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Icon3 Color Matched LineX

Carl (buckgnarly) gave me the idea when I met him at the 4wheel Drive Jamoboree in Vt. last weekend to get color matched LineX on the outisde of my truck from the lowest bodyline down. I email the guy that did Carls Jeep and he quoted me $900 for all. the only thing is that hes in NH and I'm in NY. Do you think I should do it or keep the truck the truck the way it is.

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It will be from this body line down and the flat surface above the front wheels
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Tell me what you guys think or maybe if some body wants to they can photoshop that part black.
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did it myself, cost 50$ and took a few days(an hour of painters tape, a few hours painting, and then a few days drying). The saved money was immediately spent on booze and prophylactics.
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Do it......
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I was quoted $500 for LineX on the rockers like you want. I'd shop around
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dont get the colored line x, its for show trucks only. i considered getting the blue one for my bedliner and the guy said the colored stuff is weaker
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i think its ugly
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when i got mine done, buddy told me that the colour fades and really isn't worth it. i asked him about colour matching my bed but just went with black that became dark grey.
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just get black. black on the bottom of your truck will look sweet
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It seems to me everybody has black, the color match would be awsome and diffrent from what anybody else has on here. Still not sure what I want to do yet...
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dont get the colored line x, its for show trucks only. i considered getting the blue one for my bedliner and the guy said the colored stuff is weaker
Weaker, please explain...

I found this article on it
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weaker as in fades, scratches. comes off. something about mixing a color into it causes it to be weaker. because i wanted to get blue and it was gonna look cool, but he told me those are only for show trucks that have nothing put in the bed,the color fades crazy quick and itll peel alot faster than the black. ive had the black sprayed in my bed for 2 years and its blacker than Micheal Jackson rofl
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I have LineX in my bed and not a problem. Carl Hows your Jeep with Color coated LineX on those fenders?
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If its done right I think it would look *****.

Shop around and do it Mark.
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Well LineX is showing only one place and thats in NH still...

I can get ONYX which is LineX just not in color
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Well say you do get the color matched and it is tough and doesn't peel or anything, few years down the road it fades. Now what do you do? Now you just have an ugly faded blue, Where as black might fade and turn gray which will still look good either way.

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^^ the nooblet is right. mine hasnt faded one bit
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HA! I knew I'd be right LOL
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Well say you do get the color matched and it is tough and doesn't peel or anything, few years down the road it fades. Now what do you do? Now you just have an ugly faded blue, Where as black will just turn gray which will still look good either way.
True I dont think I have seen any liner yet fade and go grey
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Go for it, color matched will fade soon and won't look great, but black would look cool.
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you can paint line-x. get it in black, if you dont like it paint it
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Colors will not fade as long as they put a UV protectant over it, which is also sprayed on. The owner of a local lining shop had his Ranger sprayed red from the bodyline down about 3 or 4 years ago and it has not faded one bit. The drawback is that they cannot exactly match a color lining if it needs repaired down the road.
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I got an email back from the guy that did Carls Jeep he said its life time warrenty on everything. The UV would be sprayed with it and I know the colors wont be exactly the same but it would look kinda tu tone. Seems $900 is kinda steep but I'm going to a local shop Yipes tomarrow and see if they can do color with UV in it and how much.

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They have a special on Onyx in August
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I got an email back from the guy that did Carls Jeep he said its life time warrenty on everything. The UV would be sprayed with it and I know the colors wont be exactly the same but it would look kinda tu tone. Seems $900 is kinda steep but I'm going to a local shop Yipes tomarrow and see if they can do color with UV in it and how much.

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They have a special on Onyx in August

You are correct. The color matched LineX has UV protectant in it, and it is not any different than the black. The base is color neutral LineX with a colored topcoat.
Randy's Onyx in his tub is real nice, and he claims his guy can color match. I went LineX b/c of my past experience with it. I've just found LineX to be the best out there.

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dont do it either way... its played out. imo
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dont do it either way... its played out. imo
I think the black is played out... just like everybody and there brother has DC-1 Blacks

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