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Painting the WVO tank for the bed

I got a smooth 80 gallon tank for wvo for the truck. My bed is line-x'd and was thinking of painting the tank black. Thought about buying some bedliner or something similar to do the tank with.

Anyone do this for their tank? Any suggestions? Im gonna get some sand paper and prep it good, but what material or spray do you recommend?

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i was thinking of Line-Xing mine but have'nt done it yet.
I think that would be MUCH better than paint...paint will scratch the first time you haul anything.

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I like the bedliner idea, helps insulate the tank as well.

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line x'ing the tank costs more than the whole bed. Like $500 or something. Prepping aluminum for linex is more involved than steel. (so the line-x people tell me.) Id rather just sand it myself and herc or spray some can bedliner.

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I got my 100 gallon smooth aluminum sprayed for $150. The bed liner guy told me the prep is the same as steel, it has to be very, very clean and dry. My tank turned out great and it does help to insulate it a little, but I did it more for looks and durability.

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line x'ing the tank costs more than the whole bed. Like $500 or something. Prepping aluminum for linex is more involved than steel. (so the line-x people tell me.) Id rather just sand it myself and herc or spray some can bedliner.
Why would you do the whol tank. Just do the rear face and top. The rest isn't visible really and it shouldn't cost more t han a couple hundred.

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line x'ing the tank costs more than the whole bed. Like $500 or something. Prepping aluminum for linex is more involved than steel. (so the line-x people tell me.) Id rather just sand it myself and herc or spray some can bedliner.
got mine 50 gallon tank line-xed for $75 (the whole thing)
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