If you’re going to coat your pickup bed with a roll-on bed-liner, prepping the bed correctly can mean the difference between a liner that lasts the lifetime of the truck and one that starts peeling in a few years. Like anything else worth doing right, sanding the bed is slow, hard work — luckily, Hutchins offers a sanding system to speed up the process and prepare the bed more effectively.
Hutchins claims the kit is useful for anyone, from the DIY’er who only needs to do a few beds to the professional who does many a day. The heart of the kit is the foam interface pad that matches the grooves in the pickup bed. The flat side of these pads attach to a 4-1/2″ x 9″ speed-file block, and the appropriate grit sandpaper attaches to the contoured side.
The kit costs about $100 and includes one-handed and two-handed speed-file sanding blocks, a universal foam interface pad for the sides of the bed, a pad contoured for Dodge and Ford pickup beds, a pad contoured for Chevrolet and GMC pickup beds, and sandpaper. If you want to speed up the process with their model 2025H pneumatic inline sander, that’s an extra $315.