Nothing Beats A Real Rhino

FAQ most Important Questions


A. A plastic drop in liner is an inexpensive alternative to a spray on polyurethane/polyurea hybrid liner like Rhino. Typically a plastic drop in liner will save you anywhere from $150-200. However there are some critical differences between the two you need to consider.

First the drop in plastic liner sits on top of your truck bed and is not permanently adhered to it like it is with a spray on. It is screwed in with up to 20 sheet metal screws, opening up the metal to the elements and speeding up corrosion.

Now even with all of these screws holding it in place, there are still gaps between your truck bed and the plastic drop in liner, gaps that are not present with Rhino's spray on liner. Water and debris can get into these gaps and start scratching and abrading your paint. Once the protection of your paint is scratched away, rust gets a foothold and spreads, rotting out your truck.

You will also notice that a Rhino liner has more impact resistance, particularly in our cold winters when plastic tends to get brittle. Drop something heavy on a plastic liner in January and you risk it cracking on you. That crack will allow even more water and debris to get in between your truck bed and plastic liner. Finally a Rhino spray on liner is arguably safer. Its textured surface gives you added traction, even when wet or covered in snow. The loss of traction on a wet or snow covered plastic liner could result in a nasty fall.


A. There are a number of different leading manufacturers of spray on boxliners in our marketplace. They all offer different strengths and key benefits to the truck owners. Here is what you will find.

Pure polyurethane liners are typically promoted as non-slip and having the greatest impact absorption. And they do. Polyurethane is also used on the soles of running shoes for impact absorption as well. It is a great benefit if you are moving heavy loads. However it does not stand up to abrasion all that well because it is so soft. Dragging your cargo over it repeatedly can wear it out prematurely.

Pure ployurea on the other hand, will be very hard. It is often promoted as having a higher tensile strength. There are often two major disadvantages with polyurea. A higher tensile strength can make it more brittle and susceptible to damage from sharp impact. It also reacts to UV light, causing it to fade faster, unless you apply a UV protective top coat to it.

Finally there are the polyurea and polyurethane hybrids like Rhino Linings. These hybrids offer the strengths of each while offsetting or minimizing the weaknesses. A number of local dealers will offer the hybrid.

The big difference between the Rhino product and many others is that our scientist in our research and development department worked very hard to create a product that resisted the fading effects of UV exposure. They chose a black pigment that resisted fading whereas other companies created a protective top coat. That protective top coat is often sold for an additional $199.00 to get protection against fading, whereas Rhino has it built in.

The best spray on boxliner product is the one that best suits your needs. If you need a soft, high traction, impact resistant surface, get a polyurethane liner. If you need a liner than has high tensile strength that won't abrade as fast, get a polyurea.

But if what you need is something that will stand up to impact, give you traction, not wear out and stand up to fading longer than any other unprotected hybrid product, get a Rhino liner.


A. One of the main benefits of having a Rhino liner installed on your truck is that you can have it match the colour of your truck in most cases. All we would need is the paint code on your truck. This is typically found on a label on your driver's door or in your glove box. Your manufacturer's customer service or dealership's parts department can also give you the paint code by giving them your VIN (vehicle identification number).

The one thing you need to remember is that we are applying Rhino and not paint. They are two completely different types of coatings with different characteristics. What that means is that even though there is an identical pigment used, there can be a slight shade variation.

The other limitation we have is that with Rhino being a VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) free product, our booth does not required the exhausting and fresh air supply that a typical paint booth requires. So in cases where we would need a fully equipped paint booth, we would be unable to provide you with a color matched liner.