Thought I'd pay forward, came across an inexpensive bed repair. Forever I've had a piece of diamond plate covering the original weather beat wood. Since I regularly take to Home depot for projects etc I didn't want to go down the rabbit hole of having a "too nice" bed. So one day (while in Homedepot) they had an overage sale on lifeproof interlocking all vinyl flooring and happened to be oak stimulant. So I thought I'd give it a try. Laid it like flooring over the diamond plate but didn't want it to look like 70's paneling so put bought the ribs and screwed them over the seams direct to the diamond plate with stainless flange screws. My goal was for it, on walk by, to look better than diamond plate that had patinaed. Yet take on the frequent trip to HD. My thinking is that I can replace as necessary or try a different flavor as they wear. So far after 11 months outside it's held up pretty well, I think the sun will take them out before the weather, but we are in a moderate climate zone.