The entire treatment process takes no more than six hours but it lasts a lifetime.
First of all, take one gleaming bare pick-up loadbay. The Navara’s C-Channel and cleat/eyelet-fi xing system has been removed.
The laborious masking-up process is essential to protect other bodywork, lights and windows from potential overspray.
To retain access to the tailgate handle, the access panel is removed and the innards masked. The panel is sprayed separately.
A rotary grinder with 80-grit paper is used to create a key for a better surface bond, with further keying done by hand.
Before spraying, a fi nal wipe-over with a degreasant and dust-inhibiting solvent further prepares the loadbay surface.
Wearing full protective gear, the spraygun operator can begin to apply the combination polyurethane liner coating.
It takes around 15 minutes to cover a loadbay. Drying takes just three seconds, though full curing time is 24 hours.
A depth gauge is used to measure uniform thickness of the coating, while checks are also made to avoid drips in the spray.
De-masking takes around 10 minutes. Wiretrim or ‘cheesewire’ tape leaves a clinically neat spray edge when removed.
Job done. The Navara’s C-Channel fi xing rail system is re-attached, and looks even neater contrasted against the spray-liner.