Truck Bed Liner Reviews
Do you have a truck? Then you know how difficult it is to keep it like brand new.
There are several items out there that will help you to keep your truck in the best condition possible. One of these truck accessories is a truck bed liner. This is actually one of the most popular truck accessories on the market because of its role in keeping the truck protected from dents, dings, and scratches. Truck bed liners basically pay for themselves, simply by preserving the truck resale value. According to SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) a truck bed liner is considered by most truck owners to be a "Must Have" truck accessory.
The most popular types of truck bed liners are "Drop In's," "Spray On's," and the newest "Hybrid Truck Bed Liner."
"Drop In Bed Liners" were very popular choice a decades ago. Eventually truck owners found that the "Drop In Bed Liners" was actually causing harm to the trucks finish. This type would trap dirt, dust, and sand underneath the liner, as soon as you would drive down the road the bed liner would shift around on this debris. Causing the debris to act like sand paper or some other really abrasive material. In short order the trucks finish would be completely worn off and the trucks sheet metal would be exposed and quickly overtaken by rust.
"Spray On Bed Liners" were invented as a better alternative to the previous types, and it was for a while. These chemically complex compounds posed their own set of issues though, they were difficult to install safely, they would fade, they would chalk, and did not provide as much protection from dents as the "Drop In's." If you are not looking to use you trucks bed for any heavy duty hauling then a "Spray On bed liner" might be just fine for you. That is if you can get past the fact that you are authorizing somebody to get into the back of your truck with a grinder to destroy the trucks finish. I would also suggest that you get a tonneau cover or a truck topper to keep the harmful Ultra Violet Rays from compromising the "Spray On Bed Liner."
"Hybrid Bed Liner" combined technology from the "Drop In Bed Liners" with the a new type of truck bed mat. This is not a conventional bed mat, it is a new type of mat called the Zero Skid Bed Mat. Some truck bed liner companies claim that their product is anti skid, skid resistant, or even non skip. I have no idea what that is supposed to mean? It was simple to figure out what Zero Skid means, it means your stuff will not slide around in the back of your truck. This new type of mat is made from high grade rubber which is very flexible (even when it's cold), it is thicker (3/8ths of an inch), and the underside of the mat has hundreds of soft rubber cleats on it. These cleats prevent the mat from trapping water underneath, by allowing water to drain out of the factory designed drain holes. The Zero Skid mat is heavy duty, it is reinforced with nylon cords, and will stand up to pretty much and cargo that you could possibly haul. Likewise the side walls, load guard, and the tailgate panel provide unmatched dent and scratch protection as well. By developing custom fit panels that are molded to the exact contour of your trucks sheet metal, Dual Liner was able to prevent the panels from shifting (which is the biggest problem with a "Drop In"). Both the Zero Skid Mat and the precise polyethylene panels are able to absorb large amounts of force, by spreading the impact over a much larger surface area. The Dual Liner Bed Liner System provides the maximum amount of scratch, dent, and cargo protection with out causing any harm to the truck. It acts like a time capsule for your trucks bed, preserving it as if you had never used the bed of your truck.
Have Questions about how to install the Dual Liner bed liner?
Click the link to get a step by step set of instructions "How to install a five piece bed liner."
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