Equator 2WD V6-4.0L (2009)
Body and Frame > Truck Bed > Bed Liner > Component Information > Technical Service Bulletins > Body - Spray-In Bedliner Repair > Page 4781
^ To help prevent a fire and/or intoxication from the fumes while performing any of the below procedures.
^ Place the vehicle in a well ventilated open area that is free of any flames and sparks. It is essential that the work area is open and capable of
removing the solvent vapors effectively.
^ Make sure you wear appropriate personal protective equipment for safety (respirator, solventproof gloves, face shield/safety glasses, etc.)
when performing the following procedures.
^ The chemicals used for the below repair procedures can easily damage painted surfaces if used incorrectly.
^ Only a trained paint and body shop technician who is familiar with bedliner repair techniques should perform these repairs.
^ The paint technician should also be familiar with and follow the specific VOC compliance regulations that apply to their geographic area.
"Durabed Surface Finisher" is a special process intended for use on Suzuki vehicles which come from the factory with a spray in bedliner
^ The following Durabed surface finishing procedures offer a simple step by step approach to the reconditioning process. When done
correctly, the PPG Durabed coating will have a similar look and texture as the original finish.
^ The entire bedliner must be refinished using this process.
^ For best results the following procedures must be followed in the order given and only the specified Durabed Surface Finishing materials
should be used.
Remove the following items from the vehicle:
^ Utili-track(TM) rails and covers*
^ Tie Down Hooks
^ Rubber plugs
^ Rubber Tailgate Stops** and Tailgate (if applicable).
* It may be necessary to heat up the Utili-track(TM) bolts with a pen torch (or suitable equivalent heating tool) to help remove the T-40 bolts. Be
when heating the bolts.
** You'll have to remove the rear Combination Lamps to remove the Rubber Tailgate Stops.
You do not need to remove the Plastic Bedrail Caps or the 12V Power Outlet in the bed.
Using soap and water, thoroughly wash the entire bed of the vehicle. This includes the durabed coated area you'll be refinishing and also the
Using clean, dry compressed shop air, thoroughly dry the entire bed surfaces. The bedliner surface must be dry and clean of all dirt and debris
Step 1: Cleaning:
^ Using a DBLR2 Lint Free Rag and the DBLW1 Cleaner, start in a front corner of the bed and apply a full wet coat of cleaner on a small area
of the bed.
^ Using the same rag (DBLR2 Lint Free Rag), wipe the area until it is thoroughly clean all "whitening" from the bedliner should be gone. The
bed should be black.
^ Continue this process on the whole bed. Every part of the bedliner (walls and floor), must be wiped cleaned.
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