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, drop-in and spray on/in are the two classifications used for bed liners.
In drop-in bed liners, these are applied easily into the truck bed without requiring for preparation and can be removed easily as well for 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 determines the lifespan for the coating.
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. Aromatic and aliphatic compounds can be applied using low pressure process which isn’t heated or a high pressure process which is heated. The performance greatly depends on the initial surface preparation that’s done on the bed. Now, it’s possible to have color matching to your vehicle’s bed lining but with time, the color fades due to UV radiation.
Generally, aromatic is used for darker and black colors and at the same time, the least expensive option. With regards to aliphatic, it’s the better choice for colors since it is more stable in UV exposure. It is made from pure polyurethane and for that reason, the cost increases to around 35 percent. The aliphatic materials may be sprayed in wide varieties of colors including metallic finishes.
Spray on coatings for truck beds may be applied in many different methods 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 such as aperture, nozzle, spray pressure and thinners may be modified to be able to create proper distribution of spray lining chemicals. The spray on bed liner material may vary in both color and texture. To allow easy cleaning, the texture may be set to smooth 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. Not like metal beds, it is absorbing vibration to provide additional protection to the cargo in place while painted metal rust and chip under rough conditions.