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i just got a 1999 silverado z71 and am looking for
a bedliner. i heard the pendaliners is the way to
go. any suggestions?


  • mictromictro Posts: 29
    You might go back and read through topic #252 (Rhino Liners vs Set in liners). This topic has been frozen but contains a lot of useful information.

    Personally, I vote for Line-X. It has a much more professional look than Rhino and is harder. The Rhino has a cottage cheese look and I hear that it fades much more quickly. The black turns a gray color in no time. I also believe that getting it sprayed over the rails is the only way to go.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    with a Spray in...Get a line X...much harder and better looking..

    I went with something that actually protects against dents and shovel like hits....A Duraliner Drop in.

    For Drop ins..a GM brand (Duraliner) or an Actual Duraliner are the best. They fit perfect and do not bow up as cheap ones can. The new Duraliners have a grit like finish that is smooth....but also holds stuff in Place. You will pay $300 for one...But My dad always said....."you get what you pay for".

    Spray ins are an awesome Idea....but too Disco for actual abuse....which is what we get a loner for right? If you don't use the bed enough to give it hard work....than a rubber bed mat may be the answer?

    Good luck

    - Tim
  • saustin3saustin3 Posts: 2
    thanks for the info tim. the two drop-in liners that always comes up are the duraliner and the pendaliner sr. you said you have a duraliner but what are your thoughts about the pendaliner? always i keep reading the drop-ins will eventually cause rust to the bed of the truck, what are your thoughts about that?
  • I'm looking at the BedRug right now. I'll have a cap on the truck, so this looks like a good option for me. It's a carpet that makes the bed look like a car trunk inside. It looks like a good option for not altering/damaging the original finish. You can check it out at It goes for about $340. from that place.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    I had 1 Pendaliner...and it seemed OK for durability...but did not fit the bed very good.
    Yeah there is the factthat the wiggling around will cause friction and rust the bed. I took mine out a few times and it had minimal wear. One spot was all the way to the metal after 11 years. So I see that as no big deal. No surface rust ever was noticeable. Who takes there liner out to leave it out anyway? Once it's in...who cares if it scuffs?

    A bed can very easily be re-painted. But if the liner didn't protect from dents and scrapes all the way down to the metal...(as a spray in does not)...what good will a paint jobe be? Course a sprayin can't be least not easy.

    You will pay $300 for the best liner you can get..a Duraliner...or pay that much easy or as much as $550 for a spray in that offers less protection...but looks very nice...

    Up to you

    Good Luck

    - Tim
  • jerobbinsjerobbins Posts: 48
    I've had a bedrug in my 2000 Silverado for about five months. I'm generally pretty happy with it, especially when I need to crawl around on it. The padding underneath makes it much softer than a plastic bedliner or even a rubber mat (I've those before).

    The only problem with the bedrug is that stuff can get caught in the carpet. When I cut down a few trees and loaded up my truck with wood it was a pain to get all of the twigs and leaves out.

    Like most things, which bedliner you get depends on what you want to do with it. I think the bedrug will work fine, but if you frequently carry messy stuff, like dirt or manure, then I wouldn't get one.
  • gmcsierragmcsierra Posts: 40
    I've been looking for a bedliner for my 2000 gmc sierra stepside and I was thinking of going with the pendaliner. However, when I actually saw one installed at the local dealer, it fit horribly. The end next to the cab wasn't even wide enough to go from one side to the other. There was about a 1/2 to 3/4 inch gap on both sides and in a stepside that just won't fly in my book!!! Also ran into something else. I like many others admire the duraliner for fit and finish and durability. However, when I went to several local GM dealers, they almost had a fit when I tried to get them to price a GM bedliner. They keep insisting on that foul fitting Pendaliner SR. Why? Seems like they would make more money on the GM one?

    Anyway, would go with the GM Duraliner because in this case you really do get what you pay for. Dealers are quoting $247.00 for GM and $185 for Penda, not much difference.

    On the scratching part of the deal. There is supposed to be a manufacturer that makes a liner for the bedliner that protects the paint from any scratches. I was told about this product by a friend, but he didn't remember who makes it. Anyone else heard of this?
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    he liner rugs like...but I never looked for one. About $40 or so. I just see it as something to hold water under the bed..

