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Unread 05-04-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Line-X on powder coating

Hey guys, i just got my new ARB front bumper in the mail and i was considering getting it Line-X'd along with my fender flares and lower half of doors. I've heard rumors that line-x does not adhere well to powder coating, has anyone heard of this? do you think ill have any problems with my plan? its not like its a truck bed that is constantly be getting beat up so im hoping not to have any problems

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Unread 05-05-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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I havent heard that before.. I would think as long as they prep it right there shouldnt be any issues.. If your real concerned you could always go get the bumper sandblasted before you lineX it.. I had the insides of my fenders done in lineX and all i did was sanded the area with 120 grit sandpaper and they cleaned and sprayed it.. I know it isnt powder but mines still holding strong.. I think its how they prep the surface will determine how well it holds up..
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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Yeah I hear with any form of painting that prep work is key. Will the line x adhere to the plastic fender flares? And how much am I looking at to get the bumper sand blasted
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Unread 05-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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Are the flares painted or are they textured raw plastic? If they are painted, im sure it would need to be prepped just like any other painted surface.. If they are raw, id ask the place you plan to have the lineX done as im not a 100%.. If they were mine id sand em with 80 grit until all the textured design is completely gone and give em that..

As for sandblasting cost, i would just get out the phone book and start calling around.. Sandblasting is really not to expensive to have done.. I got two axles done for 75 locally but prices could vary from the midwest to the east coast..
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Unread 05-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #5
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They are the textured plastic. I'll talk to the local line x and see what they suggest. Thank you
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #6
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Line-X sticks to powdercoat just fine, take the sheen off with some sandpaper and good to go. Really the only thing Line-X doesen't stick to is rubber.

If your flares are painted, get the paint off. The paint will flake and the Line-X is stuck to the paint. When that happens well the Line-X peels. I've had my flares Line-Xed for 3 years now and they have rubbed plenty of rocks and are still good.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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They are the plastic flares for a 2002 liberty sport, idk any other models that have similar type flares for a comparison. If they will stick to them the way it is then perfect, otherwise please let me know what prep work is required before I take the 30 mile trip to confirm with local line x
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:30 PM   #8
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They are the plastic flares for a 2002 liberty sport, idk any other models that have similar type flares for a comparison. If they will stick to them the way it is then perfect, otherwise please let me know what prep work is required before I take the 30 mile trip to confirm with local line x
As long as they aren't coated with armor all or any other greasy stuff they will be fine. The Line-X guys will sand and clean them up for you.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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Yeah when I was getting a quote from them he was saying any work I do in advance will save me labor charges, like removal and reinstall of bumpers and flares. But I hear what your saying about the greasy stuff
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Unread 05-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #10
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LINE-X will stick to powdercoat, no problem.

LINE-X is fine for the plastic flares as long as the flares are encapsulated with the LINE-X.

If you want black LINE-X, be sure to get black LINE-X Premium which will hold its color and gloss.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #11
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Cool thank you everyone for the help
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