What makes a new truck different from a new car is its ability to do “truck stuff”. This could mean taking it off-road or using it to haul cargo. If you are going to use the bed of your truck to haul material such as dirt, gravel, tools or other materials, you should consider getting a bed liner.
A bed liner is a good idea for many reasons:
1. It protects your bed from scratches and dents.
2. A liner protects your bed, which in turn protects your investment.
3. A good liner ensures you can work hard, without having to worry about damaging your truck.
When considering a bed liner, you have two options. The first option is a drop-in bed liner, and the second option is a spray-in bed liner. Each has it’s own set of pros and cons which should be taken into account before purchasing.
Drop In Bed Liner
A drop-in bed liner is a quick and easy way to protect the bed of your truck from damage associated with loading cargo. Drop-in bed liners are made of a thin material that sits directly on top of the paint. It is easily secured to the bed without use of any specials tools or professional installation. A drop in bed liner is easily affordable and serves as a barrier between cargo and paint. One thing to keep in mind when considering a drop in liner is that sometimes water can get stuck between the liner and the paint. If left unchecked, this excess water can lead to rust in the bed. Some drop in-liners do not fit tight enough to the bed and can move back and forth. The friction from moving back and forth can scratch the paint you intended to protect, which can also lead to rust build up in the bed.
Spray In Bed Liner
Spray-in bed liner is sprayed directly onto the bed of the truck. This usually requires the work of a professional because the paint must be prepped so that the liner adheres properly. Once the process is finished, you shouldn’t have to worry about spraying it again for a couple years. Spray in liners are typically more expensive than drop in liners, but offer better protection and less likelihood of rust accumulation. Some companies offer DIY spray-in liner, but if installed improperly, they will not last as long as one installed by a professional.
A truck liner is a good way to protect your truck from scratches, dents, and deterioration. If you want to protect your investment, you should definitely consider a good bed liner. The kind you choose depends on many things such as your budget, planned usage, current condition of the bed, and which looks better to you. Whether you go with a drop in liner, or a spray in liner, we can help! Contact us to learn more about our products.