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Cheap-A$$ racers- how to remove Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner

I contemplated putting this in the Interior/Exterior/Audio section, but really I see this helping us cheap-a$$ racers the most.

Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner

Its a shade-tree, cheap-a$$ racing hack some of us are addicted to.
Want to pull exterior trim for weight savings and cover the unsightly holes left behind on your budget racer? Slap on some masking tape and spray it with bedliner.
Need to fab up a quick anything? Cut/fold/tape it out of heavy paper and spray both sides with bedliner- now you have a thin plastic whatever.
Wheels got rashed? Bedliner.
Fiberglass hood should be replaced? Fiberglass spot repair + bedliner.
Ugly bare interior? Bedliner
Wanna make ugly slightly less ugly? Bedliner. *note- not for dating purposes- don't go all Goldfinger on us.

Regret.

If you use bedliner as much as some of us you will inevitably have regret.

How do I remove this bedliner without damaging my paint/powdercoat? I see this asked many times on the Interwebs and did not see the solution I used. Maybe this will help someone.

After I rashed some matte Black wheels I put bedliner on them. Nice. Happy.
5 lap sprint and my 14" brakes bubbled the paint from heat. Spot sand and re-shoot. Happy. Easy repair. Next year same story. And next year. This is getting ridiculous and heavy.

Regret

So, my buddies Scott and Philip at Lost Coast Motorsports had let me know previously if I ever need to remove Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner they serendipitously found diesel will soften/dissolve it.

Perfect, diesel didn't affect the powdercoat on the wheels
I put the wheels in plastic trash bags with diesel, put these bombs in a safe place and waited for the magic.
The bedliner was so thick and baked on at the hub area of the wheels from brake heat that it took 3 days before bedliner was soft enough to scrape off with plastic scrappers and then I still had to put them back in the diesel to get the remnants to wipe off with a diesel soaked rag and lots of rubbing.

I got an egg sized ball of bedliner from the rashed wheel with the most coats! Putting it all together I came away with a near softball wad of bedliner.

Worked for me, might work for you.
Take precautions when working with diesel.
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Does it work on chassis undercoat spray? lol
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Does it work on chassis undercoat spray? lol
I used it as undercoating/wheel well coating on my last car and it held up really good aside from the tire rubbing a spot or two. About to do it again on my new chassis
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Does it work on chassis undercoat spray? lol


Or is he asking if diesel fuel will remove chassis undercoat spray?

IDK, haven't tried that yet.

Wire wheel works well on the softer rubbery or tar like chassis undercoat.

Done plenty of that...
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