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Old 06-14-2016
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98 XLT Paint Job

Hey guys. I have an idea to get my entire Ranger, Line-X'ed. I was wondering that if I do the Line-X if I should stick with the regular black, or if I should get the Line-X Extra so that I could pick a color for the bed-liner. And then on the backside of this, the truck already has 210,000 miles and I don't know if it would be worth it for me to put $3,000+ on a paint job. And if not doing bed-liner, what should I use to paint my truck? Its a very ugly green (no offense to anyone with it ) I could also get a plasti-dip job professionally done for around $1,000.
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Old 06-18-2016
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If you're going to have something professionally done, get an actual paint job with actual paint. Both plastidip and bedliner are things you can do yourself for much less then what a shop would want.

As far as whether or not something's worth it or not; you can't necessarily go by mileage alone. A vehicle can have 210,000 on the clock and still reliably purr like a kitten on idle. Rather, I would consider what shape the body is in. If it's got rust and it's dented up then go bed liner. If it's relatively nice with few imperfections, go for paint.

Side note; if you're going to pay the money for someone to spray colorful rubber on your truck that's going to peel off, go for actual paint instead. That matte spray rubber in a can will never look as good as glossy, metallic, paint and you will never be happy with it.

Another thing to consider is, what type of environment is the truck exposed to? Rock roads or a rock quarry, oil field, etc? Or does it rarely see more than leaves in the wind going down a paved road? If you work at a mine or whatever and this is a work truck, I wouldn't waste my money on paint and bedliner it instead.

Just my two cents. Good luck on your decision.
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^ What he said ^
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Well a paint job is no longer needed, sold my truck today for $800 to a family member.
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Sounds better decision. Did you know what will they do with the truck and on the paint?
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They really don't care about the cosmetics of the truck, so it doesn't bother them.
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