Beyond truck beds: Spray-on liner protects boats, trailers, Jeeps and more

Posted 11/15/19

Truck owners often see the value in a strong bedliner for their vehicle. But the durable spray-on coating can be used for much more than truck beds.

Over the past 20 years, Jeff Kary, owner of The …

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Beyond truck beds: Spray-on liner protects boats, trailers, Jeeps and more

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Truck owners often see the value in a strong bedliner for their vehicle. But the durable spray-on coating can be used for much more than truck beds.

Over the past 20 years, Jeff Kary, owner of The Ding Pro in Powell, has specialized in applying Speedliner spray-on liners to a variety of different vehicles, including the interior of Jeeps and ATVs.

The strong coating also can be used on toolboxes, the interiors of boats and on the floors of enclosed trailers.

“You can use it on pretty much anything,” Kary said.

The textured surface is especially good in trailers as a non-slip surface. For trailers hauling snowmobiles, it’s a great way to protect the flooring, he said.

“When the snow melts, it doesn’t just go into the wood,” Kary said.

Kary also used the spray-on coating on an ATV that had been scratched in a wreck.

“It covers stuff up really good,” he said. “... it’s very strong and durable.”

The Speedliner brand that The Ding Pro uses is the strongest on the market, he said, which is why Kary has stayed with it for 20 years.

“It’s obviously quality, or I would have found something else by now — especially in today’s world,” Kary said.

While most people opt for the spray-on liner for a truck bed, it’s also common to use the durable coating on the exterior of a vehicle as a way to protect the lower section from rocks and chips.

“It’s a very popular thing,” he said of the rock chip protection.

Kary applied the material to the exterior of his own trucks and it has held up well.

“That’s been on there for almost 20 years and it has not one chip in it,” he said.

He has covered an entire exterior of a Toyota Truck and the whole exterior and interior of a Jeep — “that way they could drive through sagebrush and everything, and it doesn’t matter,” Kary explained.

The coating is made from a strong, high-quality polyurethane material.

Kary also appreciates that Speedliner spray-on liners come in a variety of colors. In addition to offering standard hues, he can match just about any vehicle’s color.

Another advantage: The liners won’t fade over time. Other brands can start to look chalky, but Speedliner “doesn’t fade,” he said.

Kary can apply a coating that gives the liner a sheen, making it easier to clean and maintain.

Installation takes about 24 hours for most projects. Kary encourages people to wait 72 hours before hauling anything heavy on a newly installed bedliner.

As the only coating person in Powell, Kary serves the local community as well as out-of-town customers from around the Big Horn Basin.

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