Spray-on Bedliner Project

Long bed Chevy with bedliner paint job

Painting a Project 1995 Chevy Silverado with Bedliner

Welcome to project BEAST, my 1995 Silverado I painted entirely with bedliner. I bought this truck as a work truck, but the paint was faded, peeling and mismatched. I didn’t like being seen in it so I wanted to paint it with bedliner to create a uniform and rugged finish.

Unfortunately I don’t have many pictures of the project, but overall it turned out really well and met all of my criteria. Ironically, I covered every surface except the interior of the bed, as I was planning on using a drop-in bedliner for that. The surface came out even with a nice texture. I actually got quite a few compliments on the truck, and one person even wanted me to spray his truck too!

Spraying Bedliner Instead of Rolling

Whereas I rolled on the bedliner with Project Behemoth using Dupli-Color Bed Armor, for this one I sprayed the entire vehicle. I also used a different product, as I wanted to stretch the budget as far as possible. Also this long bed pickup was going to need a LOT of material. Here is a picture from the front. It shows the roof, hood and grille pretty clearly. (yep I painted the peeling chrome grille too).

Chevy Truck Painted with Bedliner - Front View

And below you can see a side shot – sorry for the image size. As I mentioned, the coverage was great and very consistent. The only problem I ran into was that my compressor was a little small to cover some of the larger areas without dropping pressure. This let to a few “splotches” but it was still a great result overall.

Chevy Truck Painted with Bedliner - Side View

A Budget Alternative to Raptor Liner

So what “budget bedliner” did I use for this huge project? I went with a small company called Liner Xtreeme. They had the best price for the quantity I needed, and I was very impressed with the quality. It even came with packages of shredded rubber intended to increase the texture and friction of the bedliner. I didn’t use the rubber, but the bedliner itself was excellent. I highly recommend Liner Xtreeme if you have a big project and a moderate budget!

Liner Xtreeme Bedliner

If you are considering your own bedliner project, be sure to check out my step-by-step guide to get you started on the right foot!

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