To say that most truckbed liners are protective coatings that are hardworking and tough as nails is rather an understatement. These advanced polyurethane automotive products protect your pickup truck bed from scrapes, blows, and rusting, but what is more, they also expand the possibilities of what you can store and carry in your truck without causing damage to it or to the paintwork in the truck bed.
Gasoline and related fuels are the liquids most likely to find their way onto the surface of most pickup truck beds, potentially staining or discoloring the paint. With a liner in place, you can throw half a dozen plastic jerry cans of gas into the back of your pickup without pausing longer than it takes you to heave them over the tailgate, with no worries that the odd splash of gas will cause any discoloration, since the gas will sit harmlessly atop the polyurethane coating until it evaporates or is wiped away.
Chlorine bleach and similar strong cleaning chemicals can ordinarily be a real problem if they spill or slosh over onto the paintwork of your pickup truck. With a layer of truckbed liner between the bleach and the paint job, however, you could theoretically turn the bed of your pickup truck into a pool of these corrosive cleansers without causing any problems.
If you work with a lot of chemicals, a good truckbed liner will help to protect your vehicle from spills. Most modern liners are designed to shed common, relatively mild acids, including battery acid, without being corroded or allowing the acid to eat into the paint or metal beneath. Weed spray, insecticides and pesticides of various kinds, chemical fertilizer, and other work chemicals will also have no effect on a truck bed shielded by the rugged coating offered by a thick double coat of these liners.
Making use of a good truckbed liner helps to make your pickup an even more reliable workhorse – one that you need not think twice about using to carry or store corrosive chemicals, paints, bleach, insecticide, cement, and a host of other substances that cause damage to vehicles with less manly protection. Tough, durable, and versatile, truckbed liners are just what you need to keep your pickup truck able to handle any task you have in mind.