Frequently asked questions
HOW MUCH DOES ONE KIT COVER?
The black 1.5 gallon kit covers about 50+ square feet. The 3 gallon kit covers 100 square feet. The color kits do not cover as far. The 1.5 gallon color kit covers 40 square feet, and the 3 gallon color kit covers 80+ square feet.
A 6-foot truck bed can be done with a 1.5 gallon kit, but that’s considered light duty coverage. An 8-foot truck bed requires the 3 gallon kit.
WHAT COMES WITH EACH KIT?
Each kit contains the Part A Base, the Part B activator, the reducer and the Kevlar/rubber additive. The 1.5 gallon kit contains 3 quarts of Part A, 1 quart of Part B, 1 quart reducer and 1 quart of rubber. This makes up the 1.5 gallons sprayable kit. The 3 gallon kit is double this.
WHAT ELSE WILL I NEED?
You will need prep materials, including sandpaper and lacquer thinner to wipe the area with after scuffing. You’ll also need automotive (not wire) tape, a bucket to mix product in, a respirator (adhere to local laws for spraying) and plastic sheeting or automotive masking paper to protect surfaces in the overspray area. It’s also a good idea to have extra lacquer thinner (we recommend xylene) on hand for gun cleaning.
WHAT KIND OF GUN DO I USE AND CAN IT BE ROLLED ON?
It can be rolled on but will not have as professional of a look. The two guns that we carry are the undercoating gun, which is a quart size and screws onto the reducer can that comes with the kit. The larger hopper gun is a drywall texture gun which holds almost a gallon of material.
WHAT KIND OF TEXTURE DOES IT HAVE?
The texture can vary dramatically based on what pressure you use, which gun you use, and whether you use all of the rubber additive. For a gritty texture, use higher pressure and spray further away from the surface. For a smoother finish, leave out some or all of the rubber, and use less reducer accordingly.
HOW THICK DOES IT GO ON?
The product can be sprayed all at once or in coats, whichever you prefer. We do not recommend a build of more than 1/8”.
There are two types of rubber—the fine and the heavy crumb. The fine rubber works for 99% of the applications. The heavy crumb is very chunky and abrasive.
Black rubber is sent with dark colors, and the white rubber is sent with light or clean colors.
HOW LONG DOES THE COATING LAST?
All of our products are extremely durable and have excellent adhesion. If prepped and applied correctly, there is no reason the coating will not last years and years.
DO I NEED A PRIMER?
In most cases, you do not need a primer for the black epoxy-urethane blend. However, a primer is recommended for our color kits in these cases:
For fiberglass or bare steel: industrial or automotive (epoxy, enamel) multi primer.
For chrome: etching primer
For plastic: plastic adhesion promotor or a water-based primer for plastic
For aluminum: etching primer or epoxy primer made for aluminum
For painted surfaces: scuff and shoot—no primer needed.
Rust must be treated prior to spraying the liner with a phosphoric acid. Cracks must be sealed with Bondo™ or a paintable caulk. Prime all body work areas.