Rhino Liner in truck bed

Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:26 pm

Hello Everyone,

I currently have a plastic bed liner in my truck box and in my pickup box trailer, I was considering buying one of those kits where you can do the Rhino lining myself with some sort of sprayer that comes with the "lining." I know the plastic liners can be easily swept out, but I am not sure with the Rhino Liner Products.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be helpful.

dan
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:56 pm

I've got a spray in liner in my truck that is 8 years old. It's held up great. It's a Line-X though, not a rhino liner. The rhino liner seemed alittle slippery to me and the line-x was not.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:52 pm

I like the spray on better, the liners tend to hold moisture and rot the bed in some cases.

I'm going to move this to the General & Off Topic Forum as this section is reserved for anthracite.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:03 pm

I've got a Line-X spray-in bed liner in my '03 Dodge; and, I love it. There are three basic problems with plastic bed liners:

1) They're slippery.
2) They chafe the crap out of your bed---kinda counter productive with their purpose...
3) Moisture may present long term problems too.

Hope I haven't insulted too many folks out there with plastic insert bed liners...

My 2 cents,

DW
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:21 pm

I have the Rhino Liner -- had it sprayed in when the truck was brand new. On it's second year. Was able to handle my 500 lb Mark III slamming into it at about 20 mph! Bent the front part of the bed towards cab, but didn't even put a scratch in the liner -- impressive stuff!! Like a thick rubber coating. Has texture too, so it's not slippery. From the looks of it, it ends up being smooth when it cures, then they blast it again with a different nozzle on to give it the texture -- sort of like spatter-paint.

Below is a pic of my tailgate so you can see the texture:

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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:31 pm

My main question was how are they with coal handling? My buddy has a rhino liner in his truck and he hates since when he loads something, the liner keeps fuzzies of whatever he hauled. I really do not want coal sticking to my liner since I use the truck bed for fishing, boating, camping, stocking trout, etc...

I just noted that my plastic liner can be swept cleaned, can the rhino or other brands be swept cleaned as well.

Dan
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:40 pm

It's not sticky at all -- maybe a little when it's new, as it hardens after the first week as the smell goes away (actually maybe sooner because mine is covered by a tonneau cover, which lengthens the cure).

As it is now, I can sweep sand right out of it, no problem.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:19 am

Im a contractor, and a good friend of mine does rebel liners (just a defferent name for line-x or whatever). he really sprayed the crap out of it. its really thick, did a real nice job. i would not worry about things sticking to it. worse case situation just use a pressure washer or wash the bed when ya wash your truck. :idea: it cleans nice.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:09 am

I just squirt mine out with a hose after hauling coal. If I can ever afford a new truck, I will have it done again and might even consider having the rocker panels coated also.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:23 am

Another thing is the slip in liners generally have a series of very narrow troughs in the liner to give it strength, it can be a pain if you have coal or sand in it, in trying to clean them out.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:00 pm

I have rhino liner in the '03 chevy truck and a plastic liner in the '87 ford. The rhino liner wins hands down. There are no problems sweeping it out. I will definitely get a spray on liner on every truck bed from now on.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:08 pm

We had a Line X in our first F-250. It worked well but I always wondered how it would be to sleep on in a camping situation. The material seemed a little prickley to me if you were to roll off the bedding material. I wonder if it would catch the material of the sleeping bag and tear it up. Lisa
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:33 pm

lowfog01 wrote:We had a Line X in our first F-250. It worked well but I always wondered how it would be to sleep on in a camping situation. The material seemed a little prickley to me if you were to roll off the bedding material. I wonder if it would catch the material of the sleeping bag and tear it up. Lisa



Real campers sleep on the ground! :lol:
I am not a real camper either.
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:26 pm

I do the spray on liners here at my shop.

They can be put on relatively smooth or rough ----- your choice. :gee:

Just make sure that you cover the truck real well or you will get little spots of the material everywhere. Also make sure you have enough air to properly atomize the material when spraying it or it will not spray well. Most consumer self install kits sprayers are not too good.

Proper prep will allow the material to stick and not peel off easily. :cry2:



And definitely do it outdoors if possible......fumes are real bad when curing. :sick:



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Rick
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Re: Rhino Liner in truck bed

PostBy: Qball On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:35 pm

Mine was sprayed in by the dealer when I bought the truck in 06. Ironically when I picked up my new stove and the put it in the truck with a forrklift, they tore the spray it up in a few spots. I had to have it repaired and now those spots are a different color and texture. Other than that it's great.
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