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How To Install A BedTred Bed Liner

The bed of your truck plays host to a number of items throughout its lifetime, and many of these can leave a lasting impression in the form of scratches, dents, and other kinds of damage. For this reason, many truck owners equip their bed with protection. While spray-on bed liners are popular, they require you to sand down your bed first, which diminishes the value of your vehicle. It's easy to avoid this arduous process and still give your bed total protection with a BedTred or BedRug bedliner.

  1. Isopropyl rubbing alcohol

  2. Paper towel

  3. Scissors

  4. Retractable utility knife

Installing Your BedTred or BedRug Bed Liner

Step 1: Clean Your Bed
Step 1: Clean Your Bed

Using isopropyl rubbing alcohol, thoroughly clean your truck bed, giving special attention to the portions where the adhesive velcro tape will attach. If you prefer, you can save this step until after you've assembled the liner and placed it in the bed, just before removing the adhesive protector on the velcro strips (step 7). Note: If your bed is equipped with a spray-in liner, you'll want to use the adhesive promoter BRZ-SPRAY-ON to make sure your adhesive strips fasten securely during the installation process.

Step 2: Zip Up!
Step 2: Zip Up!

The individual portions of the bed liner fasten together with zippers located along the edge of each piece. To make this process easier, allow the pieces to sit for a few hours after being removed from their packaging. It's also helpful to do this process "inside out" so that the product is inverted once the zipping process has been completed.

Step 3: Apply Velcro Strips To Bed Liner
Step 3: Apply Velcro Strips To Bed Liner

On the sidewall portions of your liner, apply three 10-inch velcro strips to the top, two six-inch strips in the middle, and six two-inch strips along the bottom. Now turn your attention to the four long pieces. Set the longest of these strips aside. Next, cut one long piece to fit along the height of the sidewall portions. Afterward, apply two long pieces to the tailgate portion of your bed liner and trim off any excess. Finally, apply the longest piece to bulkhead portion of your liner along with evenly-spaced two-inch pieces across its length.

Step 4: Apply Non-Adhesive Velcro Strip
Step 4: Apply Non-Adhesive Velcro Strip

Using a pair of scissors, cut a piece of the included non-adhesive velcro tape to attach to the bulkhead portion of your liner, leaving it loose toward the top of the liner.

Step 5: Place Liner In Truck Bed
Step 5: Place Liner In Truck Bed

Now that your liner is assembled with the velcro portions attached, invert the liner so that it's oriented properly and place it in your bed to begin the installation process.

Step 6: Make Relief Cuts
Step 6: Make Relief Cuts

Your bed may have features, such as tie down hooks, which the bed liner would cover. Once you have the liner in your bed and positioned correctly, use a utility knife to make relief cuts in the liner so that you'll still be able to access these devices.

Step 7: Remove Adhesive Protectors
Step 7: Remove Adhesive Protectors

Starting at the bulkhead and working your way up from bottom to top, remove the adhesive protector on the velcro strips. Once removed, apply the adhesive portion to the bed of your truck. Make sure that the bed liner is properly aligned as you perform this step and that the mounting surfaces on your truck have been thoroughly cleaned with rubbing alcohol.

Step 8: Using The Adhesive Promoter
Step 8: Using The Adhesive Promoter

Adhesive promoter is used on portions where the adhesive backing will make contact with plastic, usually at the tailgate on modern trucks. Once you've applied the promoter (if necessary), make sure the tailgate portion of the liner is in full contact with its mounting surface prior to removing the adhesive protector from the velcro strips.

Step 9: You're Done!
Step 9: You're Done!

Congratulations, your truck's bed is now thoroughly protected from any damage your cargo might do to it.

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