I am still a fan of the already formed plastic liners, but have seen quite a few guys with the spray ons. The spray ons look nice, but I question how well they protect the truck when heavier objects are dropped in the bed, or what happens when something slides across and 'digs' into it.
I just purchased one for a 2500HD, went with a ALL STAR. Think it was around 190 installed. Has all the pockets for setting up wood slats in it and also the holes for the tie downs are cut out.
I prefer 'under the rail' liners, and then use aluminum bed rails for on top of the sides. The plastic bedliners that go over the rails seem to curl up over time and do not look quite as nice.
Yeah I thought the same thing about the spray in ones. I got a price for a Penda liner and it was I think $289 or maybe $189 I forget. I would like to see a spray in one before I would even consider it. I dont know why Chevy cant just sell them as an option or something. Thanks. Oh where did you get yours, I am in South Jersey where is Morristown I have heard of it before, not to be confused with Moorestown.
Around my neck of the woods the spray-on liner is the one of choice. However, it is only as good as the outfit that applies it. We have 2 Rhino-Lining franchises, one will do your pick-up in about 4 hours,the takes 8 to 10 hours to do the same application. Guess which one lasts.
I like the plastic liner. It's easy to take out and clean, and if you screw it up you can slide it out and replace it. It also does a great job protecting the bed. I got mine an aftermarket not a GM liner for $150 I believe the GM went for around $300 from the dealer. I just don't like the idea of spraying in a liner, It just seems to permanent for me. Everything wears out and needs to be replaced, you can't just lide the spray on liner out and spray it again.
If ya get the plastic be sure to read some of the post about filling a gas can in a truck bed with the plastic liner...I guess there is a chance of static electricity fromm scooting across the liner then POOF...I dont know if it is the same thing with a spray on liner or not.....I have the preformed plastic and love it!
I have plastic and believe it is better because it is less abrasive than the spray on style. If I have to shovel mulch out of the truck I found the shovel meets less resistance or if I have tree limbs in the back I have found they slide out easier at the dump.
You can rest assured that before I sell the truck I will consider a spray in liner to help cover any paint imperfections that may have accumulated over time.