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Coatings 101 - What to apply to TRD skid, avid light bar, and avid sliders??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PreRunner, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    PreRunner

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    Want to get all three done in same color, at same time. Want to get the most durable option. Not sure if thats paint, powdercoating, line-x, etc etc. A quick search shows no line-x dealer within 75 miles from me. located in florida. what should i go with and why? thanks.

    Edit: also, what color would you go with? was leaning towards black

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  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    id go with black line-x dude.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    you can coat it with 3M bed liner. It comes in an aersol can from Oreilly's for about $9. I used it on my light bar and it has held up great. It has a slight texture to it. I have used it as a tie down point for a canoe a few times and cant even tell.
    A friend used it to coat a bumper he made for his jeep and it is holding up great.

    This way if it does get chipped or whatever you can touch it up with out much issue.
    Check out the pics in my profile and there are some pics of the light bar in there.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    leaning towards black line-x ...
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    I'd also say line-x. It will be much easier to touch things up later.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    All of the parts are going to take some kind of beating so I would use something that you could touch up yourself.

    Where in Florida are you located?
     
  7. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    If I am not mistaken you must get line-x at a line-x dealer, for those of us who are 200 some miles away from one.... is there any other way to do line-x yourself. or will we have to compromise. if so, any other suggestions besides 3M bed liner?
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 1:11 AM
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    I coated the following with Duplicolor Truck Bed Coating and I am more than happy with the results:

    Bull Bar
    Running Boards
    Rear Bumper
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    Have been running it for about 2 weeks - extremely durable and has a great look to it IMO.
     
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