Bedliners - Additional/Local Q&A
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Rhino Linings of the Metroplex? [ top ]
We are the oldest Rhino Linings dealership in Texas, our team has 12+ yeasr of experience in just about every conceivable application of polyurethane coatings, and we are absolutely dedicated to professional, high-quality, "no-short-cut" installations. We are serious about customer satisfaction, and we like to sleep well at night.
are you located? [ top ]
We are just south of DFW International Airport, just north of Six Flags over Texas, and just about equal distance between Dallas and Fort Worth. Click here for a Mapquest page showing our location.
are your hours? [ top ]
We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. We open Saturdays at 9:00am, take in work in the morning, and close when the work is done (usually somewhere between 1:00pm and 5:00 pm). We often come in early to accomodate a customer request, and we are frequently there well after 5:00pm. Every once in a while, the office is closed during regular hours if we are working offsite, so it is a good idea to call before you decide to come by without an appointment.
much do the liners cost? [ top ]
Rhino Liners are priced from $359 plus tax, depending on your truck type, bed length, and options such as "over-rail" or "heavy-duty." Check out our Pricing page for more details.
I need to make an appointment? [ top ]
is best for us and for you if you do make an appointment.
If you show up during a busy time without an appointment,
we may not be able to turn around your project for several
hours. On the other hand, if you have a day or so to
leave your truck with us, you can drop it off anytime
without an appointment.
long does it take for your shop to install a bedliner? [ top ]
average time to properly install a bedliner is 3-4 hours.
On a busy day, it could take a little longer. Usually,
people bring us their truck in the morning, and then
pick it up later in the afternoon. The most important
thing is that we don't skip any steps. Doing it right
should be more important than doing it fast.
I wait at the store during installation? [ top ]
We have a small waiting area. If you make a firm appointment
time, and we know you're going to wait for your truck,
we will plan our work schedule to get your truck into
the process as soon as you arrive. In this kind of situation,
we can usually get your truck finished in an average
of two and a half (2.5) hours. We are more than happy
to work this way if that is what works best for you.
(Don't forget to bring a good book!)
it safe to leave my vehicle with you overnight? [ top ]
In most cases, we are able to keep your vehicle locked
inside the shop overnight. Your vehicle is covered by
our shop insurance policy. At any rate, there has been
virtually no trouble at our location in the 20 years
we've been there.
steps do you take to ensure a professional installation? [ top ]
most important factor in our "finish work"
is the experience of our team. Our "techs"
have been with us for many years, and they have installed
thousands of bedliners for us, including many brand
new vehicles for local truck dealerships. Our workers'
experience results in a very even coating of the material
and texture, as well as sharp, clean edges where the
liner ends and the truck finish begins. The key to total
overspray prevention is expert masking. Also, we always
take off any removable hardware before we spray, and
replace it when we're done. This includes tie-down brackets,
rubber access hole covers, and (most importantly) any
plate and bolts on the tailgate that provides access
to the gate handle mechanism. Not all bedliner companies
take the time to do this. (See Warning to Buyers!!)
color options do you offer? [ top ]
Linings can be applied in virtually any color. Most
customers choose black,
but some customers occasionally want to add a little
more color. There are inexpensive
ways to deliver a color liner, but these methods do
not always provide colors that last. We have two different methods to provide color liners. The first is to use Rhino SolarMax. This is an aliphatic chemical that is UV protectant all the way through, The second method is to use a two-step process that involves a second coating with
a UV-resistant clearcoat tinted to the exact desired
color. The best solution for you depends on several factors (e.g. whether or not you are trying to match a factory body color) and we will be glad to talk over your particular color needs. Either way, color usually adds about $200 to the price
of the liner, but the finish is fantastic.
thick is the material applied? [ top ]
Rhino Linings material (polyurethane) is sprayed in
by experienced technicians. It can be sprayed anywhere
from paper thin to one inch (or more). For consumer-use
truck bed liners, we spray the most areas around an
eighth of an inch thick. We find that the thickness
we provide more than satisfies the vast majority of
our customers. For those customers that use their trucks
for heavier, more commercial purposes, we recommend
the "heavy duty" upgrade (for a modest additional
my bedliner fade? [ top ]
is a lot of mis-information in the market about spray-in
liner fading. For the most part, the medium and lighter
colors will fade to varying degrees over time. Some
dealers will say they have special UV protection, but
the fact is that fading really depends on the quality
of the tint pigments used. Rhino Linings of the Metroplex
uses only the highest quality tint pigments available,
thus reducing our color fading to a minimum. All liners,
including all colors and all brands will oxidize in
the Texas sun. This looks like fading, but it is really
just a slight dulling of the original glossy finish.
Rhino Linings offers a product called Rhino Shine that
(for $20) will easily bring your bed up to a new looking
condition. Many customers use this product every year
or two and are very satisfied with the results.
exactly is Rhino Linings made out of? [ top ]
Rhino Lining material is a premium quality, 100% solid
elastomeric polyurethane. The commonly-used Rhino Lining
product is also know as Tuff Stuff. The raw material
comes in two parts, resin and isocyanate. The two parts
are proportionally combined at the tip of the application
gun just as it is sprayed onto the surface. It dries
very quickly to form the finished coating.
long does it take to cure? [ top ]
material is essentially dry just moments after it is
applied to the surface of the truck bed. By the time
the truck is removed from the spray area and the masking
materials are removed, it is normally dry but a little
tacky to the touch. At this point it is ready to be
driven out of the shop, even if it is raining. However,
the purchaser should be relatively easy on the bed for
the next 24-48 hours. For example, it would be ok to
carry groceries and other light loads right away, but
you wouldn't want to carry heavy furniture until after
is and isn't covered by the lifetime warranty? [ top ]
lifetime warranty says that Rhino Linings of the Metroplex
will repair or replace, free of charge any defect in
materials or workmanship that results in bubbling, peeling
or cracking of the coating. On the other hand, the warranty
does not cover any scratches or chips that might result
from the movement of heavy/sharp objects over the bedliner.
Think of it this way, its very similar to the warranty
on your truck paint job: if the paint cracks or peels
because it is faulty, it is covered. On the other hand,
if scratch or chip your paint due to a minor or major
incident, the paint warranty does not cover the damage.
the bedliner be easily repaired? [ top ]
yes. If you have taken out a few small chips of the
Rhino material, down to the metal, we can dab in some
fresh raw material to fill in the hole and cover the
exposed metal. This type of repair usually costs in
the range of $50-$75. With this type of repair, it is
difficult to match the original texture of the bed so
the patches will stand out for a while. The bed is "functionally"
repaired, but the cosmetics are less than optimal. If
you want a full repair, it will usually cost just about
the same as a new liner to get it back to a brand new
other automotive applications can Rhino Linings be used
for? [ top ]
Linings can be applied in any number of automotive applications.
A few examples include: jeep/land cruiser/humvee interiors,
truck cab interiors, wheel wells, exterior rocker panels,
van interiors, large truck compartment interiors, trailer
floors, and even the entire exterior of a vehicle. Check
out our Applications section to see some of our past projects.