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Old 10-22-2018, 07:58 AM   #1
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I want to stone guard the front of my Lil Hauley when I get it and I'm considering something similar to Line-x bed liner material. I would like to paint the covered area white or perhaps some other wife preferred color. Does anyone have knowledge in this regard? What other options would you suggest for stone guarding a Lil Snoozy type trailer.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:47 AM   #2
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Can you get white colored bed liner? The stuff Escape puts on the optional front box is white.

I would also consider some type of storage box if there is room. The box can act as a rock guard, and some have mounted mud flaps on the rear corners of the storage box.
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You can wait until there are enough rock chips to bother with, and then do the Line-X.
I have two or three tiny gelcoat chips on my Escape after 10 years, towing many gravel roads.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:25 AM   #4
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I want to stone guard the front of my Lil Hauley when I get it and I'm considering something similar to Line-x bed liner material. I would like to paint the covered area white or perhaps some other wife preferred color. Does anyone have knowledge in this regard? What other options would you suggest for stone guarding a Lil Snoozy type trailer.
LINE-X is one of many bed liner products that would work. Others that come to mind are Rhinoliner & Monstaliner but there are many others and most are paintable. LINE-X can be sprayed in any colour that you want. I had the bed of my Jeep Comanche sprayed last week. While I was there they showed me a Ford pick up that they did in red to match the body and it looked great.

I haven't done this yet but I plan to install a rubber sheet on the front of my Cadet. You often see a sheet of aluminum on the front of trailers, usually in a diamond plate pattern. I have a sheet of 1/8" thick gray rubber with the same pattern that I will be installing.
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Thanks PCO6,


I thought about some kind of shield but have some concerns with installation and looks. A think a white spray on bed liner would provide robust protection and also look nice. I wanted to get opinions from the forum to identify any potential issues and alternatives.


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A fellow forum member had rhinoliner applied to the front lower portion of his Bigfoot fifth wheel. He then had paint applied over the rhinoliner to match the rest of the camper. I saw it up close in September and it looked great.
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I just put decent mud flaps on the tow vehicle and they've worked just fine to prevent rocks thrown up hitting the trailer. By MY vehicle at least, there's a mysterious good sized gouge on the curbside shoulder of the trailer that can only have been caused by a rock thrown by another vehicle (Unless I've been SHOT lol, we actually call that gouge "the bullet wound"- it's a big one!).
Its above the belly band too btw, even a rock guard wouldn't have protected the trailer from this one.
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:26 PM   #8
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You can wait until there are enough rock chips to bother with, and then do the Line-X.
I have two or three tiny gelcoat chips on my Escape after 10 years, towing many gravel roads.
Or if you drive on gravel roads in the way that this guy did with his new Escape, you may want to put on some added protection right away:

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I used Raptor bedliner, available in a clear tintable version on Amazon. Love it!
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Use raptor liner, you can tint it any color you want.
Buy the gun and do it yourself.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:29 AM   #11
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The Sherwin Williams company makes a tintable urethane bedliner coating. You would need to order it from a Sherwin Williams automotive paint supplier. It is not something that will be on the shelves at a store that sells household paints.

I know in my area some (but not all) of the NAPA Auto supply stores are dealers for the Sherwin Williams automotive paint products.

They might also offer color matching service for this product but I don't know that for sure. Here is the website link for the automotive paint part of the company to get you started with finding out the specifics of obtaining the product. https://www.sherwin-automotive.com/home
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:05 AM   #12
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Grizzly Grip is available in several colors. I used it on the lower front of our Uhaul. I recently posted a picture on another similar thread.
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Grizzly Grip is available in several colors. I used it on the lower front of our Uhaul. I recently posted a picture on another similar thread.
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That's it Donna. It's not very thick though.
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