New vehicles aren't exactly inexpensive. New pickup trucks, especially heavy duty or diesel ones that are used as a working vehicle, are even pricier. A pickup bed liner can protect your investment and extend the life of your investment and maintain resale value when it comes time to trade it in. A spray-on bed liner is your best bet. Here's why:
A Spray-On Bed Liner Will Protect Your Vehicle Better
A drop-in bed liner, even if you get a custom one, will never have an airtight fit. There's still a seam all the way around. This seam will allow water to get in between the liner and the bed of the truck. Once water is trapped between the plastic and the bed, your truck will begin corroded. A drop-in bed liner will also abrade your paint job. Overtime, this will lead to weakening the metal and cause rusting, not just on the bed itself, but around the wheel wells, too. A spray-on bed liner, when done correctly, is watertight and corrosion won't be an issue.
A Spray-On Bed Liner Is More Durable
Plastic drop-in liners are going to eventually crack. If you use your pickup for carrying heavy building materials, tools, and other work gear on a daily basis, it won't take long for the plastic to show signs of wear and tear. A spray-on bed liner will last longer than a drop-in.
A Spray-On Bed Liner Is Fade Resistant
Most people choose a black bed liner for their truck, although other colors are available. Black goes with everything, and it looks sharp. For a work truck, it also hides the dirt better. Over time, a plastic drop-in bed liner is going to fade quicker than a polymer spray-on bed liner, which will keep your truck looking new longer.
A Spray-On Bed Liner Comes In Different Textures
You may want a smooth bed liner, making it easy for you to slide heavier items in and out with less resistance. Perhaps your needs require things not to slide around very easily, including yourself when you're in the back of the bed. In this case, you can choose a rough-textured, slip-resistant coating.
A Spray-On Bed Liner Provides More Coverage
A plastic drop-in bed liner covers the truck bed, and that's it. With a spray-on bed liner, you have the option for additional coverage. You can have your fender wells, rocker panels, tailgate, and bedrails spray as well, which will further extend the life of your vehicle and protect it from rust.
Contact a company like Leer Truck Accessory Center for more information and assistance.