Spray-on vs Drop-in Trailer Liner

When you are selecting a liner to protect your trailer from damage there are several factors to take into consideration. One of the most important is if you would like a spray-on or drop-in trailer liner. Drop-in liners are usually made of hard plastic and are a shell that is fitted to the inside of your trailer. A spray-on liner is applied by professionals and bonds directly to the surface. Both will protect from the elements and damage that your cargo can cause to your trailer to some extent, but spray-on liner is clearly the better choice.

Differences Between Spray-On and Drop-in Trailer Liners

Application is not the only area that these products differ. Drop-in liners are frequently less expensive than spray-on options. However, they are also less durable since they are made from plastic. They can often crack and they are also slick, so your cargo can slide around more easily. Because they sit on top of the bed, drop-in liners can also let water and dirt get in between the liner and the trailer. This will often cause rust to accumulate. Drop-in liners can, however, be removed more easily than their spray-on counterparts.

Spray-in liners cost more upfront but have several advantages in the long run. There are no gaps between the liner and the trailer bed, so the lining is watertight. They are textured so your cargo does not slide around as easily, protecting it and your trailer. Because the liner sprays on, it is able to be used in more applications and cover a greater area. Instead of being limited to the bottom of the trailer, this spray-on protective coating can easily be applied to the sides and roof to keep your investment safe.

Spray-on liners are also more durable and are more difficult to damage. They are resistant to both corrosion and chemicals and resist scratches, abrasions, nicks, scuffs, and dents. They can handle the worst that mother nature can throw at them and can withstand temperatures as low as -40℉ to as high as 190℉. Unlike the plastic drop-in liners, these are engineered so they will not crack, peel, or split.

Other Applications for Spray-On Liner

Another advantage of a spray-on approach is that it is very versatile. It can go beyond a simple trailer or truck bed liner. This protective coating is able to be used on trucks, boats, recreational vehicles (RVs), and off-road vehicles. It can also be used for commercial and military applications. Spray-on protection can be used on all parts of your vehicle including the grill and on hard tops, off-road vehicle tubs, fender flares, rocker panels, and much more. The durability is unmatched and the protection will last for the lifetime of your vehicle.

Choose Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson for Your Spray-On Trailer Liner

Rhino Linings offers excellent quality and protection for all of your vehicles and we can also spray any other item you can bring to us.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to talk about our spray-on/spray-in trailer liner.

What Can You Rhino Line?

Rhino Linings spray-on coatings offer superior durability and protection against abrasion, impact, and chemical damage. The spray is solvent-free, environmentally friendly, and can withstand temperatures as low as -40 ℉ and as high as 190 ℉. While our truck bed liner is our most popular product, you can Rhino line more than just trucks. At Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson, we can coat anything you can bring us.

Some examples of what you can use our spray-on liner for include:

Any and All Parts of Your Truck

We can spray any part of your truck that you want protected. Of course, this includes the truck bed, but we can also coat your bumpers, grille guards, rocker panels, and more. If you would like, you can even create a fully Rhino-lined truck. The matte black lining looks great in addition to helping prevent damage. It’s also easy to clean and often all you need to do is spray it down to remove dirt and debris.

Off-Road Vehicles

Off-road vehicles are exposed to the elements and have the potential to sustain a great deal of wear and tear. This goes beyond what you would expect for a typical car or truck. Luckily, Rhino Linings can help protect your investment and keep your vehicle looking and functioning great. Similar to trucks, we can coat any parts of your off-road vehicle you would like. These can include the fender flare, grille, hardtop, and more.


Did you know that Arizona is among the top states for registered boats? With so many beautiful rivers and lakes in the state, boating can be a great way to pass the time. Our boat liner protects your deck and/or hull whether you are in freshwater or saltwater. Since the lining creates a watertight seal, your boat won’t rust. The slip-resistant surface is also great for keeping anything you put in your boat firmly in place while you are moving.


Your trailer can haul many different types of items and Rhino liner protects it from damage no matter what you are transporting. The coat is slip-resistant so your cargo won’t shift and Rhino Linings products are also safe for trailers moving horses or other livestock. We can also coat recreational vehicles (RVs) and this protective coating can help your RV look like new.

Beyond Vehicles

Besides vehicles, you can Rhino line anything that you want to be protected from damage. It’s possible to use these coatings for trash cans, which is a great way to minimize rust and corrosion. This is especially helpful for restaurants or other businesses. We can also cover shelves, cabinets, or anything else that you can bring to us. When properly prepared, Rhino Linings products can bond to nearly any surface.

Protect Your Trucks, Trailers, and More

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Rhino Linings vs. LINE-X

Your vehicle is an investment and it deserves the best protection available to keep it looking its best. If you want a long-lasting shield against damage, a spray-in bedliner is more durable than a drop-in cover. This is because it bonds directly to the surface where it is sprayed and it creates a watertight and airtight seal. Once you have made the decision to install a protective coating, you will need to decide which brand of lining to use. The two biggest names in the industry are Rhino Linings and LINE-X®️.

Here are some of the benefits of Rhino Linings compared to LINE-X:

Slip-Resistant Surface

Rhino products create a thicker coating than LINE-X sprays. This helps to hold anything you haul in place. The superior slip resistance makes Rhino Linings a great choice not only for your truck, but also for trailers. Whether you want to haul livestock, large equipment, or smaller items, our spray liners can help keep your cargo secure.

A Softer Surface

Another benefit of the thickness of Rhino liners is it results in a softer, rubbery surface, whereas LINE-X products tend to feel hard and rough. This is especially beneficial anywhere you may want to climb into. A Rhino spray-in bedliner feels better on your knees and is more comfortable if you sit on your truck bed or tailgate.

Less Noise When Hauling

The softer surface is not only more pleasant to sit on, it can also reduce noise level when you are transporting cargo. The liner dulls the sound of any movements within your truck bed and depending on where else you spray it, can lessen the road noise outside. Many drivers appreciate how much quieter driving is after applying Rhino Linings.

Safer for Your Cargo

Compared to LINE-X, many people find that Rhino Linings coatings are safer for certain types of cargo. LINE-X creates a rough surface that may chip or scratch wood furniture and other items. This is especially true if you travel on a bumpy road. Rhino liners, on the other hand, are less likely to cause damage to the items you are transporting due to their softer surface.

Consumer Ratings

Rhino Linings is the #1 consumer-rated choice for spray-in truck bed liners. In addition, it is the brand that the most people ask for by name.

Protect Your Truck or Other Vehicle

We are confident in the quality of Rhino Linings products. The company has put years of research into engineering and manufacturing high-quality polymer coats that can withstand even the most extreme conditions. Whether you wish to coat your truck, off-road vehicle, trailer, or anything else you can bring to our shop, we are happy to help.

Visit Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson

With any type of spray-in bedliner, proper installation is essential for longevity and quality. At Eric’s Rhino Linings of Tucson, our highly-trained technicians work hard to ensure the best application possible.

Visit us to see why Rhino Linings surpasses LINE-X and other competitors.