Drop In Bed Liner Or Spray In Bed Liner - Page 2 - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Topic Sponsor
General F150 Discussion General Ford F150 truck discussions and questions
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Drop In Bed Liner Or Spray In Bed Liner

Old 11-09-2018, 03:13 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
ngoti8tor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 117
Thanked 41 Times in 23 Posts
Default

A spray-in liner definitely looks great, but will still dent if you drop something heavy enough on it.
I chose a plastic drop-in liner because I can drop a concrete block from 4 feet above, and there won't be any dent in the box. It may scuff up the plastic liner a bit, but the aluminum bed won't have a mark on it.
ngoti8tor is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ngoti8tor For This Useful Post:
Tom_Johnson (11-10-2018)
Old 11-11-2018, 01:11 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Sanford, NC
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Try the Dualliner. I just installed one in mine (18 Screw V8) and am very pleased with it.
sredder is offline  
Old 11-13-2018, 06:55 PM
  #14  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Boise ID
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

I used to sell drop in liners, they cause terrible wear under them. I took quite a few out for warranty work and the wear was worse than not have anything in the box, you'd have to haul gravel 24/7 to cause worse wear than some I saw. My current truck has a spray in liner and it works great.
jag1886 is online now  
Old 11-14-2018, 04:46 PM
  #15  
(TIM) Retired Army 1SG
 
passtim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: East Tx
Posts: 146
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Spray in then a cheap rubber mat, best of both worlds.
passtim is offline  
Old 11-14-2018, 05:09 PM
  #16  
Beer, Boats, and Trucks.
 
berty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 3,149
Thanked 585 Times in 452 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by passtim View Post
Spray in then a cheap rubber mat, best of both worlds.
I second this. I currently dont have a spray in, just the rubber mat which is incredible at what it does. Soon i plan on getting my bed Linex'd and then placing the rubber mat back in
berty is offline  
Old 11-15-2018, 11:12 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
bassJAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,257
Thanked 188 Times in 157 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jag1886 View Post
I used to sell drop in liners, they cause terrible wear under them. I took quite a few out for warranty work and the wear was worse than not have anything in the box, you'd have to haul gravel 24/7 to cause worse wear than some I saw. My current truck has a spray in liner and it works great.
You bring up a good point....most of us don't really need a liner. Their big benefit is they provide a surface that will look good year after year. My first 2 trucks didn't have liners. The beds got dented and the finish was worn down to the primer, even scratched to bare metal in a few places but it really didn't change the structural integrity of the bed. It just didn't look as nice.
bassJAM is online now  
Old 12-11-2018, 11:02 PM
  #18  
Capable DIYer
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 54
Thanked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Default

My reasons for Drop In over Spray On liner:
Drop In
1. Easy to clean and remove
2. Prevents dents
3. Water runs in the ridges
4. Doesn't fade
5. I would rather slide things into the bed than have to climb into the bed and lift things on a grippy bed.
5. Aluminum beds will not rust with a Drop In
6. Oh you can get them for free....from those wanting to pay $450 for Spray In
7. Oh, and if you choose not to wax under the drop in and the paint scratches, at a later date you can get a Spray In and you wont have to sand as much...LOL

Spray In
1. Costly at $450
2. They fade
3. I would rather be able to slide stuff into and out of without always having to lift things off of a rough surface
4. All brands chip and allow dents
5. Spray In does look nice when you add the Fade Protectant...

Last edited by Army Strong; 12-11-2018 at 11:04 PM.
Army Strong is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Army Strong For This Useful Post:
77Ranger460 (12-12-2018)
Old 01-02-2019, 03:00 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Since you took the only available one in my zip code (98391), I have to go spray in.

Actually the dealer threw in a spray in to close the deal.

I have cleaned used trucks under liners and you would be amazed what gets caught under there and grinds or percolates for years (gravel, pine needles, yard waste, soil, motor oil, brick fragments). Could not get rid of a funky smell from that in my last truck.

Not against drop ins as long as you clean under them yearly. Also don't let water pond and stagnate in them.
EcoBlue is offline  
Old 01-02-2019, 03:31 PM
  #20  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by sredder View Post
Try the Dualliner. I just installed one in mine (18 Screw V8) and am very pleased with it.
I second the Duraliner ! Best of both worlds, plastic type drop in sides, front and tailgate and solid rubber mat for the floor.
Rustyd is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: