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Rhino / Herculiner / bed liner

My bed is getting scratched and marred from all the trips to Lowes and Homee Depot lately, and with the "new" old house I just bought, I don't see a weekend in the future without lugging more and more stuff.

I don't mind paying for something GOOD, nor do I mind a good DIY project (see above paragraph)

So whats everones take? If you have a bed liner, you must have an opinion on it. I expect to have my 2008 FX4 for at least 5 - 10 years.

anyone have pictures as well?

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Herculiner will never compare to Rhino/LineX. If you really use your bed just pay to have the good stuff put on. Personally I like LineX better, looks nicer and stays black longer on the trucks I've seen it on.
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Perma Tech better than Linex and less expensive. I just had mine done $580 in color, Linex in color is approx $700. Another advantage is the UV protection on a Linex needs to be reapplied every year. Perma Tech UV protection is all through the material just like the color is.



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Perma Tech better than Linex and less expensive. I just had mine done $580 in color, Linex in color is approx $700. Another advantage is the UV protection on a Linex needs to be reapplied every year. Perma Tech UV protection is all through the material just like the color is.



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uv protection on a line-x doesn't need to be reapplied every year. the line-x that's in my bed has been there for over 4 years. theres nothing that needs to be applied to line-x. personally i think its the better choice. heruliner to me just looks like thick paint. rhino just is way to bumpy. def. do line-x all the way.
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Herculiner will never compare to Rhino/LineX. If you really use your bed just pay to have the good stuff put on. Personally I like LineX better, looks nicer and stays black longer on the trucks I've seen it on.
true dat! my line-x still looks as good as the day it was done.
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I have rhino and its really nice, no fading after 4 years. the main difference between rhino and line-x is that rhino is more rubbery while line-x is harder. i chose rhino because i thought it would be easier on the rafts i haul around. just depends on what you use your truck bed for. plus both have a lifetime warranty.
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uv protection on a line-x doesn't need to be reapplied every year. the line-x that's in my bed has been there for over 4 years. theres nothing that needs to be applied to line-x. personally i think its the better choice. heruliner to me just looks like thick paint. rhino just is way to bumpy. def. do line-x all the way.
I was going to do Linex five years ago in last truck and Linex told me it should come back each year for UV coating, that is a fact!! Maybe they changed their coating but anyway Linex is wayyyyy over priced.
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Thanks gang. I wasnt even thinkiking about Line-X but I'll see whats local and call around.

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I like Rhino liner better, but whatever you do I am heavily suggest against herculiner. I had it on my 2001 and I hated it. I followed the directions and my uncle who is a painter helped me prep it. We bought industrial rollers and when it was done I put my four wheeler in it once and when the rim rubbed on it it came right off. It really can't handle any abuse. By the time it came to trade it looked so bad I had to buy a plastic bedliner to get by the trade inspector. I had Rhino on my 04 and I paid $400 for it (by the time you add up what i spent on the initial application of herculiner and having to buy a plastic bedliner to cover it, it was worth every penny) over the rail and it took all the abuse I gave it and still looked good.



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yep as mentioned above you get what you pay for i have herculiner and i wish i had gotten linex or rhino herculiner cant take any abuse ive redone mine twice with in the 1 year its been on there but the one good thing about herculiner is its rubbery so things dont tend to slide around as much but i would reccomend rhino lining
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Rhino All The Way

Rhino is the best out on the market in my opinion. Look at my truck and my pictures the quality shows.

Line-icks is nice just not as nice IMO
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I was going to do Linex five years ago in last truck and Linex told me it should come back each year for UV coating, that is a fact!! Maybe they changed their coating but anyway Linex is wayyyyy over priced.
that's a scheme then cause my step-dad worked for line-x for 6 years and he's even the one that put it in my truck and he never said anything about that. it still looks great too.
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Not to thread jack but im thinking about the same thing my question is...

Over the bed rails? or keep it in the bed and just put bed liner caps on?
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over the rails!! i had it in the bed and ran caps for a while and after like a year i could see it rusting. so i took the caps off and had it finished over the rail. looks a ton better.
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ill have to take some pics of my herculiner after 14 months of use. I haul firewood, tools, a small boat, moved to and from school, ect ect. I can only find one place where i can see metal on the whole bed. I did sand the whole bed down with a palm sander and 60 grit before hand and the little areas i hit with a wire wheel and a drill. I spent over 6 hrs start to finish on it and it was the best money i have ever spent. Really unless you are shoveling rocks outa your bed daily it should hold up
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haha try halling 75 lb. landscaping bricks they rip the herculiner off easily
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Really unless you are shoveling rocks outa your bed daily it should hold up
I spent a whole weekend prepping the bed and another weekend "painting" it, and it was scraped through with one load of the four wheeler. It is junk. Even if you do two whole cans of it by the time you are done you are more than half the way in price to a Line-X or Rhino liner and about half as thick. Not to mention resale value. I'd walk away from every truck I'd see with a herculiner, but a rhino or Line-X would be a selling attribute.

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Line X over the rails!
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i have rhino liner over the rails, and it still looks as good as when i got it done January of 2007
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Im gonna say Line-X. Its more expensive since you cant do it yourself, but it is by far the best. The shops that install it have samples of the Rhino liner and other competitors so you can compare. Line X is by far the best.
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wow, everyone keeps dissing on hurculiner. its great. I didnt use the pad they give you for scuffing. i bought a sanding/scuffing wheel for a drill and i havent had any problems at all and i have had mine for about a year pressure washing about once a month. here are some pics.

its really dirty and has bondo from a sub box built.
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If your going to be shoving stuff in and out of your bed, I say have it done professionally.

I used some bedliner crap, from dupont (has mixed reveiws online) on my rear bumper and floor of my E350 cube van so I dont slip fall and kill myself. It came out really nice, and has held up well. However I found that, when it came directly out of the can, and applied, it was alot like paint. I ended up adding black beauty sand to it which make it much more 'grabby'

Anyways, nothing beat the professional bedliners. Tho, I wasnt about to dump $200 on a bumper/floor when I could do that same thing for $60.
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