HARD-WORKING owners of the Isuzu D-Max pick-up who want to protect their load area from scratches and damage from awkward loads will be pleased to hear that the company are offering the Raptor bed-liner coating as an approved accessory.

Usually customers only have the choice of ABS plastic load liners, but Isuzu wanted a tougher option to fit in with D-Max’s rugged workhorse image, and selected Raptor from U-POL.

Raptor has been developed to be hard wearing and protect against daily wear and tear including fluid spillages, animal waste, salt water, rain and is also tintable to match or contrast with the truck’s paint and available with different finishes from smooth to ‘non-slip’ coarse.

Raptor works by forming a watertight seal over the truck bed, protecting the bed from the elements and reducing opportunities for corrosion to set in.

Darren James, Isuzu group resources director, said of the new Raptor option: “Put simply, we wanted to be able to offer our customers with the very best protective coating available and Raptor, in our mind, is it.”

Raptor tough and protective coating is now available via Isuzu’s specialist application centres.

Raptor bed-liner

Close-up of D-Max with protective Raptor bed-liner coating