Pickup trucks aren’t what they used to be.
Formerly the utilitarian workhorses of the blue collar world, many truck beds now go completely unused, the owners choosing to keep them just as pristine as the day they were bought.
This standard of care and lack of use often leads to the logic that if it isn’t getting filled with all manner of abrasive cargo, why should it need any more protection than the rest of the vehicle?
In reality, however, it’s important for every truck to have a truck bed liner installed. Rain, snow, road salt, and anything the wind whips up still make their way into the truck bed and will cause it to rust if that bed is left exposed. The vehicle’s paint isn’t enough to do this job alone, consisting of a thin coating, not meant to handle prolonged periods of exposure in harsh weather, or even moderate weather.
Used As Intended
For those who use their truck as a work vehicle, protecting the truck bed is absolutely imperative not only to the aesthetic of the vehicle, but more importantly, to its functional longevity. A specially-formulated, tried and true bed-liner will help prevent scratches in the paint that would otherwise allow rust to form. Liner can also absorb some of the damage inflicted when objects impact the truck’s bed, preventing dents.
Do It Right, The First Time
When looking for truck bed liners, you’ll find that there are a number of options. Some companies sell pre-formed liners that are meant to fit snugly into the truck bed, while others offer spray-on versions. Pre-formed liners may seem easier, but in reality, they aren’t as good as the spray-on types. This is because they often don’t fit nearly as snugly as they claim to. Even a tiny gap between the liner and bed will allow rain and humidity to get in, and once there, the moisture will sit trapped, causing more damage than had the bed remained un-lined, free to breathe. Needless to say, this will cause the opposite results of what you’re looking for.
Spray-on liners don’t present this potential problem, offering protection to your truck bed that fits like a second skin over your vehicle. Scorpion’s truck bed liners are applied directly to the truck bed in the form of liquid resin. This creates a perfectly airtight seal between the truck bed and the liner, leaving no room for rain or other water to get in. A spray-on liner will last for years, and because of the perfect seal, you’ll never have to worry about rust forming.
For more information about spray-on truck bed liners, just contact us. We’ll be glad to tell you exactly how they work and get you started on the path to protecting your truck in the most efficient way.