About Spray On Truck Bed Liners
Truck bed liners are basically the protective coatings that protect the inner side of the truck bed from damage. This at the same time is creating a skid resistant surface allowing the cargo to stay in place. Actually, there are 2 classifications of bed liners and these are drop-in and spray on/in.
When using drop-in bed liners, this can be applied effortlessly into your truck bed without any preparations and also, can be removed for easy cleaning. On the other hand, spray-on liners need preparation to let the coating stick correctly to the truck bed. The way how the coating adheres will determine its lifespan.
Sprayed on, sprayed in, spray on or spray in are terms that are interchangeably used in the industry, which come in 2 classes of materials and in 2 types of application processes. The aromatic and the aliphatic compounds may be applied using a low pressure process which is not heated or a high pressure process which is heated. The performance relies greatly on initial surface preparation that’s done on the bed. It is possible as well to have a color matching for your vehicle but as time goes by, the color will fade because of UV radiation.
In general, aromatic is used for darker and black colors and the least expensive option at the same time. On the contrary, aliphatic is the better choice for colors because it is more stable in UV exposure. It is manufactured from pure polyurethane, which increases the cost to around 35 percent. The aliphatic materials may be sprayed in wide varieties of colors including metallic finishes.
There are many different methods in which spray on coatings for truck beds can be applied like by using cartridge driven by a high pressure or air compressor machine or roller. Environmental conditions such as temperature, elevation, wind and humidity may affect the cure process of the spray in bed liner. Things similar to aperture, nozzle, spray pressure and thinners can be modified in order to create proper distribution of spray lining chemicals. The spray on bed liner material may vary in both color and texture. Texture can be smooth to allow easy cleaning or rough to avoid skidding of cargo.
So long as the spray on coatings for truck beds are applied right, it can make the truck bed liner have the capability of resisting dents and even scratches while holding the shape firmly and still be flexible enough not to crack when driving on rough roads. In comparison to metal beds, it absorbs vibration to provide additional protection to the cargo in place while the painted metal may rust and chip under rough conditions.