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Opinions on line-x rocker panels!

Im thinking about gettin my rocker panels line-x 'ed from lower door body line down. What do u guys think it will look like? Good or bad! Rocks are tearing my paint to junk. Should i get the front valance, rear bumper plastic, and fender flares done as well. I want it to look good. If it is gonna make the truck look bad then im not gonna do it. Need opinions!!!!!!

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Do it, but the final finish will only be as good as the prep work. Once you do this, there is no going back.

Rough up your paint...don't sand it right down, just scuff it. Get all the loose bits of paint off and make sure you do a really good job masking off everything you do not want painted. Rockerguard is a mess to spray and it gets everywhere you don't want it to. Make sure when spraying it, wear gloves because it will get all over your hands and wear safety glasses,because it will spray back in your face, especially when you are trying to do lower portions of the truck. Also wear crappy old clothes that you don't mind getting paint and rockerguard overspray on. I say this speaking from experience spraying this stuff.

So,rough up the paint,clean crap up, wipe it down with a degreaser, mask everything off and spray. Hold the can 8-12" away, because it will run like paint, but will also give you lumpy uneven coverage if you spray too close and/or too far away. Make sure you get the underside of the rockers well, and really get into the nooks and crannies if you can. If all you do is spray what you can see, the metal that is not protected on the inside will still eventually develop rust and eat through.

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^ He's talking about bringing it to Line-X, bot doing it himself.

I'd do it to my truck, I'm getting torn up too. I think it'd look good, theres a few guys here who have it done to their trucks. I'd do rocker panels, flares, front valence/bumper, and rear bumper.
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If i was you I'd leave the plastic black, I thinking the flexing of the plastic will chip/ peel it off

This is what I want do with mine
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I would do it. I have considered it when I get some $$$. I think your truck would look great with it done. Get the UV protector in it. I think all of it might come with it now, otherwise it will fade. I had linex in the bed of my old truck and loved it. It is very durable and they will fix it for free if you damage it. I say go for it.
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^ He's talking about bringing it to Line-X, bot doing it himself.

I'd do it to my truck, I'm getting torn up too. I think it'd look good, theres a few guys here who have it done to their trucks. I'd do rocker panels, flares, front valence/bumper, and rear bumper.
Well once he finds out how much it'll cost he'll probably prefer to do it himself.

As for the plastic flexing and the line-x chipping, I don't think it would chip and that stuff is thick and will probably hold up pretty well. He could try painting the valance and flares with the stuff in a can and have the body done professionally. It'll save him some cost on material and prep.
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I agree with Mike painting the valance and flares but this had me thinking so I went to the local shop and asked how much it would be done for and they said $600 thats prep and all but they need my truck for 2 days.
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IMO.......not on your truck. i love it the way it is. it's my dream truck really.....Bright Red Fx4 Level 2.
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Red and black is always a good combination.

In Jake's case, he wants to do this more as a practical modification rather than strictly cosmetic just for the hell of it. It doesn't hurt that it will look cool and also save his truck at the same time.

$600 is about $550 more than I would pay to do this. I would much rather spend a nice day on the weekend doing it myself.
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Yea hear you there but if your birthday is commign or a holiday its a good present
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On another note, my dad freaked out on me when I took the step bars and mud flaps off my truck and said that now my rockers and bottom of the bed are going to get all all torn up. Problem is however, even with that stuff still on the truck, the rockers have taken a pretty bad beating. I will probably be rockerguarding my lower half of the truck in the spring for 2 reasons: Continues the silver and black theme going on my truck and will also help prevent further deterioration.
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I'm thinkign about spraying behind the rockers and corner of the bed (on the bottom)with Raptor Liner since my buddy has a bed spraying gun
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if you have the means to do it then go for it. With you in New York state and myself not far away in Ontario, we both know how harsh the winter is on our vehicles here. The amount of salt used on the roads in Ontario is absolutely rediculous. Every time you drive and get out of your vehicle you can literally hear the salt eating away at it.

My truck has been undercoated 3 times in it's life, but the A-pillars,rockers and tailgate are starting to rust. Sure, the truck is now 7 years old and has 250k on it, so it's actually held up VERY well.

Luckily I am moving to Alberta and I hear that they do not use salt on the roads out there.
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Did you get hit with the Ice Storm in '98?
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I was considering getting it done as my birthday present coming up later this month. I dunno if i will or not. I was just getting some opinions on it.

BTW... thanks shane for the compliments. It was my dream truck 2 and so far im lovin it.
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