The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Your Bakkie's Load Bed

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Your Bakkie's Load Bed


A bakkie is more than just a vehicle; it's a versatile tool that can handle everything from daily commutes to heavy-duty jobs. One of the most critical parts of a bakkie is its load bed, which often takes the brunt of the work. To keep it in top shape, you need to take proper care of it. One of the best ways to do this is through rubberising. But what exactly is rubberising, and how can it benefit your bakkie? Let's dive in.

Understanding Rubberising and Bakkie Liners

Rubberising, in the context of a bakkie, involves applying a protective coating to the load bed. This coating, often referred to as a bakkie liner, is designed to protect the bed from damage caused by the load it carries. It's a versatile solution that can be used on the load beds and tail lifts of bakkies, 4x4’s, trucks, and trailers.

One of the top products in the market is the Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner. This single pack non-slip textured Rubber and Resin Bakkie Liner offers excellent toughness and is fast-drying, providing protection from abrasion, corrosion, weather, chemicals, and solvents. It has an attractive, textured finish that will not chip, flake, or peel, even with impact.

The Cost and Uses of Rubberising

The cost of rubberising can vary depending on the size of your bakkie and the product you choose. However, considering the protection it offers against damage and the subsequent cost of repairs, it's a worthwhile investment. The Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Paint, for instance, is priced at R 1,095.00 for a 5L container.

Rubberising is used primarily to protect the load bed from damage. However, its uses extend beyond this. For instance, the Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner can also be used to create non-slip walkways, stairs, and ramps. It has even been successfully applied to flat roofs for waterproofing.

How to Rubberise Your Bakkie

Rubberising your bakkie involves a few key steps. First, you need to prepare the surface. For rusted metal, this involves removing any rust, mill scale, and greasy substances. For new metal, you'll need to degrease the surfaces and apply a coat of primer. Once the surface is prepared, you can apply the Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner.

The product is highly durable, humidity and UV resistant, making it ideal for the harsh Gauteng climate. It has excellent adhesion to a range of properly prepared substrates and can be applied by Spray, Brush, and Trowel to give an attractive textured finish which is abrasion, water, corrosion, and impact resistant.

The Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner is ready for use un-thinned, and thinning will reduce its hiding power. For spray application, thin 20% with Solumix (QD Thinners). After application, allow it to dry for 4-6 hours before recoating.


Taking care of your bakkie's load bed is essential for maintaining its functionality and longevity. Rubberising, particularly with a high-quality product like the Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner, provides a durable, protective layer that can withstand the rigours of daily use. So, whether you're hauling constructionmaterials or taking a trip to the beach, you can rest assured that your bakkie's load bed is well protected.

Remember, the Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner is not just a product, it's an investment in the longevity of your bakkie. It's a versatile solution that offers excellent protection and is easy to apply. With a drying time of 3-4 hours, it's also a time-effective solution for those who need to get back on the road quickly.

So, if you're looking for a way to protect your bakkie's load bed, consider rubberising. It's a small step that can make a big difference in the lifespan of your vehicle. And with products like the Rhinoluxe Rubberized Bakkie Liner, you can be sure that you're getting a high-quality, durable solution that's designed to withstand the toughest conditions.

In conclusion, taking care of your bakkie's load bed is not just about maintaining its appearance, but also about preserving its functionality. With proper care and the right products, you can ensure that your bakkie is always ready for whatever the road throws at it. So why wait? Start taking care of your bakkie's load bed today, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your vehicle is well protected.

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