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: Minor bed scuffs and scratches


jackping
02-09-2007, 02:17 PM
Before I ask, I know the bed of the Ridgeline will get scuffed up and scratched. Just wondering what you guys do to make it look better, I would prefer something that won't make it slippery like armor all. Thanks in advance.

arteegee
02-09-2007, 02:20 PM
Honda has a touch-up product, but can't say I have needed or used it.

e_piph_a_ny
02-09-2007, 02:31 PM
I read somewhere in the ROC about using black shoe cream polish. I haven't done it but will once I have the time.

Nothing like a low buck solution.

25 Year Honda Owner
02-09-2007, 02:52 PM
Black paste shoe polish works best for me.

Divotfixer
02-09-2007, 02:52 PM
Before I ask, I know the bed of the Ridgeline will get scuffed up and scratched. Just wondering what you guys do to make it look better, I would prefer something that won't make it slippery like armor all. Thanks in advance.

I use a bed mat.

How do you like those MP-60's? :)

CBRidgeJockey
02-09-2007, 03:00 PM
I use tire dressing...;)

brich
02-09-2007, 03:37 PM
I use to use black shoe polish...Now I don't even bother. It's the only part of my truck that looks like it's a truck and shows signs that I use it... Tough at first but after a few good digs, heck, it is a truck...:D

jackping
02-09-2007, 03:52 PM
Doesn't get much better for me than the MP-60's. I guess the MP-67's would be the same. Highly recommend the new DD2 grips from Golf Pride. Just got them from Golfsmith.

Thanks for the advice on the bed, I will try the shoe polish.

Snapshot
02-09-2007, 04:46 PM
I use a product from "Forever Black" website

http://www.foreverblack.com/products.htm#liner

it make the bedliner look brand new.

AchtungVita
02-09-2007, 05:40 PM
I normally just pile some more mulch or rocks in the back of mine to make it look better. It is a truck, isn't it?

ChrisM
02-10-2007, 01:04 PM
I put on my tonneau cover. It hides the scratches perfectly.

See no evil, speak no evil. :)

SSCHEITEL
02-10-2007, 02:20 PM
wow...LMAO

mtrotman
02-10-2007, 04:55 PM
I normally just pile some more mulch or rocks in the back of mine to make it look better. It is a truck, isn't it?

I agree 100%. Do nothing, just be a man and stand proud of the fact that you actually used the truck for what it was made for and have the scuffs and scratches to prove it.

jackping
02-10-2007, 06:23 PM
I am 6-4 260lbs. I am enough of a man already. Thanks to all for the tips.

chapds
02-11-2007, 02:05 PM
I was a little worried about putting my ATV ramps in there, as I knew it would completely hack up the bed. Was gonna get a bed mat, but didn't want to. The only thing else was to get a spray in liner, but being a lease, didn't want to do that either. Went to walmart yesterday & found some fleece sleeping bags for 10 bucks. It also had a drawstring on the top. The size was 30x80, but wasn't sure filled, so I bought two of them. Low & behold, both ramps fit in one. I made two wood blocks to hoist up the ass end of my quad while in the back of the truck ( have a 450R & it sits a little low ). Ramps fit under perfectly ( side by side ) & with the fleece bag, now I really dont have to worry about that much scratches. Since I bought two, I was gonna take the other one back but I knwo I can find some use for it, whether it be for one of my surfboards, one of my snowboards, or for me on the extra chilly nights at the desert...

Thanx
Chap

jackping
02-11-2007, 03:08 PM
I just loaded it up with all kinds of crap and no longer care what the hell it looks like. I think washing it out every so often will be fine.

Geoff
02-11-2007, 06:01 PM
I got a cheap 4x5 piece of indoor/outdoor carpet and layed it in the bed...end of problem...

kermit777
02-13-2007, 01:14 PM
I rub the rest of it with sandpaper to blend it in:eek:

brich
02-13-2007, 01:18 PM
I am 6-4 260lbs. I am enough of a man already.
I think of it more like a Scotsman wearing a kilt. Checking a Rideline's bed is much like looking up under that kilt. You get what you see and you see what you got... :eek:

Jackj
02-21-2007, 10:33 AM
Take it to X-Line and have them coat the bed, you will never stay up with the OEM liner material.

Red Rock 777
02-21-2007, 09:05 PM
I use a $5.00 used furniture pad when I haul stuff to protect the bed. As per a previous post I am a man :D and I like to keep my truck clean.

cwsatterlee
02-22-2007, 10:51 AM
It's a truck. Bedliner needs some scratches. I bought a truck to have space to hall and move things. Once the new wears off, it becomes a truck.

brich
02-22-2007, 11:01 AM
I use a $5.00 used furniture pad when I haul stuff to protect the bed. As per a previous post I am a man :D and I like to keep my truck clean.
A dirty bed is no indication of an unclean truck... Think of it like a restaurant. You need a kitchen to kill and cook the meal and then a nice clean place to serve it. Most days you can eat off the floors of my truck. My bed on the other hand, gets clean, but it looks like I use it. And unless you peek over the top, your not gonna see nuthin!... :D

Oznative
02-22-2007, 11:40 AM
I tried Mothers back to black. It was too slippery and a bear to apply. Iíve used the black shoe polish trick as well with good results. Now I just hose it down and call it good. Itís a truck.:)

Cajun Country Ridgeline
02-22-2007, 12:15 PM
I JUST LIVE WITH THEM. IT IS A TRUCK AFTERALL!

Tcape
03-15-2008, 11:51 AM
The best solution I've found is to use a light oil.....like baby oil. For my first scratch, I didn't have any baby oil, so I actually used olive oil :eek: Worked fine, and hid the scratch for 4 weeks on my new RTL. When the scratch reappeared (I assume the oil dried out), I used baby oil. Hides it really well.
Tom

rdharper
03-15-2008, 12:00 PM
It's a truck. Bedliner needs some scratches. I bought a truck to have space to hall and move things. Once the new wears off, it becomes a truck.

You mean the new wears OFF? :eek: