Utility Body

Utility Body

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The Situation

Utility trucks are used by contractors and commercial personnel to help complete some of the most demanding work. These trucks must be able to transport heavy and often bulky equipment to and from the job site in a safe and secured manner. Without the use of these trucks many contractors and commercial personnel would not be able to complete their jobs.

A local contractor came to LINE-X in need of a solution for the rust corrosion on his utility bodies. The factory paint protecting these vehicles was quickly wearing away, allowing severe rust to corrode the bed and tops of the cabinets. Fine particulates in the air compounded the issue. In the past they had tried a variety of coating solutions including slip-resistant adhesives and other do-it-yourself coatings. None of these effectively held up to the demands of working around these harsh environments.

The Solution

LINE-X used its nationally recognized Spray-On Truck Bedliner material, XS-100, to solve the rust corrosion issue. LINE-X gave the automotive coating a heavy texture to provide workers with a superior slip-resistant coating in both dry and wet conditions. LINE-X XS100 is an extremely versatile coating which can be applied to various surfaces. These qualities make it ideal for use around any type of utility truck body configuration.

LINE-X begins the application process by preparing the utility truck body surface for XS-100. Improper surface preparation will lead to a coating failure. Therefore, special attention is paid to the initial prep of areas to be sprayed. This begins with aggregate blasting of these areas to remove all previous coatings and rust corrosion. Once finished, the clean metal is primed with LINE-X FCP Primer. All surfaces of the utility body are covered with XS-100 for maximum protection.

The Results

The contractor was thrilled with the LINE-X application. He liked the look of the coating and its ability to repair the damage caused by corrosion. LINE-X not only solved his rust corrosion problem but created an impact resistant finish for better protection from abrasion, corrosion and heavy use. A PREMIUM topcoat could have been added for UV protection.

The customer also appreciated the professional surface preparation done by the LINE-X applicator. The previous efforts of applying a do-it-yourself product failed because of poor surface preparation and coating materials.

The heavy texture of the LINE-X application provides slip-resistance and extra grip to the foot holds and work areas of the utility body. This gives workers a safer and more durable truck to use at even the most demanding job sites.

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