When you install a bed liner, you might think your dump truck trailer bed is indestructible. That is not quite the case. A bed liner can undoubtedly provide your truck protection, but you still need to maintain the liner to ensure it continues to work as intended. Read below to learn about the four things you didn’t know can damage your bed liner.
Mother Nature can play a role in wearing down your dump trailer bed liner. Both extremely hot and cold temperatures can impact the liner, and the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause the plastic of your liner to break down and make it more difficult to haul loads. These factors make it essential to pick out a liner that can endure these intense conditions so you can count on high performance.
Another thing you didn’t know that can damage your bed liner is any material that slips under the liner. When cleaning your dump truck trailer bed, ensure you sweep and power wash away any debris. You should also check underneath your liner for any leftover rock, sand, or gravel.
Material trapped under the surface can also degrade your liner and cause holes to form. When you perform this maintenance, you can increase the longevity of your liner.
If you have a steel truck, moisture can form rust if it goes between the liner and the metal bed and lingers there for a long time. To avoid this problem, you may want to use a resin dump truck liner that manufacturers build to resist corrosion.
Your bed liner also can experience damage from materials sticking to your liner, even after you try to clean it off, such as asphalt. If you decide to use a releasing product to remove the material, check to see that your company has approved the product first. Otherwise, unauthorized solutions can cause your liner to dry out and lead to cracks or other damage.
If you want to add a bed liner or need to replace your current one, contact us at Linings Inc. We can provide you with liners that feature release agents that give it a longer life and can handle many types of bulk material. We are ready to help you!