Bed protection under removeable liner
odyssey1942 Member Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
I have bought a 2004 Silverado and got a removeable liner which will fit the bed. I am told that the slight movement of the removeable liners will scratch the paint off the bed and will cause it to rust. Does it make sense to put a bed mat under the liner to protect the bed from movement? Will the 3/8" height of the mat cause a problem with fitting the liner? Is there a better way? Or is this a non-problem?
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I have a drop in on my '05 Titan now and it works just fine though I haven't removed it yet to check for any scratches.
Guess it all comes down to what you will use your truck for and I wouldn't worry about it rusting.
and yes IMO, I think the mat would be a waste of money.
scare tactics of one side rooting for the other.
IMO sprays ins only off SOME scratch protection.
If your gonna really use your bed for heavy hauling only
a dropin will do. A spray in offers no protection from
dents and such wear.
In my case the drop in was so beat in 3 years at trade
time the dealer just removed the liner and washed out
the bare bed before they put it on the front line and
sold it !!!!!!!!!!
I noticed very few rub/wear on the paint and NO rust!
I live in snow, salt, and ice land and snow plow and carry
around and use/carry several different deicer products
and notice NO bed rust..........
Maybe on the frame, engine compartment, exaust manifolds
etc....But not the bed !!!!!