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Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by jacquesW » 20 Aug 2018 09:02

Hi All

I am looking to cover parts of the car with a polyurethane coating. The States has plenty of popular DIY brands available. None of those brands appears to be available in South Africa however. I have done a bit of looking around and till now the only thing I found that looks like an option is Duram's Durabak product.

Does anyone have experience with this or other locally available products that they are willing to reccomend?

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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by hugejp » 20 Aug 2018 10:04

The best product is Line-ex available in Rustenburg & Vereeniging, but its BLOODY EXPENSIVE!

I was quoted 45k to do a complete GU Patrol.

If you find a better option I would be very keen on trying it too.
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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by ricster » 20 Aug 2018 12:27

The Durabak that I used is brilliant, but doesn't land up very thick, so its not a 4-5mm thick rubber lining so to speak. I used it on my rock sliders and I also painted a strip below the doors to prevent stones chipping the paint. I also did various areas on the undercarriage of the Patrol. it sticks like sheeeet to a blanket, but like I say not thick at all, even after 2-3 coats.

For a bakkie liner, hmmmm... not heavy duty enough in my opinion. but a fantastic product non the less
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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by Peter Connan » 20 Aug 2018 12:40

I painted my bull bar with Durabak, and like Cedrik says, it's not nearly the same type of stuff as the stuff they spray on to line a bakkie load bin.

It is maybe 1-2mm thick max and is not particularly durable. Mine has places where the coating has come off due to washing with a high pressure spray...
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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by jacquesW » 20 Aug 2018 14:48

Thanks Guys

I am planning on using it on the rear bumper, fender flares and door sills, so not in a load bin. Just looking for something a bit more durable and resilient in the face of normal bush scratching than normal paint.

From all the reading I have done most of these products are as good as the effort you put into the surface prep to ensure proper adhesion.

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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by ricster » 20 Aug 2018 15:07

Yeah ... prep is everything, but having said that, I did pretty much nothing except a good clean to the secondhand rock sliders I have and they are still holding up well.... very well infact. That is with being trodden on with muddy shoes and all. I do like the finish it gives, even with a brush. I applied it very thick and second and third coated with a drying gap of about 20 - 30 mins in between. Not sure why Peter has peeling issues on his though.
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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by Peter Connan » 20 Aug 2018 16:25

I don't know either, as I had my bull bar professionally glass-bead blasted...

But, it is probably better than "normal" paint, and is pretty scratch-resistant.
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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by jacquesW » 20 Aug 2018 19:25

I know if applied to raw metal surfaces (no previous paint/primers etc) their various primer products is required for proper corrosion protection and adhesion.

If layer of paint is allready present it is to be scuffed with medium grid paper to the point where at the very least the gloss cote has been removed to ensure adhesion.

Thanks for your guys input. I think I am going to give it a try. The price is right and the product is generally available from well established brand.

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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by ricster » 21 Aug 2018 07:55

Cool..... post up some pics as you go along !!!! :thumbup:
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Re: Polyurethane Bakkie Liner

Post by Carel » 21 Aug 2018 08:57

I did my Safari's loadbin with Durabak and it is not too bad with a few scuff marks here and there
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