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Old 07-16-2013, 11:50 PM
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i have many plastic bed liners over the years. also always a cap on the bed so no worries, but all liner mfg say to remove and let the bed dry out, every so often.
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i have many plastic bed liners over the years. also always a cap on the bed so no worries, but all liner mfg say to remove and let the bed dry out, every so often.
IMHO, besides being one more maintenance item to do and a pain, the off an on over time, seems to compromise the connection points and make the liner looser fitting. It seems back in the day when they were the only game in town, they were probably better than not having one, but now there are much better options.
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would love to pics of what op finds under the liner!
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southern Texas is pretty dry
it is likely just bare metal under it

well besides maybe a rattle snake or two
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well besides maybe a rattle snake or two
Good point. My first truck which I mentioned lived in Virginia and then Indiana, both moist climates.
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plastic liners have their advantages, One being impact resistance. I have hauled large numbers of paving stones and rocks The plastic liner saved the bed alot of damage from impacts.
the primary disadvantage of the bedliners (for me) has been trapping alot of debris in between the bed and liner when hauling smaller materials, the stuff tends to fall through the holes cut in the liner for access to the tie downs. and the sand and grit trapped therein dues murder on the paint. basically sandpaper.
I was able to mitigate the effects though by removing the liner periodically and cleaning it out. It did trap a considerable amount of dust and crap in there, and did not often dry out from either the car wash or rains.

That being said If I were to continue to be haulling lots of concrete and rocks, I'd go with a rigid liner again in a heartbeat. My last one took some incredible impacts with little to no damage to the bed walls
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I would agree with that! ^^^^
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a thin spray on liner and the plastic liner should be rust and rub proof. might be the way to go for some one that actually uses their truck for work.
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a thin spray on liner and the plastic liner should be rust and rub proof. might be the way to go for some one that actually uses their truck for work.
I agree completely. but hooh!... $475 for a spray and $500 for a liner. (cost at my dealership/local shop) after a couple years - a new box from the junkyard might be cheaper.
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not if you do the "paint on liner" your self.
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