Al's Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits are high build (1/32" to 1/8") polyurethane truck bed liner kits. They are engineered to take high levels of abuse, unlike paints that are just pretty.
Al's truck bed liner is vastly superior to all DIY truck bed liner kits in critical areas such as tensile strength, UV stability, and tear strength. It is not cheap epoxy or polyurethane with filler and solvents added to reduce cost.
With a few exceptions, Al's Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits represent a new generation of polyurethane bed liners. Most of the big name franchise bed liners use very old and out of date technologies. Since you control the application, it's very probable that no one, even the pros, can match your Al's bed liner application.
Al's Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits were engineered to be very safe to use. There is not a safer DIY truck bed liner on the market, but you must be responsible and avoid prolonged skin contact or inhalation. Your lungs were designed for clean air, not dust, smoke or chemicals. You need to spray in a well ventilated area and wear an approved 1/2 face respirator with chemical cartridges. View MSDS information for complete details.
Al's could be sprayed with a number of guns, but the manufacturer recommends using the Al's Liner Spray Gun. It's very inexpensive and requires no maintenance. It will last forever and was designed by Al's to give you great results.
Anything but hard plastic. Al's Liner works great on wood, fiberglass, and metal. Some surfaces may require scuffing and priming.
Al's Liner DIY Bed Liner Kits are available in Black, Gray, and Tan. You can use any automotive pigment including pearls or metal flakes to match any color.
There is no bed liner that is more durable. There never has been and probably never will be. Al's Liner is the top of the food chain when it comes to spray-on polyurethane truck bed liners.
Al's Liner bonds directly to the substrate so no moisture or air can get in. If it rusts, it will have to come from the backside. Al's Liner is a little over qualified as an undercoating. No undercoating or rust prohibitor has the physical properties of Al's. They are not intended to have good physical properties.
Al's Liner is dry to the touch in 1 hour. Light duty use in 24 hours and heavy abuse in 72 hours.
They warranty Al's Liner to not deteriorate or degrade in any way. The warranty does not cover physical damage and the application is up to the applicator. If you do not mix it properly or prep the surface correctly, that falls under the applicator. Be sure to read the mix and spray instructions carefully.
Wood requires no preparation. Fiberglass and metal need to be scuffed with 36 grit or coarser medium. Sand blasting will give you a great surface. Wipe clean with a good solvent to eliminate surface contamination.
Al's Liner bonds very well to itself. Minor damage can be repaired with a brush. Major damage will probably need to be sprayed. Al's can also be used to repair other bed liners or as a top coat to extend and save your existing bed liner.
It's simple arithmetic. Al's is 85% solids so it will cover 22 sq ft. Per gallon at 1/16" thick, 44 sq ft. Per gallon at 1/32" thick (31 mils) or 88 sq ft. If you want more coverage, you will sacrifice protection.
Yes, but you might sacrifice toughness. Since Al's Liner is stronger than sand, consider changing spray techniques to obtain a rougher surface.
Yes. Use a polyurethane paint for best results.
There is no better bed liner product against petroleum. The only time there is an issue is if you know the products will pool and set on the liner for long periods of time. If pooling is going to take place, you are better off with an epoxy coating.
Scuff the metal with 36 grit or coarser media and/or blast, then apply a light coat of etching primer. Spray on a light coat of Al's primer.