Truck Bed Liners

TBLPICThe bed of your truck is where all the action happens– whether you’re hauling, working, or even just hanging out in the sun, your truck bed is where you keep all of your tools of the trade out on the road. It only makes good sense to protect your truck bed with a quality truck bed liner.

Your truck cost you thousands of dollars, and it’s made for heavy-duty use. Why would it need a truck bed liner? Isn’t the truck bed already strong and durable? You might be surprised at just how susceptible your truck bed is to wear and tear without some sort of protective lining. Let’s cover everything you need to know about truck bed liners for your personal or commercial truck.

What are Truck Bed Liners For?

As you can imagine, a truck bed liner is meant to protect your truck bed from scratches, dents, dings, and surface wear as a result of heavy-duty equipment being hauled in the bed. A good truck bed liner can take the abuse of your gear sliding and smashing around as you drive down the highway so your truck itself doesn’t have to.

If your truck bed liner becomes worn out over time, it’s far more economical to replace your bed liner than it is to get expensive repairs performed on your truck bed itself. And, if you’re able and willing to pay for a high-quality truck bed liner, you’ll protect the bed of your truck for years to come without having to replace anything at all. Truck bed liners are essential to the longevity of your pickup truck bed.

Should I Get a Bed Liner?

Why wouldn’t you?
Seriously, your truck is an expensive piece of heavy machinery, and the point of the truck is that it has a spacious bed you can use to haul enormous loads of stuff at once. If you don’t have truck bed protection, and your bed starts to wear out, what good is your pickup truck at all?

Yes, anyone who owns a pickup truck should have a high-quality bedliner installed. Bed protection is affordable and available in a few different types to meet the different needs pickup truck owners have for hauling cargo.

Different Types of Truck Bed Liners

Like any automotive product, there are a few different types of truck bed liners available to choose from to protect the bed of your pickup truck. Depending on the kind of cargo you haul and how often you drive your pickup, the heavier-duty truck bed liners may not be necessary for you. However, cheaper low-end bed liners definitely come with some drawbacks, so you’ll want to consider all the different things you use your truck bed for before deciding on your liners. These are the five most common types of bed liners and what they’re most often used for.

Bed Mats

A truck bed mat is exactly what it sounds like– it’s a simple mat that lays across the bottom of the truck bed to protect the flooring. Truck bed mats are probably the most common type of consumer bedliner as they’re particularly inexpensive, they’re easy to clean, and they can be replaced in a cinch if they rip, tear, or fray. Truck bed mats are sold in automotive product stores all over the country, so you can always get a quick and affordable truck bed liner whenever you need one. Even within this category itself, there are numerous different styles of bed mat products you can choose from.

Plastic Drop-In Liners

A plastic drop-in bed liner is a large plastic piece cut to the size of your truck bed that fits firmly into place around the interior of the bed. A drop-in liner is sturdier than a bed mat, and drop-in liners typically line the walls of the bed whereas truck bed mats only cover the floor of the bed. Plastic drop-ins are more affordable than spray liners, but because they don’t cling to the bed, they create openings where dirt, debris, and moisture can become trapped. As a result, plastic drop-ins have to be regularly removed so you can clean out the bed of your truck.

Roll-On

Roll-on bed liners are chemical coatings you can buy in a can that you paint onto the bed of your truck with a paint roller. The coating hardens as it cures, creating a protective surface over your bed. Roll-on liner products are inexpensive and easy to find at any automotive retail shop, and they’re simple enough that any truck owner can apply one themselves. However, roll-on liners for truck beds are far thinner than spray-on linings and they’re made from lower-quality materials with preservatives that help them sit on store shelves for long periods of time. As a result, roll-on liners don’t offer nearly as much scratch resistance as spray-on liners and they require regular reapplication to ensure proper protection.

