What about bed liners. Spray on or Rubber mat?

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Supercharged111

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Sliding heavy stuff easily is all fun and games until it slides when you don't want it to. :) My '94 had a smashed bed header panel and rear cab wall. (My buddy Rob that bought it did finally get those replaced and had the whole truck painted.) Previous owner had an A/C unit back there and had to jam on the brakes, it slid forward and did that damage along with blowing out the back window.

When I'm moving pinball machines or arcade games, I don't want them to slide too easily. Spray-in bedliners tear 'em up but the rubber is fairly tame. Getting ready to order a DeeZee rubber mat for the '93, I think.

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If you're hauling stuff and you aren't securing it you're doing it wrong. Someone is ALWAYS gonna brake stand in front of you or piss you off with their incompetence and force some sort of WOT moment. You should ALWAYS secure your cargo so you don't have to drive Miss Daisy loaded then get all p!ss3d off when you can't.
 

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If you're hauling stuff and you aren't securing it you're doing it wrong. Someone is ALWAYS gonna brake stand in front of you or piss you off with their incompetence and force some sort of WOT moment. You should ALWAYS secure your cargo so you don't have to drive Miss Daisy loaded then get all p!ss3d off when you can't.
Yeah I probably go overboard with the bungee cords and ratchet straps, but it's my a$$ if something comes off....
 

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Spray in for sure. I had mine sprayed with Line-X about 12 years ago and it is awesome.
But prep is everything.
I cleaned it and scuffed it and wax removed it and prep- solved it before I took it to them.
Because you wont really know if they have done it.
But you will know that you have done it.
Cheap insurance.
Drop in bedliners.
I have never run over a spray in bedliner on the freeway in the middle of the night.
I have run full on at 65 miles an hour into a fisher-price backyard kids playschool and a plastic drop in bedliner on the highway.
I had dropped it down to 65 because I was looking out for deer and elk.
 

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If you have an open bed, a spray on liner. Mats and plastic inserts DO hold moisture--even in a dry climate here in Colorado it's not a good idea. Three of my trucks have quality spray on liners and they have held up for years (they also have a shell). My 06 2500 usually doesn't have the shell on it and apparently came with a poor quality spray on liner and it's not doing as well........
 

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when the spray in liners were just being installed 25 some years ago, I had a Rhino liner sprayed in. it had survived really well except the tailgate and rails. it has an owner lifetime warranty. I took a shot at the warranty, and they honored it. the guy running the shop now is the son of the original owner. he was impressed with how well it has held up. I also have a 1/2" rubber mat in there, just because it was free and I do haul a lot of stuff that would rub bad the best spray in, no issues with rust, I'm usually parked on a slant, just keep the drain holes clear.
 
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