Drop-In & Spray-In Bedliners: The Pros & Cons

 

If you drive a truck, such as the F-150, chances are you are hauling cargo regularly. This can leave your truck bed scratched, dented and faded. The best protection is to install a bedliner which can protect your truck bed from these scratches, dings or dents while also being a slip-resistant surface for your valuables and equipment.

Bedliners come in two different types: Drop-in and Spray-in, both of which are exactly as their name suggests. A drop-in bedliner is a simple piece of plastic that is "dropped in" to your truck bed. A spray-in bedliner is a coating that is sprayed directly onto your truck bed which then solidifies to create a protective layer. Here are some pros and cons of each type so you know which is best for you.

Drop-In
 Pros:
  • Easy install - simply drop it in
  • Less expensive than spray-in
  • Easily replaced
  • Covers up existing scratches and dents
Cons:
  • Water, sand and gravel can get caught between the bedliner and bed
  • More vulnerable to damage and would need to be replaced

Spray-In
 Pros:
  • Creates a seamless air-tight layer - no chance of water damage
  • Long lasting
  • Increases resale or trade-in value
  • Can also protect bedrails and tailgate
Cons:
  • More expensive than drop-ins
  • Can fade to sunlight exposure
  • Not removable



 
If you're looking for something long lasting and more protective than a spray-in bedliner is the superior product for you. If you want something inexpensive and easy to place and remove, drop-in bedliners are for you. 

To schedule a bedliner install or to learn more, email jturner1@richmondford.com or call (804) 254-9290.
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