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Rust-Oleum bakkie or truck bed liner

Rust-Oleum Road Warrior is a two-part epoxy/rubber based product designed for maximum protection and easy do-it-yourself applications. The product is designed for recoating and restoring worn, unfinished or previously finished metal bakkie and truck beds.


This easy to apply black epoxy coating helps prevent truck bed damage caused by scratches, rust, and weather, and enhances your vehicle’s appearance. It is fast drying and is chemical, abrasion and impact resistant. Recycled tire particles are added to create a textured, anti-slip finish. It is suitable for use on metal truck beds, trailers, undercoating, stairs, ramps, walkways, and work areas.


Road Warrior kit includes:
- Part A Black Base / Part B Activator
- Paint roller
- Drill mixing paddle
- Sanding sponge
- Solvent resistant gloves
- Complete detailed instructions

You will also need:

Mineral Spirits
Masking tape
Paint tray
Power Drill
Wire brush
Protective eyewear
Lint-free rags

The kit covers one 2,5 metre long truck bed.

Read the kit instructions before starting your project and only apply in a well ventilated area.

Sweep out all debris in the truck bed. Power wash or scrub the bed with Plascon RemovALL Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser to clean all stained and soiled areas. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry thoroughly.

Using the supplied sanding pad, sand the entire area to be coated.

Tape off all areas that will not be coated with masking tape, and cover any open drain plugs and/or latch bolts.

Wear painting clothes, protective eyewear and supplied gloves to avoid skin contact.

Attach the supplied drill bit mixing paddle to a power drill and mix the base component (Part A) until smooth and homogeneous.

Scrape the sides of the can during the mixing process.

Pour the activator (Part B) into the mixed Part A base component.

Be sure to empty the entire contents of Part B into Part A. Mix the combined materials with the supplied drill bit mixing paddle until smooth and uniform. Let the material sit undisturbed 15 minutes before painting.

Although this product will cover in one coat, two coats are recommended for maximum protection and appearance.

Apply when the temperature is 10 - 35°C and relative humidity is below 60%. Do not apply if the temperature is expected to drop below 10°C.

Pour the coating into a paint tray for easy application.

Starting at the front wall (back of cabin) begin applying the coating to all corners and hard to reach areas using a brush.

Apply with dabbing motion and not a brushing motion.

After the first coat is applied, apply a second coat after the first coat has begun to “tack up” (approximately 15 - 30 minutes). Allow additional time between coats if the temperature is between 10 - 15°C.

When all the corners and hard to reach areas have been done, start applying the first coat to the side walls of the truck bed using the supplied roller. Starting on one side, slowly work your way from the back (closest to tailgate) moving to the front, then down the opposite side.

After the first coat is applied, apply a second coat after the first coat has begun to “tack up” (approximately 15 - 30 minutes). Allow additional time between coats if the temperature is between 10 - 15°C.

When the side walls are complete, start painting at the front of the bed (wall by the cab). Roll on the coating only as far as you can comfortably reach.

Apply a second coat as outlined above.

Continue applying the coating to the remainder of the truck bed in the same manner, allowing 15 minutes between coats. Be sure to include the tailgate. Apply a second as outlined above.

After the coating has been applied, do not expose to temperatures below 10°C) for 24 hours.

Following application, immediately remove all masking tape, pulling it off slowly to avoid disturbing the edges of the coating. The earlier the tape is removed, the easier it will be to remove.


Allow the coating to dry for 24 - 48 hours before subjecting to light duty. Do not throw or drag heavy or sharp items in the truck bed until fully cured (7 days).


If you have material left over when you are finished, allow the material to harden in the can, then dispose of properly.