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Truck Bedliners - General Q&A
(from the Rhino Linings Corporation web site)


Why Rhino Linings?
Does Rhino Linings interfere with installation of other accessories (campers, fifth wheels, etc.)?
How long does it take?
Can I use my truck right away?
What about the drain holes in my truck bed? Will they still be open?
Is Rhino Linings repairable?
Will Rhino Linings withstand temperature extremes?
Will the bed feel hotter than the rest of my truck?
Does Rhino Linings come in colors?
Is there a product warranty?
Can Rhino Linings be used as an undercoating?
What other applications can Rhino Linings be used for?
Is Rhino Linings environmentally friendly?
Can I take it out?
Will the lining hold up in rugged conditions and temperature extremes?

Truck Bedliners - Additional/Local Q&A
(from us, Rhino Linings of the Metroplex)


Why Rhino Linings of the Metroplex?
Where are you located?
What are your hours?
How much do the liners cost?
Do I need to make an appointment?
How long does your shop take to install a liner?
Can I wait at the store during installation?
Is it safe to leave my truck with you over night?
What steps do you take to ensure a professional installation?
What color options do you offer?
How thick is the material applied?
Will the bedliner fade?
What exactly is Rhino Linings made out of?
How long does it take to cure?
What is and isn't covered by the lifetime warranty?
Can the bedliner be easily repaired?
What other automotive applications can Rhino Linings be used for?

 

Truck Bedliners - General Q&A
(from the Rhino Linings Corporation web site)

Why Rhino Linings? [ top ]
Rhino Linings is the world leader in sprayed-on truck bed liners - and the bed liner brand most asked for by name! We offer the widest selection of professionally installed bed liner products, including HardLine, TuffGrip and our new SolarMax, with outstanding UV protection and color that's built right into the chemistry unlike other leading brands. We develop and control the manufacturing process of our own materials, guaranteeing consistent and durable protection with the highest quality. Plus, we offer a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty that's valid at more than 850 Rhino Linings dealerships. Take a close look at the Rhino Linings advantage!

Does Rhino Linings interfere with installation of other accessories (campers, fifth wheels, etc.)? [ top ]]
Generally, there should be no clearance issues with the installation of other accessories - but it's always a good idea to consult with your Rhino Linings dealer if you have an accessory whose installation tolerance is less than 1/4". Plus, all Rhino Linings go extremely well with fifth wheel hitches!

How long does it take? [ top ]
A professionally installed Rhino Linings typically takes about 3 hours. Check with your local dealer, but you can normally drop it off in the morning and be ready to go that afternoon.

Can I use my truck right away? [ top ]
Yes, Rhino Linings dries to the touch in just seconds. But we recommend that you wait about 24 hours for heavy duty use, to allow the bed liner material to fully cure.

What about the drain holes in my truck bed? Will they still be open? [ top ]
Yes, one of the advantages of a Rhino Linings bed liner over a plastic drop-in bed liner is that it maintains your truck's factory-designed drainage system. Drop-ins often splash any water out of the tailgate area or can trap ice in the winter!

Is Rhino Linings repairable? [ top ]
Yes, if you damage your truck, your local Rhino Linings dealer is equipped to make seamless, professional quality repairs.

Will Rhino Linings withstand temperature extremes? [ top ]
Yes, Rhino Linings sprayed-on bed liners are rated for use in temperatures ranging from subzero to 190°F. They are engineered to withstand the severe cold of Alaska to the intense heat of Arizona, while providing maximum protection and corrosion resistance.

Will the bed feel hotter than the rest of my truck? [ top ]
No, due to the fact that Rhino Linings forms a direct bond to the surface of your truck bed, allowing efficient heat transfer (i.e. no thermo effect compared to a drop-in). In fact it will actually "feel" cooler than the metal on your truck on a hot day!

Does Rhino Linings come in colors? [ top ]
Yes, Rhino Linings can be sprayed in virtually any color you'd like. For maximum UV protection and long lasting color, we recommend our SolarMax product, which has the color built right into the chemistry. To find out more, please contact a dealer near you. Rhino Linings can be custom pigmented to match your color specifications.

Is there a product warranty? [ top ]
Rhino Linings offers a Limited Lifetime National Warranty that is good for as long as you own your vehicle. The warranty covers peeling, blistering, flaking, bubbling or other workmanship issues. If you happen to move, the warranty is valid at any of our more than 850 dealers nationwide. For more information, please call Rhino Linings at 1-800-747-6966 or contact your local dealer and ask about our warranty program.

Can Rhino Liningsbe used as an undercoating? [ top ]
No. But it can be applied in body-off restoration projects in which the vehicle is completely stripped.

What other applications can Rhino Linings be used for? [ top ]
Rhino Linings can be applied to virtually any properly prepared surface for durable and long-lasting protection. Grille guards and bumpers, rocker panels, fender flares, and floor wells are just some examples. Rhino Linings can also be used on trailers, ATVs, tractors, boats and anything else that will benefit from outstanding protection and corrosion resistance.

Is Rhino Linings environmentally friendly? [ top ]
Yes. Rhino Linings bed liners contain no VOCs (i.e. possible health hazards) or CFCs (i.e. which can damage the ozone layer).

Can I take it out? [ top ]
Rhino Linings sprayed-on linings are designed to provide permanent protection for your vehicle. A Rhino Lining performs so well, you'll surely never want or need to remove it!

Will the lining hold up in rugged conditions and temperature extremes? [ top ]
Yes! Rhino Linings are specifically engineered not to warp, crack, peel or split due to weather or other environmental factors. Unlike plastic drop-in liners or some other sprayed-on liners, they are formulated to withstand heavy-duty use while offering superior abrasion and corrosion resistance. All Rhino Linings work and look great in temperatures between -40 degrees F and 190 degrees F. Rhino Linings... the world's No. 1 sprayed-on truck bed liner and the brand most often asked for by name!

 

Truck Bedliners - Additional/Local Q&A
(from us, Rhino Linings of the Metroplex)

Why 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.

Where 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.

What 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.

How 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.

Do I need to make an appointment? [ top ]
It 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.

How long does it take for your shop to install a bedliner? [ top ]
The 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.

Can I wait at the store during installation? [ top ]
Yes. 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!)

Is it safe to leave my vehicle with you overnight? [ top ]
Yes. 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.

What steps do you take to ensure a professional installation? [ top ]
The 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!!)

What color options do you offer? [ top ]
Rhino 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.

How thick is the material applied? [ top ]
The 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 fee).

Will my bedliner fade? [ top ]
There 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.

What exactly is Rhino Linings made out of? [ top ]
The 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.

How long does it take to cure? [ top ]
The 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 48 hours.

What is and isn't covered by the lifetime warranty? [ top ]
The 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.

Can the bedliner be easily repaired? [ top ]
Usually, 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 condition.

What other automotive applications can Rhino Linings be used for? [ top ]
Rhino 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.

 
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