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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Bedliner Franchise Review: Scorpion Coatings


 

Scorpion offers basic equipment at inflated prices.

Priced at $45.00 to over $80/ gallon depending on the quantity (plus freight)


Companies like Scorpion try copying the model of Line-X, but without true national name recognition, they wind up  “pretending” to have the same recognition. Result: Lookalikes charge more wholesale for their bedliner, more for equipment, or must bind dealership startups into buying “only their proprietary” formulas or spray-rigs. While that’s not unethical or dishonest, it made competing with ArmorThane, Rhino  & Line-X more difficult. Scorpion will continue to be a small Line-X wannabe charging too much for junk products.



We give a hard pass on this company!

                                          



Scorpion Bedliner Equipment:

EG570 Electric Spray Gun

The
EG570 Electric Paint Gun – $350.00 – Sold as a gun for polyurea

Promoted as Scorpion Coating product line, but is a Wagner Flexio Sprayer 570 readily available from $80-$129 from Amazon to Home Depot. Unfortunately, the EG570 has numerous complaints. Before considering this, check out the Top Negative Amazon Reviews to avoid a costly mistake.






“Large Volume” Spray Gun

“Large Volume” Spray Gun – $140.00 (approx.)

Standard spray gun from Scorpion used high volume use with a 2-gallon hopper. In reality, this is available from Wallboard. It is a ceiling/texture gun for approximately $75.00. Similar hoppers from Graco are much higher quality for much cheaper pricing.

Generic Low Volume Spray Gun



The “Al’s Liner” Spray Gun – $59.00

Smaller jobs like standard truck bedliners use this with this 1-gallon hopper. This can be found at local tool retailers, Harbor Freight, or online for as little as $20. …

Al’s Liner is the “DIY” version of Scorpion Coatings, which is itself a DIY system. Al’s is a higher-priced, scaled-down version of Scorpion.

Scorpion ASC6/7000



Scorpion ASC6/7000 – $16,995.00

This system is called a high-pressure system because it uses a high-pressure plural component proportioner. The pump systems cost significantly more than using XO2, but it is a fast application, no mixing, and dries fast. Payback on these kinds of systems can require significant time unless the volume is high. Some larger shops, dealerships, and commercial applicators have these volumes and can afford more high-priced expenses. At $20,000, an actual Graco E-10 HP or EXP1 or 2 becomes more logical than this unit. Graco has manufactured these for over 30 years for near the same price and offers a much more reliable product.

Cartridge Systems

 

It seems they support the theory, but do not have an actual system.

All Cartridge systems use a LP polyurea inserted into cartridges for a low-priced pneumatic cartridge gun. Cheap replaceable spray tips called Static Mixing Tubes must be replaced each time you spray. Cartridge guns were intended for applicators that need faster dry times but can’t incur the high cost of a Graco system on very small jobs.




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