A truck bed liner plays a vital role in protecting your vehicle. However, it has the tendency to trap debris and dirt. So it is a must to regularly clean your bed liner. However, remember that the liner type affects the cleaning method to some degree. If it is a spray-on liner or drop-in liner, usually made of rubber or polyurethane, you do not have to worry about cleaning it because the material is durable and easy to clean. For a truck bed mat, a basic type of liner, it should be removed first before cleaning, and the bed itself needs to be cleaned also before placing the liner back.
Steps for Cleaning Your Truck Bed Liner
Step 1–Remove all your items from the truck bed. Then get rid of large sticks, rocks, and other unnecessary items out of the truck bed, and sweep out any other dirt.
Step 2 - Check the liner for stains and treat them using an automotive degreaser. It is advisable to use a pressure washer in cleaning the truck bed. Spray water across the truck bed, making sure that every space is given enough attention. Allow the water to flow out of your truck. Use a car shampoo whenever you need to wash an unlined truck bed to avoid damaging the surfaces. If you need to clean the bed with its liner on, an all-purpose cleaning gel or liquid can do the job. Scrub the liner to remove the dirt and debris.
Step 3 - Use a high-pressure hose to rinse it off and allow everything to dry. However, you may use a microfiber cloth to wipe away excess water if you wish.
For more information on truck bed liners, or to have one installed in your truck, contact Line-X of Columbus, Ohio, who would be happy to assist you.