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Recommendations and costs on a bedliner.

My new 08 didn't come with a bedliner and wondering about the dealer unit vs. some alternate types such as the sprayed in ones I see advertised.
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I vote sprayed in liner. Either Rhino or Line-X. Alot of people regret the drop in liners b/c they can cause damage to the bed by rumming and wearing through the paint, leading to rust within a couple years. The professional liners are really tough and thick, can take alot of abuse and most come with a lifetime warranty.

Atleast where I live, the spray in liners usually cost around 500 dollars.
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x2 on the spray in liners...

i don't know what the price differences are between a drop in and getting your bed sprayed, but i'd definately fork out the couple extra bucks and have it sprayed.
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I swear I am the only person who does not like spray in bed liners. They look great when there new. but after a few months they fade and start to look like crap. although I know the drop in liners can cause damage. but with proper precautions. like taking it out and cleaning the bed you should'nt have any issues. my truck is almost 7 years old. and the bed is'nt rusting with the drop in liner.
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i done have any complaints with my drop in liner... i did get it for a pizza though
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I like my drop in liner as well, it seems like it would be easier to dent a bed with the spray-on bed liner.
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sray in i say i got my rino for 400 give or take rino keeps stuff from sliding around but it you can dig a screw driver in it if you want but it dose have a life time warrinty as long as you hav the truck but line-x can not be scrached or dented but stuff will slide around
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I had 2 drop ins, they were ok, but I would rather have a spray in.
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i have the drop in, but now, i want the spray on.
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I just got my bed sprayed with Line-X, and its [email protected] Its tough and looks good too.
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Shop around, Line X so far has seemed to be the best in my area. It stays shinny for the most part.

Expect to spend $300 - $500
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I had the drop in and it would make noise over bumps and it rubbed my bed rails and fender wells down to primer and in some spots metal. I took it out and painted the bed and now the truck is quieter over bumps and I dont have to worry about the bed rusting.
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I swear I am the only person who does not like spray in bed liners. They look great when there new. but after a few months they fade and start to look like crap. although I know the drop in liners can cause damage. but with proper precautions. like taking it out and cleaning the bed you should'nt have any issues. my truck is almost 7 years old. and the bed is'nt rusting with the drop in liner.
i have had my spay in (line-x) liner for 10 months, and it still looks new. i paid $450 for it.
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why dont you get the roll in liner my buddy did his it cost him $90 from o'rielly's and it looks great works well to grips alot just make sure you stir it well it's called herculiner
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I have a drop-in, and dont mind it. The spray in are cool, and if you get it done, do your bed rails too, mine aren't covered, and they are super scratched
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Thinking about hauling decorative river gravel and the like. Wouldn't the spray-in liner get gouged out trying to shovel this stuff out? Just asking as I'm not familiar.
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Atleast where I live, the spray in liners usually cost around 500 dollars.
I know you said where you live, but that's really high. My dad got his 2006 F-150 with the 8' bed done for $250.

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Thinking about hauling decorative river gravel and the like. Wouldn't the spray-in liner get gouged out trying to shovel this stuff out? Just asking as I'm not familiar.
I worked for a Village Maintance Dept. we had our 2006 F-250 Line X'd and we put it through the paces. 450 degree hot Tar, acident chemical spills, dropping stones in the bed, getting skids out with a forklift attachment on a bobcat (the forks skidded off the line x). I was impressed, most dealers now offer it as the "aftermarket liners" when you go to the dealership.

The ad's i've seen claim you can have Line X sprayed on 1/4" thick.

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Thinking about hauling decorative river gravel and the like. Wouldn't the spray-in liner get gouged out trying to shovel this stuff out? Just asking as I'm not familiar.

No, it shouldnt get gouged out if it is good quality stuff.

At my temp job we do spray in bed liners, and the stuff is super hard. The only way for us to clean the work stand off is to throw them in a fire and let it melt off.
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highly recommend spray on liner. one of the mods i like the most. Cost me exactly 446 dollars. Line-x that is. You can throw anything at it and it wont hurt it. If it gets dry looking or old you can clean it with some simple green then spray ob meguires tire shine. looks like new!
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Line-X was the first, and probably best, mod I did to my truck.
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If you get a drop in bed liner the first time it gets wet and you jump in the back of your truck you'll wish you got the spray on. Those drop in liners are like walking on ice when they get wet.
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If you get a drop in bed liner the first time it gets wet and you jump in the back of your truck you'll wish you got the spray on. Those drop in liners are like walking on ice when they get wet.
Mine isn't at all.
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im not a fan of the spary in liners at all and not to fond of the drop ins either. I just like my bed mat, keeps everything from sliding and its easy to take out and clean under from time to time.
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i hate my drop in. **** never stays where i want it to. it always slides around
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I've got the ford liner on both my lightning and the ranger.

They are good and did'nt cost too much. ($75 for the lightning an $150 for the ranger)
I've not lived long term with them so I'm not positive how well they hold up.

If I had the money I'd have gone line-x But when buying new trucks. Liners are excellent negotiation points.

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