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I recently bought an 07 White Xterra with the dreaded paint peeling on the pillars and the rain gutters. That type of stuff doesn’t bother me, and I was able to touch it up fairly well.
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After spending some time on the forum I noticed the bedlining addiction shared by many XTerra owners. I’m now considering bedlining my whole roof and the front pillars to cover my temporary paint job and give the X a new look.

Has anyone bedlined the front pillars specifically? I’ve seen people do the roof but not the pillars. Also what is the best product to use for this?
 

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I like the Duplicolor bedliner but its not glossy at all and has a more rubbery texture. Might not be a good option if that doesn't match the aesthetic you want.


If price is of no concern I think raptor liner could be cool.
 

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I saw the gutters in mine is also starting to go here and there. Didn't have much of a plan for it till today. Think I will sand those down and do some liner to at least stop the spread. Thanks for the inspiration.
 

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Im considering doing the same thing. got paint( avalanche white) peeling / flaking around the windows.

probably next year ill do a bed liner type DIY paint job on the whole truck, sans fenders. thinking a light grey, not sure i want to do white, though it would be nice to keep it the same color..

I gotta do something about it to prevent rust and just to make it look better, but a decent paint job is way more than i want to spend hence the diy approach.

since i dont have a air/ spray set up, Im actually considering using like a roller or something to apply it.
 

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since i dont have a air/ spray set up, Im actually considering using like a roller or something to apply it.
Negative.

Go to a rental site and get a 20 gallon air compressor .

You can buy a bed liner spray gun from TCP Global for $22.00
While on the website you can buy some Raptor Liner.


 

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Hmmmm very interested how that gonna turn out ))
 

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It was mostly dry yesterday and found a little duplicolor truckbed coating left in the garage. Work time was about 45 mins per side.

This is how it went:
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The problem:
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I masked around the rack instead of taking it off:
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There is one area that the channel comes really close to the plastic; here is how I opted to handle that:
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I approached this more as an experiment but I think it should make a good insurance policy against more paint flaking off. Hope this info helps OP and others.
 

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We had a lot of snow and ice which is rare for us.

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Truckbed coating wants pretty rough sanding, like 100, 320 or whatever the instructions say. I forgot to mention in this kind of detail in the other post.
 
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