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#7267643 - 01/04/13 11:35 AM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: Pete E]
rem141r Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 2908
i stuck a peice of 3/8" plywood into the bed of my f150 in june 94. when i sold it a few months ago the bed looked like new underneath except it had lost its clearcoat. rest of the truck was rotted to death but the inside of the bed looked great. unless your hauling chunks of busted concrete or scrap metal or a lot of gravel or something like that, the sides don't take much of a beating. my used dodge i bought came with one of them slide-in jobs but if it hadn't i'd just done the plywood route.

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#7268367 - 01/04/13 02:32 PM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: rem141r]
Jamison Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 3881
Loc: West Tennessee
Of you don't mind a couple of hours work, you can do the roll on for $89 and never look back. Herculiner kit is $89 at Auto Zone. Its all about the prep work. I did my own and it looks every bit as good as the $450 spray in liner I had in my last truck. If you sand the top coat and wipe every inch with tolulene or acetone before rolling it on, it will stick like glue and never come off. Armor All UV protectant every few months sprayed on will keep it looking good and only makes it slick for a day or two.

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#7270020 - 01/04/13 08:58 PM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: MHWASH]
tzone Offline
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Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 29095
Loc: MN
I will always have one of some type in my trucks.
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#7270234 - 01/04/13 10:42 PM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: tzone]
ironbender Offline
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Registered: 12/08/03
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Loc: In the shadow of the Kenai Mtn...
I'll be odd man out here and say that I don't see the point of them. The bed is the business end of a pickup and I don't care if it gets scratched and dirty.
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#7271155 - 01/05/13 09:00 AM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: ironbender]
saddlesore Offline
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Registered: 06/22/01
Posts: 10874
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
If you are worried about your bed, go the spray in liner route.
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#7271167 - 01/05/13 09:04 AM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: ironbender]
7 STW Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 12129
Originally Posted By: ironbender
I'll be odd man out here and say that I don't see the point of them. The bed is the business end of a pickup and I don't care if it gets scratched and dirty.


Same here.Plywood on the floor is it.But I pack tidy tanks so the spray and plastic is out.Something to do with static going boom.
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#7271323 - 01/05/13 09:44 AM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: 7 STW]
458 Lott Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 01/29/01
Posts: 13740
Loc: Conundrum, Alaska
I'd been planning on getting a bedliner in my truck, but I've had it 6 years now and have yet to add a liner. I had a slide in liner in my previous truck and agree it's slicker=n=snot. Also the slide in liners rub against the bed and will cause bare metal spots that you don't see.

A buddy recommended that I wait a few years to have the liner sprayed in as you want the paint well and goodly scratched to get good adhesion. I think I'm there on the scratches and dents, maybe this summer I'll finally do something about it.
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#7277826 - 01/06/13 05:34 PM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: 458 Lott]
harv3589 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/13/05
Posts: 2050
Loc: Alberta - Wild Rose Country
I have always put them in my trucks as well....I think they are good investment. I usually put a heavy duty rubber matt down as well.
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#7279348 - 01/07/13 05:43 AM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: harv3589]
garyh9900 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 969
Loc: SE, Kentucky
Line-X is the only way to go.

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#7279678 - 01/07/13 07:25 AM Re: Bedliners, are they worth it? [Re: garyh9900]
remfak Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 3390
Loc: Highlands Ranch, CO
Originally Posted By: garyh9900
Line-X is the only way to go.


Went from drop-ins in two trucks to Line-X in my current. Will never go without Line-X again. Great stuff, and looks great too.

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