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Old 03-27-2019, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ok all I have a question. I'm going to do a spray in bed liner. Jury's still out on line x or rhino. Those who have either please give advice. I'm looking for hardness and how it looks after afew years in the sun. Also I want to spray my hitch rails. Pros cons of doing this. I have a B and W patriot
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I've had both and my preference is Line-X.

Both cost almost the same with almost exactly the same thickness in coating but I felt the Line-X guys did a better prep job and I felt the liner looked better after a year or two.

If you spray the hitch rails, (I did in one truck) mask off the area where the hitch sets. Otherwise you won't get the pins in.
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I've had both and my preference is Line-X.

Both cost almost the same with almost exactly the same thickness in coating but I felt the Line-X guys did a better prep job and I felt the liner looked better after a year or two.

If you spray the hitch rails, (I did in one truck) mask off the area where the hitch sets. Otherwise you won't get the pins in.
Did you think the line x was harder when it cured
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Did you think the line x was harder when it cured
I don't know if it was 'harder,' it just wore/looked better.
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I had the line-x on a previous vehicle. When I sold it after 14 years it still looked like new.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:16 PM   #6
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I also had Line-X and Rhino. I'll say the Line-X did wear better and looked better after a couple years of abuse.
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I've had Line-X for almost three years. Looks brand new. Also, I believe Line-X comes in many more colors (at least it did when I had mine done).

I have friends with both. The Line-X does look better after a few years. That is what drove me to choose Line-X.
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If you have a cap, a BedRug is the way to go.
I hear the BR works great in open bed truck though..either way its a great bed liner.
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Ok all I have a question. I'm going to do a spray in bed liner. Jury's still out on line x or rhino. Those who have either please give advice. I'm looking for hardness and how it looks after afew years in the sun. Also I want to spray my hitch rails. Pros cons of doing this. I have a B and W patriot
I have a 2018 F150, choice between spray on or drop in bed liner. The fact the Ford has an aluminum box I chose a drop in bed liner because I will have no corrosion issues and it adds strength to the bed. However my previous 2013 F150 had a drop in liner which trapped moisture beneath it and rotted out the bed floor. I had my 1974 F250 sprayed and never had a problem with it.. NO rust corrosion. So bottom line if you have a steel box a spray in liner is best. Aluminum box drop in liner is best.
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Ok all I have a question. I'm going to do a spray in bed liner. Jury's still out on line x or rhino. Those who have either please give advice. I'm looking for hardness and how it looks after afew years in the sun. Also I want to spray my hitch rails. Pros cons of doing this. I have a B and W patriot
I have a 2018 F150, choice between spray on or drop in bed liner. The fact the Ford has an aluminum box I chose a drop in bed liner because I will have no corrosion issues and it adds strength to the bed. However my previous 2013 F150 had a drop in liner which trapped moisture beneath it and rotted out the bed floor. I had my 1974 F250 sprayed and never had a problem with it.. NO rust corrosion. So bottom line if you have a steel box a spray in liner is best. Aluminum box drop in liner is best.
Hope this helps Cheers.
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If you have a cap, a BedRug is the way to go.
I hear the BR works great in open bed truck though..either way its a great bed liner.
Never heard of it. Just looked it up. Does it work with a 5th wheel hitch? Also i slide allot of things into my bed. Can u slide items across it
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Ok all I have a question. I'm going to do a spray in bed liner. Jury's still out on line x or rhino. Those who have either please give advice. I'm looking for hardness and how it looks after afew years in the sun. Also I want to spray my hitch rails. Pros cons of doing this. I have a B and W patriot
Sorry... I can't comment on your two options since my last two have been Super Liner. They have worn well.
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My Line-X looks new after 7 years. I'd remove the rails and have them done separately.
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Line X is better than Rhino. I find Rhino looks worn and dull after a while.

I had a local dealer put in a Reflex Liner. This tougher than Line X and can be tinted too.
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Never heard of it. Just looked it up. Does it work with a 5th wheel hitch? Also i slide allot of things into my bed. Can u slide items across it
It's rugged and impervious to fluids and liquid.
To make it fit with a 5th wheel hitch, you would either cut it around the hitch or mount the hitch through the Bed Rug. The latter would make a cleaner install.
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I've had both and my preference is Line-X.

Both cost almost the same with almost exactly the same thickness in coating but I felt the Line-X guys did a better prep job and I felt the liner looked better after a year or two.

If you spray the hitch rails, (I did in one truck) mask off the area where the hitch sets. Otherwise you won't get the pins in.
X2, I prefer Line-X.
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I've had both, and went with Line X in the new truck. I liked the texture better than the old Rhino liner that I had in a previous vehicle.
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I'll say the Line-X did wear better and looked better after a couple years of abuse.[/QUOTE]

Wish I could say the same about myself, but my wife’s a little rough.
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I had a dealer-supplied spray-in bed liner in my 2011 F150, but I dropped in a GMC bedliner in my 2015 Sierra, and I now have a tonneau cover. Two reasons: I did not particularly line the look of the spray-in after a few years, and also sap from softwood logs stained the sprayed-in liner. However, I do not like the fit of the drop-in alternative, especially the fit along the side walls. I would still go drop-in again, but I would look for the best fit alternative.
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I have a 2018 F150, choice between spray on or drop in bed liner. The fact the Ford has an aluminum box I chose a drop in bed liner because I will have no corrosion issues and it adds strength to the bed. However my previous 2013 F150 had a drop in liner which trapped moisture beneath it and rotted out the bed floor. I had my 1974 F250 sprayed and never had a problem with it.. NO rust corrosion. So bottom line if you have a steel box a spray in liner is best. Aluminum box drop in liner is best.
Hope this helps Cheers.
I bought the factory spray in liner with my F-150 bed. What is great about it is that is preserves all the drains around the front and rear edges of the bed and every screw everywhere is put in after the liner is sprayed in. Is absolutely perfect.


The factory spray in is very similar to line-x.



I would never buy a drop in liner.
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