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.