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Making the Jeep all pretty....

After 3 years of New England rust, I went with Line X on the corners and rockers. Color matched at the corners, black at the rocker. I wish I had taken pics of the stuff when it came off and after the 10+ hours of wire wheeling, but in all the excitment I forgot. It's amazing what gets under there. I really did not want to go LineX due to touch ups, but I REALLY don't want to take that rust off again.

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Very nice! I guess I forgot you had a Jeep!
Do you have a page setup somewhere with more pics/specs?
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damn that thing looks awsome
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Very nice! I guess I forgot you had a Jeep!
Do you have a page setup somewhere with more pics/specs?

My photobucket page has all my builds/pics. http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/buckgnarly/
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Do you have to take any extra care with the color-matched line-x? I was thinking about getting my rockers done in color-matched.
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Straight beast!!!

Looks great.
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Do you have to take any extra care with the color-matched line-x? I was thinking about getting my rockers done in color-matched.
It's a nuetral Line X base with a DuPont color matched coating over it. It's supposedly UV protected, but we'll see. I had LineX on Ranger 1, and it was SOLID stuff, so I'm expecting this stuff to be pretty good.
There is no special care needed also. It's smoother and glossier than the standard black LineX, but again it's actually just a coating over standard LineX.
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were is your passenger side mirror?
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Do you have to take any extra care with the color-matched line-x? I was thinking about getting my rockers done in color-matched.
when i went to get my liner sprayed, they have the color options and i was gonna go grey instead of black, they have red blue green etc but the guy said dont put any color in it because it shows scratches easier and fades a hell of a lot faster than the black
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It's a nuetral Line X base with a DuPont color matched coating over it. It's supposedly UV protected, but we'll see. I had LineX on Ranger 1, and it was SOLID stuff, so I'm expecting this stuff to be pretty good.
There is no special care needed also. It's smoother and glossier than the standard black LineX, but again it's actually just a coating over standard LineX.
Ok. I've seen the color-matched before. I never knew how it worked. Sounds like it's up my alley.
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Nice heep, erm I mean Jeep lol.

You can barely tell that there is LineX there.

Do you fab up your own flat fenders? It makes it look so much better.
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were is your passenger side mirror?
In my garage....it's blocked by the A pillar anyway, plus VT police are a little more leniant/practical.

As for the flares, they are a combo of Rokmen corner guards with steel flares welded on. Fronts are custom width one offs from www.atozfabrication.com
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Looks pretty darn good to me.
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nice jeep. I've seen you over on rubicon owners forum a few times but havent gotten a chance to see your jeep yet. how much flare do you have on your fenders?
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Looks great Carl!
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Nice Jeep, when are we going to meet up?
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good looking ruby dude. i likey alot.
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Nice Jeep, when are we going to meet up?
I'm off all sumer. Should be tearing apart the Ranger next week. Only week I won't be home is the 12th-18th JUly.

The flares are 5.5" IIRC.
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