To make a long story short: Line-X of Larimer County CO installed a non- Line-X liner in my truck. I was told this by a newer dealer(other dealer closed) when I went to inquire about getting my bumpers done.
The brown that I thought was from wood rubbing on the liner, was actually the tan liner underneath the gray PAINT that had scraped off the top. The new dealer that I spoke to knew immediately where and when I had the liner done. This tells me that the company has knowledge of the situation. He showed me how the color match was just a top coat of paint, when in fact it should have been solid through the liner.
More importantly: Now that the first dealer is out of business, I have turned to the corporation for answers, and have received none. I was told that I would receive a call from the Colorado area distribution manager(?) and have heard from no one. When I call, they know my name, as though it's somewhat important. But it will be one month since first contact this Friday, with no communication what-so-ever. Support for customer so far- ZERO.
If anyone here is a distributor/dealer, please help put me in contact with anyone that can help. As I see it: I paid a premium for a Line-X liner which I did not receive.
Wow. I am sorry to hear of your extremely poor experience with a Line-X dealer.
I have nothing but good things to say about the 1st State Line-X in DE, where I had my truck done and fixed one time immediately under the lifetime warranty.
I hope corporate does the right thing for you! They must realize how powerful word of mouth advertising (whether it be positive or negative) is and hopefully will want to not endanger all other dealers because of this one shop's miserable performance.
Good luck, and keep us posted with your progress!
97 250 PSD Ex Cab Sd 4X4 ZF5 185k
Buncha low budget mods
"I tried being reasonable. I didn't like it."
I talked to the regional rep who looked at my truck, and another dealer who looked at it too. They both said that it was indeed Line-X in my truck, and that the LINER material was holding up well. It is not peeling, bubbling, etc. The trouble is with the color-matched top coat that is wearing away from use.
The regional rep said that he personally does not recommend a color-matched liner in a superduty because basically it as going to be used as a truck. What has happened to my liner is that as the colored top coat has worn away from use, the underlying base coat has been exposed to the sun light, and turned it a greenish tan. Not uncommon he says. Also, the color coat is specifically not covered under warranty. So- It seems to me that it is pretty much expected to do this(why sell it then?).
So that leaves me with two options(both at my expense)-
1) Get a new color matched topcoat sprayed, so that I can expect the same thing to happen again in a few years.
2) Get their Renew product: that would be a black topcoat on top of a black base coat, on top of what I have(black on top and bottom so scuffs through won't show)
Or I could just leave it and call it "a grey/tan/green camouflage bed liner"
In summary: The very first dealer never told me that I shouldn't use my truck as a truck. The second dealer who told me it wasn't Line-X was wrong. Don't buy a Line-X color matched liner if you use your truck to haul anything.
In their defense they did make special accommodations to see my truck in person. Also, people on this forum did make calls on my behalf to get the wheels in motion. Many thanks!
Would I recommend them to anyone else? Not yet, although I will eventually, and begrudgingly, get it redone.
2005 F-350 Lariat CC LWB 4WD, 6.0 PSD, 3.73 LS -LineX'd, Husky flaps(fr), DuraFlaps(rr), Muffler delete, WeatherTech Liners, Zoodad Mod, 295/70R18 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Fumoto, Garmin Nuvi350, other stuff
Last edited by 62rag; 02-10-2011 at 09:35 AM.
Here's some additional information that may ease the pain, but not your wallet.
I re-read your first post looking for when you originally had your truck sprayed but didn't find the answer. So, if it was before LINE-X Xtra was introduced (for colors), then I agree that the bedliner should be used for light duty only. Typically, those bedliners utilized DuPont Nason which doesn't have the durability of Xtra.
If the coating is LINE-X Xtra AND the Xtra was applied at the proper thickness AND the Xtra was applied properly, then I disagree with that the bed should only be used for light duty.
i had my truck Line-X'ed as soon as i got it almost two years ago. when i bought it, i had no reason to disbelieve anything I'd heard from them about it, except that it seemed to me the liner would be vulnerable to anything heavy and edged sliding around the bed... like metal stuff, such as a chain with a hook, or a shovel, etc.
so i bought a cheap piece of ... i forget what it's called - not plywood, but like that only made from wood chips. anyway, it was cheap, about 15$ for a piece that fits on the bottom of the bed, and i don't worry about the linex getting scratched through. just seemed like a cheap common sense kind of thing to do to protect a 400 dollar investment.
i don't worry about the sides since i expect it would be rare for something to develop much pressure on the vertical surfaces.
i don't have any experience with fade since i have a cap.
Where I'm at with this:
The regional rep said that he personally does not recommend a color-matched liner in a superduty because basically it as going to be used as a truck. What has happened to my liner is that as the colored top coat has worn away from use,
I would have asked his ******* what the hell else would you use a frigging truck for...WORK, Its a damn work vehicle.
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