Plastic Bed Liner – Better Than A Spray On Liner And Cheaper Too?

Why would you want to add a plastic bed liner to your truck? Without some kind of bed liner in your truck, you must be very careful or you will scratch and scrape your bed paint and then what happens? Rust happens! Rust is the beginning of the end to a good looking truck.

A spray on bed liner is probably the most popular form of bed liner. But there are very solid arguments for putting a plastic liner in your truck instead of a spray in liner.

Why A Plastic Liner?

Plastic bed liners are tough. No matter how rough your hauling job, a plastic lining is made to withstand the roughest use. Take hauling concrete blocks as an example. Concrete blocks are going to scrape and scar your expensive spray on liner. Since the spray on liner is permanent, a scarred up liner must be repaired or it just stays rough looking. In contrast, a plastic liner is thicker than many other liners and virtually indestructible. And at less than half the cost of many spray on bedliner the plastic lining can be easily replaced if it’s badly marred from heavy use.

Plastic liners come in one piece custom made to fit your bed. Some liners are multiple pieces to fit the bottom and the sides again custom made for your truck. You get a perfect fit.

Since plastic is so tough, you can really use your truck to haul most anything with no fear of damaging your expensive ride. Don’t worry, your truck bed is protected!

And again, plastic liners are cheap compared to most spray on liners. You can get a tougher liner for half the cost.

Why Not A Plastic Bed Liner?

Plastic liners are custom fit and not available for many trucks. An alternative is a rubber bed mat if no plastic liner is available.

Water can collect under many liners and can be a place for rust to start. Make sure your bed can drain well if you use a plastic liner.

If the liner is not well secured in place, it can move around and rub off paint from the bed. This again can be a start of corrosion.


Especially for pickups that do tough hauling jobs, a plastic bed liner is a great choice to protect your pickup bed from dents, scrapes and scratches.

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