• 6 Popular Truck Bed Cover Options

    by | Aug 04, 2017
    Truck Bed Cover

    Our premium spray-on truck bedliners Reflex® and Gardit® provide ultimate protection to your truck bed. With our liners, there’s no need to worry about using your truck too heavily. Our spray-on liners provide protection against scratches, dents, rust, and corrosion. They are just the absolute best on the market!
     
    To compliment your spray-on bedliner, you might consider using a truck bed cover. Truck bed covers provide you with a fresh look, they boost your fuel economy by decreasing drag and they provide added security. With so many options on the market, it’s tough to know what’s right for you. We’ve outlined some of the most popular options, along with their key features:  

    Option 1: Soft, roll-up 

    • Versatile, affordable 
    • Fast and easy to use 
    • Tool free installation 
    • Simple to access the truck bed 

    Option 2: Flip cover

    • Secure, lockable 
    • Access to entire truck bed without removing the cover
    • Quick access to your truck bed 
    • Maintains shape in harsh conditions
     

    Option 3: Soft tri-fold

    • Easy to fold into compact unit 
    • Removable in seconds 
    • No drilling required 
    • Tear-resistant, double sided vinyl 

    Option 4: Hard tri-fold

    • Easy-open, versatile design 
    • Great protection 
    • Easy to install, simple to remove 

    Option 5: Retractable

    • Opens and closes easily 
    • Clamp on design 
    • Low-profile design 
    • Strong and rugged 

    Option 6: One piece, hard cover 

    • Heavy duty, secure, lockable 
    • Quick and easy removal
    • Weather tight seal 

    Before investing in a truck bed cover, do your research! Make sure the cover will perform when and how you need it to. Always remember that the true value of your pick-up truck lies in its bed. Show your truck the love it deserves with premium protection. Learn more about our truck bedliner options here.
     


  • 4 essential car wrapping tools

    by | Jul 19, 2017
    WrapCuts and Box

    Having the proper set of tools on hand while vinyl wrapping vehicles is essential. There’s plenty of tools to choose from like magnets, cleaning solutions, and infrared thermometers. Not all are necessary to get your job done. We’ve narrowed it down to 4 absolutely mandatory wrap installation tools that need to be in your tool box ASAP.  







    1. WrapCut 


    We might be a bit biased but our WrapCut fine filament edge cutting tape makes #1 on the list. Use WrapCut to trim vinyl vehicle wraps without a knife. It’s easy to use and will save you time, and money.  Our cut tape is the strongest and most affordable on the market. Learn more about how to use WrapCut and check out application videos here

    2. Squeegee 


    Application squeegees are used to smooth out vinyl wraps during the installation process. You’ll want to test out a few different kinds to find the right fit for your application. Not all squeegees possess the same stiffness so it’s important to work with ones that will provide optimal performance around deep contours or tricky areas. Felt tips are often placed on the edge of a squeegee to limit any damage to the vinyl during installation.

    3. Glove 


    Many wrap installers can’t work without a soft set of polyester gloves. The gloves prevent any hand or finger prints being left on the vinyl film and they allow the installer’s hands to glide smoothly across the wrap. They also provide protection to the installer's hands against any heat from the heat gun.

    4. Heat Gun 


    Heat is used to soften and stretch the vinyl film. A heat gun with variable temperature settings is desirable. When using a heat gun it’s important to be careful not to overheat, causing damage to the film.  


    At the end of the day, ensuring optimal levels of professionalism is key. Choose the proper tools for your wrap installation jobs that will keep customers coming back for more. 
     

  • 3 Reasons to Customize your Vehicle with a Car Wrap

    by | Jun 08, 2017

    Vehicle wraps are favored in the automotive and advertising industries. Many automotive enthusiasts are using vinyl wraps to customize their ride and/or advertise their business. Check out the top 3 reasons to advertise with vehicle wraps here.

    If you are considering enhancing your vehicle’s appearance with a bit of personalized flare, here are 3 reasons why we think you should consider using a vehicle wrap. 

