Herculiner HCL1B8: Dependable Top Brand Roll-On Bedliner

by Joshua Thomas

Herculiner is one of the most reputable bedliner manufacturers with a wide variety of products in the market. Their HCL1B8 is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a black roll-on bedliner that will adhere to a wide variety of surfaces such as wood, metal, and most plastics.

This bedliner does not take a lot of effort to apply and besides leaving a thicker and textured finish, it also resists solvents, chemicals, gasoline, and oil to provide maximum protection for the truck bed.

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Herculiner HCL1B8 Review
Herculiner HCL1B8 Review


  • Product Name: Herculiner HCL1B8
  • Product Brand: Herculiner
  • Color: Black
  • Size: 1 gallon
  • Kit Composition: Black protective coating, 2 rollers, and application brush
  • Applicable On: Metal, concrete, wood, rubber, asphalt, fiberglass, aluminum, most plastics


  • Up to 5 times thicker roll-on bedliner
  • Polyurethane coating is tough & protective
  • Formulated to add an extra shine
  • Applicable to a wide variety of surfaces including wood and concrete
  • Simple 3-step application
  • Complete kit with rollers and brush

What We Like

  • High-quality product from a top brand
  • Leaves a thicker coating
  • Ideal for use on various materials
  • Always provides an extra shine
  • Resistant to oil, solvents, gasoline, and chemicals
  • Bonds and seals the surface to prevent rust

What We Don't Like

  • Drying time is relatively long
  • Provided brush is not the best quality
  • Its smell lingers for several days

Bottom Line

High-quality roll-on bedliner from a highly reputable brand that has been formulated to provide a thicker and highly protective coating. Check out the best spray-on bedliner.

Detailed Features of Herculiner HCL1B8 by an Expert

Detailed Features of Herculiner HCL1B8
Detailed Features of Herculiner HCL1B8

Coverage: Good enough for most truck beds

Coverage will ultimately depend on the truck type you have, and hence the size of your truck bed. But, the good news is that Herculiners makes this roll-on bedliner with all truck bed sizes in mind.

The 1-gallon bedliner is enough to cover a 6-foot truck bed at least twice, and if you have the smaller 5-foot truck beds you can even get three layers if you want. But, no matter what truck bed you have, you will hardly need more than a couple of coats.

For a typical truck bed, a single coat should be more than enough. This bedliner is up to 5 times thicker than other roll-on bedliners out there, which means that a single layer should be thick and protective enough for most truck owners.

If you prefer to look at it from the square feet perspective, you will also get good enough coverage for two coats. According to the manufacturer, "One quart (0.9 L) covers a flat area of about 15 square feet (1.4 square meters). One gallon (3.8 L) covers 55-60 square feet (5.1-5.6 square meters), with a final dry coat thickness of 1/16-1/32 in. (1.6-0.8 mm)."

Surface: Tough and textured

Besides getting a wide enough coverage, it is also important to make sure that the roll-on bedliner that you buy will also provide a good enough surface. The good news is that you will not go wrong with the Herculiner HCL1B8, and it delivers a tough and textured surface.

The protective polyurethane surface created will bond and seal all the surfaces on the truck bed, and hence helping to prevent rust and corrosion. This, in turn, translates to longer service life for your truck bed, and it will be a long time before you need to repair or repaint it.

Also, the surface created is skid-resistant, and because it is super tough it will not chip, peel, or flake no matter what you use it to carry.

Better yet, to ensure even more protection, the surface will also be resistant to chemicals, solvents, oils, and gasoline, which are all components that can damage the truck bed and also ruin its appearance.

The highlight of the surface that you get with this Herculiner bedliner is that unlike others that leave a dull finish, it has a nice and pleasant shine. With proper care, this bedliner will also maintain this pleasant finish for much longer than most other types out there.

Ease to Use: Simple 3-step application

You will not need to pay someone to apply this bedliner for you or even spend a lot of time doing it because the manufacturer makes it to ensure easy DIY applications. It is applicable in 3 easy steps, and even absolute beginners will have an easy time.

The first step for the application will be to prepare the surface, and here you will need to make sure that the surface is free of any debris and dirt. Also, you should prepare the bedliner by adding the thinner.

Once this is done, the other two steps are the application with the roller or brush and then leave the bedliner to dry for a few hours before applying the second coat. 18 to 24 hours later, the truck bed should be ready for light usage.

The good news is that Herculiner will also provide 2 rollers and one handle and a brush to ensure you have everything you need for immediate application. If by chance you have any difficulties, the manufacturer has lots of materials online to help you out.

Weather Resistance: Protective against all elements

Even if you have a truck bed cover, the chances are that your truck bed will be exposed to the elements at some point. But, with a good bedliner like Herculiner HCL1B8, you will never have to worry about exposure to the elements as it will provide enough protection.

First, this bedliner will bond and seal the surface, which will ensure that no water passes through to the surface of the truck bed. Hence, common water problems such as rusting and corrosion should not be an issue. Also, because it does not chip, peel, or flake, it does not let any water in.

You can be confident that this bedliner will maintain a pleasant appearance throughout as it has superior UV resistance. This means that it will not fade or discolor for a long time, and so even as it ages and wears off, it will not create an unsightly appearance.

Other elements like wind and snow will also not have any effect on this bedliner because the tough finish can withstand them for a long time.

Price: Good value for money

There are many other bedliners out there that will cost way much less per gallon when compared to the Herculiner HCL1B8. But, if you are looking to get great value for your money, this bedliner is almost unbeatable.

A little of this bedliner goes a long way and with the 1-gallon bottle, you can easily give most truck beds at least two coats, which saves you the cost of buying several containers.

Also, it just has the right thickness, and so you will not need to thin it, and neither does it require thickening products, which further saves you even more cash.

To ensure you get an even better value, this Herculiner bedliner will come with a couple of rollers and brush, and it also allows for fast and easy DIY application.

This means even if you do not have any experience, you can apply it yourself, which saves you the cost of paying someone to do it.

Conclusion on Herculiner HCL1B8

High-quality bedliner from a leading brand that is thicker than most others out there and allows for simple application.

You cannot go wrong by sticking with a bedliner from a top brand like the Herculiner HCL1B8. This bedliner is easy to apply in 3 steps, 5 times thicker than regular ones, offers superior weather-resistance, and will leave the surface with a tough and textured surface that also has a pleasant shine.

About Joshua Thomas

Joshua Thomas just simply loves cars and willing to work on them whenever there's chance... sometimes for free.

He started CarCareTotal back in 2017 from the advices of total strangers who witnessed his amazing skills in car repairs here and there.

His goal with this creation is to help car owners better learn how to maintain and repair their cars; as such, the site would cover alot of areas: troubleshooting, product recommendations, tips & tricks.

Joshua received Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University.

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