I have done literally 4 months worth of research on "bedliner" material and Plolyurea coatings both pure and hybrid in both consumer applications as well as industrial applications. I have seen behind the curtain with the more popular professional sprayed brands and have interviewed some pretty knowledgeable people on the subject from chemists to the guy shooting it for a living and have read more forums than I care to admit on the subject. That's what I have been up to.
Here's the deal with the Raptor.. its among the best DIY stuff out there.. easy application relatively cheap when compared to professionally shot ie, Line-X, Rhino. Problem is Raptor, as with most liners is aromatic.. meaning it is not UV stable and though it looks awesome after completed and for a few months after.. but most likely in a direct sun application it will start to fade and deteriorate especially if its a color. Another weakness of Raptor and most like it, is that it has poor "stretch" qualities, this promotes cracking and thus chipping.
All of these products have their pros and cons.. I have spent countless, and I do mean countless hours researching them as I am considering a bedlining/Protective Coatings business here is South Florida but am still on the fence. If nothing else, I learned a metric fuck ton about bedlining materials that I have no problem sharing honestly with anyone here.
Most of the time you will never get a straight answer on the inTARDnets about which is best.. this I know for certain.. a few reasons why..
1) One product may be better than another product in different uses.
2) Not many people want to admit publicly that they bought junk. Most people believe it or not, would even defend an inferior product as to not look like they were wrong. Its stupid human nature.
3) Some good products get a bad wrap because the MOST IMPORTANT STEP in any application of any product is the quality of the prep. You could have spent 1,000.00 bucks on having your tub Line-X'd or Rhino'd and if the shop does a poor job of prepping, the best product in the world can't overcome that.
4) Shills and fanboys. I have never seen an area of products that have more shills posting on the internet then bedlining companies. Its embarrassing, and even more embarrassing when you see someone fall for it.
In the end, the standard rule usually applies... You get what you pay for. Its really hard to swallow that bill from Rhino or Line-X, but years later you will be happy you did especially if you want a warranty. They are also using, most of the time anyway, the latest in Polyurea technology. Though I can think of many instances where DIY would be the better option when all things considered, especially on Jeeps.
Even though the DIY stuff is Petroleum based (fumes), it has come a long way, and I wouldn't think twice about using it in certain applications.. pick-up beds not being one of them though, unless its an older truck. Why? Well as some of you know this is pretty much a permanent or if you want to split hairs, semi-permanent modification. There is no real undoing whatever it is you put down. Yes, it can be stripped but that is one helluva undertaking. I'd rather not roll those dice personally.
Again, its all about the prep with this mod. If you skimp out on that, you will suffer the consequences sooner or later. After that its all about the top coat UV protection as all of these liners are aromatic and I can't think of a part of a vehicle that gets more UV exposure and general abuse than a truck bed. Not the place to get cheap with IMO. Both Line-X and Rhino have an aliphatic top coat process... meaning its UV stable.
I hope this info helps someone.. and yet its just the tip off the iceberg. I have read so much about this crap I dream about it.