Truck bed protection started with simple modifications, such as installing planks of wood to truck beds. The has made enormous strides since this era of simplicity. A more advanced method was made as trucks begun to be designed with greater regularity to transport products. Thermoforming, a process when a plastic linen is heated to a pliable temperature, formed to a specific shape, and then cut to manufacture a workable product, would eventually lead to the first plastic drop-in bedliner. In the ’80s, companies begun to replicate this design and manufacture pre-formed liners on a massive scale.
Spray-on bedliners come in various products and process techniques such as savoury or aliphatic, high or low pressure, polyurea or polyurethane, or hybrid and solvent-based. Performance depends on the initial surface prep work completed before spraying.
It is possible to achieve the color of the bedliner match that of the vehicle, but color diminish from ultraviolet rays is inevitable with time. This is why bedliners are typically done in black.
Savoury is generally used for black color and is the most cost effective option. If a colored bedliner is desired, spray in bedliner Aliphatic can be implemented because it is more stable over time in ultraviolet light. However, this pure polyurethane chemical will drive in the cost around 30-45%.
Aliphatic material can be sprayed in a wide range of colors, and Uv rays will not alter this color, unlike Savoury will.
Spray-on bedliner material will change in texture and color. Texture can be smooth, making for easy cleaning or be a rough texture to prevent skidding and increase durability. Thinner coatings will typically cost less but can computer chip and crack. For trucks with rugged use, ArmorThane sets an optimum thickness for bedliners as 1/4 inch on the truck bed and wheel water wells as well as 1/8 inch on the sides. ArmorThane provides seamless, spray-on polyurea solutions that offer a durable, water tight close against rust and scratching. Our fast application technology lowers downtime to provide a strong, flexible protective coating that’s cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting. To keep your car or truck protected from the harshest of elements and looking new for years. Let our polyurea professionals find the proper solution for you today!