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View Poll Results: Bumper finish???
powdercoat gloss black 11 45.83%
line-x'ed 13 54.17%
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:27 PM
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Powdercoat or line-x'ed bumpers???

I am up in the air on line-xing my bumpers or powdercoating them gloss black to match the truck i know the line-x will hold up but don't want any fading and the powdercoat may chip. what do you all think make my mind up!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:46 PM
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i would go with the line-x. the powdercoating would look good, but its definitely going to chip and i'd hate to have to get it redone every couple of years. you can take care of the line-x really easy so that it will keep its shine.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:51 PM
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I agree the line-x will hold up better but the powdercoat will always look shiny cause it's smoothe and the line-x will look semi-gloss. It depends on the look ya want. Good luck
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i recently bought HURCULINER from autozone and did my bumpers and two tone on my white truck with black hurculine it looks amazing
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Properly applied powder coat is pretty darn tough, I would go that route. I t-boned an F-150 that ran a stop sign last summer and my bumper and frame bent, but the powder coat just had some scrapes on it, and only through to the steel in one small spot. I had pieces of the other trucks door hanging off my bumper and the powder coat was not too bad.
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Close poll so far!
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:18 AM
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I'd go powdercoat. Seems like a lot of people are doing the linex these days, you would be doing something different.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:29 AM
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i recently bought HURCULINER from autozone and did my bumpers and two tone on my white truck with black hurculine it looks amazing
put some pics up
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As said Powdercoat is pretty durable as long as it it preped right and gets a good sand blasting job. I personally thing that the line x starts to look like hell after the first time it gets dirty. You can powerwash all you want but it will never go back to perfectly clean, where as powdercoat you can clean and wax and keep looking really nice.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:08 PM
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Well i decided to do the bumpers in powdercoat i like the line-x but agree it looks faded after a short time and is a b***h to remove! If i dont like the powder i can always line-x over it unlike the other way around!
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