Spray in Bed Liners
After considerable research we decided not to offer Spray in Bed Liners for the following reasons.
We were disappointed how most Spray in Bed Liners where holding up after several years of use.
We observed the spray on material chipped, peeled, faded, and rusted underneath. Compounding the problem, the vehicle paint has to be scuffed to get the spray-on material to adhere to the truck bed.
The primary reason we decided not to install Spray in Bed Liners was for the SAFETY of our employees and customers.
Spray in Bed Liners requires a chemical compound called MDI Iscocynate. Exposure to Iscocynates can cause eye, nose, throat and lung irritation and allergic sensitization. Acute effects may also include vomiting, tightness in the chest and possible fevers. A single exposure to high concentrates of Iscocynates may result in skin rashes, permanent breathing problems including asthma and hypersensitivity. In extreme cases, death can occur.
Any person who enters a spray-on bed liner business is at risk of exposure if detailed MIOSHA guidelines are not specifically followed. For more information go to www.michigan.gov/miosha.
Additional Facts about Spray in Bed Liners
- Preparation requires the truck bed to be sanded (rough). This could violate the factory warranty on rust protection.
- Quality varies significantly depending on the material used.
- Application and experience of the applicator vary with each installation
- They cost two to four times as much a regular bed liner.
We do offer the BedTred that has many of the attractive features of a spray in bed liner without the problems of scuffing the paint and toxic chemicals.