Truck bed wood question

Posted: May 23, 2006 By: jhicken

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    jhicken

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    I got a 1965 Chevy C-20 pick-up. I want to replace the rotton bed wood with some new stuff offered by a few retailers. I’ll probably go with oak because of it’s hardness over pine. My truck will be a driver and be used as a truck so the bed will see it’s share of wear. I want to protect it as best as I can. Painting it with soemthing like house paint wont work because the first time I drag a cinder block across it, it’ll scratch off. I thought about something like POR 15 because it seals well and is very durable. Unfortunately it is light sensitive and would need a top coat that may scratch and leave the base coat vunerable. So I’m thinking about Eastwood Rust Encapsulator.

    Here are my questions.

    1. Will it stick to new wood?
    2. Is it black?
    3. What finish ie [matte, semi-gloss, gloss]
    4. Is there any special prep I should do to help this experiment be successfull?

    What are your thoughts and if you have any other ideas, let me know.

    -jeffrey

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