Step 1: Covering and masking
First, the vehicle is carefully covered with plastic and paper to prevent damage to the paint and to ensure that, at the end of the line, there is no coating where it does not belong (overspray). The next step is applying tape. This is done to cover small parts but also to exactly determine where we will spray the Turbo Liner® coating. In addition to normal tape, we use a special special tape with a cutting wire that is carefully applied to the border fof the spray area. We do this because at the end of the treatment we can cut through the 2 to 3 mm thick layer of coating with this cutting wire.
Step 2: Pretreatment
All parts that should not be sprayed will be disassembled. Think of rails, mounting eyes and lashing hooks. We use special plugs to make sure that the fastening points of these parts will not be closed by the hotspray coating. The factory paint is a good base for the Turbo Liner® sprayed polyurea. But nonetheless the surfacel has to be prepared by cleaning, thorough mechanical sanding, making sure every inch is dust-free and finally degreasing. This way we make sure the coating will be permanent.
Step 3: CoatingAfter the pretreatment, we can start with the real deal: applying the Turbo Liner® hotspray. This is done with a two-component high-pressure machine and an airless gun. The two separate polyurea components are heated and transferred through a heated hose combination to the airless gun. When we pull the trigger of the gun, the polyurea components are pressed together under very high pressure (135 bar). This immediately creates a reaction on a molecular level from which a plastic coating develops. The material is 'dry' after 2 to 3 seconds, so you have to spray very accurately. First the corners and the edges are being sprayed and then strip after strip, layer after layer will be applied.
Step 4: Texturing
When the floor is covered with approximately 3 mm coating and the walls and edges with 2 mm coating, it is time for a small inspection. If irregularities are found, they can be fixed immediately, if necessary, it is even possible to sand down the coating in between layers.
But after that it's time to add texture. This is done by carefully applying puffs of coating from a distance with a mist spray. We do this with a special stroke of the gun so the mist gets everywhere and is evenly distributed. This creates the characteristic robust Turbo Liner® look that makes the truck bed look tough and makes the surface more anti-slip / non-skid.
Step 5: Unpack and assembleAfter the coating has been applied, the cutting wire is carefully pulled through the coating. Then everything is checked and in case of minor irregularities, some finishing touches can be done. The plugs will be removed and the disassembled parts are mounted back on again. After all that is done the car is cleaned of and the rest of the car will be unpacked. All the paper and plastic covering will be removed. Time to drive the pick-up truck out of the spray booth and into the sunlight to admire.
Step 6: Make use of!
The treated parts have now been protected against rust, abrasion and other damage for years to go. The truck bed is now equipped with an anti-slip base and can be kept clean in the blink of an eye. And not to mention: it looks perfect! In short; you now have an official, custom made, one of a kind, Turbo Liner® spray-in bedliner! A truck with a bed for life!