This probably has come up before but I'm wondering what peoples opinions are on coating a 02 F250 crew cab in Line-X? What are the pros and cons how much cheaper is it compared to a regular black paint job and a good semi-gloss black paint job and what are the pros and cons of the semi-gloss paint job? I live in Canada so if anyone gives estimates could you say if it's in USD or CDN. Thanks
I saw a 92-6 F150 done in lineX and it was a great woods truck. I wouldn't want it on a nice daily driver though, lineX is still porous and will turn gray with contaminants. Washing, Brushing and spraying it down with vinyl dressings or similar will bring it back.
my buddy did it on one of his trail trucks and love it. they put a coating over it thats like a clear coat. that was 3 years ago and it's still on the road and looks like the day they did it. the only problem is stuff sticks to it and not just slide off. like mud and snow. it just builds up and you have to shovel it off ha ha.
I know it cost me $350 to get my bed done (in 2006) and they wanted another $350 to do the rocker panels. Unless you did it yourself it could get spendy doing the whole truck. I'm going to try some herculiner or similiar product on my 93 250 this summer. Do the front of the hood where the bug shield has worn off the paint and the bottom 6-8 inches on the sides where all the rock chips are.
herculiner i would stay from. it works good for beds but it has sand like stuff in it and it fades. yea a 99cent can of black a couple times a year will keep it looking good but everything will stick to it like we have cotton wood trees around here and my plow truck looks like a fuzz ball lol
for the front of a hood i would use a chip gard like this one that we use in the body shop..Chip Guard
you can get it in black or clear. if you use the clear the base color shows through good
I second the statement about killing resale. I just bought a truck off Craigslist that the p.o. had used a line x type material on the rockers and over the wheels. Plan was to do the whole truck. I had serious reservations about even going to look at it, and only did because I couldn't find another comparable Flareside within 4 states. I bought it, but only because he used a cheap material I'm confident I or a body shop can remove. If it would have been line x, I wouldn't have bought it.
It's a 92 4x4 with under 90k, and he had it for sale for over a year. Started at $3500 and I bought it yesterday for $1700.
I'm gonna guess you're a bit on the young side. I say this because of the statement about keeping it forever. I used to think that wen I was in my 20's but now in my late 40's I realize that EVERYTHING gets sold eventually. Don't do it, you will be sorry later.
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Never seen a Line X or other bedliner truck ... Did see one done with non-skid marine deck paint tho ... Did look like a puffball during ***** willow and cattail season ... Paint job was 4 years old when I saw it and it looked good ... If you live anywhere near a source of salt (ocean, winter roads) an extra coating of something is a good idea ...
I wonder if you could undercoat a whole truck? ...
I will be undercoating the underside of my truck with it when I'm ready. Pierce, a company that manufactures fire trucks in Appleton, does this on every truck before it leaves. If they do it to prevent wear/tear on a $$$ fire truck, can't be a bad thing.
My buddy did this on his Chevy, aptly named "Jed". He did the Herculiner thing. It was a nice little 50 footer, but I totally agree with gfw1985 here, it is a new truck still, and would slam the value. Linux is nice for some accents such as bedliner, step pads on the Nerf bars, and possibly the bumpers, but that is it. Incidentally, has anybody priced Linux? I was thinking of having my SD 8 foot bed done. I am liking the lifetime warranty.
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