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    1. You’ll be protected

    Vinyl vehicle wraps provide protection against scratches, dents, and sun damage. Your vehicle’s original paint job will be kept in pristine condition underneath the car wrap. The wrap will also mask any pre-existing dings or scratches, providing a fresh look and re-establishing the vehicle’s overall appeal. By preserving the vehicle’s paint and finish, you will also be preserving the vehicle’s resale value.

    2. You'll get versatility     

    Car wraps are temporary and can be completely removed at any time without leaving a trace or mark behind. Vinyl wraps allow you to customize your ride by choosing from a variety of styles, wrap finishes, colors, effects, patterns, and designs. No other method of customization allows for the same unique, one-of-a-kind results. Your vehicle’s overall appearance is enhanced with a vinyl graphic. 

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    3. You'll be cost-effective 

    Vehicle wraps are cost-effective and much more affordable than a new paint job. A car wrap provides the same professional finish as a new paint job but at a fraction of the cost. A vinyl wrap also increases the value of your vehicle by protecting the paint for however long you keep your vehicle wrapped (typically 3 to 5 years). When you are ready to sell, or trade-in your vehicle simply remove the wrap to reveal a fully protected and scratch-free surface underneath. 

    Ask questions! 

    Shop around and find a reputable wrap installer that you can trust. Make sure the installer is certified and ask them about the tools they use during the installation process. Using the right tools and having the proper certification decreases the likelihood of your vehicle being scratched or damaged during the installation process. Many installers are now using vinyl wrap cutting tools like wrap cut tape. Vinyl cutting tape allows installers to apply vehicle wraps without a knife. Cut tape completely eliminates the risk of damage to your vehicle. Learn more about Langeman’s vinyl cut tape, WrapCut® here.   

     

  • 3 reasons why you should advertise with vinyl vehicle wraps

    by | Mar 09, 2017
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    Have you ever considered increasing your advertising success by turning your vehicle into a mobile billboard? Vinyl wrap films have revolutionized the way that products are marketed, brands are enhanced, sales are driven and businesses grow.   

    Here are 3 reasons to include vinyl wrap films in your marketing campaign: 

    1) They help expand your reach

     
    Instead of targeting a specific market with your campaign, vehicle wraps reach a massive audience of all drivers and passengers. Your business may not directly pertain to someone who sees your wrap advertisement but a family member or friend may be in need of your services. These are examples of non-traditional target audiences who help influence sales by referring the person in need to your business.
     

    2) They work 24/7 


    Vinyl car wraps are non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They don’t stop when the weather gets bad or during certain seasons of the year. Vehicle wraps deliver your message even when stationary, catching the attention of passerby. They are extremely cost effective and ensure an excellent return on investment.    
     

    3) They are easy and affordable to change 


    Vehicle wraps allow you to switch up your messaging, whenever you want to. Since they are applied without damaging or scratching the vehicle’s original paint job, your promotions are flexible and they don’t have to be permanent. Changing a car wrap is much more affordable than changing a billboard or commercial advertisement. 

    One thing to note! 


    Do your research. Finding a reputable wrap installer is key! Leave your vehicle in the hands of someone you can trust. Ask about their installation process and what kind of tools they use. Make sure that your vehicle will not get scratched or damaged during the process. Many installers are now using vinyl wrap cutting tools like wrap cut tape. Vinyl cutting tape allows installers to apply vehicle wraps without a knife. Cut tape completely eliminates the risk of damage to your vehicle. Learn more about Langeman’s vinyl cut tape, WrapCut® here
     
  • Working in Construction? Know the Importance of Having a Solid Truck

    by User Not Found | Nov 28, 2016
    Millions of Americans have found working in construction to be an extremely rewarding career. Not only do you perform an important job for communities, but you also learn vital skills that translate directly to your life, whether it be as a homeowner, a parent, or simply a hard worker.

    And if you work in any construction-related field, then you probably drive a truck. It's not a stereotype, it's just plain convenient. You simply cannot transport all of your necessary equipment and tools from job to job in the average sized sedan, nor would you want to show up for work in a minivan. No, you need a truck with a powerful truck bed to get the job done. The standard size bed is usually about eight feet, but there are shorter beds -- 5.5 feet or 6.5 feet -- that can also do the job.

