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Advice on bed rail repair

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 160ClassBuck, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. 160ClassBuck

    160ClassBuck Member
    from WI
    Messages: 37

    Took the truck bed cap off for the first time and had several spots where it had worn down to the metal. Thinking of doing a few things: 1. Have truck spray on liner extended over the rail and down about 1" on the side or 2. Get some primer on the worn down spots and purchasing the plastic bed rail covers and install them to cover up the spots.

    Thoughts on what you would do?

    Truck Bed rail.jpg
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    depend's on how you work the truck ,i like the plastic cap's but you will still get some rubbing of the paint when it expand's and contract's .i like the one's with the stake pocket's with clamp in stake pocket hold down's (stainless) then they will not move around as much .but spray on may be quicker and cheaper in the long run :waving:
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I would just touch it up with some primer and get some kind of diamond plate bed rail cover.
  4. Naudi2u

    Naudi2u Member
    Messages: 31

    Your supposed to have paint on the rails? Thats what I am doing wrong. I use the the 10lb finish hammer twice a year to get them into shape!
  5. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I have spray-on bedliner over mine and LOVE it! Fix it once and forget it.
  6. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277


    Do it once and be done - if you put the plastic covers on, it'll eventually wear the paint off again, just like the drop-in bed liners do...
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    spray on , its the best way to go
  8. tom_mccauley

    tom_mccauley Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    X 4 Spray & go the only way to do it!
  9. SS2500HD

    SS2500HD Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    x 5,6,7,8......... bed liner over the rails.
  10. er15wander

    er15wander Junior Member
    from Houston
    Messages: 3

    spray on bedliner

    I have qwikliner on my truck and it looks well.
  11. 2low4nh

    2low4nh Member
    from NH
    Messages: 61

    yeah go with bedliner. you will love it. put primer on there your gonna spend more money as well. look at products like upol raptor. its a DIY spray on bed liner.
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Have you been looking at my truck for ideas? :jester:
  13. er15wander

    er15wander Junior Member
    from Houston
    Messages: 3

    spray on bedliner

    I have qwikliner on my truck.Qwikliner spray on bedliner has a lifetime warranty against chipping, peeling or cracking.

  14. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I used some self sticking weather stripping on the rail before I put it in ....Helps cushion it ... Works pretty good !!!
  15. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    Whats with the sudden explosion of the name qwik-liner on here? Or is this something I've been missing.