    Skip it.

    The dealer probably makes more on the cheaper Pendaliner. Like I said...they fit like crap though. It narrowed my old stepside so couldn't haul a 4x8 sheet.

    Go with a Duraliner.

    - Tim
  • stevie1stevie1 Posts: 2
    I have an under-rail Pendaliner SR on my 2000 Silverado and am pretty happy with it. The fit is quite good and the price was reasonable. I do have a couple of concerns though. One, some drilling is required which is not a big deal but they claim "no-drilling" installations in their ads. Second, I recently removed the tailgate liner to install a tailgate lock and found some rust forming under where the liner sits. The drilled holes were not rusting at all, just the front wall of the tailgate.

    To those who have the GM Duraliner bedliner, does it use the special "no-drill" fasteners to hold it in place? Specifically the under-rail model.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    "Snaps" in under the to speak. You bend it in at the sides and slide it in..and "snap" it in under the screws.
    The tailgate piece uses 2 of the GM screws that hold the latch on for the center...2 screws on each side to hold the outside had to be drilled though. I don't see how it would be sturdy if you didn't screw the outside sections of the tailgate?

    - Tim
  • snowedinsnowedin Posts: 58
    my local Tuffliner dealer/installer will use two sided body molding tape instead of the outside screws if you provide him w/ it ( about $30 I think for a roll; perhaps a collision shop would sell a small strip so you wouldn't need to purchase an entire roll). This could make for a true screwless bed liner and should be durable enough to hold the outside edges of the tailgate liner.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    There is an Idea..3M red tape will hold anything just about. It's what is used for my bed skins and probably what holds the flares on?

    The bolts in the center are a good coated bolt and they seem OK so farr. The outside screws they used have formed a coat of rust after 7 months already. perhaps the next one I will try the tape?

    Good idea man

    - Tim
  • stevie1stevie1 Posts: 2
    I know on the S-10 GM bedliner, they use special double-sided tape/tightening screws for the tailgate liner which requires no drilling. For the edges, all you do is press the tape down and then tighten the screws on the special plastic brackets attached to the tape which in turn snugs the whole thing down. It's a pretty clever idea, but I'm not sure if the dealer sells the fasteners individually. If you can get them, they should work well for any brand of tailgate liner.
  • teaboy022teaboy022 Posts: 59
    I have the rhino liner in my Silverado Sportside. It looks very nice but is starting to fade after only 4 months. I applied some Turtle Wax Tire Dressing which turned it black again but now it is slippery as a bare booty on a water slide. I dont have experience with Line X but it sounds good also. Even though my rhino is starting to fade a little... I am much happier with it then a drop in.

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    actually used it yet?

    I have yet to hear any stories of people that use spray ins..

    lemme know

    I love the Idea...but don't think they can handle work.

    - Tim
  • teaboy022teaboy022 Posts: 59
    Hey Tim

    I havent used the liner abusively yet. But my friend who has one,works in construction and he throws all his tools back there. Rhino liner holds up good. His has turned gray but stands tough.

    No problems with its performance just might not look as pretty as a drop-in after a while.

  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    any liner is pretty.

    Unless you get a disco Non-black type...or glow in the dark one..

    I still say spray ins can't take shovels and prevent dents..

    Long live the drop in!

    - Tim
  • jcmdiejcmdie Posts: 595
    Right on the nose! The spray-in will not prevent dents. If you are not dropping and throwing things in the bed that becomes a non-issue. Spray-in will look better, at least the line-x, and they are much better at stopping loads from shifting. They offer no dent protection and are more expensive. The drop-in will give good dent protection but are very poor at stopping load shift. The load shifting thing can work for you or against you depending on what kind of load you use it for. Another note on the Line-X, the high friction surface can be very abrasive on your skin.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    I have has a grit built into the mold. It prevents slippage very good.

    So that issue does not apply here.

    Every Rhino I see looks like crap dut to fading very soon after. The only line X I have seen on a regular basis is my father in laws....but it stays under a hard to tell if it fades?
    I know it couldn't take having a pallet slid in...scraped all the way down to the metal.

