If you've done your bed liner homework, you know that
spray-in liners get costly and most paint type liners must be sprayed or they
just don't look right. Monstaliner is the first UV permanent coating
specifically developed and fully optimized for installation by roller.
Consistent surface texture from start to finish makes Monstaliner the #1 choice
for do-it-yourself installers. High grade ceramic reinforcement creates an
impenetrable barrier against moisture and corrosion and Monstaliner contains no
crumb rubber which competitive products use to create texture and as cheap
filler. Monstaliner is guaranteed not to chalk, fade or discolor for a minimum
of 5 years and it never needs any topcoats, sealants or protectants to maintain
or restore its appearance.
A complete do-it-yourself installation should take a total of
6 to 9 hours including 3 to 5 hours drying time between coats. Total working
time not including down time for drying is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
No, Monstaliner should dry at least 8 hours or preferably
overnight before driving vehicle. Allow 3 days for light use of the bed, 7 days
for normal use.
Yes, one of the advantages of Monstaliner over plastic
drop-in bed liners is that it maintains your truck's factory-designed drainage
system. Drop-ins often retain water and can trap ice in the winter.
Monstaliner is installed using special rollers included with
the kit. Truck bed is first cleaned and scuffed. Coating is then mixed and
roller installed in 2 heavy coats.
Two rolled coats provides over 40 dry mils. (Thickness of a
Monstaliner has been engineered to withstand years of heavy
duty use. It is flexible and impact resistant and designed not to crack, flake
or peel. It is unaffected by sun so it won't fade, chalk or discolor.
Monstaliner is also resistant to damage from gasoline and most chemicals and
Monstaliner is guaranteed not to fade, chalk or discolor
under normal exposure to sunlight (UV) for a period of 5 years. We also warranty
the product against faulty manufacture and defective materials. Since the
products use, application and surface preparation methods are beyond our
control, we cannot accept liability for application or use of the product. Our
sole responsibility under this guarantee in connection with the sale and use of
this material, shall be the return of the purchase price of the material or
optionally, replacement of the material, if proven defective. Neither labor
costs nor any consequential damages are covered by this warranty.
Yes, Monstaliner is easily repaired. If you damage your
installation, repair kits are available at a reasonable cost and include free
Avoid getting a fresh Monstaliner installation wet for 12
hours following the final coat. Some moisture will actually help accelerate the
curing process and you can even gently mist down the surface 12 hours after the
final coat is applied.
No, due to the fact that Monstaliner forms a direct bond to
the surface of your truck bed, allowing efficient heat transfer it will actually
feel cooler than the metal on your truck on a hot day.
Yes. It is recommended for spray installation as an
Monstaliner can be applied to virtually any properly prepared
surface for durable and long-lasting protection. Grille guards and bumpers,
rocker panels, fender flares, and floor wells are just some examples.
Monstaliner can also be used on trailers, ATVs, tractors, boats, dog kennels and
anything else that will benefit from outstanding protection and corrosion
Yes, Monstaliner complies with all environmental regulations.
The product does have a small amount of solvent which evaporates as the coating
Monstaliner is designed to provide permanent protection for
your vehicle and is not removable.
Yes, Monstaliner is rated to withstand temperatures from
subzero to 190°F while providing maximum protection and corrosion resistance.
Absolutely! Monstaliner has been engineered not to crack,
fade or discolor due to sunlight, weather or other environmental factors. Unlike
plastic drop-in liners, Monstaliner forms a complete and impervious moisture
barrier to withstand heavy-duty use while protecting your truck against
abrasion, damage and corrosion. Monstaliner is truly the “World's Toughest
We do advise removing all hardware and your tailgate. It
makes for a much cleaner job and easier taping of the gate. You will likely need
a set of “Torx” Bits to remove some bolts and hardware. Allow the coating to dry
overnight before re-installing the hardware and tailgate.
Yes, you can use sandpaper as coarse as 60 grit but be
careful not to sand through the paint. The supplied abrasive pads will also work
well under a vibrating palm sander.
Mineral spirits is not strong enough to remove all wax and
grease without great effort. We prefer MEK to be used for the most effective wax
removal. Acetone also works well but evaporates too fast and is more flammable
and dangerous to use. Stick with MEK. You'll find it at Lowes, Home Depot and
most paint stores.
Wash and clean the bed. Allow to dry. Scrape and remove any
loose or flaking rust and paint. Prep the remainder of the bed as explained in
the Installation Guide. Solvent wipe all rusted areas with MEK. Prime rusted
areas with two coats of Magnet Paints Chassis Saver™ #934 Silver-Aluminum Rust
Preventive Paint. After the second coat, allow Chassis Saver to dry overnight
and proceed with your Monstaliner installation.
Indoor installation is best – Just make sure that you have
good ventilation and good lighting when working indoors. Surface prep can be
done outdoors and then move vehicle indoors to apply coating. Don’t take short
cuts … Monstaliner is capable of providing a truly professional looking finish
that will look almost sprayed. Avoid windy, outdoor conditions that could ruin
your installation with leaves, bugs or debris blowing into the coating.
Then Monstaliner is exactly the product for you! With over 4
years of development and testing, Monstaliner is crumb rubber free and has the
most unique texture on the market created exclusively by the application
rollers. It's not too rough and it looks similar to molded plastic and is unlike
anything ever seen that wasn't sprayed or baked on.
