Everybody wants an expensive, spray on bed liner. Well, almost everybody… Not me… A pickup bed mat makes a lot more sense for the way lots of people use a truck. Check out these 7 ways the cheap mats beat the big dollar mats…
1. Dents bounce off.
Yeah high dollar liners are thick and tough, but not as tough as a good, cheap rubber liner. Even a carpet liner soaks up the pounding as good as a big buck liner, maybe better.
2. They’re cheap.
Who wants to spends hundreds of dollars on a bed liner? What are you going to do? Put a bed liner over the bed liner to protect the bed liner? Give me a bed mat that looks good, works well and it’s CHEAP.
3. You can replace the thing.
I don’t want a permanent coating that’s subject to damage. So what if it’s guaranteed… I’d rather replace the liner if it’s beat up. I don’t want somebody repairing on a damaged liner. I want a new one that I can take out.
4. You have options.
Get a carpet liner that’s soft and easy on fragile cargo. Get a rubber mat that’ll stand up to concrete blocks. Look at the options.
5. Plastic’s even tougher than spray on.
Plastic bed liners beat spray on too. Cheap plastic bed mats stand up to scrapes and scars better than almost any other liner. It’s replaceable too and it’s cheaper too.
6. Can you stand sand?
You know how they make bedliner paint stick? They scratch all your truck bed paint just about as heavy as can be. Think about it? Somebody is going to turn loose a pneumatic sander on your truck bed and destroy the finish so they can apply a layer of spray that can still be banged up. I can’t stand it…
7. I like change.
Get a spray on bed liner and you’re stuck. You can’t change the thing. You’re stuck with the color. You’re stuck with the texture. You’re stuck. Forget it. I want to be able to change to a different design if I want. Maybe somebody will invent something better. Who knows?
A cheap pickup bed mat beats expensive spray on liner in all kinds of ways. Different opinions make a market. For my money, I’ll choose a cheap bed mat. I’ve got lots of choices too.