Truck Related Gift Ideas for Your Truck Enthusiast Loved One

Author // NPR Car Talk
Posted in // Cut tape, Sprayed bed liner, Vinyl wrap cut tape

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Do you have that one male on your shopping list that is almost impossible to purchase for? It seems like they already have everything and the things they are interested in confuse you. Truck enthusiasts can be difficult to purchase for if you are not familiar with trucks and their needed accessories. It is, however, likely that your truck enthusiast loved one would enjoy receiving items to protect and customize their truck with. The following are items that all auto followers could use on their holiday list this year.

Cut tape Cut tape is different than traditional types of tape. Firstly, it is used specifically for auto usage. It is also delivered in a different way, allowing the user to use small cuts of tape, rather than having to physically cut each piece to a specific size. The pre measured size fits perfectly for the auto project that the truck enthusiast is working on. Cut tape can also come in different materials, such as vinyl cut tape and edge cut tape, allowing it to be used for a variety of projects.

Truck bedliners cleaning products Trucks are known for being extremely durable and tough. This is why they are consistently used for transporting large items and towing items. All of this increased usage, however, results in a dirtier truck and an even dirtier truck bed liner. Some grime in the truck bed liner can be cleaned with normal cleaning products, but it will not get everything out. Specific truck bed liner cleaning products are always a welcomed gift, because they easily clean the bed liner and coat it with a protective layer.

Specific truck bed liner cleaning products with polyurethane are the most common. Spraying polyurethane serves two purposes. First, it adds years of service by preventing scratching, rusting, and chemical contamination from deteriorating standard OEM paint. Second, it can create a roughed up, anti skid or anti slip surface. The cut tape can also be useful in carefully applying the cleaning products to the trucks bed liner.

Spray on bedliners Sometimes a truck?s bed liner is damaged beyond repair or cleaning. In these cases, it can be extremely expensive to replace an entire truck bed liner. A more cost effective option is using spray on bed liners. The spray on bed liner can easily be applied with the correct sizing of cut tape. Once it is applied, it can make an existing truck bed liner look brand new.

Spray on truck bed liners come in two classes of materials, and in two main types of application processes, aromatic and aliphatic compounds can be applied through a low pressure process (not heated) or high pressure process (heated). Both types of application processes can easily repair the condition and shape of the truck?s existing bed liner for a more affordable price.

Truck maintenance items Just like with any other automobile, trucks require regular maintenance. They require oil changes, tire rotations, brake checks, and transmission checks. Purchasing tools or other items to complete these jobs are a great gift option that is sure to be appreciated. You can also consider giving gift cards for needed services such as oil changes or tire rotations. Even a gift card for a car wash or inner car detail is a great idea.

Trucks are one of the most popular types of vehicles on the road today. For every eight new vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2013, one of them was a full size pickup truck. Of those pickup trucks sold, about 90% of them were built by Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Most truck drivers are truck enthusiasts and also enjoy fixing up their trucks. Consider giving gifts that relate to their most prized possession, their trucks, such as cleaning supplies, service gift cards, and spray on truck bed liners this holiday season.

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