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    My 2002 F-150 has 80K miles on it and I'd like to have it last a long time. It came with a drop-in bedliner, but it stops where the tanks are and allows water to collect underneath the liner. I would have liked to have it Rhino-lined/LineX, but they spray in the bedliner and the cylinders would have made that difficult. I looked around on the internet and decided on Monstaliner after looking at Al's liner, Raptor, POR-15, Herculiner, etc.. I was convinced by this 790 page thread on a Jeep forum (they have a discount code there too).











    The Jeep forum discount included a free quart of their "Chassis Saver". It's similar to POR-15 and can be applied directly over rust. I was really happy with the way it went on.







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    Last edited by ragged325; 04-25-2014, 10:21 AM.

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    Overall, I would say that it was a lot more work than I expected. I don't care about how it looks because I'm putting the drop-in bedliner back in, but it would have looked better sprayed on (rather than rolled). Getting around the cylinder cage was a real pain, but I'm glad it's done.

    I've allowed the liner to dry for a few days now and feel really good about how tough it seems. They recommended their two-gallon kit and I went with the one-gallon kit and so it's probably thinner than it's supposed to be. I was really just worried about rust though and I feel like it should be safe from rust for a long time.

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      Nice photos. Be sure to install a durable shield around the tanks to protect them from objects in the truck bed, UV exposure, etc.

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        Thanks. Yeah, I took the cover off to do the bed liner and should have it all back together today.

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          not that happy with how it looks?

          are you kidding?

          thing looks friggen great

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            Thanks. It definitely looks better than before. The kit I got came with two of their foam rollers. When I put the stuff on it was hotter/sunnier than it's supposed to be and so the liner got thick and the rollers started to break apart leaving bits of foam in the liner. I also got a couple areas with drips. If the bed was going to be left exposed, I probably would have done a better job of fixing that stuff. I'll say that the first day of prepping the bed I spent 10 hours on it before getting to the first coat of Chassis Saver. I got a little burned out towards the end and just wanted to have it done.

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