Should i buy a spray on bedliner?

Should i buy a spray on bedliner?


Should I purchase a bedliner for my truck? That’s a question nearly all truck owners will ask themselves at one point or another. Maybe you too are contemplating getting a truck bedliner and are wondering whether or not it would be a good investment. We will discuss the good the bad and the beautiful about bedliners here today!

Reasons to buy a bedliner

Trucks are meant for transporting things. Unfortunately, this means that the bed of your truck can become dented, scratched, or dinged in the process. Bedliners supply a layer of protection between the item you are hauling and your truck’s surface, ensuring that you do not incur wear and damage.


Truck bedliners do more than just protect your bed, as it also adds an aesthetic appeal. If you want your truck to get noticed, having an attractive bed liner is just one way of doing so.

A truck bedliner can raise the resale value of your truck. People are inclined to pay more for pickups with intact beds, and the fact that you already have a bedliner means that they will not have to shell out extra money for one.


Spray-on bedliner

Spray-on bedliners are made from a substance that is sprayed directly onto the bed and then allowed to dry. According to the dealership, this provides an airtight fit that protects against corrosion and other damage.

Spray-on bedliners can be custom fitted for your truck, so there is no need to worry about taking measurements or selecting the right size. Even so, they do come with a bigger price tag than other types of bed liners.

Drop-in liners

Drop-in liners are pre-formed in a factory and then inserted into your truck bed. A drop-in liner must be bolted into position and can leave gaps that might allow water or dirt to enter.

As such, they do not provide the tight seal or custom fit that spray-on bedliners are known for. A drop-in bedliner can also shift over time, in which case it could need to be refitted.

The advantage of a drop-in bedliner is its cost. This type is typically slightly less expensive than a spray-on bedliner and pretty easy to install at a dealership.

Miscellaneous liners

Pieces of carpet or rubber can be used as a makeshift bedliner and will provide you with a custom fit. There are also some aftermarket liners that are made from these two materials. Some people may even decide to make their own bedliners using 2x4s and plywood.

Any of these bedliners are very inexpensive options. However, these DIY materials are not as durable and may require replacing sooner. In addition, they may only cover the bottom of your truck bed, leaving the sides and railing fully exposed and vulnerable to damage. When using carpeting, you will also need to ensure that it is fully dry before hauling anything.

Top recommendation

Of the various types of bedliners, we most recommend going with the professionals at ArmorThane.

Their spray on bedliners are more durable and well worth the money. They can be an even greater investment if you have just purchased your truck and plan on keeping it for a few years.

Bedliners: yes, it’s worth it

As a truck owner, you do not have to be torn between the idea of using your truck and the possible damage that may result from doing so. A truck bedliner will provide you with maximum protection, and allow you to get the most use possible from your truck.

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