Spending Time in The Sierra’s for the 49th Annual Sierra Trek

Lot’s of good things going on in them thar mountains… LINE-X of Silicon Valley, LINE-X of Bay Area, and Mike’s Truck  attend this years Sierra Trek 2016.

During the past 40-plus years, Sierra Trek has attracted participants from around the world; it’s become an annual summer destination for generations of four wheelers.  Access to the Summit City base camp at Meadow Lake is suitable for campers, trailers, and motorhomes.

Meadow Lake

The base camp was complete with breakfast, dinner, huge fire pit, saloon, nightly music, vendors, hot showers and a whole lotta trucks, jeeps and families doing what folks have done for generations. Reunite with friends on a family friendly camping trip where the kids have as much fun as mom and dad. I was amazed on the number of kids that have attended the annual Sierra Trek event for as long as they are old.

Here’s a short video out on the trail at   Winch Hill #5 Video.

Our veterans were also honored by having a parade through the courtyard after very rugged trip up a trail that is so difficult a winch is required equipment. Fordyce Creek Trail has 5 areas called Winch Hills. That is, help is available should one need it.




Wounded Warrior event had veterans making the trek on Fordyce Creek Trail to Meadow Lake up some very difficult terrain and ending with a parade through the base camp court yard. As a veteran myself, I am so glad to finally see these young men honored on a frequent basis.

So as a So Cal guy who moved North in 91 and never ventured any further north than Truckee… I am glad I made this trip. The high meadows and plains of the Sierra’s are an area of California I will continue to explore.



LINE-X of Bay Area and LINE-X of Silicon Valley provide protection where it counts for Stanford’s Humanoid Robotic Diver – “Mermaid”

Stanford's Humanoid Robotic Diver

Stanford’s Humanoid Robotic Diver Blocks

Stanford’s Humanoid Robotic Diver started out as a box of blocks about a year ago and has just made world news.

Humanoid Blocks

High Density Foam Blocks

Stanford’s Ocean One is the first prototype of what may be a team of robotic divers that are currently controlled remotely.   The advancement of processor technology and software make automation a certainly.  It’s only a matter of time before one of Ocean One’s distant beta versions will be task driven from a daily software boot and able to work independently.



As far as we are concerned it started like so many other projects – hey can you coat these.  Well let’s backup, it started out – A couple of Stanford students walk into LINE-X of Silicon Valley as ask, can you coat this sample material?  Concerns are always, how well does the media handle temperatures of LINE-X heated to 180 which becomes even hotter as the exothermic reaction of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ parts are mixed at 1800 – 2500 psi. The cool thing about LINE-X is one can use anything to create the shape – foam, paper cups, light bulbs, card board boxes, etc. Once the item is coated LINE-X provides the structure and the substrate is no longer needed. FOX business channel just did a segment on how indestructible and flexible LINE-X is. It’s the elongation, adherence, and wear resistance that make it unique.  Because of these properties, specifically flexibility and adherence that make LINE-X an excellent choice for Ocean One’s exoskeleton.

Humanoid Blocks

Coated with LINE-X Platinum no color coat

Stanford's Humanoid Robotic Diver after color coat

Stanford’s Humanoid Robotic Diver after color coat

For Ocean One, LINE-X of Silicon Valley and LINE-X of Bay Area coated parts using LINE-X Platinum which is 3 times stronger than Standard and has better permeability properties(resists water intrusion).  Always great to see a project come together – congratulations Stanford, specifically, the computer science dept that drove this to completion! Remember, from one salvage diver to another – our charter is the safe retrieval of lost objects.



Stanford's Robotic Diver

Stanford’s Robotic Diver

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Didn’t this trailer turn out amazing?!! Before getting into the Mike’s Truck & LINE-X business, I would take one look at this trailer and think “it’s gonna take a lot of elbow grease to get this trailer back in shape”. How long do you think it would take? — imagine a lot of sanding, maybe sandblasting. Or if that doesn’t work, then get the proper power tools if you don’t have them. So that means a little shopping trip down to the local hardware store – finding those items. Just thinking about doing all of that makes you say to yourself… ‘maybe I’ll work on this next weekend’. Or ‘is this thing even worth making it like new?

