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#3215036 - 12/12/13 10:21 PM preventing bedliner from scratches
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 1665
Loc: Houston, Texas
So I put load a lot of pallets into my truck with a forklift and I've noticed that every now and then one will leave a scratch on my bed liner. I think it's just a matter of time before I slide one on there and it scratches it real good due to their being a nail sticking out the bottom of the pallet. I have to slide the pallets to get it passed the tailgate. I was thinking of putting some plywood on the bed but I don't think it will stay put when I remove a pallet. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to protect the bed? Last thing I need is a huge scratch all the way through my bedliner.
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#3215058 - 12/12/13 10:53 PM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
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I can't judge too hard because I just ordered a lcd screen protector for my new camera. LOL

Build something much simpler than this out of a few 2 x 4's and deck screws. Use a bit of imagination to make it lock into the bed side board pockets. Your pallets will sit and slide on the wood rails.


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#3215061 - 12/12/13 11:06 PM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 4876
Loc: CT
Its a truck, its bed is supposed to be beat up a bit.

Have a loader drop a bucket full of 3in rock in the bed and you will be OK for the next decade. The first dents hurt the most.


Edited by hattaresguy (12/12/13 11:07 PM)

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#3215086 - 12/13/13 12:36 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 839
Loc: VA
Truck beds and bedliners are meant to be scratched. smile

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#3215103 - 12/13/13 01:39 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
97f150 Offline


Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 1728
Loc: Southeast Louisiana
Im with the "trucks are meant to be used" crowd. While I don't believe that damage should be done intentionally because "its a truck", I also don't believe that you should have to go to such lengths as to build something to protect a machine that's meant to work in the first place. A few dents and scratches in the bed adds character. Not trying to sound sarcastic, but if it bothers you to that extent, rent or borrow a truck to haul the pallets with.

My boss uses the snot out of his 3/4 ton truck bed. It looks horrible, but before he sells them he has a spray in installed. Im not quite sure what to think about that just yet.


Edited by 97f150 (12/13/13 01:43 AM)
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#3215123 - 12/13/13 02:39 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: hattaresguy]
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Registered: 10/29/07
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Loc: Auburn, GA
Originally Posted By: hattaresguy
Its a truck, its bed is supposed to be beat up a bit.

Have a loader drop a bucket full of 3in rock in the bed and you will be OK for the next decade. The first dents hurt the most.



This.

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#3215125 - 12/13/13 02:48 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 26096
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You need to install a bedliner liner to protect the bedliner.

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#3215157 - 12/13/13 05:15 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3249
Loc: USA
And then LineX the bedliner thats protecting the bedliner.

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#3215189 - 12/13/13 06:23 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: NHGUY]
scurvy Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 2263
Loc: Chicago IL USA
Originally Posted By: NHGUY
And then LineX the bedliner thats protecting the bedliner.


Yo dogg, I heard you like beds lined... banana
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#3215201 - 12/13/13 06:46 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: scurvy]
Number21 Offline


Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 230
Loc: OR
I have a Line X liner in my F350 that's in pretty bad shape. I plan on cutting a couple pieces of plywood that fit perfectly up to the edges on the bed floor, and then I'm going to cover that with some cheap roll on bedliner. Replace as needed.

I've had just a 4x8 sheet of plywood in the back of my '73 Chevy for a few years now as the "bedliner". Truck is 40 years old, and with a little fresh paint the bed would look almost new. This ain't no garage queen. I'm just careful.

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#3215216 - 12/13/13 07:13 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: KenO]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 1665
Loc: Houston, Texas
That's also a 1500 dollar truck.
Originally Posted By: KenO
Originally Posted By: hattaresguy
Its a truck, its bed is supposed to be beat up a bit.

Have a loader drop a bucket full of 3in rock in the bed and you will be OK for the next decade. The first dents hurt the most.



This.

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#3215252 - 12/13/13 07:58 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
cchase Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 3971
Loc: New England
It sure sucks to have to replace a truck because the bed has rotted out when the rest of the truck is fine.

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#3215282 - 12/13/13 08:26 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Papa Bear Offline


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I would replace the box, not the truck if that was the case.
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#3215318 - 12/13/13 09:03 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: motor_oil_madman]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 3899
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
That's also a 1500 dollar truck.
Originally Posted By: KenO
Originally Posted By: hattaresguy
Its a truck, its bed is supposed to be beat up a bit.

Have a loader drop a bucket full of 3in rock in the bed and you will be OK for the next decade. The first dents hurt the most.



This.

If the other side of the cab looks as good as that side, it's a $3K truck easy. That's what my 5'X10' utility trailer is for, I can beat that steel diamond plate in it with just about anything!
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#3215363 - 12/13/13 09:59 AM Re: preventing bedliner from scratches [Re: Papa Bear]
cchase Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 3971
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Papa Bear
I would replace the box, not the truck if that was the case.


Why do either if a bedliner of some kind would save you the trouble?

My point is, some here take issue with protecting the bed of a truck because "it's a truck". If the simple addition of a liner of some kind prolongs the life of the appliance, wouldn't you use it?

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