Al’s Liner DIY Truck Bed LinersAl’s Liner is a simple and easy to use product. Even so, some of you may still have questions. This is a list of the most frequently asked questions.
What are Al’s Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits
Al’s Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits are a high build (1/32″ to 1/8″) polyurethane truck bed liner kit. It is engineered to take high levels of abuse, unlike paints that are just pretty.
What is the difference between Al’s Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits and other DIY Kits
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.
How does Al’s truck bed liners compare to the big name, franchise liners
With a few exceptions, Al’s Liner DIY Truck Bed Liner Kits represents 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 Most of the big name franchise bed liners use very old and out of date technologies.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.
Is Al’s Liner hazardous
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.
What will I need to spray Al’s Liner
Al’s could be sprayed with a number of guns, but we recommend 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.
What can I spray Al’s Liner on
Anything but hard plastic. Al’s Liner works great on wood, fiberglass, and metal. Some surfaces may require scuffing and priming.
What colors are available for Al’s Liner and can I match Al’s Liner to any color I want
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. Call our technical support team to discuss custom coloring.
How durable is Al’s Liner
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.
Is Al’s a rust protector and/or does it prevent rust
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.
How long before I can use my new liner
Al’s Liner is dry to the touch in 1 hour. Light duty use in 24 hours and heavy abuse in 72 hours.
Does Al’s Liner have a warranty
We 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.
How do I prepare the surface to spray
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.
Can I repair my liner if it gets damaged
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.
How many square feet does Al’s Liner cover, and how deep would it be
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.
Can I mix sand into AL’s Liner for more of a non skid surface
Yes, but you might sacrifice toughness. Since Al’s Liner is stronger than sand, consider changing spray techniques to obtain a rougher surface. Our tech support will be more than happy to help.
Can Al’s Liner be painted over
Yes. Use a polyurethane paint for best results.
Will Al’s Liner hold up against gasoline, diesel fuel, or other petroleum based products (such as motor oil)
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.
What about bare metal, how do you prep itScuff 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 and spray.