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I was looking at a vehicle and it had rhino skin covering the whole outside of it. First time I have seen this. Is this common at all? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to it?
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I was looking at a vehicle and it had rhino skin covering the whole outside of it. First time I have seen this. Is this common at all? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to it?


The Bedliner protects from dents. My Jeep has it on the Grill, Tub and inside. Works like a Champ!! Depending on the mix, it can have shiny spots doe to the mixture. You have to mess with it to get it right. One guy said his first round looked like it was full of glitter.


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I should have been more specific. Thus wasn't in the bed of a pickup truck. This was on the exterior of a Honda CVS. Pretty much put on it like a paint job.
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Yes I have seen it done.Sometimes they do it to cover were it is starting to rust.It does slow down the rust but it does come through eventually.Some have done on there hunting trucks also,don't have to worry about scratches then.
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It will affect the mpg's of it. Also i took autobody years ago and the teacher did not like the bedliner at all. If got damage could not fix it right.
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My buddy has his truck completely bedlined in and out. Very nice but I suggest Super Liner best UV resistance I have seen
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Was it bed liner, or plastidip? Tuner's use Plastidip spray to paint their car then they can just peel it back off when they want. Or so I was told, I have never tried it.

The inside of my Rocky is bedliner. It is hard to brush on a coat single coat.
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It looked like rhino skin but I couldn't tell you for sure. I'm not familiar with the different types. I've just never seen any vehicle that had it covering the whole outside and not just the bed.
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I did it on my 88 suburban and it has held up very well over the past 4 years, only a few chips around the fenders from rocks and ice.
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It will affect the mpg's of it. Also i took autobody years ago and the teacher did not like the bedliner at all. If got damage could not fix it right.
Don't believe the "weight rumor" the exterior of the vehicle does not require even half of the paint you use in the cargo area.
- of course mines got a 454 so you could throw 20 full buckets of bed liner in the back and I wouldn't notice any difference in mpg
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I had it on a motorcycle tank on my bobber. Looked really badass and it took abuse. I have also wondered what a whole vehicle covered in it would be like. Definately cuts down reflection, not sure of any other real benefits.
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Bet a cover of it on the hood of the pickup would cut glare nicely. My old eyes don't like driving into direct glare much any more... May need to give this a try...
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Don't believe the "weight rumor" the exterior of the vehicle does not require even half of the paint you use in the cargo area.
- of course mines got a 454 so you could throw 20 full buckets of bed liner in the back and I wouldn't notice any difference in mpg
It's more about the aerodynamics than the weight.
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I guarantee your vehicle and the op's are not aerodynamic- at least not THAT aerodynamic.
I have done a few of these paint jobs now for both myself and friends and it doesn't effect the mpg or speed, my 1 ton is never going to go Mach 1.
I'm an engineer so I do clearly understand the principles of adding " drag"- its simply not applicable on most vehicles.
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Would it work against police radar guns?
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Would it work against police radar guns?
It completely defeats radar and lidar there has even been success at defeating red light cameras when the license plate receives a coat.

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Don't believe the "weight rumor" the exterior of the vehicle does not require even half of the paint you use in the cargo area.
- of course mines got a 454 so you could throw 20 full buckets of bed liner in the back and I wouldn't notice any difference in mpg
I have not heard anything about the weight. I would think the roughness of it affecting MPG
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In the rust belt,make sure any rot is repaired before you coat parts of the vehicle.(unless you don't care,like already rotten)make sure you do not cover ANY drain holes in doors,etc.make sure any road salt is not on the vehicles body before application of the material.

It works good,looks good but,it will amplify any rot already in the vehicle.
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It will affect the mpg's of it. Also i took autobody years ago and the teacher did not like the bedliner at all. If got damage could not fix it right.
Nah, I did one of my stunt bikes as well as a dualsport (the bike in my Avatar) in bed-liners, one rhino and the other duplicolor. MPG didn't change on either. Ive pitched both bikes down the road, asphalt and gravel. I could roll it out or rattle can any scratch out to the point where you couldn't tell that the bikes were laid down.
That was the whole reason I used the bed liner, its easy to touch up. I ride hard and hit the ground often.
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Bet a cover of it on the hood of the pickup would cut glare nicely. My old eyes don't like driving into direct glare much any more... May need to give this a try...
Plastidip would work better for what you would be trying to do. With Plastidip you can usually peel it off without hurting the surface underneath if you didnt like it or was going to resell. It just not as (tough) as bed-liners.
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