AND… surprisingly, the story behind this trailer is that it is only 2 years old! The salt air in Pacifica had rusted out this trailer in no-time. One treatment of LINE-X solved the problem. Permanently. Now the trailer has a National Lifetime Guarantee with LINE-X.

As you can see, we removed the wood platform to get to the metal frame supports. We did have to prep, which means sanding and cleaning all metal surfaces, but that is all done in our Hayward shop. The Hayward location has a prep & spray stall large enough to work on a full size bus.

What do you have that might benefit from LINE-X protection?

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Stop by & See Us at GoodGuys Show

Mike’s Truck Accessories & Line-X
at the GoodGuys Autumn Get-Together
in Pleasanton, CA
Alameda County Fairgrounds!

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See you there Nov 14 & 15!

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  • Mikes Truck & Line-X SWAT Truck

Alameda SWAT Monster gets truck accessories & Rhino Liner

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team brought their MONSTER size Armored Truck into Mike’s Truck & Line-X, the San Francisco Crisis Center for the Bay Area for some work.

Mike’s solved a MONSTER engine overheating problem by installing an air scoop to the hood. They then sealed it all in Rhino Lining making the truck heat & weather resistant for good! This impressive MONSTER truck is fit for battle!

Mike’s Truck & Rhino Linings are dedicated to your truck accessories and bed liner needs. Tailgate with us at the next SF 49er or Oakland Raider game!


Mike’s Truck & Line-X is GIVING AWAY a PAIR of Club Seats
($800 value) Sharks vs Kings stadium series




 To enter drawing held on FEB 14
SIMPLY do 2 things

1) FOLLOW – Become a Fan to ANY or ALL of the following

Like Mikes Truck Bay Area     
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2) Copy & Paste – the line below to your facebook timeline


                      And that’s it! 


Winner’s name to be posted on Facebook Feb 15

  • Mikes Truck & LINE-X sealed OFF ROAD van
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  • Mikes Truck & LINE-X sealed OFF ROAD van

See PHASE I here: http://mikestruck.org/1986-quadratrack-mikes-truck-accessories-line-x

Now that the first phase has been completed – which was to remove external truck accessories, bumpers, mirrors, door handles, etc. Followed by sand blasting, sanding, welding, replacing and renewing any body damage. Including completely cutting off the huge portions of rusted out drip rail and then welding in a new (recycled) drip rail that we found on another van at a parts yard.

The body was then sealed in light gray Line-X as the primer. Mike’s Truck & LINE-X uses a 100% solids (no air pollution), thermoplastic polyurethane and polyurea. The materials are precisely dispensed through a high pressure polyurethane spray machine. The material is heated to 120-140 degrees with the temperature maintained through a heated hose. Using high pressure, the materials is applied. It takes less than 5 seconds for it to harden. As soon as it lands on the surface it’s dry! If it’s sprayed from too far away, it won’t stick because it will have already dried. Amazing material and process!

Mike’s Truck & LINE-X products are a fast-cure, multipurpose series of coatings designed for a wide range of retail, commercial, and industrial uses. They exhibit excellent adhesion to most properly prepared surfaces. There are no solvents associated with these products, which means there are no air pollutants or harmful environmental contaminates.

Mike’s Truck & LINE-X® Protective Coatings are resistant to most solvents and acids, making them ideal for industrial and commercial applications where corrosion is prevalent. This greatly extends equipment and vehicle life expectancy. It has a high “shore D” hardness rating, offering excellent impact resistance and superior tensile strengths (up to 6,600 psi) resulting in outstanding abrasion resistance. Because the material is sprayed there is a complete seal, making the coating “water tight”.


Mike’s Truck & LINE-X, Line-X of Bay Area, and Line-X of Silicon Valley are dedicated to your truck accessories and bed liner needs. Tailgate with us at the next SF 49er or Oakland Raider game!

  • Toyota Lift at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area
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  • Toyota Lift at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area
  • Toyota Lift at Mike's Truck & LINE-X of Bay Area

Shown above: 2011 Toyota Tundra with 35″ with stock Forged TRD wheels
Problem: tires rubbing
Solution: Pro Comp 6″ Lift kit, installed
Turnaround: 3 days

Take your driving experience to the next level!

