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I have a 2018 2500HD long bed with a factory installed spray bed liner. Though the company that installed the after-market under bed rails for my 5th wheel hitch did a great job, there are some metal flakes from drilling into the bed floor that got embedded in the liner and are now rusting. or the flakes were sitting in water and stained the liner material. No big deal really. Just looks bad to me. 

 

Does anyone know if merely spraying over the affected area with an off-the-shelf bed liner spray would be OK to cover the spots? Is there an actual GM part for a bed liner touch up spray? I know there are GM repair kits. But I do not have a chip or scratch, just some discoloration from the rusted flakes..

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I have had the same thing happen to my truck.  I just pressure washed the liner and left the cover off to let the weather and sun clean it out.   Worked good. The spots are practically invisible, nobody but me sees them.   I figure if you paint it the paint will come off partially and look worse than the rust.  Try giving it a good clean if you're not happy with the results you have a clean surface to work with.  Good luck. 

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I did some searching on the internet for words like "GM warranty sprayed bed liner" and stumbled across a site that looked like it is associated with GM but definitely not a GM property. There was a section to contact regarding a warranty claim. So I plugged in my info. Then I called the number and left a message but got disconnected. So I thought yet another dead end with my quest to find the actual warranty terms and remedy for the sprayed bed liner. 

 

Later that day around dinner time I get a call from some number in Texas. With all the robo calls these days I almost did not answer. Then I quickly realized this call was from the site I found. After asking me a few questions about my liner issue and to confirm it was factory installed, Yvonne said she would send me some cleaner / conditioner free of charge that should remove the spots and help prevent new ones. If this did not work to call her back.

 

A few days later I received a spray bottle of conditioner. I will try it this weekend and report back. 

 

I believe that Ultimate Linings are the company that OEMs the spay on bed lining solution for GM for my 2018 Silverado. So it would seem there is a place to go for issues with the GM factory bed liner. Still frustrates me that my dealership knew nothing of this. Thank God for the internet and Ultimate Linings standing behind their product. 

 

www.ultimatelinings.com

 

Edited by JamGear

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I bought a repair kit from them for $117 - included the twin tube gun, one set of product (twin tubes totaling ~20 oz) and conditioner.  

 

I had drilled holes in the bed for a spare tire harness and subsequently relocated it so I wanted to repair the original holes.  To repair, I used my angle grinder to grind down some of the original liner around the holes then filled them with JB Weld.  I then used the Ultimate Linings kit to repair the liner.  Still work in process - just laid it down this afternoon.  It cured up quickly (10 minutes, but still tacky).  I'll try to post some pics when I finish it up and its fully cured.  

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