I have Rhino lining's in my YJ and I absolutly love it. I have only felt of line-x but it sure felt rough. Rhino is much softer so heavier things can sink in just a little and not slide. As an example, I used to have to strap my big craftsman top box down in just about every direction i could think of just to keep it from sliding around. Now all i have to do is stap it to the side to keep it from turning over because it will not slide even on the steepest of hills. They even matched my interior color and it has a lifetime warranty. I'm very happy with it.
Best porduct on the market is speed liner. Twice as strong as Rhino, My entire jeep inside and out is done with it. Rhino has a rating of 300 tear and 3000 tensil or vise versa and speedliner is 600 and 6000. It has a kevlar base additive that binds it better. It has the same texture as rhino, softer no rock hard, but is the most durable I've seen. Call Dave Burling at autotrim design in Cedar City for more info...435-586-8000. He's a dealer.....
A buddy of mine works at Rhino Linings and I've seen quite a few of their jobs. The quality is superb and it holds the cargo extremely well. Like someone else said, it is softer than Line-X which keeps cargo from shifting like it would on the plastic-like Line-X. Don't get me wrong, Line-X is a great product but I prefer Rhino. Since Rhino takes about 2 minutes to permanately set, it is easier to repair any damages to the liner in the event that you go a little bit nuts on it...like tossing a cinder block in there.
Ok here's a test we did before dave became a speedliner dealer. we took samples, 3x3 squares of each product, no metal backing.
proceded to smack the hell out of them with a 24 oz claw hammer using the claw end, we never got though the speedliner product, can't say the same about the others.....
Hey,thanks people for takng the time to offer your experience and insight. Think I'll check the cost of Rhyno vs. Speed Liner and go fromt there. Availability of a dealer will weigh in there too. Thanks again.
<font color="yellow">The Line-X also fades if not maintained (waxed with some sort of protectant/ polish).... I've heard the new Line-X has a UV compound in it and doesn't fade...guess well have to wait a year and see what people have to say...</font c>
I have done durabak in my jeep and for that it is okay. I have done Herculiner on another jeep. Same thing. I have Rhino lining in my F-250. It is really soft. That said it does a good job of keeping stuff from sliding around. But it also does a good job of tearing when something digs into it. I have little rips all over from throwing heavy stuff in there. But I do use my pick up. If you are just going to put light stuff in there Rhino is probable just fine. But if you are really going to beat the tar out of it something harder might be better.
I've seen and used both Line-X and Rhino. I prefer the Line-X. Both are great products. I think it depends on what you use your truck/wheeler for. If it's interior in a wheeler and you'd like to be able to kneel down in it, without loosing skin. Go Rhino!! But for heavy duty use, Line-X seems to hold up better (Rhino will tear, where LX won't) We dropped a D60 in the Rhino'd bed of my buddys and it took a nice little chunk out of it. The same did not happen with the LX. As far as the sliding, I've never had any problem with anything sliding in my LX'd bed, it will roll (if not secured) before it starts sliding, but it's not as sticky Rhino. The fade thing is an issue for almost all spray on liners. Basically treat it like anything black plastic on your truck. When it fades, you clean it, and whipe it down with a good protectant. Line-X has thier own brand, but says that any readily available protectant/dressing will work fine. I use 303 or WaxShop LRV on mine, and it looks brand new for a month or two (depending on use) Last night I hauled home 8K lbs of dirt, and tonight I'll pressure wash it, and spray it down, and you'll never know. But in the end they are all good products.
PS Line-X makes a much nicer (and sharper <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> ) edge, if your going above the rails.
i got permateck in my jeep, had it for 3 years now, i took a 3x3 piece and beat the snot out of it and couldnt get it to break, i froze it over night and folded it and bent and twisted it... it would not crack...
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