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, drop-in and spray on/in are the two classifications used for bed liners.
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. On the other hand, for the spray-on liners to correctly stick to the truck bed, it will need proper preparation. As a matter of fact, the way in which the coating sticks to the surface will determine its lifespan.
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. With regards to aliphatic and aromatic compounds, it can be applied via high pressure process which is heated and a low pressure process which isn’t 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, aromatic is used for darker and black colors and at the same time, the least expensive option. On the contrary, aliphatic is the better choice for colors because it is more stable in UV exposure. It is manufactured from pure polyurethane, which increases the cost to around 35 percent. Not only that, aliphatic materials may be sprayed in different colors such as 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 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. Texture can be smooth to allow easy cleaning 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. 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.