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What bed liner does Rivian use on the R1T pickup? Spray-in has been the most common OEM bedliner option on the market with LINE-X as a top supplier, its what Ford uses along with some other automakers. But it isn't clear what will be available here, if any at all.
 

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Atlis just released some information about their XT truck and one of the things they mention is a spray-in bedliner.

 

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@Electrictrucking @jimcgov3 anyone concerned that the composite bed will scratch/chip easily? That seems to be expected with composite beds. It might look better than spray on liners but we seem to lose durability.
This isn't something you need to be concerned with at all. If you're going to be dropping a lot of really heavy, sharp objects into it, then maybe an electric truck with a 4.6 foot bed isn't for you. But for your everyday mulch hauling and weekend warrior adventures, the composite bed durability will be a non issue. I put two different Tacomas with composite beds through plenty of abuse with barely a scratch on them. There are plenty of things to worry about for us as early adopters, but this isn't one of them.
 

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This isn't something you need to be concerned with at all. If you're going to be dropping a lot of really heavy, sharp objects into it, then maybe an electric truck with a 4.6 foot bed isn't for you. But for your everyday mulch hauling and weekend warrior adventures, the composite bed durability will be a non issue. I put two different Tacomas with composite beds through plenty of abuse with barely a scratch on them. There are plenty of things to worry about for us as early adopters, but this isn't one of them.
Thanks.
Its my first time getting a pickup and wanted to get these concerns out of the way.
Any recommendations on what we should do take care of the composite liner?
 

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Thanks.
Its my first time getting a pickup and wanted to get these concerns out of the way.
Any recommendations on what we should do take care of the composite liner?
Literally nothing at all. The advantage of a composite liner is that you don’t have to worry about it. Beat it up, abuse it, whatever. It’ll be just fine. Just sweep it out or wash it out when it gets too dirty for your liking and that’s about it.
 

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I agree that a Spay in liner is probably needed however a Carpeted bed liner would be nice for some people. While Composite beds wear well, don't rust, and have many advantages..... they have one serious drawback and that is that shit goes everywhere. No matter how slow you drive and how carefully you take corners if everything isn't securely strapped down with mesh nets, straps, bungee's etc.. everything is all scratched and dinged up after just one short trip across town. I put a Bedrug in my Tacoma so I could put a few crates in the bed and not strap them down every single time I go to the grocery store. I still get a kick out of dropping the tail gate to find the crate exactly where I left it and the eggs unscrambled.

@Bedrug & @rivian Hopefully you guys can team up for a carpeted bed liner.
 

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I agree that a Spay in liner is probably needed however a Carpeted bed liner would be nice for some people. While Composite beds wear well, don't rust, and have many advantages..... they have one serious drawback and that is that shit goes everywhere. No matter how slow you drive and how carefully you take corners if everything isn't securely strapped down with mesh nets, straps, bungee's etc.. everything is all scratched and dinged up after just one short trip across town. I put a Bedrug in my Tacoma so I could put a few crates in the bed and not strap them down every single time I go to the grocery store. I still get a kick out of dropping the tail gate to find the crate exactly where I left it and the eggs unscrambled.

@Bedrug & @rivian Hopefully you guys can team up for a carpeted bed liner.
Welcome to the forum. Good point.
I take it you are also getting an R1T? If so how did you spec it?
 

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Isn't one of the points of getting a composite liner that you don't need to spray it? I know I'm definitely not going to spray mine.
If you want traction control, a rubber bed liner (available almost anywhere online for under $100) also works well, and could be simply cut to size ahead of the hinged portion of the tailgate.
 
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