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Old 01-31-2014, 06:19 PM
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DIY spray in bed liner, U-pol Raptor and LED bed lighting

If anyone here is looking into a spray in bed liner then I would really suggest looking into the U-Pol Rapter bed liner. After researching it and seeing all of the jeep guys love it and put it thru all kinds of abuse, I figured its good for me. The hardest part was sanding the bed all down. Now on to the pics

I started off by removing the bed liner and found a hole lot of **** under there. Mostly leaves and mold from the water but also found some rust spots.




I cleaned and scrubbed the whole inside with simple green and got all of the crap out.



After that I sanded the whole bed down and hit all the areas with primer where I went thru to bare metal.



I masked everything off and put a tent up because the leaves were falling like crazy.



I sprayed the whole thing with raptor bed liner and this pic is immediately after I got done. you can see its looks a little uneven but after it drys it is all uniform finish.





After the coating dried I installed two 24in led strip lights under the bed rail


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Old 01-31-2014, 06:33 PM
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Job well done

That turned out really nice. Good job!
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looks good man! I bet people were wondering what the heck was up with the tent you were backed under.
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That turned out really nice. Good job!
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looks good man! I bet people were wondering what the heck was up with the tent you were backed under.
Hahah my neighbors don't even question anymore, they know I'm always working on something.
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How are your led strips powered? I had led lighting in my last truck and absolutely loved it. Want to do the same for this one. Thanks.

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Looks great! I finally got my bed lights in also. To answer the question above, I ran a 2 conductor wire (one to battery, one to upfitter) to a 3 way switch in the bed so it can be (on-off-on with upfitter). It works slick

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Looks great! I finally got my bed lights in also. To answer the question above, I ran a 2 conductor wire (one to battery, one to upfitter) to a 3 way switch in the bed so it can be (on-off-on with upfitter). It works slick
would you happen to have a pic of the switch and where it's mounted?

On my other truck, the relay was tucked behind the passenger tail light which connected to a spring switch (don't know if that's what it's called actually...lol) when pressed in would kill the power to the lights. Had to drill a hole for it to mount onto the body of the truck and where the tailgate would press the switch in when closed.

If I could do something differently, I would have installed a switch to toggle it on and off. Don't always need it on when the tail gate is down... THANKS!!!
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would you happen to have a pic of the switch and where it's mounted?

On my other truck, the relay was tucked behind the passenger tail light which connected to a spring switch (don't know if that's what it's called actually...lol) when pressed in would kill the power to the lights. Had to drill a hole for it to mount onto the body of the truck and where the tailgate would press the switch in when closed.

If I could do something differently, I would have installed a switch to toggle it on and off. Don't always need it on when the tail gate is down... THANKS!!!
I found a waterproof 3 way rocker switch online and it fit perfect in the existing hole in the bed. I was able to make all of the connections through the stake pocket in the bed rail and through the tail light. Up = upfitter controlled, middle = off, down = on

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looks nice I really like the led strips very cool effect.
I need to get around to wiring in my shell so the third brake light and interior lights work. for now I just have a battery powered camper light in the shell ... problem is it works too good you dont see it it is easy to find in the dark and out of the way. PLUS my mother inlaw gave it to me years ago before she passed so it is kinda like a silly memory thing.
soooo.... i just havent gotten around to any "upgrading" yet
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Maybe one of you guys can do a write up on DIY install bed lights!!

LOL cause I want to do it!!!! PLEASE
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