Truck Bed Protection Has Come a Long Way
Truck bed protection started with simple modifications, such as installing planks of wood to truck beds. The industry has made enormous strides since this era of simplicity.
A more advanced method was created as pickup trucks began to be designed more frequently to haul cargo. Thermoforming, a process in which a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable temperature, formed to a specific shape, and then cut to create a usable product, would eventually lead to the first plastic drop-in bedliner. In the '80s, companies began to replicate this design and manufacture pre-formed liners on a massive scale.
Spray-on bedliners come in various formulations and process techniques such as aromatic or aliphatic, high or low pressure, polyurea or polyurethane, or hybrid and solvent-based. Performance relies on the initial surface prep work completed before spraying.
It is entirely possible to have the color of the bedliner match that of the vehicle, but color fade from ultraviolet radiation is inevitable with time. This is why bedliners are typically done in black.
Aromatic is generally used for black color and is the least expensive option. If a colored bedliner is desired, Aliphatic can be implemented because it is more stable over time in ultraviolet light. However, this pure polyurethane chemical will drive up the cost around 30-45%.
Aliphatic material can be sprayed in a wide range of colors, and UV rays will not alter this color, unlike Aromatic will.
Differences in spray-on bedliners
Spray-on bedliner material will vary in texture and color. Texture can be smooth, making for easy cleaning or be a rough texture to prevent skidding and increase durability. Thinner coatings will typically cost less but can chip and crack. For trucks with the most rugged use, ArmorThane sets an optimum thickness for bedliners as 1/4 inch on the truck bed and wheel wells as well as 1/8 inch on the sides. ArmorThane provides seamless, spray-on polyurea solutions that offer a durable, watertight seal against corrosion and abrasion. Our fast application technology minimizes downtime to deliver a strong, flexible protective coating that’s cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting. To keep your vehicle protected from the harshest of elements and looking new for years. Let our polyurea professionals find the right solution for you today!
Benefits of an ArmorThane Truck Bedliner
Sprayed-on... Better Than Drop-in
Compare Spray-on Bedliners to Drop-in:
- No attachment holes
- No scratching paint
- Maximized cargo space
- Wide range of colors and OEM color match
- No worry with fit; fits all sizes, shapes
- No vibration or noise
- No fading, warping, cracking
- Easy to clean
- More attractive
- Increased resale value
- Learn more about spray-on versus drop-in
Sprayed-on... Better Than Factory-Installed
Professionally trained applicators deliver:
- Thicker application for greater protection
- Aliphatic coating that doesn’t fade like aromatic chemicals
- Wide range of colors and OEM color match
- Optional application to rocker panels, etc
- Repair options after an accident
The Ultimate Protection
There is no comparison to the ArmorThane bedliner
- Spray-On Bedliner products from ArmorThane® are the best in the industry!
- ArmorThane® offers the most durable spray-in bedliner in the world.
- Our spray-in bed liners are durable and dependable and come in a variety of colors and applications.
- ArmorThane® bedliner products are rated for superior performance and have withstood the scrutiny of extensive testing for resistance to heat and UV wear that will often fade substandard products.
- The list of advantages of choosing ArmorThane® bedliners is extensive.
Protect Your Investment
When you Armor your vehicle with ArmorThane, you can be sure that your investment isn't just secure, but also tested under the harshest temperatures and extreme conditions. ArmorThane has been applied on everything from Humvees in Iraq to Tornado Chasers in the midwest. It does not matter what you do with your truck, ArmorThane spray-on bedliner is always an excellent investment. It's ideal for transporting lumber, tack for horses, and tools for contracting work, off-roading on rough terrain or simply because it gives your vehicle an attractive appearance. ArmorThane can help your truck to be quieter and provides excellent protection from stains caused by various rough chemicals corrosion, rust, and other corrosive damages. ArmorThane® offers the most durable spray-in bedliner in the world. Our spray-in bed liners are durable and dependable and come in a variety of colors and applications. ArmorThane® bedliner products are rated for superior performance and have withstood the scrutiny of extensive testing for resistance to heat and UV wear that will often fade substandard products. The list of advantages of choosing ArmorThane® bedliners is extensive.
Just how good is our product?
When it comes to chemistry, not all bedliners are created equal. As the leader of all high-performance spray-on bedliner businesses, ArmorThane takes its products very seriously. ArmorThane has been the best bedliner company for over thirty years.
Three primary tests must be looked at when comparing bedliner material:
- TENSILE STRENGTH-Tensile strength is the measurement of force before material breaks.
- ELONGATION-Measures the percentage change in length of material before breaking.
- HARDNESS-Describes the resistance of a material to distortion and is measured on an alphabetic scale.
- UV STABILITY-Tests the resistance of a material to fading or color change under continuous exposure to UV light.
With a dedicated full-time Research & Development team, ArmorThane delivers the toughest spray-on bedliner material available in the industry. ArmorThane has doubled the hardness rating compared to competitors, offering superior impact resistance and tensile strength, resulting in outstanding abrasion resistance. Because the material is sprayed, there is a total encapsulation or complete seal, making the coating watertight.
Here's how the numbers stack up.
55 Shore D
50 +/- 1 Shore D
25 Shore D
≤ ΔE 3, (5,000 QUV hrs)
≤ ΔE 2, (10,000 QUV hrs)