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Types and Benefits of Truck Bed Liners
If you’re a truck owner, you’ve likely asked yourself one too many times, “Should I or should I not get a truck bed liner?” It’s often – or always – a yes. But just before you go out shopping for one, it’s good to know the different types of truck bed liners come in.
Spray-on liners are just as you would imagine – liners that you would spray onto your truck (manufacturers provide applicators that you can use for this particular purpose). That means your truck bed will be sealed airtight, allowing no amount of dirt, water and other loose materials to get in. Spray-on liners are a good way to avoid damages too, such as abrasion, rusting and corrosion.
The concept behind drop-in liners is as easy that for spray-ons. A drop-in liner is no more than a sheet of plastic “dropped” into the bed and fastened in place. One issue with drop-in liners is that those gaps could become an entry point for loose materials, and besides, the bolts are probably going to loosen over time. Their advantage though is that they’re cheaper than spray-on liners.
Comparing Spray-on Liners and Drop-In Liners
Here’s the deal: spray-on bed liners are the best ones to get.
There are many reasons spray-on truck bed liners are better, and the reasons are plenty.
First off, their versatility is unmatched. After all, all you need to do is spray it on your truck bed! There will be no issues regarding sizing and ensuring that the liner fits. As long as you spray on the whole surface that you need protected, it will be protected. You don’t only save time but energy as well.
Additionally, spray-on liners will never dislodge or change positions as they have practically adhered to the truck bed itself. You can’t even move them! On the other hand, drop-in liners are likely to rip or crack, giving moisture a chance to leak inside and the metal to rust. Finally, spray-on liners are the cheapest in terms of maintenance when compared to other types of truck bed liners available these days. This is just another attribute that makes them very popular. Spray-ons can be higher-priced when you talk about buying price, but in time, you will see that they are your least expensive option overall.
You can adhere a carpet to the truck bed’s metal part, providing a semi-protective surface that works fantastic for handling delicate items. Rubber can also be an option but hardly as effective as hard plastic or spray-ons. Lastly, wood can also serve the purpose, but again, it may not be as great as plastic or spray-on because it is sure to rot over time.