Every day, some 6,500 new pick-up trucks are sold in the U.S. Some of these trucks come with a bed liner as a standard feature, but a majority do not. So if you're one of these new truck owners, you'll want to invest in a bed liner to protect the bed's surface against scratches and scuffs.
There are many types of bed liners available for truck models from traditional drop-in liners to spray on coatings. If you're curious about how spray-on bed liners work and how they differ from other fitted bed liners, keep reading!
Here are five major benefits of buying a spray-on bedliner for your truck.
1. ITS CUSTOM FIT PROTECTS AGAINST THE ELEMENTS
A spray on bed liner completely coats your truck bed's surface and creates an air and watertight seal. This is going to protect your bed from moisture, heat, UV rays, dirt, and anything else that would normally damage the bed's surface.
Although the bed liner has a watertight seal, the bed itself is not “waterproof”. We wouldn’t recommend filling your truck bed with water… but who would?!
Because it sprays on, there's no need to go through the trouble of measuring your bed's dimensions to get the perfect fit. While some truck owners may prefer carpeting or another type of bed liner, these liners don't always offer complete protection against the elements. Water and dirt can still make their way underneath them, causing corrosion and other damage.
Another benefit a spray-on bedliner offers is color customization. Many spray-on coatings come in a variety of colors in addition to basic black so you can get creative with your bedliner or coat it so it matches the truck's paint color. A spray on coating creates a very sleek aesthetic to your truck that looks great!
2. It Creates a Safe Surface
Chances are you bought a pick-up truck so you could haul things. That means you're going to be standing in the truck's bed while loading and unloading cargo.
A spray on bed liner instantly provides great friction in your truck's bed so that you don't have to worry about slips and falls. You can often choose from several textures with spray on liners to ensure you're getting one with a safe surface for your needs.
It also provides a better grip for transporting large and delicate items. It tends to prevent items from shifting around reducing the chance that they'll get damaged.
This is definitely a top reason to consider when buying a spray on bed liner.
3. It Maintains Your Truck's Value
A spray on liner can cost only a few hundred dollars depending upon the liner brand you choose and the size of your truck's bed. But this additional investment can definitely help maintain the resale value of your truck.
As you know, any kind of damage, even if it's minor, scratches and dents-will depreciate a vehicle's value. Having a spray-on liner that coats the bed's surface decreases the likelihood of scratches and damage. It also protects your truck from rust.
Even if you're the type of truck owner who likes to trade in their truck every few years for a newer model, having a spray on bed liner adds a layer of protection and ensures you'll get a high trade-in value on your truck.
4. It's Pretty Much Maintenance Free
Once you have a spray on bed liner added to your truck, you don't have to worry about it ever again unless by some rare chance it gets damaged. With traditional bed liners, you need to check for signs of rust or other damage. The tight seal created by a spray on liner eliminates any concern over corrosion.
Cleaning a spray on bed liner is much more convenient than cleaning a traditional drop-in liner, which often must be removed, scrubbed, and hosed down. Then you need to wait for them to dry before placing them back into the truck bed. Spray on liners are usually made of polyurethane or a polyurethane mixture and may only need to be hosed off.
Spray-on bed liners are also long lasting whereas drop-in liners can become warped and need to be replaced at some point. A quality spray on liner will not crack, bubble, or peel.
And what if your bed liner does sustain some damage and you think you need a new coating? No problem. Spray on liners can be easily repaired in a pinch.
5. Reduces Road Noise
A regular drop-in liner can come loose and vibrate, creating road noise that can get annoying when you're regularly driving a pick-up truck. Spray on liners, on the other hand, create a tight seal that won't come loose. Over time, they may create a much more pleasant driving experience.
They may also help to actually absorb road noise and other outside distractions while you're transporting goods.
Spray On Bed Liners May Be Your Perfect Choice
You have lots of options when it comes to choosing the right bed liner for your truck. But we believe that spray on bed liners are not to be overlooked when you're shopping for truck liners and considering your needs. No matter which type of bed liner you choose, we believe it's one of the best truck accessories you can buy for your vehicle.
Contact Us to Learn More About Spray On Bedliners
Here at Line X of the Bluegrass, we offer spray on bedliners for any make and model truck, van or jeep. Our coatings come with a nationwide lifetime guarantee and are environmentally friendly and built to prevent leaks and rust from damaging your truck's bed.
To learn more about any of our spray-on bed liners, protective coatings, or our other truck accessories, contact our team of experts today.
Still not sure if a spray-on bedliner is right for you? Download the Bedliner Buyer's Guide!