There are many different options for spray-on truck bedliners (also known as Spray-in bedliner or spray-on bedliner), and it can be challenging to identify which is the best fit for your vehicle. There are three main players in the spray-on liner market. All are sprayed on with industrial spray equipment and provide a durable finish.
Here’s a quick guide to the biggest spray-on bedliners:
Rhino Linings was one of the first companies to use polyurethane, polyureas, and polyhybrids in the form of spray-on bedliners. This product was more durable than drop-in bedliners and better at preventing corrosion and other damage than traditional bedliners. Rhino Linings were originally soft and rubbery, but they now offer both hard and soft options. Rhino lining are not used by major manufacturers but are popular for small shops.
Line-X was created as harder alternative to Rhino Lining’s product. Line-X is applied “hot” (between 130-210 degrees) using a high-pressure spray system. Line-X linings can be sprayed thin or not, which conforms to the contours of the truck bed but has a very hard, rough surface. Most Line-X linings are harder than Rhino’s and therefore more resistant to tears, but can be hard on the knees when moving around the truck bed and can damage cargo.
Ultimate Linings is the brand used by Ford, Toyota and others for their new trucks before they leave the factory. The largest truck manufacturers have identified Ultimate Linings as the highest-quality bedliner on the market. Ultimate Linings provides the most durable and hardest spray-in liners available in the market, which is why we spray that at 4 Wheel Parts.
Ultimate Linings are easy to clean and resistant to gasoline, diesel fuel, chlorine and paint. Plus it is environmentally friendly with 100% solids and VOC Free
One reason you can buy a spray in liner for less at 4 Wheel Parts than you can at the other places, is we don’t have to pay high franchise fees. We don’t pay Ultimate Linings an annual fee, monthly fees, a percentage of the profits or anything else. Why? Ultimate Linings is a “chemicals” company, not a franchise company. Chemicals have always been their focus and likely will be going forward. They are heavy into the industrial coatings and then got into the pickup truck market. Line-X and Rhino Linings are franchises. These local Kansas City operators buy a franchise (just like one would buy a McDonald’s franchise) and the corporate office does lots of marketing and other things that are hard for small businesses to do on their own. The downside? These shop owners usually have to pay big fees up front along with paying them a small, but costly percentage of the annual profits. What’s this mean to you? That fee has to be passed along. We know. We used to own a Rhino Linings store. We know how it works.
4 Wheel Parts looked at all of the options on the market and selected Ultimate Linings because they are the best value in truck bed liners. And you can imagine how hard it is to get Ford and Toyota to approve your product for OEM use. If they have tested it to the hilt, then you know they got ran through the ringer. Let us help you protect your truck with the best spray in bed liner in Kansas City- Ultimate Linings–contact us today.