Truck bed protection started with simple modifications, such as installing planks of wood to truck beds. A has made enormous strides since this era of simplicity. A more advanced method is made as pickup trucks began to be designed with greater frequency to life of the loan valuables. Thermoforming, a process where a plastic page is heated to a pliable temperature, formed to a specific shape, and then cut to make a operational product, would eventually lead to the first plastic drop-in bedliner. In the ’80s, companies began to replicate this design and manufacture pre-formed liners on a massive scale.
Spray-on bedliners come in various formulations and process techniques such as aromatic or aliphatic, high or low pressure, polyurea or polyurethane, or hybrid and solvent-based. spray on bedliner utilizes the initial surface prep work completed before spraying.
It is fairly easy to offer the color of the bedliner match that of the vehicle, but color reduce from ultraviolet radiation is inevitable with time. This is why bedliners are typically done in black.
Aromatic is generally used for black color and is cheap option. If a colored bedliner is desired, Aliphatic can be implemented because it is more stable over time in ultraviolet light. However, this pure polyurethane chemical will drive the cost around 30-45%.
Spray-on bedliner material will vary in texture and color. Texture can be smooth, making for easy cleaning or be a rough texture to prevent skidding and increase durability. Thinner coatings will typically cost less but can processor and crack. For trucks with the most rugged use, ArmorThane sets an optimum thickness for bedliners as 1/4 inch on the truck bed and wheel bore holes as well as 1/8 inch on the sides. ArmorThane provides seamless, spray-on polyurea solutions that offer a durable, leak-proof seal off against corrosion and damaging the teeth. Our fast application technology decreases downtime to supply a strong, flexible protective coating that’s cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting. To keep your motor vehicle protected from the harshest of elements and looking new for years. Let our polyurea professionals find the best solution for you today!