Ute tray protection

Submitted: Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 00:57
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Hello all. Im not really sure if this is the right forum for this quite of question but youre a knowledgable bunch so though I would try anyway.I have a 97 Hilux twin cab ute. Its in great condition apart from the top edge of the tray. Its been banged around, chipped, rusted, typical of an old ute I guess. I want to tidy up this edge if possible. I dont want a liner for the whole tray, only the top edges. I have tried a few options. Ive tried black tape, but that isnt easy to apply and rips up too easily. I purchased some Rust Guard Epoxy Enamel and and applied that but even after curing for long enough it was still quite soft.

My question is, does anyone have any easier or better ideas to tidy up the edging?. Paint, heavy duty protective tape, I really dont know what is out there.
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 01:29

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 01:29
You could get some aluminium or stainless steel folded up to make a cap for the top edge.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 07:04

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 07:04
Second that. Just make sure you seal over any chips in the paint work of the tray edges prior to fitting the cap to prevent rusting.
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Reply By: Gary.L - Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 01:32

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 01:32
The non slip tape that we use on sail boats could be what your after? You put this stuff on the side of catamarans so that when your out on a wire, your foot wont slip. Extremely hard wearing, can be found in most marine stores.

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Reply By: Noddy & the blonde - Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:55

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:55
Hi grunta

Have you had a look at "Rhino Linings" it is a spray on rubber compound.
I have priced them for my DMax crew cab ute ($700), but I suppose you don't have to get the whole back of the ute sprayed. That should make it cheaper.
Here is the link to their website. Spray on rubber ute linings
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Reply By: Wilko - Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 20:49

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at 20:49
Hi Grunta,

You can buy rubbery plastic edging designed for what your after.

Cheers Wilko
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