How Good is Dupli-Color Bed Armor as a Roll-On Bedliner?
Many people are looking for an economical way to coat their truck bed (or entire vehicle) with a quality bedliner. Dupli-color Bed Armor is one of the most popular DIY bedliners on the market today, especially for people that want a roll-on product. That being said, how good is it really?
I have used this product myself, and I liked it very much. I found the coverage to be better than expected, and the durability has been fantastic, even years later. It’s a tough, good looking coating that is easy to roll-on and lasts a long time.
How Does it Rate on Amazon?
But I’m not the only person that has experience with this, how does it rate on Amazon? Very well, actually. It’s rated at 4 stars, but most of the lower ratings are for the aerosol, not the bed armor roll-on. People report the same advantages that I experienced, and most of the reviews for the Dupli-Color roll-on Bed Armor are 5 star.
That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering it as your DIY bedliner of choice.
Preparation is very important.
As good as this bedliner is, it still won’t adhere well if you don’t prepare the surface well. It is recommended that you scuff the surface with an 80 grit sandpaper or equivalent, and make sure any gloss has been removed. The surface should also be thoroughly cleaned with water and a detergent soap (dish soap), and preferable wiped down with a solvent such as acetone before applying the Dupli-color bedliner. Some people don’t prepare the surface well enough, then aren’t happy with the end result.
Rolling on any bedliner takes work!
You have to continuously roll the bedliner to get good, even coverage, and it takes some time. Also, you have to work with small amounts at a time to ensure the bedliner doesn’t start to dry out in the tray, which makes it more difficult to apply and may lead to an inconsistent finish.
You are limited by the roller as to what texture you get.
There are different types of rollers you can use, and they will determine the texture you get in the end. A more fibrous roller will give you a bigger texture, and a finer foam type roller will give you a much finer texture. Keep this in mind when choosing your supplies.
Dupli-color bed armor is a budget friendly option, but it’s not the absolute cheapest on the market.
If you want to keep your budget to a bare minimum, there are cheaper options. I do believe the Dupli-color is a higher quality product than most of the cheaper options, however, and I would not hesitate to spend a few extra bucks to get the better product.
If you are in the market for a good quality, roll-on bedliner product for your project, Dupli-color Bed Armor is a great choice. The Amazon reviews confirm my personal experience, which is that it’s easy to use, covers well, and is extremely durable. I highly recommend that you consider it for your vehicle. Before you get started, be sure to check out my step-by-step guide to painting your car with bedliner!