Testing Spray-on Bed Liners: Which is Best?


Testing Spray-on Bed Liners: Which is Best?

Project Farm tested five different rattle-can spray products sold as truck bed liner, which as we all know, is often used for other things as well. The purpose is to provide a tough, durable coating to a surface. But do they perform as advertised? Let’s find out.

The products tested are:

  • Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating ($12.95, 16.5 ounces)
  • EZ Liner Bedliner and Industrial Strength Coating ($18.96, 16.5 ounces)
  • Herculiner Do-it-Yourself Truck Bed Liner ($14.36, 15 ounces)
  • PlastiKote Valspar Truck Bed Liner ($14.85, 15 ounces)
  • Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating ($12.99, 15 ounces)

Things they’re tested for include:

  • Scratch resistance (winner: Rust-Oleum)
  • Impact resistance (winner: PlastiKote)
  • Chemical resistance (winner: EZ Liner)
  • Cold weather performance (winner: EZ Liner)
  • Hot weather performance (winner: PlastiKote)

Only one product held up to gasoline, and only one stayed durable in high heat (after sitting outside in hot sunshine for a while). And those are different products. None of them are all-around impressive, but his personal choice is the mid-priced PlastiKote for his home in the midwestern USA.

Based on this, I don’t think I would spend the money on any spray-on bed liner. Would you? Check out the video and let us know.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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