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post #1 of 24 Old 02-28-2010, 02:11 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?

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If you want to paint your bumpers. You might want to trade them to someone that has painted bumpers. It is a pain to paint over chrome. It is a lot of prep work to paint chrome bumpers.


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Oh yeah I know that, I have a paintable rear bumper on the way and if I got the painted route Ill track down a front bumper as well.

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3m makes a clear decal for the fronts of vehicles. Its like a clear bar. You can get kits to do the bumper, hood, fenders. Its clear so the paint shows thru and you cant see it until you are on top of the car and then all you see is the outline. That will keep it from getting chipped.

I work at a body shop. If you were going to install them and swap everything over that will save you alot of money. To paint the front and back id say $300-400 give or take a little

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Oh yeah- Your truck is very nice!

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That definitely helps and Im definitely going to install them myself, what kind of price am I looking at for the 3m stuff?

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I answered before I read the post. I said Line-X but for the bumpers I'd powder coat them. That stuff is a lot more durable than paint and would look better than Line-X. But if I had your truck I'd keep the chrome. You have a nice looking truck.

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I answered before I read the post. I said Line-X but for the bumpers I'd powder coat them. That stuff is a lot more durable than paint and would look better than Line-X. But if I had your truck I'd keep the chrome. You have a nice looking truck.
used POR15 on my C10s frame also black its a kind of epoxy based paint and has earned the name poor mans powdercoat.. might be something to look into.. i love it

powder coat is kinda a half glass full for me. sometimes stuff i have coated it worked flawlessly and beutifully.

other times i wish i woulda just used paint, powders tough but not inpenitrable and once it starts to go it goes fast.

the vinel sounds great untill it gets scuffed up then im not sure how easily it would be removed ..

lineX rhino wont stick to shiny chrome at all and will come off right away..

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If you want to paint your bumpers. You might want to trade them to someone that has painted bumpers. It is a pain to paint over chrome. It is a lot of prep work to paint chrome bumpers.
Line X DOES NOT bond to chrome Matt

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