We don't recommend it. The solvent in Monstaliner can cause
swelling of the rubber particles in the Herculiner especially on an older
installation. If this happens, the Monstaliner can start lifting off while
taking the Herculiner off with it. Contact Monstaliner technical support for a
recommended sealer to be applied over the Herculiner to prevent any lifting
You'll need an inexpensive undercoating gun commonly called a
“Shutz” and access to an air compressor. You must cover the entire vehicle to
protect from overspray. When you tape off your edges, attach plastic drop cloths
or masking paper under the back side of the tape so the protective material can
hang down over the outer sides of the bed to the ground. Cover the entire
vehicle regardless of how neat you think you are. Follow all precautions
involved when using automotive paints and isocyanates. A respirator must be worn
Yes, just install the 2nd coat within the next 36 hours.
Surface preparation will take the most time and energy. Installing Monstaliner
is a great weekend project. If you do your surface prep late in the day you
should stop and get up early to install both coats the next day at once. Try
doing the prep on a Friday after work and install coating on Saturday. This will
give you all day Sunday to smile and show off the results.
Monstaliner is made from military grade, UV permanent, highly
cross linked aliphatic polymers and moisture impermeable ceramic reinforcement.
Monstaliner is manufactured and currently sold direct by
Magnet Paints. As stocking dealers are added, a list of locations will be
included on our web site. Call 1-800-922-9981 to place an order.
Monstaliner is packed in a 2 gallon D.I.Y. kit including
surface preparation and installation tools. The coating and catalyst are also
sold separately in 1 gallon units and the installation tool kit is sold
separately. Contact Magnet Paint customer service for pricing.
Monstaliner will be available in additional colors. A release
date has not yet been set. Colors will be priced higher than standard black.
$400.00 to over $1000.00 is the typical range. There are many
different products and dealers offering bed liner spray-on services. Final
thickness, UV resistance, skid resistant properties, and costs will vary widely.
Monstaliner will bond to most clean/dry surfaces, including
painted or primed steel, wood and fiberglass. Prepping the surface is critical
for best results. See the “Installation Guide” included with the kit.
Unopened cans and kits of Monstaliner can be stored for 12
You can use MEK, Xylene or acetone while the product is still
wet, but if it dries, it's permanent. Paint remover will remove dried
Monstaliner but must be used with care since it will also damage many underlying
surfaces. If you get Monstaliner on painted areas of your vehicle just rub
gently using a soft cloth wet with MEK or acetone. A small amount of gentle
rubbing compound will also remove drips, smudges or splashes of coating. Re-wax
areas after solvent cleaning.
Skin contact is not harmful but should be avoided. Clean skin
immediately with MEK, Xylene or acetone then wash thoroughly with soap and
water. Remove from skin at once to avoid temporary staining. Do not attempt to
remove dried Monstaliner from skin with solvent; soak in warm, soapy water. Once
product has stained skin, only time will remove it.
Your first coat will dry to recoat in 3 to 5 hours depending
on temperature and humidity. After the second (final) coat, your bed will be
ready for light service in 24 hours. Allow 3 days for light, non-abusive use and
7 days for full cure and normal use. Since Monstaliner is a moisture curing
urethane, the curing process begins when the catalyst is added and the coating
is exposed to atmospheric moisture. Therefore, with higher humidity, curing time
is shorter. Warmer temperatures will also accelerate cure time verses colder
temperature lengthening cure time.
The complete Monstaliner kit is designed to be applied in 2
heavy coats at a combined dry film thickness of 40+ mils. The goal when
beginning an installation is to complete the bed and have no leftover coating.
The kit contains 2 full gallons of coating and is more than enough to complete
any 6 or 8-foot bed.
Monstaliner is considered a combustible liquid (flash point
above 100° F). After drying it is completely non flammable and non combustible.
Yes, Monstaliner can be applied in the winter but cures best
between 50 and 90° F. Colder temperatures and lower humidity will lengthen the
curing process. Additionally, Monstaliner MUST BE APPLIED IN A WELL VENTILATED
AREA. If possible, the coating should be allowed to cure indoors at a minimum of
55°F in a ventilated garage or warehouse. If application is done outdoors, move
vehicle indoors after application to provide a warmer curing environment.
Monstaliner is 100% UV Permanent and contains no ground tire
rubber which other products use for texture and as cheap filler. Monstaliner is
formulated from military grade urethane polymers similar to adhesives used in
aerospace. High grade ceramic reinforcement creates an impenetrable barrier to
moisture and provides outstanding impact and corrosion resistance. Monstaliner
carries a 5 year warranty against fading and loss of color and is engineered to
last and look great long after competitive products have failed.
The major difference is cost followed by dry film thickness.
Monstaliner costs about 1/3 the price of most spray installations and is
designed for the do-it-yourself market to achieve truly professional results at
significant savings. The dry film thickness of Monstaliner is about 1/3 that of
many spray-in products but provides more than enough protection for 90% of all
trucks on or off the road.
2 full gallons of protective coating (including catalyst), 3
application texture rollers, 2 coarse abrasive pads for scuffing & prepping bed,
50 ft roll of low-tack masking tape, 1 roller handle, 1 paint brush for tight
spots, corners and seams, 1 power drill mixing paddle, 8 solvent resistant
nitrile gloves, 2 wooden mixing sticks, 2 disposable roller pans, detailed
Installation Guide, material safety data sheet, registration post card.
On some trucks, the roller can get snagged under the top
inside edge of the bed wall which may rip the foam. If pieces of foam begin
falling off in the wet coating you will want to change rollers. (see
One Quart of MEK, garden hose with spray nozzle, TSP (trisodium
phosphate), clean rags, broom, scrap cardboard, power drill, protective eye
wear, respirator mask (if working indoors), 4 to 6 foot screw tip pole (very
helpful), knee pads.