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About Spray On Truck Bed Liners

Truck bed liners are basically the protective coatings that protect the inner side of the truck bed from damage. This in addition makes the cargo to stay in place by creating a skid resistant surface. There are actually two classifications of bed liners and these are the drop-in and spray on/in.

In drop-in bed liners, these are applied easily into the truck bed without requiring for preparation and can be removed easily as well for cleaning. On the other hand, spray-on liners need preparation to let the coating stick correctly to the truck bed. As a matter of fact, the way in which the coating sticks to the surface will determine its lifespan.

Sprayed on, sprayed in, spray on or spray in are the interchangeably used terms in the industry which is available in 2 classes of materials and in 2 types of application processes. Aromatic and aliphatic compounds can be applied using low pressure process which isn’t heated or a high pressure process which is heated. The performance greatly depends on the initial surface preparation that’s done on the bed. It is possible as well to have a color matching for your vehicle but as time goes by, the color will fade because of UV radiation.

Generally, aromatic is used for darker and black colors and at the same time, the least expensive option. Aliphatic on the contrary is the better pick for colors as it’s more stable in UV exposure. It is manufactured from pure polyurethane, which increases the cost to around 35 percent. The aliphatic materials may be sprayed in wide varieties of colors including metallic finishes.

Spray on coatings for truck beds can be applied using different methods such as using cartridge driven by a high pressure or air compressor machine or roller. Environmental conditions similar to temperature, elevation, wind and humidity may potentially affect the cure process of the spray in bed liner. Things similar to aperture, nozzle, spray pressure and thinners can be modified in order to create proper distribution of spray lining chemicals. Spray on bed liner might vary in color as well as texture. The texture may be smooth to allow for an easy cleaning or rough to avoid skidding of cargo.

When spray on coatings for truck beds are correctly applied, it makes the truck bed liner capable of resisting dents and scratches while holding shape firmly yet, it’s flexible enough to not crack when going through rough terrains. Not like metal beds, it is absorbing vibration to provide additional protection to the cargo in place while painted metal rust and chip under rough conditions.