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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Line-x or Paint

Ok guys so Im going all color matched on my truck but Ive been debating what to do with my bumpers recently.

I would like to paint them the color of the truck but my major concern here is rock chips and the paint not holding up since this truck is my daily driver and sees the highway and long trips a lot.

Also do you guys know much it typically costs to get two bumpers painted or line-xed?

So Id like your guys opinions on whether you think color matched line-x would still go well with the rest of the truck or not?

Also guys with painted bumpers how does it hold up?

All input will help.

The biggest thing Im looking for input on is how well will the paint hold up with all the crap that gets thrown up on the highway and everything

Here are pics of the truck as it sits now. More stuff is in the works. Thanks





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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 11:32 PM
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Re: Line-x or Paint

A friend had his burban red linexed top to bottom. Looked bichen! It blends in well, mostly has to do with the guy and gun so get pics from sprays he's done and check his work.

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Leave it the truck looks good the way it is.

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Re: Line-x or Paint

Not trying to hyjack the thread or anything, but im starting this process on my 09 that is navy blue. just too much chrome for my liking. i have a buddy that works for Keystone automotive and weve been kicking around the idea of having the bumpers and grill powder coated. i'll post up the info as i get it here if you dont mind. im concerned about the rock chips too, since mine is a daily driver and sees quite a few gravel roads...


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Re: Line-x or Paint

yeah definitley post up what you find, I was thinking about powder coating as well but didnt know if it would shine like regular paint would and end up looking goofy so Im curious to see what you come up with

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See Im just not a big chrome guy though, Ive always been a bigger fan of the color matched look. The only truck of mine where the chrome gille and bumpers lasted was my 86

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Re: Line-x or Paint

I think paint would add more of a "street" look to the truck, whereas line-x would be more of an "off-road" look. As far as the paint chipping goes, I'm guessing it wouldnt be all that bad, considering that most cars and SUV's have painted bumpers these days and they don't chip too bad. If you take it off-road alot, that'd probably be a different story. But like you said, it sees mostly highway use. So, I don't think I could really decide. I might pick line-x. Paint would probably look good, but I'm not a fan of trucks that look like they're just show trucks. Line-x gets my vote. And didn't you line-x the bumper on ur '95? That looked good, so I'm guessing it would on ur SD as well.

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I think paint would add more of a "street" look to the truck, whereas line-x would be more of an "off-road" look. As far as the paint chipping goes, I'm guessing it wouldnt be all that bad, considering that most cars and SUV's have painted bumpers these days and they don't chip too bad. If you take it off-road alot, that'd probably be a different story. But like you said, it sees mostly highway use. So, I don't think I could really decide. I might pick line-x. Paint would probably look good, but I'm not a fan of trucks that look like they're just show trucks. Line-x gets my vote.
Good points

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My OBS I herculined my rockers and rear bumper and had the Iron bull that was sprayed with a liner as well and I really liked the way that looked but Im not really going for an off road rig look on this but thats why Im looking for opinons

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Re: Line-x or Paint

Here is a guy from one of the other sites that powdercoated his black:




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