- Mar 17, 2003
- Northern Maryland
- Kubota B8200, then a Kubota L3130 HST, now a Kubota L3400 HST
My title simply means that if you wear boots instead of soft loafers, and you don't have a nice Grand L Kubota (other brands no doubt also have this feature...) with its custom rubber deck mats, you will wear thru the deck paint and wind up with bare metal, worn paint, and more patina of use than you may want. Having seen other threads about using truck bed liner paint to cover and protect, I got some. I repainted the worn, bare spots on the metal cover in the center, which inevitably gets stepped on, at least on an L 3400. I will report back in the spring on how well, or not, the bed liner holds up. I used about 2/3rds can of the stuff the Napa guys recommended. Power washed, sanded, and wiped with acetone before painting. Masking took longer than any other part. I will probably put some bed liner stripes where the center cover gets stepped on when I figure the orange paint is suitably dry.