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Old 03-10-2014, 02:06 AM   #1
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Bed Line Pinch Seam

Has anyone bed lined their pinch seam? Any tips? Paint prep? # of coats? Is the best way to tape of a perfect straight line to tape off in sections? Pics would be nice too.

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Old 03-10-2014, 03:00 AM   #2
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The pinch seam has been painted, bed lined, plasti dipped, cut, bent and mangled (me) by others. Run a quick search and you will find the details on every process. The sheet metal on the JK is zinc coated for rust protection so try not to go down to the bare metal.

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Old 03-10-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Is it ok to just bedline right over the paint?
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:14 PM   #5
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I taped off the seam, then scuffed the clear coat with one of those green scotchbrite pads. Put about 3 coats of bedliner on.
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Prep.. clean Jeep and pinch seam area... I didn't sand anything... etc..

taped it, removed rails... cleaned the pinch seam area again with wet wash cloth.


Masking paper installed.. and more blue masking tape in areas that needed it.


applied several coats.. of Rust-Oleum Truck Bedliner.. ~$7/can used 2/3-3/4 - Autozone


removed taping..


installed LOD sliders several days later.


highly recommend it...
Love the look and I think it adds a little extra protection....
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:13 AM   #7
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Did my 2013 2-dr yesterday with 1/2 can "Rust-oleum truck bed coating". Clean off dirt good w/soap + water, no sanding, simple masking, spray 2 overall + 2 spot coats. Only did pinch seam + 3/4" edge parallel to ground. (quick + easy) Then installed Ace sliders.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:41 AM   #8
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I used 3M safety tread tape on my Ace sliders and had enough tape leftover to do the pinch seams. Been 2 yrs and no peeling and looks clean, no holes visible. Before I used to notice the painted pinch seams, now I don't even know it's there. Just an alternative option.

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