High-Pressure Spray-On Bed Liner

A high-pressure spray bedliner is a chemical spray made from polyurethane materials that’s applied to the bed of the truck using a high temperature, high-pressure sprayer tool. This creates an ultra-tough seal around the bed that cures quickly as it cools and forms a thick barrier preventing scratches, dents, and tears. A high-pressure spray bedliner also creates a smooth, even layer over the bed that can then be further protected with bed mats.

Low-Pressure Spray-On Bed Liner

Low-pressure spray liners work similarly to high-pressure, but as you can gather from the name, they’re applied using a lower temperature and pressure spraying tool. This is sometimes a better solution for trucks with pre-existing damage to the bed, or for older & classic pickups that may suffer damage from the high-pressure spraying equipment itself. Low-pressure spraying has a distinct coarse texture that’s visible to the eye, and it takes a longer time to cure than the higher temperature high-pressure sprays. However, once cured, they can also be covered over with a bed mat or bedrug for further protection.

Which Liner is Best for My Truck Bed?

Ultimately, high-pressure spray liners are the bedliner products that offer the most protection for your bed. However, if you don’t haul much cargo, or if the cargo you do haul is pretty light, then it may n to be worth the price of a professional spray lining to protect your truck bed. In some cases, a good bed mat is enough to keep your bed in tip-top shape. If you’re looking for a little bit more protection, custom-fitted drop-in liners are a good alternative, too, but if you need that much more protection, you might as well shell out the extra cost to install a high-quality spray lining.

Pros & Cons of Mats and Drop-In Linings

Mats & drop-ins are great low-budget options and you can find them both at most automotive retailers. As a result, they’re popular choices for light-use pickup truck owners who don’t need the extra-heavy protection of a spray-on lining. They’re easy to install, and they look decent enough, but they don’t last nearly as long as spray-on linings and they show damage much more easily.

It comes down to how much protection and how much you’re willing to spend on your pickup bed lining. Spray-on linings can protect your tailgate– mats and drop-ins typically don’t. Spray-ons cling to your bed so dirt and debris can’t get under them. Mats and drop-ins let the dirt in. If you’re willing to tolerate the extra maintenance needs that come with drop-ins and bed mats, the choice is up to you. At the end of the day, spray-on linings offer far better protection for the higher price.

Scorpion XO-2 Truck Spray-On Liners

Our bedliner for trucks is made from top-quality polyurethanes that maintain the new look of your truck’s bed for years to come. Our spray-on lining protects your bed from dirt and debris better than any drop-in lining on the market.

Features & Options

Available in black, white, and 12 other color options, you can apply a Scorpion XO-2 spray-on liner for your truck to match any style, and custom coloring is available!

Warranty

The Scorpion XO-2 spray-on liner comes with a limited lifetime warranty against fading, cracking, peeling, and normal wear & tear. Contact our customer service team for any questions or concerns the installation of your new truck bed liner.

Become a Scorpion XO-2 Installer

Looking to start or expand your own business? Scorpion is a national leader in truck bed lining in the United States. There are thousands of trucks on the road with owners looking to protect them for the long haul. Contact us today to learn how you can get started installing Scorpion XO-2 truck bed linings for as low as $249!

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Scorpion is the leader in Truck Bed Liners in the US and many countries around the world.  Our professional installers are ready right now to protect and add style to your truck, trailer, boat, or other application.  All Scorpion installations are backed with a limited lifetime warranty.

Scorpion's XO-2 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scorpion XO-2?

Scorpion’s XO-2 is a high build (1/32” to 1/8”) polyurethane coating. It is engineered to take high levels of abuse.

What is the difference between XO-2 and other bed liners?

Critical areas such as Tensile Strength, elongation, and impact resistance will be as good as other bed liner systems. UV Stability is superior.

How does Scorpion XO-2 compare the franchise liners?

With a few exceptions, XO-2 represents a new generation of polyurethane linings. The calling card of Scorpion’s XO-2 is its versatility. It offers numerous color variations, color matching, matte or glass finish, low start up cost and no franchise fee.

Is XO-2 Liner hazardous?

