You and your wife laughed when your father-in-law originally offered to let your borrow his pick up. First of all, you have never really been someone who drives a truck. Secondly, his truck was a mess. The in town garden farming combined with the trips in and out of town on the country roads that your father-in-law made on a daily basis had done a number on the truck. The interior though was probably the worst. It appeared that your father-in-law prided himself on just how much coffee he could spill in that front seat.
The fact remained, however, you were short a car this summer. With your older daughter home from college, you would be operating with three drivers and only two vehicles. You wanted to delay buying a third vehicle until you found the perfect price on the perfect option. Plus, you were trying to find a way to make it another two or three months with only making one car payment. By the end of the summer, your car would be paid off, the van your wife drives has been paid for two years now. An extra couple of months without a second car payment would be nice.
The older, and very dirty, pick-up might turn out to be the option you need. You told your wife it depended on whether or not you could get the interior clean enough to drive it to and from work. You usually had to be pretty dressed up for most days in the office and you could not drive a truck that was so filthy you could not stay clean getting into the office.
A little bit of money and a lot of elbow grease, however, made a major difference for the interior. It was so nice, in fact, that you considered making some other improvements to the exterior of the truck. The first thing on the list was exploring options for truck bedliners. Spray on bedliners seemed like a pretty good option. One of the dark truck bedliners would easily improve. the outside look. Combined with vinyl wrap cutting tape, truck bedliners looked like a great option for making the outside of the truck look as nice as the newly cleaned interior.
Truck Bedliners Provide a Way to Keep a Cargo Area Looking Like New
Basically, anyone deciding on a truck bedliner will need to chose between two options, an oxygen-catalyzed liner and a chemically catalyzed liner. Dealers can provide the details about the benefits and disadvantages of both choices.
Although some owners decide to install some liners themselves, it is often advised that you hire a professional. While it may be simple to follow the suggestions of making sure that the bed is both clean and rust free before bedliner installation, professional installers will be more likely to install a product that will last and like nice. Professionals are better prepared to remove every last bit of 150-grit sandpaper, professional installers will remove every last piece of old paint and rust, exposing the bare metal.
Truck bedliners not only protect the surface of the pick-up, they also protect any cargo that you are carrying. Old oil spills and rusted areas can transfer to any furniture that you are hauling. A bedliner can also be easily cleaned with a power house to remain a clean cargo surface.
Investing in Your Vehicle Helps It Maintain Value
Looks are not everything, but they do count. And when resale value is determined on a used pick up, a freshly installed bed truckliner can cover up scratches and avoid future rust. A decision to invest in the looks and functionality of a truckliner will not only safeguard the cargo that you haul, it may increase the value of the truck.
Today’s used car and truck market is competitive. For instance, in 2014 the number of cars and light trucks registered in America was 252.6 million. As these vehicles enter the used car market, a well cared for body and a properly and professionally installed truck liner can make a big difference. For many, the vehicle they drive is an extension of themselves. Make sure that your properly maintained truck is sending the best message about its care and its driver.