I've dumped my old plastic bedliner and was thinking about getting a Line-X
sprayed in a '97 2500. The front tie down points in the bed used to be
covered by a rubber plug -- but this looks somewhat tacky. Also, I can't
imagine how these plugs would remain functional after a spray-in was
Do these front tie-downs have a water drain hole or should I drill some half
inch holes in the tie down cavity?
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:08:38 +0000, Ben Turner wrote:
i have a line-x in my 05 and love it. i ditched the plastic liner the
first night. got it home from the dealership and out came the plastic
liner, even before the insurance cards went into the truck. my trucks
drain holes don't drain as fast as they used to but they do drain (when
crap isn't covering them) you probably could enlarge the holes with a
drill bit to increase the functionality of the holes after its sprayed
with the liner. not sure i would worry about it, but the option is there
if your really concerned. usually if my truck fills with water during a
overnight rain storm (remember the crap over the holes?) the first time i
back out of the driveway it all gone, runs right out from under the
Suddenly, without warning, GeekBoy exclaimed (26-Apr-07 4:07 AM):
This is true. Mine still drains fine though. I've had my Line-X in
since shortly after I bought the truck (2001), and I love it! It hasn't
faded as much as I thought (it's very dark grey now, instead of jet
black), even after a year in the hot, sunny desert climate. Considering
what I've put in it over the years, the bed itself, or any plastic
liner, would have been totally trashed, but the line-x looks practically
new. Great investment!
Yeah and I am sure better than pathetic Rhino. I will never have them. My
truck was sprayed with a matching color.
It reacted to UV rays and turned green. Rhino said I should have it sprayed
with a gloss coating.
My response was "why would I want to make something that has turned green,
an even brighter green?"
No reponse from the jerk offs.
no your not, i follow in what your saying Roy. if you enlarge them large
enough the coating will coat the edges of the holes to keep them from
rusting, without blocking the holes. how large of a hole that has to be?
well that part i cant answer for you. i can tell you the factory drain
holes in my 05 still function somewhat, but are obviously diminished by
the the line-x install. my neighbor had the rubbery looking rino liner
installed in his truck and it totally blocked all of his factory drain
holes. the rino liner is also much harder to slide a load out of (when you
want to) while you can slide a load out of mine with the harder line-x
(when you want to) while still retaining the limited load shift you would
expect out of a sprayed in liner.
i hope that sufficiently answered your question.
When I had the Rhinoliner sprayed in my '99 the installer removed the plugs
and taped off the inside perimeter of the holes. The plugs fit back in
nicely and the hole size wasn't reduced.
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