    The average person might not know what truck bedliner options are available to consumers. With the right information on what’s available, you can get a premium quality and affordable upgrade to your truck bed in no time.

    Let professionally trained and authorized spray on bedliner dealers take care of the truck bed protection that you need. These experts are well aware of the essential tools required to get your job done. At Langeman, we provide specialty cutting tapes, spray on bedliner machinery, and everything that is needed for the spray on bedliner process.


    Importance of Truck Beds

    A truck bed can be thought of as the heart and soul of a pickup truck. With the proper protection and resources from a premium spray on bedliner, your truck bed can outlive your truck, providing you with many many years of heavy duty performance.   
    Some might not consider a damaged truck bed to be a serious concern but many problems such as rust deterioration can occur if you're not careful. Staying within the recommended weight limit for your truck bed is equally important to maximizing your vehicle’s longevity. 

    Anti-Slip Protection

    One of the most common causes of truck bed damage is tools and equipment sliding around during transport. These heavy toolboxes and pieces of equipment will not only damage the bedliner itself, but the siding of your truck as well. Many items that the average truck carries can be extremely heavy and damaging if unsecured, so having quality anti-slip protected truck bedliners is essential for working in construction.


    Know Who to Talk To

    You can't be expected to know every single detail about your truck and what's the best way to install, fix, or work on any aspect of your vehicle. It's perfectly fine to talk to the pros about these truck-related issues. Contact Langeman Manufacturing to learn more about cutting tape for protective coatings, guns for spray on bedliners, and other bedliner services.
     
  • How to Become a Certified Vinyl Wrap Installer

    by User Not Found | Nov 25, 2016
    The ability to perfectly apply and install vinyl vehicle wraps is a skill that is currently very high in demand. More and more companies are looking to outfit their fleet of vehicles with an eye-catching design, and even small business owners view vinyl graphics as a great way to advertise while out on the road. The food truck phenomenon has opened a whole new market for vinyl applications, while some car and truck enthusiasts simply want to own a vehicle that's totally unique. With pickup truck sales on the rise, jumping by 8% in August of 2015, there are even more opportunities for trained vinyl appliers to use their skills to apply vinyl vehicle wraps on trucks.

    There are a number of professional certification courses and classes you can take from graphics companies to become licensed as a professional wrap installer and get paid to work in this exciting, emerging field. Here's what you can expect to learn in order to jumpstart your career in vinyl wrap application.


    Hands-On Learning

    Vinyl application is not something you can learn by watching an online video or listening to a lecture. You need to find a program that offers as much hands-on experience as possible, since the best way to improve your skills is by practicing and making (and learning from) your mistakes.


    Know the Science

    There's a certain amount of physics and chemistry that goes into a perfect vinyl wrap application. You'll need to carefully monitor the heat and tension throughout the installation process, and learn how dust or other contaminants might affect the overall finish.


    The Right Tools

    Few vinyl applications are cut by hand anymore. Instead, installers place a vinyl wrap tape along the desired edges that will need to be cut. A fine filament is separated from the wrap tape and pulled upwards for a clean, precise cut, every time. This is especially useful for odd angles and corners around truck bedliners, for instance. Some training programs even include a kit of tools, with rolls of print film, vinyl wrap tape/cutting tape, cleaning and heating supplies.

    Find a hands-on, technical, and state-of-the-art vinyl application program to help you get the skills you’ll need to break into this booming business.
     
  • Vinyl Wraps for Food Trucks: Tricks and Tips for Design and Application

    by User Not Found | Nov 23, 2016

    Food Truck Vinyl Wraps
    The food truck craze has taken cities everywhere by storm, and there's no sign of it slowing down. The ease, convenience, and sheer fun of food trucks have made them a great way for new food start-ups or for established brick-and-mortar restaurants to take to the streets.

    But no matter where you are or what kind of food you serve, there's one thing every food truck needs: good graphic design. You need to catch the eyes -- and the appetites -- of passersby with the aesthetics of your truck. Here are a few tips, tricks, and suggestions to help you make sure that your design will capture the hearts and stomachs of every eater out there.

