Do I Really Need a Bed Liner?

bed linerThe short answer is, yes, you do need a bed liner for your truck. And while we could stop there, it’s important as a truck owner that you know the benefits of each type of liner and what type of bed liner is the best option for you. It doesn’t matter if your truck is your daily driver or your off-road rig that only sees the trails every other weekend, you don’t need us to tell you that a durable bed liner is a vital asset to equip your truck with.

There are various types liners to choose for the bed of your truck from spray-on bed liners to drop-in bed liners, and even bed liners made from carpet, wood or rubber. In the industry, the most trusted bed liners are spray-on bed liners, but let’s take a look at the different types before you make your final decision.

Spray-On Bed Liners

Spray-on bed liners are some of the most durable protective coatings you can furnish the bed of your truck with. Designed to provide an air tight seal, spray-on bed liners don’t allow for the regular wear and tear usually attributed to the elements, everyday chemicals, and cargo in the bed of your truck. Spray-on bed liners are aso wicked effective for protecting your beloved outfit from other types of damage like rust and corrosion. Though we may be little biased, we believe spray-on bed liners are superior to any other type of bed liner available on the market.

Drop-In Bed Liners

A drop-in bed liner is just what it sounds like. A material (usually plastic) is form-fitted to adhere to the bed of the truck and then “dropped” in to cover the truck bed. Once it is properly fitted to the truck bed, the drop-in bed liner is then bolted in.Though drop-in bed liners are generally less expensive than spray-on bed liners, they require a lot more maintenance. As the years pass, your drop-in bed liner may loosen or shift its position, leaving you with a only partially protected bed. Additionally, drop-in bed liners are not known for being air-tight like a spray-on bed liner.

The Other Guys

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to drop-in or spray-on bed liners, there are options available. Though many are of the DIY persuausion, you can choose to furnish your truck bed with a protective bed liner made from carpet, wood, or rubber. However, these “bed liners” only provide a semi-protective surface and shouldn’t be used for long time periods, as both carpet and wood have a tendency to grow mold and/or rot from too much exposure to moisture.

Bottom Line

If you plan on driving your truck and transporting any type of cargo or exposing it to the unpredictable elements of the great outdoors, you need a bed liner that is going to last as long as the lease to your truck is. Browse LINE-X’s selection of spray-on bed liners if you’re looking for a bed liner that carries a lifetime warranty against cracking, bubbling, or flaking as long as you own your truck.

St. Jude Fundraiser

Protecting What Matters Most

This September, Red Desert is proud to be part of the LINE-X family as we partner with St. Jude to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer, by donating $10 to the St. Jude Foundation for every LINE-X truck bed liner sold between August 27- September 30.  

Last year LINE-X was able to raise $103,590 for St. Jude’s, this year we hope to top that! Our goal is to raise over $100,000 for the kids at St. Jude’s and we are asking for your help to meet this goal.

There are many ways to show your support for St. Jude’s by making LINE-X your preferred truck bedliner. Already have a bedliner, but still want to donate? This year we are giving our preferred customers a few different options to make a difference in a child’s life. You can either text to donate or purchase a promotional item online to show your support and help save a child’s life.

The stakes are higher this September. Whether it’s providing the best protection for a customer’s truck or helping children battle cancer, you can be a part of something special this month. We hope that you’ll join us.

To donate directly to St. Jude’s, text LINEX to 626262, 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude’s.
You can also show your love for the brand and support the kids of St. Jude by purchasing Special LINE-X/St. Jude Merch during the fundraising period. All proceeds of St. Jude branded items will go directly to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Other LINE-X apparel will also be available for purchase.

Visit LINEX.com/GiveToStJude to learn more and get involved

spray on truck bed liner

Not All Spray on Truck Bedliners Were Created Equal

You want your off road vehicle to play as hard as you do, but without the damage can could result. Many truck manufacturers will claim that their trucks were created for both smooth daily driving and off road adventures, however, few trucks come stock with the necessary features to handle the daily abuse that often happens with truck beds. This is why investing in a premium spray on truck bed liner is crucial to extending the life and look of your beloved off road vehicle. At Red Desert Off Road, we don’t mess around with subpar bed liners that will end up cracking after just a few years. As off road enthusiasts ourselves, we are proud to carry LINE-X Spray on Bedliners at our Southern Utah showroom which carry a lifetime warranty against any cracking, bubbling, and flaking

LINE-X bed liners have quickly become the gold standard for truck bed protection over the last decade. The marriage of continual development and superior science has resulted in a bed liner that is 300% stronger than ever before. Created to deliver a consistent coating of at least 125 mils throughout the entire truck bed liner and hold up against extreme environmental conditions, LINE-X has redefined spray on truck bed liners forever.

LINE-X offers a broad variety of bed liners to fit all of your needs, this includes our LINE-X Xtra line that offers color match technology, so you can customize your rig however you see fit. Browse our selection of bed liners below, to see what spray on truck bed liner fits the bill.

LINE-X Premium

Unlike spray on truck bed liners of the past, the LINE-X Premium bed liner combines impact and abrasion protection, as well as UV protection to ensure your bed liner looks brand new even after years of wear and tear. Carrying LINE-X’s Nationwide Lifetime Warranty and engineered with the same material that has protected the Pentagon, these spray on truck bed liners are naturally resistant to most chemicals, such a gasoline, diesel fuel, chlorine, bleach and other household solvents.

LINE-X Renew

Whether you use your truck as a casual daily driver, a workhorse, or an off road adventure machine, factory bed liners can take a beating-this is where LINE-X Renew comes into play. LINE-X Renew was created to repair and enhance other spray on truck bed liners to create an almost identical match to the original LINE-X spray on bed liner. Upgrade your current, fragile bed liner to a superior bed liner without the need to completely strip the old bed liner.

LINE-X XTRA

At Red Desert, we disagree that bed liners have to be a “boring old black color”, that’s why we are thrilled to carry LINE-X’s latest creation-LINE-X XTRA. These spray on truck bed liners feature Color Match technology, which enable you to choose from a wide range of styles and customization solutions. Through a “hot process” LINE-X will match the color of your choosing for your spray on liner. Just like our regular bed liners, LINE-X Xtra provides the pinnacle of protection by offering a long lasting finish that is resistant to fading, harsh chemicals, and daily abuse.

As you can see, the sky’s the limit in creating a bed liner that is both stylish and well protected from the elements and whatever else you throw in there. Come see us today, to get set up with a state of the art LINE-X spray on truck bed liner.