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 07-04-2004, 07:27 Post: 90015
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 Time to paint the dump truck bed. What color??

Ive got a 97 Ford F350 with an 8'dump bed. The cab and bed are currently white. The paint on the cab is in good condition and I dont mind it being white. The bed paint is chipped and rusting and I hate the white dump bed. I want something that wont show rust stains and will be easy to touch up. My first thought is your standard black but you see that alot. Im now leaning towards camouflage for the bed. A nice quality job done in basic woodland camo. Ive never seen a dump truck bed painted camo so it should stand out. It will be easy to touch up, wont show dirt or rust stains and I can get it done for less than gloss black. Im also considering a roll on rubberized bed liner for the inside of the bed. Ive used a product called Hurculiner that has given me good results for years, but not really under the abuse that a dump bed is put through.
Any thoughts, comments, ideas or opinions?
Also, I have pics of my truck, trailer and tractor combo so you can get an idea what it looks like now but I need a host. anyone, anyone.






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 07-05-2004, 04:06 Post: 90088
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 Time to paint the dump truck bed. What color??

The problem with painting your floor with rubber paint is: top soil will not slide very well if you haul a load of hot asphalt it will all come out with the asphalt.

If rust on the floor is a concern use a light coat of oil on it. Or paint it with a gloss type paint.

The camo side walls sounds like a good idea. However I suspect the hi-rent areas prefer contractors with good looking well maintained equipment. That way they feel better about your higher priced quality work.






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 07-05-2004, 07:58 Post: 90094
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 Time to paint the dump truck bed. What color??

As Harvey mentioned, we use a hand-held weed sprayer full of vegetable oil on all the dump boxes, especially if they're going to be doing topsoil or parked for a while.

As for the colour scheme, I think you see a lot of white trucks with black bodies because it's a good looking combination that is easy to do and maintain.

Best of luck.






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