Cleaning spray-on bedliners is really easy. We recommend using soap, water, and a bristle brush. If you work with corrosive chemicals or materials, be sure to clean your bedliner after any spills or prolonged exposure. Make cleaning your bedliner a part of your general truck maintenance.
DIY spray bedliner kits usually recommend or come with brushes, rollers or a spray can. These application methods can work, but they make it exceedingly difficult to apply the coating evenly across all surfaces and edges. This can result in thin spots that are more prone to scratches, leaving your truck bed unprotected. Since DIY bedliners often take hours to apply and several more hours to dry, it can take days to apply a second or third coat.
LINE-X bedliners are always sprayed to a standard thickness to deliver a reliable product every time. Your bed will also be at least 80% cured before you pick up your truck and 100% dry within 24 hours.
Professionals are trained to apply the truck bed liner in such a way that accounts for any potential differences in how the substance adheres to the bed. Because every truck bed is different, there might be initial issues with getting the liner to adhere totally when DIYing this project. Our professionals have the training and knowledge to toggle application thicknesses, tilt and adjust the spray, and tailor the bed liner application to your truck, rather than attempting to change the truck bed to accommodate the liner, as many will likely resort to when attempting this as a DIY project.
If you really want to get the best spray-on bed liner possible, you need to ask your installer questions about their surface preparation procedure. There are four main surface preparation processes:
As an installer of spray in liners and one who has removed bed bolts from all makes and models of trucks, the issue is the threads of the tundra bed bolds are very fine and narrowly grooved. (Same for the tie down mount screws). Using an impact wrench at high speed and torgue can damage the bolts. We always hand insert the bolts and tighten until we are certain they are seated and the slowly tighten with the air impact.
Anno:Line-x can be applied to almost anything as long as it is dry, clean and can be abrased. When spraying wood with Line-x care must be taken to ensure it is dry and in some cases, its hard to gage just howry the wood is. The high temp of line-x ca uses any moisture in the wood to evaporate and if the coating is applied too rapidly at close range this moisture is captured and creates bubbles under the coating If the wood is relatively dry, any very good applicator can compensate with just the right application technique and savvy.
Kris Brian Arthur has never been around a bedliner shop in his life. If you spray a LINE-X thin you lose your franchise! I have a local Bullet dealer that gets 45 liners ( works out to be about 30 mil)out of a set of barrels while the LINE-X dealer is getting 18 (average of 125 mil. You pay for what you get and this goof is uneducated on his facts.
My suggestion is to check around with your local dealers, and ask to see their work. When out and about, watch for trucks with liners, and take note of the quality (most liners will have tags identifying the brand and dealer location).If anyone has any questions about Line-X, how it is sprayed, or any other questions regarding spray in bedliners feel free to email me at email@example.com
I have a Line-X bedliner, which is great, BUT I need to replace the tailgate latch assembly. So I need to remove the access panel on the tailgate-which is inconveniently covered. Xacto knife and scraper is all I have come up with but it is very slow.Any suggestions
I recently purchased a 08 Tundra and since there is no Line X dealer in my town I went to San Antonio to have it done. My previous vehicle also had a Line X in it. I hauled a lot of odd and end stuff in it and never had any problem with it. The installer did a very good job. Removed the mount bolts and tailgate panel screws before applying. I think the Line X liners are the best. Also much better looking than the Rhino.
Hello,Is there a product available that approaches the quality of a dealer installed bedliner that can be applied by the user with a schultz gun or whatever I wish to use it as undercoating inside the fenders of a restoration project and sprayed on bedliner seems natural for that application. The surface will be to bare metal. What would be better is if the product could be color matched.Thanks,Tony
Thank you. The reason I was looking for a DIY product is that the vehicle is dissasembled on a stand and cannot be moved. I am stripping and re-applying undercoating and am looking for a very durable product and bedliner seemed like a natural.Thanks,Tony
I just got an 09 Silverado and this forum helps a lot.I plan to get a spray liner soon, but may also get a truck cap later.> does the over the rail spray work effectivly, or is a molded plastic or aluminum cover better
Mike,I work at a Line-X dealer in PA. If sprayed over the rail it will fully seal and protect your rails. I have experience with many truck caps & Line-X liners and there will be no problem getting the truck cap to seal properly. Use of the foam strips (usually included with the cap) will also add that extra protection against any leaks. I myself have never heard needing a different tailgate end cap to ge the cap to fit. Id imagine that this would depend on the type of cap also.
