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New NP store specializes in truck liner

October 29, 2017 GMT

You can buy just about any truck accessory from North Platte’s new Line-X shop, 1820 E. Philip Ave., Suite 3. But the shop’s specialty is spray-in truck liner.

The polyurethane mixture is intended to keep moisture out of a truck bed to prevent rust.

With 500 Line-X locations nationally, you can get liners fixed “in Florida on vacation,” said business owner Dave Harmon.

Harmon and his business partner, Marcus Doughty, opened Line-X of North Platte in August. They’ve sprayed step bars on trucks, accessories and even patio furniture for people hoping to keep the chairs from breaking.

“You can actually spray a red Solo cup and stand on it without it breaking,” Harmon said.

Harmon works with many car dealers. In his shop, Harmon said, he can offer prices comparable to what a customer can order online, and he encourages residents to “shop local.”

Harmon first worked at a Line-X location in Des Moines, Iowa, where he met and married his wife, who is from North Platte. When the couple moved to North Platte, Harmon worked as a physical therapist’s assistant, but never forgot his time working at Line-X. He also had a lifetime love of working on his own vehicles, calling himself a “shade-tree mechanic.”

“I’ve always enjoyed this and enjoyed trucks,” he said about deciding to start his business. “So I figured, why not?”