Drop-In Vs. Spray-On: Which Bedliner is Really the Best?

Drop-In Vs. Spray-On: Which Bedliner is Really the Best?

If you’re like most truck owners, you want to keep your vehicle looking and feeling like new for as long as possible. Consequently, you really need to know if a drop-in or spray-on bedliner will work best for you.

It doesn’t matter why you use your truck. It could be just a simple means of transportation. On the other hand, you may consider your vehicle an integral part of your construction or heavy labor business. Surprisingly, one study shows that the majority of pickups are used as “spare vehicles.”

Without question, there’s no reason why your truck bed should look scraped, dinged and dented. Even if you only use your pickup on occasion, your truck still deserves protection.

One of the best ways to keep your vehicle looking like new well after the 100,000th mile is to install a bed liner to protect the body. There are essentially two types of bedliners: spray-in and drop-in. Before making the decision about which bedliner is right for you, here are a few things to consider.

Drop-In Bedliner Pros and Cons

Drop-in bedliners could seem like an economical solution to those seeking to protect their truck beds. On first appearance, you might like that there is little to no prep work. You might also think you’ve found a means to conceal past damage. In some cases, drop-in liners can be custom fit for specific trucks and can often be installed by the owner.

However, there are many issues associated with drop-in bedliners. For example, some models don’t provide adequate protection and can vibrate and become loose relatively quickly. Drop-in models can create a noise problem at high speeds because of factors like wind and vibration. They can also trap water between the liner and the bed, potentially leading to rust and corrosion.

Spray-In Bedliner Pros and Cons

Spray on bedliners are ideal for beachgoers, adventurers and those who are worried about serious internal damage to the paint and steel of their truck bed. They are extremely durable and resistant to corrosion and typically last much longer than the drop-in liners. Spray-in liners provide automatic customized protection for each truck and are commonly used in the heavy-equipment industry and the military.

Products such as Marvel Coating’s Armadillo Liners create a hard shell that also wards off water. You can even increase the resale value of your vehicle by combatting dings and dents that would otherwise appear. Also, the fact that spray-on liners help fight water means less corrosion.

It’s important to realize, however, that the quality of your spray-in liner application depends entirely on your installer, which is why it’s critical that you rely on a trusted company. Keep in mind that you need a great product with knowledgeable application to get it right.

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Not sure what to do as far as a bedliner? Contact Armadillo Liners today for the best and most reliable spray-in bedliner for your pick-up truck.