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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Toughest coating for TJ grill

Hey everybody! This is my first post as I'm brand new to the forum. I've checked all over but haven't been able to find a thread that answers my question exactly. So I am going to paint the grill of my 99 chili pepper red TJ black. I've seen people do this with the rusto spray on bedliner a lot, or other various spray ons, and then there are also people who paint it with something like rusto's textured black paint. There's also the linex option, but i'm hoping not to spend that much... I'm looking for the textured black/ bedliner finish. Now comes my question.. What would be the toughest? Considering this is gonna be right on the front of the Jeep, I wanna know what is going to chip/fade/"get weird" the least. I know bedliner is tough, but I keep seeing people who say it chips and peels a lot! I'm gonna try to do this this coming weekend! Any people out there who have had a coating on their wrangler for a while and can attest to the toughness of the different types of coatings? Thanks everybody!

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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Any of the single stage bedliners will fade after a few years. The only reason they will peel off is poor preparation. The Linex will be the absolute best as youve said but also the most expensive. Have you priced having the grill done?

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Unread 07-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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I have 3 coats of VHT High Temp black on my grill. Chips are minimal when I notice them, and all it takes is grabbing the spray can to touch it up.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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This was rolled. It looks very fresh in the pics. Sheen will be lower when fully cured
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! I called up my local linex dealer in madison wi here and they estimated it would be somewhere in the ballpark of 150-200 for the grill.... too much IMO... is that vht high temp stuff like some sort of bedliner as well? Or just regular paint?
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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A couple of cans of plastikote should do the trick nicely and inexpensively. I have done my wheels and have had great feedback.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
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I had the tub of my cj done with line x, looks fantastic, holds up well. They charged me something like 600.00. Just called again today for them to do my bumpers and side bars and the the guy quoted me 500.00 which is to much. Im also looking for a good looking bedliner to spray my bumpers with. Ive seen a bunch of guys use either the rustoleum, dupli color and 3m bedliner (the 3m is a rubberized undercoating) but it seems that the spray can stuff doesn't put out too much texture which is what I'm after
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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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You're asking for the toughest product. LINE-X Platinum has a 750 psi tear strength with a 203% elongation and resists fading (aliphatic). You will have an extremely hard time finding another product that strong with that flexibility.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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Zone that's going to be way too expensive for someone wanting to do some bumpers or a grille
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Unread 07-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #10
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Price and product is all relative, you get what you pay for. It just depends on what his wants and needs are. He could use Plastidip or Krylon paint and that would be really cheap compared to either Monsta or LINE-X.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #11
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I'm prepping to do mine in krylon until I can do a full monsta job!
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