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Unread 11-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Bed Liner Tape Question

I know that professional installers like Line-X and Rhino use a tape with a wire embedded in the edge so that they get a clean edge when pulling the tape. The wire, as I understand it kind of acts like a knife to provide that edge. Anybody using a DIY liner have any issues using ordinary masking tape, or does anybody know where to obtain this specialty tape?

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Unread 11-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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I didn't know about such a tape. I just did my MJ bed in Monstaliner and yes, I had a few places that it bled through. Nothing significant given that it's an old MJ, but I'd rather have prevented it.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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I used normal masking tape. Blue painters tape to be exact with a 2 inch width. Just be sure to peel it up when its all still soft but hard enough to where you won't pull up the liner. I had no issues what so ever. Professional applicators use that because their stuff is thick and needs that kinda tape.

Also, if you are using the DIY bedliner (Herculiner,Monstaliner, Raptor) Ive noticed they dont get as thick as the Professional kind. They work just the same but are not as thick. you can go thicker but adding more coats onto it, but thats going to be a while. To match there thickness, im thinking anywhere from 6-7 coats of herculiner. Thats APPLY-Wait till tacky-APPLY-Wait till tacky and so on and so forth.

Hope it helps.
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