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Bed liner on a plow mount?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by PabstBlueRibbon, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    Ok guys, so my mount it pretty beat. Its a uni mount. I have some do it yourself bed liner laying round and was gonna bed line it. Think it will hold up? also how hard is it to remove the mount for a '93 f 350?
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    funny you should ask this question. last weekend i removed the front suspension from my 1996 F350 to install new poly bushings and an add-a-leaf. while it was all apart, i cleaned everything and painted it with some leftover POR15 i had. i was able to get one thin coat on everything, then ran out. so i went to autozone to get some black restoleom to top coat everything. but they were out of it. only thing they had was the brush on bed liner. so i bought it. its thick and kind of slimey. i didn't need it as thick as it was, so i thinned it down and it brushed on a lot easier. the finsh seems really durable. its only been a week, so who knows?

    i also removed a unimount frame from the same truck. it isn't hard. but it all depends on how badly your bolts are rusted. once its off, get it sandblasted to really clean it up. check out the western site and go to the publications library to get an illustration of how it all hooks up.
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    I paint everything in bedliner, spray bomb bedliner.... Add a coat of clearcoat on there and you'd be surprised how nice it looks
  4. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    i know the mount is 10 bolts and it does not look that bad. If they are rusted ill grind and punch them out then replace with grade 8 bolts. I just had the bumper off, so that should be easy.
  5. hankhill

    hankhill Member
    Messages: 47

    I've heard line x has worked great, make sure to clean surface with something like a wirebrush before applying
  6. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    im gonna do some sanding with a grinder, then a good cleaning.
  7. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    i did my mount with undercoating

    taking it off is easy but trying to fish those bolts threw the frame is the pain in the a$$ part i put my frame on my self its a a little complicated i think:bluebounc
  8. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I did the same thing. Grind down and spray can undercoat. After that dried, a liberal coating of Fluid Film. I also fluid filmed the underside of my pickup for the first time. I'm anxious to see how well it holds up.
  9. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    So after removing the front bumper and looking at the plow mount I said screw it. Ill paint it with the mount on.