About Truck Bed Liner
Drop-in bedliner or just Bedliner is an protective cover applied or placed over a pickup bed. They are primarily used to protect the bed of a pickup from abrasion and impact damage. There are two broad categories of bedliners: ‘drop-in’ and’spray-on’. Each type has its own benefits, but both are quite effective in keeping pickup bed free of scratches and dents.
Drop-in bedliner coatings are made up of thick urethane foam. They are applied to the pickup’s bed using an adhesive. The thickness of the foam is typically measured in inches. A thicker coating will offer more protection, which means a better protection rate.
Spray-on bedliner is made up of thin film of a rubber liquid. It is applied to your pickup bed using a special sprayer that coats the whole bed, as well as the underside and sides of the bed rails. The bed liner you choose should have the right thickness to meet your truck’s specifications. The spray-on type also protects the bed rails and bedding from scratches and impacts.
Bed liner coatings are a DIY project, which means you do not need to hire a professional. However, it is still important that you follow the manufacturer’s directions in applying it. You must always apply a new coat of polyurethane, especially if you buy an older model without the option of a chemical bedliner. These older models have no option of applying a synthetic polyurethane layer, and therefore the only option for protection is a thick layer of urethane foam.
Some of your options include both spray-on and bed liner, which are the most popular today. If you are concerned with noise control, you can opt for the spray-on bed liner, because it has been proven to reduce road noise levels. Polyurethane coating is another option if you want to save money and get the best value for your dollar. Bed liner is a great way to protect your pickup truck bed from damage caused by accidents, weather damage or road debris. It can also save you money if you have a damaged bed from an accident or are just worried about the drop-in liner being damaged. A bed liner can extend the life of your pickup truck, as it can protect its body from damage caused by such things as road debris.
Another thing you need to know is that both the spray-on and roll-on bed liner types are easy to install. Most do-it-yourself truck owners use a hand-held tape to apply the coating to their pickup, using a piece of double-sided tape to keep the coat on the truck and a piece of clean drywall paper to help spread the coating when it is time to remove it. If you decide to use the spray-on option, you should know that it is recommended to test the application of the bed liner before actually applying it to your vehicle. That way, you can make sure that it is applied properly. Test the roll-on bed liner, too, before you install it, using the same drywall tape but this time, apply it to your truck. If you experience either a slight drag or a sudden drop in the roll-on after it has been applied to your truck, you may need to re-tape or reapply the bedliner to your truck.