Re: Bed liner fact or fiction
Hey guys I know I'm lurking over here, but I'm in the fire business and wanted to provide some info.... The problem with filling the container in the bed is that the filling process creates static electricity, and it doesn't dissipate enough through the vehicle. This buildup of SE can then allow a spark to generate between the metal fill nozzle and the plastic gas tank neck igniting (violently of course) the gas vapors that are present. Placing the container on the concrete slab will allow for adequate SE discharge without a spark, but always make sure that the gas pump fill nozzle remains in contact with the gas can fill neck so as to make a good "bond" between the two so that they can swap the SE without creating a spark. As to the filled gas can just sitting in the back of the truck, not a worry. Even if the sliding around does create some static elecricity, there's no ground for it to go to, and with the lid on the gas can, no vapors to ignite. With the gas can sealed up, the vapors in the tank will be too "rich" to ignite. Sorry for the long book, but just my $.02 worth.....
I've had a drop in and spray in bedliner - the spray in does seem to work better against abrasions, and looks much better. The drop in's seem to have better dent resistance, but create significant paint loss due to movement between it and the truck bed when driving.
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