    Like I said..Love the Idea....just not perfected yet for real protection.

    - Tim
  • jcmdiejcmdie Posts: 595
    Line-X is not the same material as Rhino and is very good for putting skids or pallets in it. It won't come off by sliding a heavy load on it. The thing about the spray-in liners that I couldn't handle was that they sand the bed down to bare metal and acid etch so that adheres properly. I use mine a lot for delivering skids with loads from 1,000# to 2,000#. I never have a load that I have to worry about the sides getting banged up. I use a rubber mat and if I have a load that I know neededs to be pushed up or dragged out I throw down a sheet of waffle board and block the load in. Sounds like you use yours with loose items in which case the drop in is best. Have a good one.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    from pallets that weigh 3500 lbs to dirt to rocks to lumber to drywall.

    I know Line-X is different....I prefer it's finish to a Rhino. father in law had some slate on a pallet slid into his...a nail in the bottom scraped the line-x right off.

    I like like yours...that's all that matters.

    Good Luck

    - Tim
  • rrichfrrichf Posts: 212
    I have a Line-X. It's about 2 years old. Originally it was black. Now it is a charcoal grey. HOWEVER the liner is not fading. It is the car wash soap. If I really scrub it and get the soap off it turns rather black again. (Ain't worth the effort.) The Duraliner in my previous truck did the same thing but not as bad.

    If I had my choice to do it over again AND the Duraliner was not one with grit in it...... The one drawback of the Line X is that things don't slide easily.

    It would take 3 or 4 sleepless nights and finally I would flip a coin. It's that close! The Duraliner is about $200 cheaper.... Maybe, there's my decision. I don't know. I still really like the Line X.

  • woody2269woody2269 Posts: 52
    about an S-10 bed that is scratched to hell....the previous owner was a college kid and I think helped everyone in his dorm move *L*. What kind of liner do you recommend? (P.S. It's black.)
  • schirfschirf Posts: 7
    I live in State College, PA (center of State).
    Where can I get a DURALINER for my 2000 Silverado? The dealer I bought it at said they get their bedliners from a local parts store and they are not duraliners.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Liners are Duraliners in disguise..

    - Tim
  • werkingwerking Posts: 431
    i'm looking at a line-x liner. tim, at least for now, i don't plan on shoveling in it, just hauling - wood, boxes, furniture, etc. eventually plan on getting a cap for the bed. some have mentioned that over-the-rail liners are bad if you want a cap and that an under-the-rail with rail caps is a better idea. anyboday comment why? thanks for any help...

  • bowhuntwibowhuntwi Posts: 262
    I have a 00 Ford Super Duty with a Duraliner made for Ford, it has cut outs and sealings so your able to use the front and rear tie downs in the bed. Even though the surface is a roughed up to prevent things from sliding, I also layed down a rubber bed mat. Thru the last 20 years of owning trucks, I have never had a bed rust out under a drop in liner. If you worry about this, do like Tim says pull the liner out and look occassionally . Personally I like the drop ins, but each to it's own, that also goes for the truck you drive, there's people out there that won't agree on what you drive either. So get what you like and heck with the other guy.........
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    but it can't protect like I would like it to...

    Someday if they improve....I will get one..

    They can't take shovels...or heavy loads being slid on them...(line x in Father in laws truck got ripped to hell doing this)...

    I would take a hammer and hit my duraliner as hard as i could...and feel safe.....any spray in owners feel the same?

    Great Idea...just a little too ahead of it's time I guess?....needs more Improvement.

    - Tim
  • warfishwarfish Posts: 117
    I haven't read anything here about mounting a fifth wheel hitch with a liner installed. I know it's done often with Rhino liners and probably with the other spray ins, but how about the Duraliner?
    I'm not sure about making repairs on other spray in liners, but Rhinoliner claims they can repair theirs if it gets damaged.
  • rrichfrrichf Posts: 212
    I asked about the fifth wheel hitch. The Line-X dealer told me to have the hitch holes drilled and then have the liner sprayed. Finally go back and have the hitch installed. The theory was that the spray would protect the bare metal where the holes were drilled.

    I don't have an opinion on this one and I'm just reporting what the dealer said.

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