From Truck Beds to RVs: How GLADIATOR™ XC Elevates Protective Coatings - BodyShop Business

From Truck Beds to RVs: How GLADIATOR™ XC Elevates Protective Coatings

Explore the all new matte extreme coating

Sponsored by SEM

The Gladiator characters you see in movies are tough, strong and get the job done, no matter what they’re up against.

The bed of a pickup truck has these similar qualities as it hauls many things – equipment, construction materials, off-roading gear, really anything. Each time a new item is placed in a truck bed, it creates an impact on the surface of the bed. For years, pickup truck owners, from consumers to professionals, rely on truck bed liners to keep their trucks protected. Now, there’s a new liner in town, and it provides protection, durability, and impact absorption. Even more importantly, it’s color and texture customizability improve aesthetics and can increase a vehicle’s resale value.

Technicians focus on products that offer ease of application, flexible use across different surfaces, and protective qualities to ensure longevity of their truck beds and equipment. Luckily for those investing in these protective coatings, GLADIATOR XC has emerged after years of research to meet the ever-evolving demands of the automotive refinish industry.

SEM Products’ new Gladiator XC Matte Extreme Coating offers an elevated level of toughness. This high quality, matte, texture coating delivers premium quality at a competitive price, all in an easy-to-use shake and shoot kit. When used as a bed liner, Gladiator XC can handle anything you throw at it, from construction equipment and materials to off-roading gear and more. Its rugged 2K urethane matte finish is also UV resistant providing years of fade free protection. Available in both black and tintable, bulk and kit sizes, it’s perfect for truck beds, trailers, and equipment.

Gladiator XC distinguishes itself from other products on the market with its versatility, UV stability, and solvent resistance.” said Zachary Pellarin, brand manager for SEM. “We listened to the needs of body shops and responded with a product that meets all their criteria.”

So, what exactly makes Gladiator XC stand out against the competition?

The Matte Extreme Advantage

With a low gloss 2k urethane protective coating, Gladiator XC combines durability with a stylish, rugged texture. This formula handles years of abuse in the toughest conditions.

UV Stability and Fade Resistance

Gladiator XC ensures truck beds stay vibrant and protected under all weather conditions, thanks to its excellent UV stability. It promises an enduring vibrancy and protection against color deterioration or fading, even in extreme weather.

“When selecting a product, you’re looking for durability against all types of wear – from surface damage to rust,” said Pellarin. “Gladiator XC coating ensures a lasting appearance over time.”

T3 True Tint Technology

The non-yellowing formula of Gladiator XC’s T3 True Tint Technology ensures truck beds retain their color even when tinting to a light or white color.

Unleashed Versatility and Durability

Gladiator XC coating’s uses extend beyond truck beds. It’s the go-to solution for off-road vehicles, trailers, farm equipment, industrial, commercial, recreational vehicles, marine, golf carts and more. Its quick cure time, excellent adhesion and flexible yet durable finish ensures a lasting result trusted by professionals.

Application Made Easy

“SEM’s Gladiator XC coating is designed for ease of application, whether you’re seasoned or new to the industry,” Pellarin said. “Spray it, brush it on, or roll it out—choose your technique and transform your surfaces. We’ve simplified the process.”

Convenient VOC-Compliant Kits

Available in two VOC-compliant kits, the Black Kit and the Tintable Kit, Gladiator XC comes with all the essentials. These include four short-filled quarts of the coating, one pint of activator with a measuring cup, and a specialized Gladiator XC Schutz gun. The shake and shoot kit simplifies the process, making application straightforward, whether by Schutz gun, HVLP, brush or roller.

A Superior Choice in Protective Coatings

Gladiator XC stands out with its striking packaging and best-in-class performance, making it more than a protective coating. It’s a statement of quality and innovation in the field.

For more information on Gladiator XC, click here or speak with your local SEM rep.

Sponsored by SEM Products.

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