    Go with vinyl. Vinyl vehicle applications are much more versatile and professional-looking than paint jobs. You can create a clean, digital design with practically no limits to the imagination. Plus, a vinyl wrap doesn't wear or fade as quickly as paint does. You can also replace the vinyl design whenever you need a new look or brand update, with no damage to the original vehicle itself.

    Think full body. It might be more affordable to only apply graphics to the sides or front of your food truck, but to really stand out from the crowd you'll want the full body treatment: sides, back, hood, and top. Consider all of the angles from which your truck will be seen. Think about the hungry workers in office high-rises who can look down into the streets and easily spot your truck during their breaks or lunches.

    Get a professional application. Applying a vinyl vehicle wrap is not like throwing a slipcover over a couch. You need every crevice and angle to be perfectly aligned, without any wrinkles or air bubbles. Hire a professional team who will be able to carefully seal the wrap on and work around mirrors, fenders, and doors with a wrap cut tape that is a tape specifically designed for cutting vinyl, other coatings and films. Unlike standard pickup models like the Ford F-150, which has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. since 1982, food trucks come in all kinds of unique shapes and sizes. Using a wrap cut tape will be much more precise than cutting the vinyl by hand. The wrap cut tape also eliminates the need for a knife, minimizing the chances of damaging your vehicle with a blade.  

    Perhaps the most important part of food truck graphics is to let your brand show through your design. All of the details will fall into place once you have a clear vision of what you want your truck to tell (and feed) the world.

     

  • Pickup Truck Safety Tips: Ways to Make Your Vehicle More Dependable

    by User Not Found | Nov 09, 2016

    There are many reasons for the enduring popularity of pickup trucks across the United States. Trucks aren't just a lot of fun to drive, they're also incredibly useful vehicles for a huge number of jobs. According to the most recent estimates, Americans bought around 1.6 million pickup trucks in 2012, and there are many millions more of these vehicles cruising the roads today.

    But as any proud truck owner knows, driving a pickup is a lot different than driving a sedan, SUV, or any other type of passenger vehicle. For safety's sake, you have to remain extra cautious and aware of your presence on the road as well as that of other cars around you. Here are a few more ways to keep your truck -- and all of its passengers -- safe, no matter where you drive.

    • Don't overload the bed. Check with your owner's manual to understand the weight limits and capacity of your truck bed. Hauling heavy equipment and materials is one of the biggest perks of owning a pickup, but overburdening the bed with a consistent heavy load can put wear on your suspension and engine. Overcapacity loads might also make it difficult for drivers to navigate and react as quickly as they normally would.
    • Get slip and scratch protection. If you use your truck bed on a regular basis, you will want to look into getting a spray on bedliner that provides an anti-slip and anti-skid surface. For instance, our spray on bedliners give your bed a protective grip that prevents your cargo from sliding around during transport. Our spray on bedliner also helps to stop you from slipping when stepping in and out of your truck bed.
    • Rotate your tires often. Some truck experts recommend rotating your tires with every oil change, especially if you use your pickup for off-roading or drive on unpaved, uneven surfaces. Keep them balanced on the axle, too, to help decrease the burden on your suspension. This routine maintenance can help extend the life of both your tires and body.

    Pickup trucks are the perfect ride for easy transportation, no matter your cargo. But remember, your truck might need a little extra love and care to help keep it working the way it should. Provide for your truck, and your truck will provide for you for a long time to come.

    Contact us anytime if you're interested in learning more about our spray on bedliners.

  • How to Winterize a Pickup Truck

    by User Not Found | Oct 21, 2016

    Winterizing a Pickup Truck
    We know your truck is tough but is it tough enough for the colder temperatures and harsh conditions that are coming our way? Winter will soon be here so it’s time to make sure your truck is ready. It’s best to start prepping your truck for the winter during the warmer months while the days are long and the temperatures are still comfortable to make sure that your truck will p­­­erform its best all winter long -- and for many more seasons to come.

    • Check the antifreeze. This is a must-do for all makes and models of cars, but one that's easy to forget. You want to make sure the antifreeze is properly equipped before outside temperatures dip below zero. But avoid adding too much too soon -- this could cause issues with your cooling system in warmer weather.

