Testing Spray-on Bed Liners: Which is Best?

   09.11.20

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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