Drop in bedliner rumor?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by IndyRangerARA, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. IndyRangerARA

    IndyRangerARA DadsFordGirl FRF

    Hey guys, I know I've been M.I.A. lately.

    Today someone told me that I should take my drop in bedliner out asap because they trap water and cause your bed to rust. I've never heard that before. Is it true??
    I plan on taking it out and line-exing it when I get my rocker panels done anyways. But do they really cause rust?

    Oh, just for funzies. I put the ol' Ranger to work today...


    Irrelevant, I know, but felt like whoring a little.
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  3. Captured Time

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  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Thats alot of hay!! Yes drop in liners do trap water and cause rust. Mostly the liners vibrate and rub the paint away. It has happened with every truck I have seen with a drop in liner. Thats the bad about them. If you are using it to haul heavy things, thoe drop in liners are great for preventing dents and dings where a roll on liner will not.
  5. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    yep drop ins are trouble Rhino Liner FTW...i love mine and thats more stuff than my ranger bed has ever seen lol
  6. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    When I took mine off of my 89 when I first got it I could see the axel lol! Do yourself a favor and rhino line, or line x it!!! (personally like line x).
  7. Brodie_Laj

    Brodie_Laj New Member

    Nice load of hay you got there,
    Ive taken my drop in liner out before and the bed was pretty much in mint shape... there was no rust on it, however i can certainly see how it could be an issue.
  8. OP

    IndyRangerARA DadsFordGirl FRF

    Thanks guys! I'm going to leave it in for now until I get the rocker panels done. Rather have it in there than have it nekkkid, lol.
  9. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    I took mine out last year and had a few spots where the paint wore away and had a tiny bit of surface rust
  10. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    When I painted my bed we also sprayed the inside too! I removed my bedliner like a week before we did it. It had 2 rust spots. We sanded them down and painted right over it. My drop in bedliner has been on my truck from the factory 13 years ago back in 1999!
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  11. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    and when do get a spray in liner soak it in tire shine every once in a while...keeps it nice and black like the day it was sprayed...like this

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