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midnightsadie

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Posted: 11/27/19 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ford f 150 2005 used pretty hard. have sprayed in X liner best money I ever spent on a truck ,93k on it now and the liner is in great shape.

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riven1950 wrote:

I would not go without a liner. I have had slide in and sprayed liners. Sprayed is better.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

I actually prefer a bed mat for my use as I don't like spray liners since they get faded and tired looking after a few years while the rest of the truck looks good.

Must have been a lower quality spray in as the one in our 2001 Ram still look great when we sold it last June.
Current Ram 3500 has spray in also still looks great.


Yeah and Ram dashboards don't crack and fall to pieces in your area like they did here.


My Dodge Ram dashboard isn't cracked/falling to pieces nor are any if the other trim pieces
Truck is outside in AZ


You must have some ocean front property in Arizona too... [emoticon]

Here's our 05 about a year ago. The top of the dash is just about gone now.

This truck really needed a dashboard cover more so than a bed mat when it was new to prevent such a disaster.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

2006 new truck...had Line-X spray done over top of bed rail
Has never chipped.
Some fading
Nothing slides
Durable
Easy to clean.....just spray it out

Next truck..SAME thing

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FishOnOne wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

I actually prefer a bed mat for my use as I don't like spray liners since they get faded and tired looking after a few years while the rest of the truck looks good.

Must have been a lower quality spray in as the one in our 2001 Ram still look great when we sold it last June.
Current Ram 3500 has spray in also still looks great.


Yeah and Ram dashboards don't crack and fall to pieces in your area like they did here.


Yup 100% difference between baking 24/7/365 in the sun down south vs the wet PNW or a vehicle that is garaged.


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valhalla360 wrote:

If purely cosmetic scratches in the paint bother you...get a bed liner.

Really not needed if you only occasionally carry loads.

If you are going to get one, the spray/paint on over the slide in...We had a slide in and the ridges were killer on the knees if you had to crawl in.


After all the myriad of opinions, this is it.
If you don't care about scratches, get a bed mat so stuff doesn't slide around and call it a day.
If you're using it like a car trunk then the bed rug things are cute, as long as the tonneau cover is 100% waterproof.
If you use it like a truck or are concerned about the cosmetics of the inside of the bed, get it sprayed.
But whatever you do, don't use the apply it yourself at home stuff. Some are ok, but there's a lot of work in prep unless you're prepared for that and most/all of them aren't as durable as commercial liners

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Posted: 11/27/19 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My experience with bed liners:

Rubber mat - Keeps floor of bed in good shape and keeps items from sliding around when loaded but does not protect the wheel wells or bed walls from damage.
Drop in plastic liner - Keeps floor, wheel wells and bedside in good shape but very slick when carry loads and abrades paint when flexing under load.
Spray on liner - Protects entire bed from scratches and abrasions while resisting loads from sliding but does not protect against dents or punctures.

After having these three different liners, I would suggest a spray in liner for scratches with a rubber bed mat for dents.


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Posted: 11/27/19 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you work out of the back of your truck, I think a liner of some sort is a good idea. I honestly believe that all the OEM's in an effort to make them lighter/cheaper have removed alot of material from the bed and they count on the end user to add strength back in through a bedliner of some sort. I have used spray in since it became available and it works for me, doesn't protect against dents as stated but it does help to keep things from sliding around. As thin as the beds are putting some protection in the working end of the pickup isnt a bad thing.


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My 15 RAM LongHorn came with a liner, it's AWESOME!!!


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FishOnOne, that's the worst "bed liner" I've ever seen.

I prefer the sprayed in variety but will always have some kind of bed liner. No reason to beat it up.


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