ive had 4 trucks done with rl, i cant believe people like linex better, if 2 trucks were sitting next to each other, one with each liner in it, just by looking at them and touching them you would never pick linex. this site must be run by linex
Has anybody heard about a spray in bedliner product called Full Metal Jacket. They are out of San Diego. I saw a sample in the show room of a truck topper store. It sounds like it is very similar to Line-X.
I have a question about spray on bed liners. I recently purchased a new truck and want a spary on bedliner, and need to have my fifth wheel hitch installed.Will the sprayed on bedliner chip or crack when the bolts are drilled through the bed to install the plates I have not made a decision yet on whether to go with Rhino or Line-X. The answer to this question may be the deciding factor.By the way, the truck is a Ford F-250. Not that that would make a difference, just showing my support for Ford.
i had a rhino liner sprayed in my truck bed a few weeks back. i picked it because i liked the overall thickness of it over the line x and i liked the sheen of it as the line x is flat and will surely get really dirty really fast in my opinion. when i picked it up, the tailgate was open and they siad it needed to dry.nbd. so the next day i closed the tailgate and the thickness is enought that it really compresses the two rubber bumpers, so i have to deal with that. but what i did not notice until a few days ago is that when you close the tailgate, the bottom of the tailgate is rubbing against the still factory painted surface at the end of the bed, that little strip between the bumper and bed. the paint is already gone and underfinish exposed in these spots. its only minor now, but thtas in three weeks. so before i call them, wanted to know if anyone had this happen and how they went about fixing it. it appears to me they will have to fix the tailgate and go thinner, is this even possible and also they will have to spray a thin layer covering over that painted strip. the job otherwise is acceptable. bottom line is i plan to put a fancy cap on and load it up with contracting gear, so it wont really be seen. the company i chose says they had been doing it for 20 years, but like anything else, i probably got an installation done by someone who had not done many. some other minor issues are drips at the tiedown hooks at the four corners and some runs/ drips in the panel backing up to the cab.
Thanks for you comments. Today, I dropped off the grille on my 2010 Focus at Linex to have sprayed so I will see how it looks when I get it back tomorrow. It should look cool since the hood already has a Linex spray on bra and the car is silver. Also, if anyone decides to use Herculiner in a small area such a door jamb, I suggest you use 1/4 inch masking tape for the initial edgeing and masking then overlap that with blue painters tape. This is what I did when I did the door jambs on my Focus with the Herculiner and the edges turned out perfect. By using the 1/4 inch tape, I was even able to get perfect curves and it turned out awesome. I had to curve the coating on the back of the door jamb on this car because it curves on the back by the rear wheels.
Im thinking about using a liner to spray around the bottom of my truck and fenders to prevent rust and rock chips. The rhyno liner is a bit shiner and less coarse and seems like it would be easier to clean when washing my truck. Any ideas
I had a 1991 GMC with Permatex liner. The local body shop sold the brand then lost his franchize and ceased spraying it on. It was all about the installer and competence and still is today. It convinced me that sprayed on bedliners are the best bed liner to get.
I have a 2010 Dodge Ram and I plan to purchase a Line-X liner. Can you tell me approximately what it should cost. I understand that price will vary from state to state, but I need to know if the dealers in my area are consistant with your dealers. Thanks
Vortex uses a good product but again it all has to do with the installer. Look at some of their work and if you like the liner and the price then go with it. The vortex dealers I know of all spray high pressure hot bedliners.
I have a couple questions. I own a 1990 Dodge 44, I use this truck on my ranch for feeding and hauling. Plus this truck is my Hunting rig. My questions are, 1) Can the spray on bedliners be applied on the whole truck not just the inside of the bed 2) Approx what would something like that cost(its a standard cab Short bed) 3) Will it cause issues with the doors opening and shuting due to thickness Fading is not an issue as it is a work and hunting rig. 59ce067264