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Rhino Liner Vs Line X – Which One is the Best?

If you own a truck, especially a new one, then there are most possible chances that your friends or relatives have advised about getting a best diy bed liner for your truck. And it is so because your truck does a lot of things like hauling, playing, working throughout the day. Various types of cargos you transport with the help of your truck. And the best bed liner helps to protect your truck bed from any damage which can be caused by the cargo moving by your truck.

There is a bunch of brands claiming to provide a perfect bed liner, so you may get it difficult sometimes to choose a right option for them. You can choose from the two types of bed liners according to your needs; spray-in bed liner or a drop-in bed liner. Most of the users choose a spray-in bed liner for their trucks. So, today, we are going to provide you the reviews and comparison of the top two spray-in bed liners; Rhino Liner and Line X. Our research, analysis, and face to face comparison of Rhino Liner Vs Line X will help you to choose the best option for your truck according to your requirements and budget.

First, we will take a look at what is common among the both.

Similarities between Line X and Rhino Liner

  • Installation part is crucial for bed liner working. If you are or have a good installer, then you will get the best results out of the liner you use.
  • Remember that, even if you got the best of the best bed liner for your truck, it could not beat UV radiations. So, it will fade away in a few years because of the direct sunlight. And this is applicable for both, in fact, for all. So you need to remove and install a new bed liner after a few years.
  • Chemicals used in both the liners are same.
  • Both liners offer a nationwide lifetime warranty.
  • Color options are typically same for the Rhino Liner and Line X.
  • The installation area should be clean for the job getting done with proper tools, which is also applied to both.
  • If you want professional help to install a truck bed liner, then cost should be same for both Line-X and Rhino Liner which is near to $400-900 range.

Now, let’s check the differences between the Line X and Rhino Liner in terms of durability, installation, performance, and cost.

Rhino Liner Vs Line X

Rhino Liner is the most famous bed liner today. Due to its versatility and reliability, you can use it in different places without any hassle. On the other hand, if you want a molded look on your truck bed, then Line X is a better option to choose. Comparing the durability, the Line X is more durable than Rhino Liner, especially for a regular daily use.

Installation of Rhino Liner Vs Line X

The installation process varies from one installer to another for Rhino Liner. If your installer uses a hot and high-pressure spray system, then you will get a similar application like Line X because Line X is applicable with a high-pressure system at 130-210 degrees. Some installers use TuffGrip process for installing Rhino Liner which provides a softer and rubbery feeling than the Line X bed liner.

Performance Line-X Vs Rhino Liner

Sometimes, people may find the truck bed which is covered with Line X bed liner is harder than that with Rhino Liner. When you move around your truck bed, you will feel hardness on your knees and also sometimes; it may cause damage to your wooden type cargo. On the other hand, Rhino Liner provides a smoother finish which behaves more gentle to your knees and cargo. Rhino Liner has a thicker coating than the Line X which makes it better sound deadening bed liner. But softness means less resistive, so, Rhino Liner is not good as Line X is for tear resistance. Line X has a superior curing process, and so it is more durable than Rhino Liner.

Cost Line-X Vs Rhino Liner

It doesn’t matter which spray-in bed liner you choose, whether it is Rhino Liner or Line X, if you get the full body installation, then it may cost you around $3000-$5000. If you want to do only a truck bed lining, then it may cost between $500 to $1000.

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So, Rhino Liner Vs Line X – Which one is the Best?

Soon from the beginning, the Line X bed liners were using the best application process compared to the inferior cold process from Rhino Liner. They also offered a country-wide warranty, years before that offered by Rhino. And so, The Line-X bed liner is more preferable by the users than the Rhino Liner. This is the matter of years before.

But, the scenario has changed now. Most of the Rhino Liners use the most similar application process and chemical material that the Line X installers are using. So, the difference between these two spray-in bed liners has become minimal. Both claims to be the ‘best.’ But claiming is not an important factor for a permanent bed liner for your truck. The most important two things are; the quality of the bed liner installer and the second is THE QUALITY OF THE BED LINER INSTALLER. Yes, you read it right. Because, the quality is the most important factor and it matters a lot.

This post of the Rhino Liner Vs Line X bed liners will help you to choose the most suitable product. You can always research on the web, ask your local traders, your friends, and relative who also have installed a bed liner on their vehicle, and then decide which one is the best for your truck.

