Line-X & Mike’s Truck East Bay Put Smiles on Pickup Trucks

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

A whole lotta protection

A whole lotta protection

Check out Line-X in today’s USA Today.   Pickup owners spray the whole truck with bedliner plastic on USAToday.com: http://usat.ly/1e4HDx

The spray-in bedliner industry is starting to find a new business opportunity among pickup owners who are having the whole truck covered in the vinyl-like substance, not just the cargo box.

The trend is still fairly young. Line-X spokeswoman Cristin Liveoak says its franchisees around the country report that they’re getting sporadic requests for a total body spray job. The “craze” hasn’t been as much of a surprise as it as been “a natural progression” of the bedliner business.

Not just pickups are getting the treatment. Some customers have brought in golf carts, tractors, ATVs or other off-road vehicles for the all-over job, she says. Some don’t just go for a mundane dark gray but rather choose a desert tan to give the vehicle a military look. It helps that customers have taken to flat, or matte, paint tones in the past few years to give their vehicles a more sinister appearance than traditional glistening paint jobs.