Category Archives: Uses for Truckbed Liner

Get the Most Out of Your Tailgating with a Full Metal Jacket Truckbed Liner

Tailgating is a really exciting experience if you have the right tools of trade or in other words, thebasic necessities that you should carry with you at the party.

If you are a fan of games and sporting events, picnics, drive-in events or even just the conventional road trips, you know what I mean. Tailgating is not just something that you do once in a while; you keep doing this on and on because you can’t just let yourself miss out on the fun.

A truckbed liner is among the most crucial components that make your tailgating experience worthwhile. Without this, you will go through some difficulties especially when it comes to packing of your other equipment such as the BBQ that you will need at your destination.

Here at Carlson Truck Outfitters, we offer the Full Metal Jacket a truckbed liner for drivers within Winnipeg as well as to all the surrounding areas. Our truckbed liners come with superior quality, ultimate durability together with the high toughness that will offer total resistance to the abrasion and impact that could be brought about by carrying your tailgating accessories like the BBQ.

Apart from just making your truck look as good as new, our spray-in truckbed liners will last for the longest service time possible. None of the truckbed liner counterparts match the level of ingenuity employed in their manufacture. A fine piece of a truckbed liner from Carlson Truck Outfitters will give you the best chance to get the most out of your tailgating experience especially if you are from within Winnipeg and its outskirts.

GM Redefines the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickups for 2014

General Motors is very careful to preserve the loyalty of their large customer customer base.  That’s one of the reasons that the company tends to move cautiously when updating their trucks – the philosophy of “if it ain’t broke…” has proven successful for the company in the past.

2014 is shaping up to be a watershed year for GM trucks.  After several years of design tweaks and subtle cosmetic improvements, both the Chevrolet Silverado and its sister the GMC Sierra are receiving a complete ground-up redesign.

While they will look different than their predecessors, the trucks will retain some of their trademark features – the Silverado will keep its stacked headlights, and the GMC Grill will still be instantly recognizable.  Bodylines, however, are going to be much stronger than those of the current generation.  The hoods of both trucks are being reshaped with dual “power domes”, making the trucks look more aggressive from the front.  Fender flares and wrap around bumpers will carry this look to the sides and rear.  The boxes are redesigned, with more convenient tie-down points and steps built in to the corners of the rear bumpers that will make it easier to access cargo.

Mechanically, both the Chevrolet and GMC trucks will have entirely new, all-aluminum power plants. Available in various displacements, all incorporate Active Fuel Management systems, which will “turn off” some of the engine cylinders when power isn’t needed, Variable Valve Timing to utilize the engine’s power most efficiently at all RPMs, and Direct Injection of gasoline into the combustion chambers, increasing compression ratios, performance, and fuel economy.

Carlson Truck outfitters can help you outfit your brand new ride with aftermarket accessories that are often far cheaper (and more unique) than the ones you can order from the dealer.  Bring your new truck by to see us, at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Telephone (204) 669-5249.

How Tough are Truckbed Liners? The Mythbusters Find Out

For months you’ve seen us talk about the power of truckbed liners here on the Carlson Truck Outfitters website – how the Full Metal Jacket can protect your truckbed in all sorts of conditions.

Now there are probably some of you who have doubted that the truckbed liners are indeed as tough as they come in the market – that they are resistant to any sort of damage you can try to throw at it.

Well, some friends of ours – The Mythbusters – put that to the test recently.

Okay, we don’t actually know them but they’re definitely friends of the truckbed lining industry, especially after a polyurea liner was put to the test – successfully.

On a recent episode of the popular Discovery Channel show, the Mythbusters put polyurea bedlining to the test, and it came out strong.

Now we can’t, of course, show you the episode here, but we can direct you to the aftershow where Grant, Keri and Torie discuss the results of their tests and show highlights from the episode. So if you want to get a taste of the action, click here.

To learn more about truckbed liners and how Carlson Truck Outfitters can help you and your truck stand up to the toughest conditions you can throw at it, contact us by clicking here.

Haul away your Christmas tree with protection from Carlson Truck Outfitters

With the turn of the calendar to 2012, an annual tradition springs forward very quickly for the citizens of Winnipeg – the disposal of your Christmas tree.

As much as we enjoy the sweet scent of pine in our homes, the reality is that tree tossing is creeping up. Soon, it won’t just be spare pieces of tinsel that lay along your carpet, but pine needles, which inexplicably seem to knit themselves into your floor with the greatest of ease.

So before you have a larger mess than you would like to clean up, take your tree out to your truck and haul it away.

Now one of the concerns you’re bound to have is that your truck bed is going to be scratched up by the tree and stronger branches; and that is a valid concern… if you haven’t already used the Full Metal Jacket bedliner from Carlson Truck Outfitters. Every haul that you do without the Full Metal Jacket – be it a Christmas tree or a giant box of Valentine’s Day chocolates (you’re only 6 shopping weeks away from that holiday!) risks doing damage to your truck bed.

So why take the risk? If you don’t have your Full Metal Jacket installed, you’re subjecting your truck bed to potential abrasion and scratches.

Take our advice – leave the tree up for one more day and get yourself a late Christmas present of a Full Metal Jacket. Your truck will be ready for the ragged roads just 24 hours after application.

To learn more, call Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg at 204-669-5249 today!

What You Can Store in Your Truck Now Thanks to the Protective Coating

To say that most truckbed liners are protective coatings that are hardworking and tough as nails is rather an understatement. These advanced polyurethane automotive products protect your pickup truck bed from scrapes, blows, and rusting, but what is more, they also expand the possibilities of what you can store and carry in your truck without causing damage to it or to the paintwork in the truck bed.

Gasoline and related fuels are the liquids most likely to find their way onto the surface of most pickup truck beds, potentially staining or discoloring the paint. With a liner in place, you can throw half a dozen plastic jerry cans of gas into the back of your pickup without pausing longer than it takes you to heave them over the tailgate, with no worries that the odd splash of gas will cause any discoloration, since the gas will sit harmlessly atop the polyurethane coating until it evaporates or is wiped away.

Chlorine bleach and similar strong cleaning chemicals can ordinarily be a real problem if they spill or slosh over onto the paintwork of your pickup truck. With a layer of truckbed liner between the bleach and the paint job, however, you could theoretically turn the bed of your pickup truck into a pool of these corrosive cleansers without causing any problems.

If you work with a lot of chemicals, a good truckbed liner will help to protect your vehicle from spills. Most modern liners are designed to shed common, relatively mild acids, including battery acid, without being corroded or allowing the acid to eat into the paint or metal beneath. Weed spray, insecticides and pesticides of various kinds, chemical fertilizer, and other work chemicals will also have no effect on a truck bed shielded by the rugged coating offered by a thick double coat of these liners.

Making use of a good truckbed liner helps to make your pickup an even more reliable workhorse – one that you need not think twice about using to carry or store corrosive chemicals, paints, bleach, insecticide, cement, and a host of other substances that cause damage to vehicles with less manly protection. Tough, durable, and versatile, truckbed liners are just what you need to keep your pickup truck able to handle any task you have in mind.