The painted metallic bed surface of the box of your truck needs bed liner covers for it to last long. Various types of truck bed liners include drop-in liners, spray-on liners and bed liner rugs, and mats. Drop-in liners are made of plastic or aluminum hence bolts are used to install them in the box of the truck. You roll up and lift the bed liner mat or rug from the truck without the use of any special materials because they are made of flexible plastic, rubber, or polyester. The spray-on liners are of two types; they are rolled onto the bed of the truck with liquid adhesives and left to dry, or they are strong and smooth coatings of liquid sprays.
Select the bed liner depending on its durability to avoid the costs of replacing it frequently. The most durable truck bed liners are the spray-on liners.
Choose bed liners that will meet the specific needs of the box of your truck. You need a truck liner that has a rough texture if you carry items in the box of your truck that you prefer they remain in one place. There are many reasons why you may not want items to hit against each other such as to prevent the irritating noise that is released from the knocking. If you use a smooth truck liner, then the items will slide from one position to another.
Decide if you want a permanent or temporary bed liner depending on how frequently you clean the bed of your truck or replace it. Spray-on and drop-in liners are permanent and temporary respectively. You have the freedom of removing the drop-in liners from the truck regularly, to replace them or to clean the bed of the truck and the bed liner itself. Roll up the drop-in liner and lift it out of the truck for cleaning.
Buy a truck bed liner that fits your budget. The cost of truck bed liners increase in this order; the rugs and mats are the cheapest then the drop-ins and lastly the spray-on liners. Spray-on liners have added costs of hiring experts to apply them in the truck. The coating of the spray-on liner is more even than other liners.
What things don’t you want the box of your truck to come in contact with? The bed liner rugs and mats offer the bed of the maximum truck protection against heat from scorching sun that will cause the surface to crack. A spray-on liner is the most suitable when you need to you transport liquids that may spill or use your truck when it is raining, unlike some drop-in liners that liquids may infiltrate and corrode the box of your truck.