Erica Larrison

Erica Larrison is a founder of bestdiybedliner.com. I love to learn about new things, technologies, gadgets and much more. I like to write on transporting equipment like truck tool boxes, DIY bedliner, or etc.

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11 Comments

  1. This is a great review on both products. I work for a Line-X franchise and I can say that this review is pretty accurate. Two major things that I would add onto is the lifetime warranty and the quality of the bed liner installer.
    1. Lifetime warranty- Line-X is a franchise owned stores. Meaning that we are visited regularly by corp personal. But the biggest part that would tie in with the warranty is that if we have a truck that was sprayed at a different location and it needed a repair (warranty), we file a claim on behalf of the customer, do the repair work, and we get paid by Line-X corp for doing the repair. So we really don’t mind doing the repair as usually it is very quick and Line-X pays us well for doing it. Rhino locations are individually owned and are not associated with any type of franchise so if there is a repair that needs to be done, you are at the mercy of that shop that is willing to take their own time and material to do the repair. Hopefully you run into a shop that is willing to do the work without charging you for their time in doing the repair.

    2. The quality of the bed liner installer. This is really TRUE!!! I have seen some Line-X sprays and I would be embarrassed if that came out of our shop. The good news for our shop is that every Line-X bedliner should have a warranty tag that also states the shop that the bed liner was sprayed at. But it still hurts Line-X as some customers may think that the bedliner is suppose to look like that and may steer them away from us and go to our competitor. I would HIGHLY recommend that you call the location that you want to get your truck sprayed and set a time to visit them and their work. Typically if you go towards the afternoon, they should have a truck that they just sprayed so that you can view how the installer sprays and how their texture is. You can also request to go heavier or lighter on the texture but more importantly, just look at the bedliner and see if you like the looks and feel. Look for overspray (we call it blow out in our shop since Line-X gets all over the place and typically there might be a tear in the sheeting that would cause the Line-X to blow into the tear and onto the truck’s paint). Look for their lines, are they straight and clean. If you don’t like the way it comes out but still want Line-X (why should you want something else?), than visit another location and repeat. At first, I was also advising potential customers to see how clean the shop is as this would say something about the crew but lately we have been swamped and cleaning up the shop has been a challenge without either staying after hours (now paying for overtime) or delaying customers from getting their truck back quickly. But also the shop should not be completely filthy either.

    I am not completely convinced that Line-X and Rhino lining is the same chemical composition as this article states because in this same article, the author states that Line-X is stronger. If they are the same product, than they both would have the same “strength”. Line-X has been doing bedliners for over 25 years and they continue to improve. They do have labs with chemist that continue to develop better products and applications.

    1. Thank you for your interest and sharing your thoughts here. We value such inputs from the professionals like you. As per your guidance and after making a little bit more research on the products, we have changed that part. Thanks for the contribution!

    2. Well I must have gotten a bad shop then but it was set up by the dealership it chipped in 2 different places and they said it wasn’t covered under the warranty I have that says it was not until after I called someone at line-x direct that they finally fixed it at no charge but both patches look like crap. Looks like a bad silicone job.

  2. It’s all about the person that applies it. I had Line-X put on locally and it was paper thin. I drove 50 miles to another shop for another vehicle and it was 1/8″ thick. They have a meter that can tell how thick it was applied, check after the job to make sure it was put on thick enough.

  3. It was really nice how you emphasized that the process of installation of rhino liners vary depending on the type of installer used in the vehicle. I don’t really know much about these sorts of things, however, I’m researching because my younger brother asked me to. It seems as though he’s in search of a good dealer to provide quality rhino linings to protect the vehicle he’s using for his business. Thanks a lot! I’ll be sure to let him know about this.

  4. Persephone, this is from the warranty on the rhino liner website. This warranty
    is applicable only to pickup trucks equipped with original
    equipment truck beds and original equipment paint, which are
    sold to individuals and are used solely for personal, noncommercial
    use. This warranty is made only to the original Rhino
    Linings® purchaser and is NOT TRANSFERABLE.
    I was directed to this site when I called about my liner tearing on my 5 month old truck. Basically told me that if I was loading wood into my truck I should use additional protection.

  5. Had Line-X installed by Line-X of Fayetteville Georgia. Sam and Kevin did an excellent job. Lining was installed uniformly with no over spray.

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