Gator Guard II Truck Bed Liner Kit

Gator Guard II Truck Bed Liner Kit

Product Review (submitted on January 16, 2013):

I bought some Gator Guard and used it inside the box on my El Camino. I am generally happy with it but there are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering it for your vehicle. This is a basic, lower cost product so you should not over expect too much. It does what it is supposed to do so that’s what is important. I am happy with the coverage, one pack was enough to do the bed and inside 4 walls of my El Camino with about a third left over, and I did lay it on heavy. After it dried, which in the heavier areas took about 2-3 days; it had a glossy finish with many very sharp grit pieces apparent. The glossy black finish is not too cool because it really shows the grit bumps and big clumps in a more pronounced manner than one would prefer. It appears to have a nice tough bond to the vehicle’s sheet metal though.
The really important thing about applying this product is to take the mixing instructions very serious. The one can has thick black material in it that is reminiscent of roofing tar. The other can contains fluid of a paint thinner type of look and smell. If this combination is not mixed thoroughly, there will be clumps of thick black goo that will clog your gun tip or leave ugly clods if applied by hand.
I tried the paint roller method. This did not work out well. The knap of the roller allowed big globby clods to be applied, so I opted to apply product in bulk with the roller, then spread the product around with a brush for even application and clod break up. There are brush marks in some places, and if I pressed too hard, some gray streaks were left. The best way to apply Gator Guard would be by sprayer, but only after mixing the 2 cans thoroughly!