Well said!captmiddy said:You all are aware that you aren't adding additional protection to your truck, you are simply hiding the tendency for the bed to scratch. Most linings are there to help reduce dents and scratches that could negatively impact the integrity of the bed itself. You look at an old truck that hasn't had a lining put on and you can find holes that go all the way through the bed. In the case of the Honda composite bed, this isn't likely to happen, so what you are buying is something to make the bed look better (perhaps that is even a matter of opinion). Yet you will be paying the same price as someone who is using this application for the purpose of actually protecting the integrity of their bed.
I have come to terms with the fact that this is a truck, it will have dings, it will have scratches, and in 7 years it won't be as pretty as it was the day I drove it out the door. But to each his/her own, if it makes you feel better, more power to you.
Those are character marks . Thinking about what I said, I should also point out that I am well aware that not everyone buys a truck for utility. Each of us has a slightly different purpose for this vehicle but most of us like it for what we bought it for. Keeping that in mind as well, I can see how someone may want to keep the truck looking shiny as long as possible. So while I wouldn't put a liner on my Ridgeline, I don't mind that someone else would. Heck I wouldn't put chrome wheels on my truck (well that may be more I wouldn't be allowed to), but I am excited to see how it works out for vertrkr. So if someone does get a lining put into their bed, I would be interested in seeing pictures of this.RidgeOwner3 said:I agree with you, Capt. If the bed gets scratched, it doesn't seem like a big deal to me. It's just a truck bed. But I did put some blankets and a tarp down to fill it with a load of firewood last weekend and still no scratches. I'm sure it will be a different story if I ever put a load of gravel in it, though.
When I wash the truck, I always seem to leave some muddy footprints in the bed from washing the roof. They probably look worse than some scratches.
So what if you are vain, it is your truck, treat it as you wish. If you want to put an orange day-glow lining in your bed go for it. We all might find it strange but it is up to you, we didn't pay for it. For me, I just can't get past the fact it is a truck which I bought with the plan to throw wood and other things into the bed. I was just happy it wasn't a normal bed that I would have to go out shopping for a liner for in order to not have it rust out in 10 years.Shand-Horn said:I agree with what you are saying about battle scars if it was a work truck.
I do a lot of Diving and when you have put 4 x 120cf steel dive tanks in and out of the truck a few times the white shows through a great deal and as this is my first truck I guss I would like to keep it looking good for as long as I can.
Some would think it vain but who cares
Please post a picture. Does your trunk open ok, rise on its own?Topper Birneyh said:I have line-x on my silver Ridgeline. It cost $419 (I was a return customer) and I love it. Looks great and things stay put when placed in the bed. Now I can haul all sorts of things with no scar marks.