My son-in-law worked for one of the national chains that do Rhinoliner. He
got me a deal, so i'm a little prejudice. But i'll tell you, its great stuff
don't slide around like in a plastic liner and its thick, been in about 3
years and haven't had any problems, discounting a few chips, which they can
fix if you want. Just my input. Wayne
Drop in bed liners! They ought to come with a warning sticker that says "
Danger this peice of shot will destroy your bed" . Add the moisture and
dirt that get trapped under that plastic bedliner and drive down the road
with a wet sander at work every mile. I can't speak of every dealer out
there but I would assume spray in liners are basically all the same. Someone
correct me if I am wrong. I use a brand called Rhino Lining, don't know if
it is available in your area. My sprayed in liner is about 8 years old with
no problems. I also have a truck with a Do it yourself spray in that has not
faired so well and was about 60% of the price of the pro job. Big problems
with peeling but that may be due to the installer(ME). My Rhino lining is
also color matched, other than the texture it looks like the rest of the
truck. My trucks arent grocery getters, the wife doesn't drive the kid to
school in it, it is used like a truck. I have a hole in the front of the bed
where a tranny slid forward and punched through, the spray on lining is
still on the metal, no peeling. And as far as cleaning before install that
is done by the dealer. Wash it out before you take it, they may charge you a
little more if they have to remove 50 lbs. of garbage.
i have had line-x in 3 of my trucks.
i got them sprayed in with 2 months of buying the trucks, so there isnt
really time frame to get them.
as another poster stated the installer will prep it before spraying it
take out the drop in liner before going tho, some of the installers will
charge you a throw away fee.
i had 2 chevy under rail bed liners from 2 of my trucks that i couldnt
even give away and still have a under rail gmc liner that yet again no
one wants, they say how much you give me for taking it off your hands.
spray in liners are way to go.
easy to keep clean, i spray mine down with tire shine every so often to
keep it looking new, if thats what you want it to look like.
On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:48:07 -0400, "David Johnson"
I disagree. I have been using drop in HD liners for years and I always
install a pad under them to protect bed for rubbing and it still look
like new under there after 6 years. Also with a heavily ribbed liner
You can drop wood and stuff in bed and not dent it like you can with
rino liners. Another thing, I haul several yards of much in mine every
year and I can run a pitchfork alonge bed floor in ribs and scoop it
out with no damage (try that with a Rino Liner). What it boild down to
is how you plan to used it. If you are going to baby it (not chuck
stuff in it or shovel stuff out of it, a Rino liner is nice to have
but if you plan to really "use" your truck to haul stuff and be a
little ruff at times, a HD drop in is the way to go.
And I would argue the complete opposite. If you want to use your truck like
a truck, get a sprayed in liner. They are a hundred times better at
protecting your bed and they aren't slippery like the drop in liners are. If
you have a load shift with a slippery drop in liner, the load will dent the
hell out of your bed; the spray in liner acts as protection.
If you used you truck like I do, it would have the bed all dented up
and the Rino lining torn because its "sticky" surface will not let the
anged points of a pitch fork slide on it without tearing the lining
when removing mulch. Also, I haul 3 to 4000 lbs of salt at time and
nothing leaks through liner and I can wash the bed liner out in spring
and all is well. (I do not want the salt water in direct contact with
bed Rino lining or not because it will find a seam or crack to start
Hey SnoMan, aint this what its all about? Share our opinions and experiences
and we all can learn something.
But back to topic. The spray in liner I use is sprayed on 1/4 inch thick and
you can get it thicker. Pretty tough stuff. I'm not a chemist but I THINK
the spray on liners are basically the same material as the drop in. I use my
truck as a truck, haul anything you can put in one and haven't been able to
tear mine up. Now you may have something with using a pad with your drop in.
I have no problem with the durability of the drop in but the damage they
cause to the bed is horrible. Maybe when I used a drop in I was buying from
the wrong dealer, he never offered to sell me a pad.
I love my Line-X liner. That said, the spray in liner won't protect your
sidewalls or wheel wells from impact if a heavy piece of cargo slides around
or rolls over. I have my drop-in plastic liner in there as well to cover
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