       

    • Check the battery. Give your truck battery a thorough inspection to make sure all connections are clean and tight. Make sure that the water levels are high enough to cover the lead plates, since cold temperatures can drain life quickly.


    • Prepare your tires. Your climate, usage, and road conditions will play a large role in how you prepare your tires for winter. You may simply need to inspect the tread or have a standard rotation, or you may want to consider investing in chains or studded snow tires.

       

    • Protect your bed. If you don't already have a spray on bedliner, now is the time to think about one. Truck bedliners, especially the kind of spray bedliners made from polyurethane, serve two purposes: first, they offer protection from scratches, rust chemical contamination, or paint deterioration. Second, they provide an anti-skid, anti-slip rough surface, which is especially important for hauling things in and out of the bed all winter long. You can find spray on bedliner dealers to apply the coating for you with a bedliner spray gun.


    • Oil check. It's always important to stay up-to-date on your oil changes. Oil can react differently to cold temperatures, so check both the levels and the viscosity with every change.


    It might still be warm out, but it's never too early to start preparing your pickup truck for the cold winter months ahead. A little bit of planning and preparation can go a long way in preserving your vehicle for a long and useful life.


  • Vinyl Vehicle Graphics FAQ

    by User Not Found | Oct 21, 2016

    Vinyl Wrap
    Trends in vinyl design and lettering on trucks come and go, but the usefulness of a pickup truck for business will never fade. Some 1.6 million pickup trucks were purchased in the United States in 2012, and sales increased by 8% in August of 2015.

    There's nothing like a truck for conducting business, but before you hit the streets, you'll need to include all of the appropriate commercial information about your business on the outside of your truck. While you're driving around, you might as well take advantage of the advertising opportunities by sprucing up your truck with a custom vinyl design.

    If you're looking to add vinyl graphics to your vehicle, you'll want to make sure it's done perfectly. Here's everything you need to known about vinyl vehicle graphics and how to get the job done right.

    How do I prepare my surface?

    Make sure the area is thoroughly cleaned to avoid any bumps or bubbles. Even small bits of dust or wax can ruin a perfectly good design. Wash -- don't wax -- and then rub the area with isopropyl alcohol.

    What’s the easiest way to trim the vinyl wrapping?

    Use vinyl cutting tape to trim your truck wrap. Firmly press the cut tape along the desired trim line before applying the vinyl wrap. Once the wrap is applied, you can create a pull-tab with the cut-tape. This will allow you to easily trim along the desired path, without the need for a knife or blade.

    Will vinyl cutting tape scratch my paint job?

    A fine filament edge cutting tape will produce a clean cut without damaging the paint of your truck. Our wrap cut tape, for example, leaves no residue, even when cutting through vinyl, carbon fiber, or PPF. To get impressively straight-cut lines, use a vinyl cutting tape that has a cutting filament along the entire length of the tape.


    How long will the application last?

    The durability of your lettering or design depends on a number of factors -- one of the most important being how much sun exposure your design gets. While vinyl graphics applied vertically (i.e., on the siding or doors of a vehicle) can often remain in good condition for six years or more, graphics applied horizontally (i.e., on the hood or roof) might only last half as long because of deterioration from the sun's UV rays. In high-sun areas like California, the longevity might be even less, without proper attention and care.


    Give your design the utmost attention to detail for a truck that can carry you and your company's message all over town.


  • Why Truck Bedliners Are Important

    by User Not Found | Aug 16, 2016

    It is no secret that pickup trucks are a popular vehicle in the United States. In 2012, there were 1.6 million sold. That number grew in 2013, as for every eight new vehicles sold, one was a full sized pickup truck. These vehicles are domestically made, with 90% built by Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.

    Buying your truck is an investment. It is important to take care of your truck properly, but sometimes, loading and carrying heavier objects can lead to scratches, dents, and rust in your truck bed. In order to not compromise the quality of your new investment, it is important to invest in truck bedliners. Read on to learn more.

     

    What is a truck bedliner?

    Truck bedliners are protective coatings that cover your steel truck bed. They offer a coating of protection so any cargo you carry will not damage the metal. In some cases, they offer non-slip, skid resistant surfaces.

