Ah, the bedliner kits versus professional high-pressure proportioner systems debate. It’s like the great printer dilemma, isn’t it? You spot a ridiculously cheap printer and think, Hey, why not save some money and go for it? It’s supposed to handle all your printing needs, so why not give it a shot? But lo and behold, you bring it home and after a few print jobs, you realize it came with a puny sample ink pack that’s barely enough to print the back of a cereal box. But no worries, right? You saved a ton on the printer, so you can surely afford to buy some extra ink.

Off you go to the store, feeling hopeful, only to be smacked in the face with the realization that the ink costs more than the dang printer itself! And there you have it, stuck in a never-ending cycle of overspending on these specific printer cartridges every time you need a refill. It’s a printer cartridge racket, I tell you!

Now, let’s talk about QikLiner. Sure, it may seem like the inexpensive way to dip your toes into the bedliner world, but hold your horses! Once you dig a little deeper into the data, you’ll start to understand why all the seasoned folks opt for professional equipment from trusted distributors like ArmorThane.

You see, QikLiner may lure you in with its tempting price tag, but it’s like that sneaky printer all over again. It might get you through the door initially, but boy, oh boy, will you soon realize that it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. You’ll find yourself shelling out more dough in the long run, just like those absurd printer cartridges.

Let’s take a deeper look at all of the data involved….



So, let’s break down this QikLiner situation, shall we? They proudly offer 750ml double cartridges and claim that the cost per bedliner is a mere $175. Well, let’s put on our detective hats and do some investigative math here. To achieve that top-notch quality bedliner that professionals recommend, you’ll need around 3 1/2 to 5 gallons of material. Now, ArmorThane, the champion of durability, claims to use a whopping 4 1/2 gallons per bedliner. Impressive, right?

Now, let’s do a little conversion magic. With 1500ml per kit, you’d need a staggering 11 kits to reach the 4.5-gallon mark. So, according to QikLiner’s numbers, they’re practically giving away these kits for a mere $15 each since it takes 17,000ml to equal 4.5 gallons. Yeah, right! It’s safe to assume they aren’t selling these kits for a measly $15.

But here’s the kicker: The real fun starts when we realize that most customers end up having to buy double the recommended amount just to cover their truck beds. That means the cost per truck isn’t a budget-friendly $175 but more like a jaw-dropping $350 for the bare minimum coverage. And here’s an insider tip: If you’re in the business of delivering these QikLiner-coated trucks to customers, brace yourself because at least 10 percent of those trucks will come back with major issues that you’ll need to fix. Who needs that kind of headache?

On the other hand, ArmorThane keeps it simple and cost-effective. They estimate a material cost of around $130 for a generous 4.5 gallons of goodness. And here’s the icing on the cake: With the magic of a high-pressure proportioner system and expert training from ArmorThane, you’ll have that bedliner sprayed in less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile, QikLiner has you spending 10 minutes just changing cartridges for each bedliner because, well, each bedliner requires multiple cartridges. Can you sense the sarcasm dripping?



Now, let’s talk about the incredible versatility of Armorthane versus the somewhat, ahem, limited Qikliner. Armorthane is like the superhero of coatings, ready to tackle any surface you throw at it. Concrete? Check. Metals? No problem. Wood? Absolutely. Fiberglass? Piece of cake. Oh, and wait for it…even foam! Yes, you heard it right, folks, foam is no match for Armorthane. It’s like the Swiss Army knife



So, my friend, take a lesson from those in the know. Don’t fall into the trap of QikLiner’s siren song. Invest in professional equipment from a reputable distributor like ArmorThane, and save yourself from the never-ending cycle of overspending and disappointment. Your truck bed will thank you, and you won’t have to deal with the bedliner equivalent of the printer cartridge racket. Trust me, it’s a wise move that’ll leave you smiling and your wallet intact.


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