XO-2 is VOC compliant in all 50 US States and Canada, who has very high VOC standards. Spraying in a well ventilated room and wearing a good ½ face respirator with chemical cartridges is a wonderful start.

What will I need to spray XO-2?

It could be sprayed with a number of guns but we recommend using the Al’s Liner Spray Gun from Scorpion Coatings. It’s very inexpensive and requires no maintenance. It will last a long time if cared for properly.

What can I spray XO-2 on?

Anything but hard plastic. XO-2 works great on wood, fiberglass and metal. Some surfaces scuffing and priming may be required.

What colors are available for XO-2 and can it be color matched?

XO-2 is available in 14 different color options. You can use any automotive tint or pigment including pearls or metal flakes to match any color. Call our technical support team to discuss custom coloring.

How durable is XO-2?

There is no coating that is more durable. It matches the franchise in numerous categories and far exceeds them in others.

Is XO-2 a rust protector or prevention?

XO-2 bonds directly to the substrate so no moisture or air can get in. If it rusts, it will have to come from the backside. XO-2 is a little over qualified as an undercoating. No undercoating or rust prohibitory has the physical properties of XO-2. They are not intended to have good physical properties.

How long before I can use my new liner?

XO-2 is dry to the touch in 1 hour. Light duty use in 24 hours and heavy abuse in 72 hours.

Does XO-2 have a warranty?

We offer a limited lifetime warranty on XO-2 against fading, cracking, and peeling and what we consider to be normal wear and tear.

How do I prepare the surface to spray?

Wood requires no preparation, fiberglass and metal need to be scuffed with 36 grit or coarser medium. Sand blasting will give you a great surface. Wipe clean with a good solvent to eliminate surface contamination.

Can I repair my liner if it gets damaged? If so, how would I go about it?

XO-2 bonds very well to itself. Minor damage can be repaired with a brush; major damage such as a bedside will probably need to re sprayed. XO-2 can also be used to repair other bed liners or as a top coat to extend and save professional bed liners.

How many square feet does XO-2 cover, and how deep would it be?

XO-2 will cover 25 square feet per gallon at 60mils.

Does XO-2 provide a non-skid surface?

We offer multiple aggregates to increase the slip coefficient. We range from a minimal additive to an extremely aggressive finish.

Can XO-2 be painted over?

Yes, use a polyurethane paint for best results.

Will XO-2 hold up against petroleum based products?

There is no better polyurethane against petroleum. The only time there is an issue is if you know the products will pool and set on the liner for long periods of time. If pooling is going to take place, you are better off with an epoxy coat.

What about bare metal, how do you prep it?

Scuff the metal with 36 grit or coarser media or and blast and apply a light coat of etching primer, a light coat of Scorpion’s 8001 Adhesion Promoter and spray.

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  • Extremely Tough and Durable – Lasts the life of your truck
  • Non-Skid – Stays in place
  • UV Color Stability – Unlike other bedliners for trucks, your will not fade!
  • Custom Color – We understand no all truck beds should look the same!
  • Custom Texture Options (Glass-smooth or extremely aggressive. It’s up to you!)
  • Anti-Static – Static decay is less than 1 second
  • Lifetime Warranty – A bedliner for trucks that comes with a peace of mind
  • Applicators in Every State

Looking to Start or Expand Your Business?

We talk to business owners like you every day looking for ways to increase their business.  There are hundreds of thousands of trucks on the road and more each and every year.  Individuals are keeping their trucks longer and wanting them to stay looking great for longer.  Help your customers get what they are asking for with Scorpion truck bed liners.  Scorpion is easy to apply and doesn’t cost much to get started.  Some programs are as low as $249!

Looking to Expand or Start Your Own Business

Scorpion is the leader in Truck Bed Liners in the US and many countries around the world.  Our professional installers are ready right now to protect and add style to your truck, trailer, boat, or other application.  All Scorpion installations are backed with a limited lifetime warranty.

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