Pro Comp makes products that deliver results. Pro Comp Lift Kits will not only improve the drivability but will also enhance the maneuverability. Top rated for longevity, durability, and reliability. Pro Comp’s team consists of expert engineers that have the most experience and knowledge. Pro Comp Lift’s are used by professionals, enthusiast, and every day drivers. Pro Comp uses the most durable materials and product that will transform any vehicle.

Mike’s Truck & Line-X Bay Area installs ProComp products. Pro Comp Suspension is a recognized worldwide leader. Pro Comp Lift Kits are considered the most dependable and durable kits that will give any vehicle a smoother ride for years to come. Pro Comp Lifts began in 1992 and are now considered the top aftermarket manufacturer in the suspension category.

When it comes to your vehicles handling, look and performance, Mike’s Truck & Line-X truck accessories will get you customized RIGHT!
Call Mike’s today for your best custom solution.


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Mike’s Truck & LINE-X of Silicon Valley partners in local Safeway promotion

Big brands such as Pepsi and NFL promote tail-gating events and they invited us to participate in this one. NOW that the South Bay is the NEW HOME of 49’er madness!! There’s a whole new electricity in the air!

The NEW Safeway [in South San Jose] has taken things one step further — and we are happy to be a part of that! – by promoting Bay Area teams with a brand new ‘Tail Gate Store’ located right inside Safeway! You will see the display has Mike’s Truck & LINE-X of Silicon Valley Bed liner!

But Mike’s Truck isn’t about just LINE-X bed liners. Did you know that Mike’s Truck & LINE-X of Silicon Valley also has a line of outstanding truck accessories? Yup, it’s true!

• Get your DC to AC converter for your electric cooler or electric burner to keep food hot and drinks cold.
• Keep your tailgate party protected from the wet weather with a Truck Cover.
• Get a hitch installed and tow your BBQ! or custom party trailer!

Mike’s Truck & Line-X sells and installs over 20,000 truck accessories – If it goes on a pickup, van or SUV we have it. We install it! We guarantee it!

Be sure to stop by Safeway for your tailgate supplies and don’t forget to get your truck bed LINE-X’d before the next game!

And LOOK FOR Mike’s Truck & Line-X Silicon Valley at the next 49’er or Raider game at TAILGATE time — we’ll have FREE STUFF!

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  • Santa Clara University Bus gets Line-X'd
    The seam was leaking
  • Santa Clara University Bus gets Line-X'd
    All caulking was removed
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    Extensive crack went the length of the roof
  • Santa Clara University Bus gets Line-X'd
    The bus goes into the 35' spray booth
  • Santa Clara University Bus gets Line-X'd
    Scuff and clean
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  • Santa Clara University Bus gets Line-X'd
    mask areas not to be treated
  • Santa Clara University Bus gets Line-X'd
    Ready for application
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    Scaffolding to reach the top of the bus
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    Drape and mask off finished areas
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    Line-X seals it up for GOOD!

Mike’s Truck & Line-X Bay Area permanently resolved a leak in the roof of a University of Santa Clara Team Bus.

The University of Santa Clara Team bus had leaked before and the solution was to apply caulking to the seam – you can see in the photos – the line that runs the length of the roof. To properly fix the leak, all of the caulking had to be removed and the roof scuffed. Then the entire bus was masked off to protect any areas from overspray.

Line-X is THE PERFECT SOLUTION for water-proofing because it is SIX TIMES more flexible than caulking and can be stretched 600% without failing. Guaranteed to not leak! PERFECT for the roof on a rolling, flexing bus or any RV roof repair.

As you can see, this is a very large size job, but we have the facilities to accommodate! The bus was brought into our 35 foot spray booth so that the material is sprayed in one application. After it’s sprayed it takes just a few seconds for the Line-X material to dry. It dries solid and seals out any moisture. It’s a thick indelible finish that will NEVER leak again!

Do you have something that needs to be protected from the elements?
Seal out leaks with one application of Line-X!