Your truck's exterior paint gives it protection and personality. To increase the paints protection and appearance, we apply compounds, polishes, and waxes. But the truck's inner bed, if not covered by a tonneau cover, is open to the elements and damaged from payload content scratching and denting its surface. Once the bed's surface floor, inner walls, and tailgate are scratched, the unprotected bare metal is subject to rust. Sure you can throw in a bed liner, but it will trap moisture between the liner and bed floor that will contribute to future rust. A plastic bed liner will also break down as it is exposed to the elements causing it to crack and split.

A Vortex spray-on bed coating creates a high-impact, durable, insulated surface that will permanently protect your truck's inner bed from the elements. Vortex protective coatings are five-times stronger than its competitors and is available in over 200 factory or custom mixed colors. The portable Vortex spray machine has a 10-gallon holding tank that heats and blends the 100 percent solvent-free polyurethane and polyrea materials before being dispersed through the hand held spray-gun nozzle. The Vortex machine applies the coating material under low pressure (10 psi) allowing for a very controlled spray, creating a uniform surface. Once the Vortex material makes contact with the bed's surface, a chemical reaction causes it to etch into the steel surface where it bonds and dries in seconds. The Vortex protection barrier coating can range from a 1/8-inch to 18 inches in thickness. After the Vortex coating is applied, it will not delaminate, peel, chip, crack, discolor, fade, or chalk.

Vortex provides the only mobile spray-on bed liner coating machine on the market today. The Vortex mobile unit allows you to roll it wherever you need it for whatever application you need.

We spent an afternoon at the Vortex west coast headquarters with President John Kott and his brother Mike, as they educated us on the Vortex spray-on system. Follow along as we photographed John and Mike while they prepped and applied the Vortex spray-on bed liner coating to the inner bed of the Eightball Rods and Choppers' '97 Chevy Silverado 3500 dualie.