How to Remove a Rhino Liner

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski,,,

Rhino Liner is a popular brand of spray-in bed liner that provides protection for the bed of your pickup truck. Rhino Liner can protect your bed from scratches, rust and corrosion. It is usually preferred over a bolt-in bed liner because it adheres to your bed without letting harmful moisture underneath. Unfortunately, while relatively easy to have installed, Rhino Liner is difficult and labor intensive to remove.

Step 1

Park your truck in a well-ventilated location and open the tailgate. Empty the Tal-Strip into the garden sprayer and gather the other materials. Put on your respirator mask and gloves. Do not perform this without a respirator mask. A mask can be purchased for as little as $15; most hardware stores will carry them.

Step 2

Use the garden sprayer nozzle to coat your Rhino Liner with the solution. Do not oversaturate, but make sure you cover all areas of the Rhino Liner. Let the solution sit for 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 3

Begin scraping the liner from the truck bed and tailgate, starting closest to the cab and working your way toward the rear of the truck. Even with the solution applied, this is a labor-intensive job. Scrape until the lining is removed from the bed. Discard the clumps of Rhino Liner.

Immediately spray the bed of your truck with a water hose; the solution can cause damage to your paint if left on for too long.


  • Do not perform this procedure without a respirator mask. The solution can cause shortness of breath and dizziness if exposed to for too long without protection.

Items you will need

  • Respirator Mask
  • Gloves
  • Tal-Strip Coating Remover
  • Plastic Scraper
  • Garden Sprayer
  • Water Hose

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