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So I have a new to me 08 Polaris sportsman 500 and am needing to repaint an aftermarket front brush guard and metal rails that are on the front and rear storage compartments wanted to get y’all’s opinion on using bedliner spray to recoat them.. I was thinking about going with this..?


So I was thinking about hitting with scotchbrite pad and sanding with about 300 grit and cleaning with a degreaser the. Putting a couple coats on it? Anyone used this and have an opinion on durability and ease of use?

Also needing to recoat some of the frame where rust is trying to take hold any opinions
On good frame and paint for touch up and durability? Thanks


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Here is a pic for reference! Got a lot of work to do but seem so be a solid built machine!



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I tried Herculiner on my pickup years back, after a couple years it started to peel, when I started peeling it off it had water trapped beneath it. it was very soft as well.

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I tried Herculiner on my pickup years back, after a couple years it started to peel, when I started peeling it off it had water trapped beneath it. it was very soft as well.

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Yeah possibly don’t need that the. I don’t need anything to soft other wise I’m sure briars would take it off pretty quick


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Yeah possibly don’t need that the. I don’t need anything to soft other wise I’m sure briars would take it off pretty quick


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Probably gonna just have to keep painting it or have it powder coated.
 

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Nothing specific but yeah Line-X or have it powder coated. Or just keep painting it as paint degrades.
 

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Rustoleum bedliner paint works pretty decent IMO. Easy to use, hides defects, easy to touch up.

Not super durable but even powder coat comes off bumpers.

That's what I painted the bars down the sides of my 850 with. Matches up pretty good with the bumpers that still have OEM paint
 

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Rustoleum bedliner paint works pretty decent IMO. Easy to use, hides defects, easy to touch up.

Not super durable but even powder coat comes off bumpers.
I agree, mines powder coated but still chips and will rust there I suppose. Just gotta keep on it!
 

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I've used and like Duplicolor brand spray-on bed liner. It works descent as long as you don't get it on too thick. If its put on too thick it will chip off a little to easy in my opinion. It does harden up well. DO NOT GET THE WATER BASED SPRAY ON BED LINER IN THE CANS. THEY SUCK HARRY BALLS ON YA! Get the chemical based sprays.
 

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Rustoleum bedliner paint works pretty decent IMO. Easy to use, hides defects, easy to touch up.

Not super durable but even powder coat comes off bumpers.

That's what I painted the bars down the sides of my 850 with. Matches up pretty good with the bumpers that still have OEM paint
That atv looks great! Love the color! I will look into using that one! What type of prep work did you do before spraying? Like what grit did you sand to ect? Was it previously painted before you put on the rustoleum?


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I've used and like Duplicolor brand spray-on bed liner. It works descent as long as you don't get it on too thick. If its put on too thick it will chip off a little to easy in my opinion. It does harden up well. DO NOT GET THE WATER BASED SPRAY ON BED LINER IN THE CANS. THEY SUCK HARRY BALLS ON YA! Get the chemical based sprays.
Good to know I will make sure it’s not water based! And that’s good to know about not putting it on to thick! That’s the kinda input I need!


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That atv looks great! Love the color! I will look into using that one! What type of prep work did you do before spraying? Like what grit did you sand to ect? Was it previously painted before you put on the rustoleum?


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They were previously painted. There were some big holes in them that I welded up so, I painted them afterwards.

Prep work was real minimal. I cleaned them then scuffed with 120 grit then 220. It was cold in the shop so I warmed up the metal then sprayed a few light coats.
 

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My neighbor used this in satin black on one of the trailers he built, it looks good and appears to be holding up very well.
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I used the duplicolor bedliner spray on the same front guard and my rims probably 8 or 9 years ago. In the middle of touching them up right now for the first time. If you do it right, it holds up very well. I recommend.
 

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Bed liner stuff is great but there is a big difference in quality and longevity between stuff in a can and professional stuff. I like the "hammered" paint, it looks amazing, did parts in my boat with it, just don't apply in the heat or sun.
Prep is important, use a metal "chemical etching" I forget what the acid type it is but there are a bunch of brand names and labels but its all the same chemical. Easiest way to find it is its pontoon boat pontoon cleaner.
 
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