Past Director Region 13, Senior Member
I completely agree. I see trucks with really nice exterior paint with really ugly black spray-in bed liner. BUT, having tried to bring two El Camino beds back to "new" condition - not 100% successful - I also understand why anyone would be reluctant to go that route. As I've said, in previous threads, I've seen some really attractive "body color" spray-in liners.Whatever you do, don't spray it black unless it's already a black vehicle...makes it look like a coal skuttle.
B52Bombardier1 (Rick) and I had this same conversation recently. He got a quote from Linex "I heard back from "Rose City Detail", the Linex distributor in Tyler, TX. They want $725 to do a 70 EC bed in color matched spray with the UV protection.
It's a six hour job but they need to preorder the paint. So it's a coordination process and you can't just show up at these places and get it done that day. Basically, it's a 2-3 day lead time.