Spray in vs Drop in bed liner

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Hey guys, my immediate family has had 4 trucks since I can remember and they all have drop in bed liners. I am debating between Drop in or Spray in for when I order the 2021 F150, any tips between which one is better? Also can the spray in liner gets damaged can it be removed and resprayed?
 

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I have had the ford spray in liner on there trucks. Never had it damaged but dealer old me that if I ever fougedit they would patch it for free, for as long as I own the truck. Never have had to do that in the 9 years.
 

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Hey guys, my immediate family has had 4 trucks since I can remember and they all have drop in bed liners. I am debating between Drop in or Spray in for when I order the 2021 F150, any tips between which one is better? Also can the spray in liner gets damaged can it be removed and resprayed?
The spray in liner should last the life of the truck unless you are extremely hard on the bed...

The old plastic slide in liners rusted the bed in weird areas where it contacted the metal and rubbed but the aluminum seems to corrode slower...

I have had the spray in liners, but have had the bedrug mat on the floor so that it is flat and cushioned...

BedRug mat

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The spray in liner should last the life of the truck unless you are extremely hard on the bed...

The old plastic slide in liners rusted the bed in weird areas where it contacted the metal and rubbed but the aluminum seems to corrode slower...

I have had the spray in liners, but have had the bedrug mat on the floor so that it is flat and cushioned...

BedRug mat

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+1 for those bed rugs. LOVE mine
 

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I opted to not go with the Ford spray in liner. Lots of research and experience. My 2015 had some spots that came up and peeled off on bolts, etc. Not the worst liner, but with Rhinoliner and Line-X providing a very good product and warranty for the same price, I like how they prep the area to hold the liner. Ford doesn’t perform a good prep surface and if you’re hard on the bed it is more likely to have issues.
I can’t fault Ford for the bed liner option, it works well. But for the same price, I am choosing Line-X this time around. They do a lot more prep and it’s an overall cleaner installation.
 
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I opted to not go with the Ford spray in liner. Lots of research and experience. My 2015 had some spots that came up and peeled off on bolts, etc. Not the worst liner, but with Rhinoliner and Line-X providing a very good product and warranty for the same price, I like how they prep the area to hold the liner. Ford doesn’t perform a good prep surface and if you’re hard on the bed it is more likely to have issues.
I can’t fault Ford for the bed liner option, it works well. But for the same price, I am choosing Line-X this time around. They do a lot more prep and it’s an overall cleaner installation.
Thank you for the advice!
 

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The spray in liner should last the life of the truck unless you are extremely hard on the bed...

The old plastic slide in liners rusted the bed in weird areas where it contacted the metal and rubbed but the aluminum seems to corrode slower...

I have had the spray in liners, but have had the bedrug mat on the floor so that it is flat and cushioned...

BedRug mat

1599887531265.png
I have also had the BedRug liner on my current truck for the last 15 years!
Damn thing lasted and lasted and lasted.
Will be installing another one in my new 21 just as soon as I take delivery of it..

Makes crawling in and out of the truck MUCH nicer on my knees!!!
 

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How does the bed rug hold up to abuse, hauling dirt, cinder block etc?
Only hauled dirt in my 2015 with it and it did fine, just did it once so I cannot attest to longevity with continued use..

The BedRug system is a tough product...
 

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I opted to not go with the Ford spray in liner. Lots of research and experience. My 2015 had some spots that came up and peeled off on bolts, etc. Not the worst liner, but with Rhinoliner and Line-X providing a very good product and warranty for the same price, I like how they prep the area to hold the liner. Ford doesn’t perform a good prep surface and if you’re hard on the bed it is more likely to have issues.
I can’t fault Ford for the bed liner option, it works well. But for the same price, I am choosing Line-X this time around. They do a lot more prep and it’s an overall cleaner installation.
Plus with Line-X, and I assume Rhinoliner, comes with life time guarantee, the factory installed is 3 years. So for the same money, I'm doing Line-X.
 

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