Your pickup truck is vital to your work and life. Although you can’t avoid all the dents and scratches, there are a number of ways you can minimize damage to your hard-working truck bed.
Plastic Bed Liners
A quick solution to the protection problem is to install a plastic truck bedliner. You can find them from a number of manufacturers including Rugged Liner, TrailFX and Bedrug. If your pickup truck moonlights as a tailgate party location, you may want to investigate Bedrug bed liners more closely. Bedrug products are unique in that they provide protection while providing a soft to the touch surface.
Drop in, durable, high density polypropylene bed liners are often popular due to the price and ease of installation.
The appeal of a spray-on liner is that it avoids condensation accumulating below the cover and rusting your truck bed. The chemical application process bonds to the metal providing a protective shell over the metal.
Roll-on bed liners can be specifically formulated to protect against corrosion, impact and abrasion resistance for your truck bed. UV protection is also a consideration.
When considering which company to use for your spray-on bed liner (Rhino, Line-X, Grizzly Grip), look at the expected life of the product, specific protection formulation you need, application options, and the availability of different colors.
Which options is the correct one? That depends on your truck, your budget and your overall protection needs.