    Spray bedliners are the most convenient option for anyone looking to install a truck bedliner. In comparison to drop in bedliners, these offer customization to any truck no matter the make or model. As they are applied with a bedliner spray gun they offer a complete water tight seal, and are corrosion resistant. They are long lasting, can reduce road noise, and may even increase the resale value of your truck. In addition, they are extremely versatile as many textures are available. Depending on your needs, you can choose smooth and hard, or more of a rubberized, non-slip surface.

    For spray on bedliners, they can be applied either by either a professional dealer or a factory installation. Obtaining a spray on bedliner by a certified dealer instead of a factory will bring many advantages:

     

    1. By going to a professional, they will be able to dedicate more time and effort to your truck. This means that they will be able to better prepare your truck, which subsequently leads to a higher standard of bedliner adhesion.

    2. The material used by these professionals is typically thicker and of a higher quality. This leads to a more durable, long-lasting protection.

    3. If anything happens to your vehicle and the truck bed sustains damage, then you are able to bring it into the dealer for a repair. This is typically not available if you get a factory produced/dealership installed liner.

     

    It is important to invest in a good quality bedliner so your truck bed does not erode, rust, or acquire any dents. Looking to offer spray on bedliners to your clients? Contact Langeman Manufacturing today to become a Reflex® or Gardit® spray on bedliner dealer.

  • Top Accessories Any Truck Owner Needs

    by User Not Found | Aug 16, 2016

    8439640_20160608_2750229Pickup trucks are quite the popular investment. In 2012, 1.6 million pickup trucks were sold in the U.S., and for every eight new vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2013, one was a full sized pickup truck. In order to keep your investment in top condition, it is important to invest in different accessories for your truck. Here are some of the best accessories for your truck.

     

    Interior

    Floor Liners

    It is no secret that trucks are perfect vehicles all year-round, but that also means you may bring terrible amounts of snow, mud, grass, and leaves into your truck. These stains can ruin the carpet in your truck. Buying a floor liner will not only protect your floor, but also make it easier to clean.

    Under the seat storage boxes

    Want to be prepared but don't want to clutter your car? Get some storage boxes for under your seats and you won't lose anything to the depths of your car again.

    Pet barrier

    Want to bring your pet around with you, but hate the hair they leave behind? A pet barrier will not only allow you to have a clean car but will prevent your dog from climbing into the front seat with you causing a distraction.

    Gauge Face Kits

    Want to make your dashboard look unique? A gauge face kit will give you the customization you are looking for.

     

    Exterior

    Billet Grills

    With many different options to choose from, these will add an eye-catching style to the front of your car.

    Hitches

    What good is a pickup truck if you can't tow with it? Make sure you are always prepared by investing in a hitch to make your truck into a powerful work horse.

    Truck bedliners

    Truck bedliners will give your vehicle the protection it deserves, and the best way to ensure this is through applying spray on bedliners. Spray on bedliners assure a perfect fit to your truck as they are a customized coating that is applied with a bedliner spray gun that will protect your truck bed from dents and scratches.

    If you are interested in learning more about the different types of spray on bedliners, contact Langeman Manufacturing today.


  • Benefits of Vehicle Wrap Advertising For Your Business

    by User Not Found | Aug 16, 2016

    Vinyl Cutting TapeIn order to ensure that your business experiences continued success, experts believe all commercial trucks need proper advertising adornments (i.e., vehicle wraps). Here are some advantages of investing in vehicle wraps for mobile marketing.

    1. You will stand out

      In 2012, there were 1.6 million pickup trucks sold in the U.S., with the Ford F-150 being the best-selling vehicle in the United States since 1982. With so many trucks on the road, it is important to find ways to stand out! Vehicle wraps command a lot of attention, allowing you to advertise to a broad range of people you would not have previously been able to reach.

    2. Cost effective

      Compared to the price of mail, billboard, and radio advertisements, vehicle wrapping will bring you the highest return on your investment. Additionally, vehicle wraps are great for long term advertising, whereas any other advertising method is only relevant for the short term.

    3. Protects the paint on your vehicle

      Not only can vehicle wraps enhance the value of your brand, they can protect your paintwork from the wear and tear that comes from daily driving.

