Bed liner needed on Cybertruck?

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does a 30x stainless steel bed not require a bed liner like normal trucks? It’s a must on a traditional truck bed as they start rusting as soon as they get scratched.
Damage shouldn't be much of an issue with the stainless steel. My main concern is junk (sticks, rocks, dirt, leaves, etc.) getting jammed into the T-slots. Transport half a yard of yard mulch and spend the next several days picking out wood chips out of the T-slots piece by piece.
 

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Don't overthink this one.
1. Get a thick rubber mat which somebody will offer in exact fit. Throw it in there.
2. On the rare occasions that you want the functionality underneath, Grab it, Pull It. Yank it. Throw it on the ground and stomp on it.

That's been my method as long as I can remember. Definitely the quickest way to clean out the bed, But of course now you have a mess on the ground. Then I'll take a leaf blower to clean out the dust.
It depends what you're hauling. Mine stays in there at least 99% of the time. If you tie down an appliance (or whatever) the bottom of it is not sliding. Buckets don't slide if there's weight in them.
It'll work great for the occasional load of gravel or dirt. If you're hauling manure every day you're not doing it in a cyber truck.
Definitely a nice feature on the few times I went camping in the truck.
Don't cheap out and get the thin one. Get the fat one.
 

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Love the rubber mat idea. Silver steal in hot sun (sorry I am in So Cal) makes for a griddle environment. Vault cover should help but when you need to load big stuff it could make for a hot situation. I have had spray beds for years so not sure we can have it here but love the protection and I don't want to scratch the steel either.
 
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I hate the rubber mats. Difficult to slide things in and out.
 

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I hate the rubber mats. Difficult to slide things in and out.
I agree, it's very hard to use the thin ones that fold up easily. What happens is it catches on the rubber, and the rubber doesn't have the integrity to stay in place, so it folds and bunches up.

Looking online, I see one brand (westin) that weighs 8 pounds, then I see another much thicker brand (deezee) that weighs 45 pounds for the same truck. That is quite a difference, one is more than five times heavier than the other.
Which one is going to stay in place? Which one is going to fold when pushed? Which one is going to provide far more protection to your bed? Which is going to be much more resistant to cuts?
The only times I have problems with it is when something is heavy, and has feet. Furniture with feet slides pretty easily because it's light. Something like a foldaway couch-bed is a problem. Or standing up a refrigerator. It takes fifteen seconds to remove the rubber bed liner.
I leave fridges on their side, and don't even bother to tie them in, and on the rubber mat they stay right where I put them, even going up and down hills. But I'm never going more than a couple miles on local streets, wouldn't do that if i was getting over 35MPH or so.

Get the right one, and you'll have a very different experience.
 
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Seems silly to put a bedliner on the Cybertruck. It's... stainless steel. Ain't nothin gonna happen to it!
the 30x SS is tough, but it's not invulnerable. I will get dented.

There will be some question as to who will use the CT for what. Will your guys who haul rocks/gravel/bricks/etc use a CT for this purpose? I am thinking probably not.

The reason i think that is two fold. Accessing the bed area from the side will be more difficult in a CT vs a traditional ICE so using a front loader means you have to drop the load from higher than a traditional truck, which increases the likelihood of damage to the bed (not to mention the cover slot rails)

The sub storage under the bed could also be problematic gathering debris/water and enough hits in the right areas could render it unopenable.

I maybe wrong, but that's how i see it as of now.
 

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my Nissan Frontier Pro-4X has a spray in line with t-slots in the bed floor. I didn’t have an issue with it. When not in use there were slide on covers to protect the aluminum. I’m curious to see if the similar use in the Cybertruck would work out.

bed liners, at least here in CA arent really needed, more of just "if you want". im sure the bed will be able to take tons of abuse.
I worked with guys who abuse there work trucks, the beds r dented and beat to shit. that dosnt stop them from laoding bricks in it everyday.

but I also know guys who rhinoline the bed and literally use the truck for commuting and occasional camping trips.

to each there own.
BUT spray on liner with the "T slots" might be a problem
 

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There are rubber'like inserts for filling up the T-slots. Google "T-slot rubber insert"
Those who don't use the slots and like a bit of grip, don't want sh_t in the slot - use the insert.
For everyone else, go naked.
 

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There are rubber'like inserts for filling up the T-slots. Google "T-slot rubber insert"
Those who don't use the slots and like a bit of grip, don't want sh_t in the slot - use the insert.
For everyone else, go naked.
I think Tesla put rubber bump inserts in the Reveal Truck and that's what has everyone guessing as to whether or not they are T-slots.
 

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A bed liner would be made by a third party company that Tesla would not make.
 

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There are rubber'like inserts for filling up the T-slots. Google "T-slot rubber insert"
Those who don't use the slots and like a bit of grip, don't want sh_t in the slot - use the insert.
For everyone else, go naked.
I VOTE FOR NAKED!!!
 

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A bed liner would be made by a third party company that Tesla would not make.
A bed liner would be made by a company that ain't gonna get any of my money. I respect everyone's opinion, but bed liners were invented to keep the bed from getting all gnarlified (see dented, scratched and rusted) after years of abuse. I also think after 20 years of abuse, 3mm of the cold rolled stuff are gonna look just fine. Goin' commando here. Oh, and also won't be spraying in a bedliner. :D
 
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