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Line-x rocker panels

Ive been thinking about putting line-x on my rocker panels to protect them from rock chips. Just wondering if anyone on here has done this or has seen a truck with it done. I dunno how black would look, so Im thinking about mabye doing a gunmetal/gray color like the new FX4 2 tone paint...Any input is appreciated.
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Heres a pic with line-x on an avalanche.
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Don't you have black rims? I think that would look great with black Line-X
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Line-X is very clean/tight looking. I think it would look awesome, especially on an all white truck. And get black.
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If someone with photoshop could do my truck with black and/or gray (the FX4 2 tone color) rockers, that would be awesome!

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I think it would look good. I'm thinking about it. I wonder if it's a DIY kinda thing...or something worth taking it in for...
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Here is a gen two:



He hasn't done the cab yet, but he'll get to it.

It's BlackWidow90's truck from RPS.
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I think it would look good. I'm thinking about it. I wonder if it's a DIY kinda thing...or something worth taking it in for...
Well, to get line-x you have to have a shop do it. Theres other stuff that you do yourself, but its not as good as line-x. Ive seen the stuff you can buy at any autoparts store and its not as hard as line x, it peels off easier, and it doesnt look as good (looks more like cottage cheese)
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I think it would look good. I'm thinking about it. I wonder if it's a DIY kinda thing...or something worth taking it in for...
You can get the kits off of e-bay for pretty cheap, I am pretty sure, and it's real easy if you prep it correctly (IE: covering what you don't want lined, and I'm sure some actual prep work).
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yea im haveing this done on my truck this winter and putting black rims under the truck...i planed on doing it when i bought the truck but havent had the money.
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Well, I use the duplicolor bedliner spray. I used it for my fender flares and valence (they were at one time blue). I was just saying, I've seen trucks use duplicolor on the side before, and it held up alright. The bad thing about linex or any spray on (even duplicolor) is that it is a PITA to get clean. If you get dirt on it (which thats the first place that gets dirty) you almost have to like scrub it. It also fades. So keep that in mind when you want to do it.

I'm redoing my flares after a year, they are faded horribly and peeling. Thats why I'm asking about the sides, my truck is torn apart right now :)
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what about that 3M protection stuff?
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I did this to my truck there are photos in an old photo section.

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although mine is Rhino liner not Line-X. Rhino FTW!
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looks good. how much did they charge you
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Here's a picture of an Oxford white FX4, for color comparison reasons:


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Well, I use the duplicolor bedliner spray. I used it for my fender flares and valence (they were at one time blue). I was just saying, I've seen trucks use duplicolor on the side before, and it held up alright. The bad thing about linex or any spray on (even duplicolor) is that it is a PITA to get clean. If you get dirt on it (which thats the first place that gets dirty) you almost have to like scrub it. It also fades. So keep that in mind when you want to do it.

I'm redoing my flares after a year, they are faded horribly and peeling. Thats why I'm asking about the sides, my truck is torn apart right now :)
Line-x has some new stuff that doesnt fade. Its like an extra $75 though. As for the peeling, I doubt line-x would peel. I have it my bed and its extrememly tough. Ive seen the duplicolor stuff as well as rhinoliner. line-x is so much better...more expensive though
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Line-x has some new stuff that doesnt fade. Its like an extra $75 though. As for the peeling, I doubt line-x would peel. I have it my bed and its extrememly tough. Ive seen the duplicolor stuff as well as rhinoliner. line-x is so much better...more expensive though
If you were closer to the San fernando valley i would show you the guy that did my bed liner. Hi-Tech liners, it was 100$ cheaper than line-x and it still shiny black, over a year later, and i haul stuff everyday.
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I've been thinking about doing this as well. Also have my flares and bumpers line-x's. Not just the duplicolor bedliner in a can that I have now.

Those "do it yourself" bedliners well....suck. Professional spray in is the way to go imo.
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Shane I personally think your truck would look awesome like that.
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Maybe even fill in those flare holes, then spray the liner....something i've been thinking about as well. Thanks trent.
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I liked it better without the flares. I got one of those flareless black bumpers out in the garage if you want it.
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looks good. how much did they charge you
I had my Rhino done in the bed, over the rails, and on the rocker panels along with rust proofing the all interior metal and skins for $1200. That was the best price I could find through a company that I trusted.
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1200 not bad for the entire truck! Im pretty sure Im gonna do this. i just dont know what color I want! Black would match, but i dont wanna look like a cop car. Im thinking the FX4 rocker panel color, and do the whole front valance too...
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Im getting my rocker panels done tomorrow! They quoted me $500 for front wheel wells back. Im not doing the bumpers cause im planning on eventually making some custom front and rear bumpers. ill post pics tomorrow fo the line X as well as my other project I just finished tonight (no more superlift clunk!!!)
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