There is no point in that logic at all.I have heard some people who use a drop in liner over the spray in liner. It might be a good idea, but I suspect that water would get trapped in between.
If I'm putting a shell on the back of my truck is it o.k. to go with a drop in. Maybe I'm old school and for some reason like the drop in's. I throw alot of stuff in and out of the bed and the drop in has always seemed very durable. I don't know much about the spray in. What's the cost difference. Thanks.I had Rhino Liner in my F-250 and I was very happy with it. I had a plastic drop in liner in an old Tundra, and didn't like it. I had a rubber cargo mat in an F150 before that, and it was nice to keep things from sliding around, but it was a company vehicle, so I never looked under to see how the bed was holding up.
I ordered a topper from my dealer for the new Tundra and he talked me into a Bedrug with the topper instead of the spray in (probably makes more money, but whatever.)
I would not do a drop in liner (of whatever material) if I had an open bed. My inside should stay dry, and the Bedrug is pretty soft on the paint. Worst case, I pull it out in a couple of years and spray anyway.
IMHO, spray in if you haul a lot of stuff, or if your bed will remain open.
Extra thick wont make a bit of dif. You are better off buying a couple sand bags at Lowes. Take em out when the snow melts.I am getting the Line-X spray in liner for my truck this week. Drop in plastic liners are so 1980...haha. I am going to have it put on thick to add some weight to the bed for better traction in the snow. Does anyone know how much weight a Line-X liner adds to a short bed 07 Tundra? How thick it standard and how thick can you go before it is just too thick for the tie downs, bed bolts, etc?
I put the liner in my F150 myself. It's a 2 part black epoxy mix that you apply with a special roller. It's impossible to chip. The advantage of it over my drop in bedliner is the water/rust factor. It's only a coating, so if the bed dents, you can definitely pound it out from the underside, or drill a hole and fill it later.What he said ^
I'm going with a Rhino Liner that a buddy of mine is getting for me at cost, $200. As far as I know, water will get in there and rust your bed. Drop in bedliners also have a lot of vibration and such like he said. I've heard that with a spray in bedliner IF you were to dent it you can just pop it back out. Not entirely sure how truthful that is. Also, with a spray in bedliner, most come with a lifetime warranty so if you chip it they will touch it up so it looks new again. Spray in liners also add weight if you are worried about axle hop or 381 hp in the rain haha. If price is no problem, you should definately go for the spray-in bedliner.
Just my $.02
I had a drop-in for 9 years and no rust.Do not use a drop in unless you like to see rust under your bed after a couple of years. The drop in liners will rub from the vibration and movement from the truck wearing out the paint then primer and then bare metal which will slowly be replaced by rust. You can always do both!
I think it all depends on what you want to protect your bed against. If you want to just protect against scratches and scuffs, go with the spray-in. But if you need protection against that, and some heavier abuse, then I'd recommend the drop-in.