In commercials, your truck is hauling a bed-full of cinder blocks or towing a space shuttle. While that sounds epic, the reality is more likely you hauling a couch across town. And, there’s little glory in your buddy move a couch. Even something as benign as a sliding grocery bag acts like a sheet of sandpaper, scuffing your truck bed’s surface. Whether you have a short or long box, installing a bed liner protects the inside of the bed from damage and keeps cargo in its place. Now it comes down to choosing the right truck bed liner for you.
Spray-in Bed Liners
Do you have a custom truck, or a drop-in liner simply doesn’t exist for your ride? No problem! With a spray-on bed liner, creating a custom coating is as easy as hosing down the bed and waiting for the layer to set. Preparation is the key to a perfect coating, so expect to spend time cleaning the bed before applying the liner. On the plus side, a spray-on liner lasts the life of your truck and only needs to be applied once. Once in place, this style of liner provides incredible protection and is extremely durable.
Drop-in Bed Liners
If the extra time and elbow-grease of preparing the bed for a liner isn’t on your to-do list, a drop-in bed liner is perfect for you. Like the name implies, this liner is custom-molded for your truck and simply drops into your bed, providing easy-to-install protection. Unlike a cheesy bed mat found at stores, drop-in liners are custom-molded for your truck and allow the use of bed caps, for a clean, factory installed appearance.
What’s the Right Truck Bed Liner for You?
Both spray-on and drop-in liners provide excellent protection and add style to a boring ride. Consider a spray-on style to be the ultimate in custom liners, requiring additional prep-work and a fine attention to detail (to get an even coating). If you are after a simple installation with good protection, a drop-in liner is the no-fuss, no muss way to safeguard your bed. To see a good example of how a liner protects your truck, check out the bedrug reviews submitted by our customers.