Information Regarding Spray On Truck Bed Liners
If you want to provide protection to the inner side of the truck bed from damage, then truck bed liners would be an ideal option. 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.
For drop-in bed liners, these are easily applied in the truck bed without having to do any preparation and can be removed effortless for cleaning. Spray-on liners on the other hand need preparation to allow the coating stick correctly to the truck bed. The way how the coating adheres determines the lifespan for the coating.
There are many terms used in this method as well but regardless if it is called, sprayed on, sprayed in, spray on or spray in, they are all the same and 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 relies greatly on 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 speaking, the least expensive option that you can have is aromatic and at the same time, perfect for black and darker colors. With regards to aliphatic, it’s the better choice for colors since it is more stable in UV exposure. It is manufactured from pure polyurethane, which increases the cost to around 35 percent. Aliphatic materials can be sprayed in wide varieties of colors similar to metallic finishes.
Spray on coatings for truck beds can be applied using different methods such as 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 like aperture, nozzle, spray pressure and thinners are modified 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.
When spray on coatings for truck beds are correctly applied, it makes the truck bed liner capable of resisting dents and scratches while holding shape firmly yet, it’s flexible enough to not crack when going through rough terrains. 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.