build so you will have to apply at least one more layer with an hour in between coats to let it dry.
Method 2: Spraying on the Liner
A ventilator mask is the best way to protect your respiratory system, and you should also only ever use spray guns in a ventilated area. You will also want to use goggles and gloves.
Fill a HVLP gun (with 40-60PSI) with the liner and apply in a sweeping motion along the truck bed from about 20cm away.
If you want to apply a second layer, wait at least an hour between coats to let the liner dry.