2000 XLT need to deal with roof

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    The roof paint on my dark blue XLT is toast. All these years in the TX sun has turned it to a flaking mess. Rattlecan paint would probably last about 6 mos even if I put in the proper amount of prep labor, professional paint job is not in the budget. Have any of you experimented with bedliner coatings on your roof?
     
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    I had the same problem with mine. I thought about doing the bed liner coating as well but didn't go through with it. I saved up for a few years and got the truck repainted. If you did coat the roof in bed liner I would try to find a clear color. I just dont think black would last very long in the heat.
     
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    Good point about the black & the TX heat. My pickup had a spray-on bedliner done when it was new(2000)which has held up well, but I do remember it was a urethane product. Pretty sure they sanded the bed before applying the urethane. Not sure what is available now.
     
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    How about that silver aluminum flake Karnak tar paint they put on flat roofs? It may melt a little and drip down the sides but heck, it's 20 years old now.
     
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    LoL, that's what the roof gutters are for.
     
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