    4.  A professional image

    Having a vehicle wrap will give off a professional image to your prospective clients. They will be impressed that you have chosen a unique method of advertising, which will pique their interest in your products and services even more!

    Vehicle wraps can be conveniently trimmed with edge cutting tapes, or wrap cut tape, such as Langeman's Wrapcut. WrapCut tape can be used by both professionals as well as those just learning about the industry. The level of skill required to use WrapCut is not high, as it's incredibly easy to use. When cutting wraps with WrapCut, there is no need for a knife. Instead, a fine filament that is embedded within the tape allows the user to pull the filament along the cut line, producing a smooth, clean cut.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, head over to the professionals at Langeman Manufacturing! 

  • What You Need to Know About Spray On Bedliners and WireTrim

    by User Not Found | Jul 28, 2016

    Pickup trucks are incredibly popular all over the country. In 2012, 1.6 million trucks were sold in the United States, and in 2013, for every eight new vehicles sold, one was a full sized pickup truck. The major retailers of these trucks -- Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors -- all produce vehicles with impeccable quality, so investing in proper protection is crucial for the longevity of your truck. Choose a spray on truck bedliner to increase your truck’s longevity. Reflex and Gardit are both low pressure spray on liners that are comprised of two component polyurethane/polyurea hybrid materials.

    WireTrim is an edge cutting tape that is involved in the process of spray on truck bedliners.

    WireTrim’s main function is trimming through strong coatings, from the bottom of the coating up. This style of trimming uses a small high-strength cutting filament that is connected to the edge of an adhesive tape and placed on the surface of the truck, along the trim line prior to applying the coating.

    Wiretrim makes the installation process of a spray bedliner far faster and easier. In addition to its efficiency, using this process reduces the potential damage to the truck bed or body as there are absolutely no chances of scratching the paint with a blade.

    No matter what you plan on carrying in your truck -- whether it be a couch, heavy machinery, or a motorcycle -- you know that a spray on bedliner is the way to go in terms of protection. Nothing else will ensure the longevity of your truck's bed, so contact spray on bedliner dealers today to get started with the process!

  • 5 Benefits of Spray on Bedliners

    by User Not Found | Jul 28, 2016

    Langeman BlogPickup trucks are incredibly popular vehicles in the United States. For every eight cars sold in 2013, a pickup truck was one of them, and sales of these trucks jumped 8% in 2015. Because their popularity is only increasing, it is imperative for truck owners to invest in truck bedliners.

    Truck bedliners are protective coatings that shield the inner side of a truck bed. They offer a skid resistant protective coating to prevent items from shifting during transport. Here are five advantages of using a spray on bedliner:

    1. A custom fit

    Spray on truck bedliners provide custom fitting to the truck bed. Other options like drop-in bedliners or carpet bedliners are only for specific sizes, generally newer more updated models. Plus, truck beds can be between five feet and eight feet long, so finding the appropriate size for your vehicle can be challenging. Locate a dealer near you to customize your truck with a spray on bedliner.

    2. Does not move

    With other bedliner options, there is always the risk of the liner shifting, which can scratch your paint. With spray on bedliners, you do not have to worry about any scratches, dents, or abrasion as it adheres directly onto the truck. Additionally, because they are airtight, you will not have to deal with moisture accumulation. Cracks or rips that can happen to other bedliner options can cause corrosion or rust, resulting in unnecessary expensive repairs. 3. It looks good

    The texture and shine of a spray on bedliner is unmatched. Spray on truck bedliner customers can choose whether they would like to have a standard black liner, or a different color to match to the color of their truck. The color matching option is not available to those who choose drop in liners.

    4. Low Maintenance

    Those who choose a spray on bedliner will not have to worry about any additional maintenance to ensure quality. It is a spray and go option, which is convenient for many who do not have the time or resources to dedicate to time consuming maintenance and repairs.

    5. More Space

    Because it is not a bulky item, spray on bedliners leave more room in your truck bed for your cargo, allowing you to maximize your space.



  • Spray-On Bedliners Compared to Drop-in Bedliners

    by User Not Found | Jun 08, 2016

    It is easy to say that every truck owner loves their vehicle like it is their child. On top of treating it well, it is crucial to offer protection to ensure the longevity of your truck. One way to do this is to invest in a bedliner, as truck beds are often easily ignored.

