I wouldn't waste my time with the checkering. Your new finish will provide the grip function checkering provides for the slippery wood. If the checkering does show up under the bed liner, it will look out of place since the bed liner finish is the grip. Just fill it in and concentrate on a consistent finish. Use an appropriate chemical and wire brush. Clean finally with alcohol before filling. Sand with 100 grit. The further you spray from, the rougher the finish. About 14 inches gives me the finish I like. 5 light coats works for me. Practice on a 2x4. I finish with 3 coats of clear enamel and let sit 3 weeks before introducing the new look to the Prarie Dog community. They always give my finishes rave reviews.... you know, head over heels.
|This message has been edited by lad22 on Jul 16, 2017 7:54 PM|