Getting Rid of Cancerous Rust from Your Truck Bed
If you are a big player on the transportation market with a fleet of brand new shiny trucks, the information in this article will be of no use to you for a while at least. If however like many truck owners, you own an older truck or fleet of ageing trucks you will want to keep them in good shape, keep on reading. Here are some reasons of why you might prefer the "Do It yourself" approach.
First - it will be cheaper. A can of truck liner paint might be as cheap as $9, meaning the price of the whole renovation operation will not be more than $100. Of course if you own a brand new truck and want quality, you should always consider a professional painter to take care of your precious vehicle, if you are in the situation where money is tight and your truck or trucks are ageing, you're probably considering a DIY operation.
Second - you must take care of the problem with the rust before it is too late, rust is like a cancer it spreads infecting healthy parts of the vehicle quickly if not treated. If you grab few cans of liner paint and prepare the surface of the bed well enough you cam forget all about the rust problem for a few years, it would help to keep an eye on it as you may need to do some touch ups. It is a must to remove all the damage and thoroughly clean the bed surface in order to achieve the best possible result. Effort put in here will undoubtedly pay back over the years in terms of not having to replace an entire truck bed, which I am sure you will agree is an expensive and time consuming operation.
And third - your truck will look much better after the bed has been repainted. You will not believe the change you will witness once the paint has all dried and set to the metal. All signs of damage, stains and rust will be gone, leaving your truck looking like new once again. Not a bad result for less than a hundred bucks and a couple hours at the weekend spent preparing and painting. It is also a good idea to repaint your truck's bed if you are going to attempt selling your used truck. A rusty old truck bed is less likely to be of interest to your potential buyer, this isn't to say you should neglect the truck till you come to sell it then paint it! Regular maintenance over its lifetime will ensure it is always fit for purpose and gain you the best possible price for your work horse.
Overall, whether you are after the good looks or mechanical strength of your truck's bed, you should attempt to do a repair and repaint; either way the result will ensure the rust doesn't spread throughout the entire bed keeping your wheels moving.