    There are two basic types of bedliners: spray on bedliners and drop in bedliners. Each will protect the truck bed from the cargo you are carrying, whether it is a couch or a space shuttle. Here are the differences between both.

     

    Drop In Bedliners

    This liner is custom molded to your truck bed, and most feature a ribbed floor for slip guard protection and water drainage. They don't require any preparation work and require little or no drilling during installation.

    But, these truck bedliners do not offer long term protection of your truck bed. As the rubber units just lay across the truck bed, they do not provide protection to the inner bedsides. They can potentially trap water between the liner and steel of the bed, causing erosion and rust that can be expensive to fix. Additionally, they can vibrate and move when the car is going fast.

     

    Spray On Bedliners

    This method is great for anyone who wants long-lasting protection. These spray bedliners are especially handy if you have a uniquely sized truck, as drop in liners aren't widely available. If you do not have a five-and-a-half, six-and-a-half, or eight-foot truck bed, no worries!  

    There are two types of spray on bedliners: chemically catalyzed -- the stronger of the two -- and oxygen catalyzed. Most quality spray on bedliners are two-part, chemically catalyzed products, and are applied by trained dealers.

    Overall, spray on bedliners are incredibly durable, have a watertight seal, are extremely long lasting, are very versatile, and can even increase the value of your truck at resale!  Langeman has created two spray on bedliner products to best suit the needs of truck owners: Reflex® and Gardit®. Reflex is thick and tough, with a rubbery feel to grip and hold your cargo in place. Gardit is a more rugged coating, with a harder feel. This harder liner is perfect if you are often sliding equipment in and out of your truck, and also works great for coating exterior panels of your vehicle.

  • What Professionals Need to Know About Choosing a Bedliner Spray Gun

    by User Not Found | May 31, 2016
    Spray Gun for Bedliner

    Today, more construction firms are choosing to use pickup trucks to get their work done. The total number of pickup trucks sold last year in the United States was 221,228 units, a 16% year-over-year increase from 2014; for 31% of construction firms, Ford trucks are the top choice.

    Yet a pickup truck is only as good as its bed, where construction professionals and others in the trades keep their supplies. A reinforced bedliner with anti-slip additives and UV protectants can help keep valuable tools and other items safe. 

    In order to ensure that these materials are used accurately, and to keep costs down, it is necessary to choose the right equipment to get the job done. There are a number of bedliner spray gun components and machinery that can be used to apply these materials, and the equipment makes a difference. It is vital to have a consistent ratio of product throughout the process. Langeman bedliner spray guns are engineered to to get the best results with our bedliner products.

    Langeman Manufacturing produces the Pro4Ci and the GXPro bedliner spray machines.


    Pro4Ci Spray System

    Representing a unique yet simple way to apply thick-film, the Pro4Ci spray machine is in a class of its own. Operating both professionally and affordably, this spray system can apply protective coatings to almost any surface. The benefits of this bedliner spray gun include:

    • Reliability: The spraying process is exceptionally reliable and safe and was designed for long term, easy use and dependability.
      Patented Color Injection System
    • Low Pressure: Improves reliability and safety while reducing overspray and waste
    • Industrial-grade Use: The Pro4Ci spray system is ideally used as a spray gun for bedliners, utility bodies, military applications, and van interiors

     

    GXPro Spray System

    The GXPro system was introduced in 2007 and is a true workhorse at Langeman Manufacturing. With the ability to apply high impact coatings to nearly any surface, this spray system has a simple and intuitive application process. Advantages of the GXPro include:

    • Simplicity: The machine has a light and compact design.
    • Low Pressure: Improves reliability and safety while reducing overspray and waste
    • Affordable, low maintenance system
    • Multipurpose Use: This spray system is suited for truck bedliners, interiors, and utility bodies.

    Above all else, it is vital to ensure that the proper steps are taken for a successful bedliner installation. All Reflex and Gardit dealers are trained by Langeman at our Reflex tech Center.

    Have questions about our product line? Contact us today for more information or to become a dealer.