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Line X fender flares?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Old Soul 76, Jun 22, 2012.

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Should I...

Poll closed Jul 22, 2012.
  1. have them professionally Line X'd.

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. use a rattle can.

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  3. leave them alone.

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Jun 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    Old Soul 76

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    Welp, i'm getting bored... has anyone out there had there stock fender flares Line X'd? What can i expect to pay to have them done by a professional Line X dealer?

    gimme some thoughts please!

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  2. Jun 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    Trowbocop

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    I've seen a few that look WAY good

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    He's line-x'd bushwacker flares.

    I'm going to do this for sure, might just do rustoleum bedliner to match my rocker panels

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    my fender flares are getting faded and scratched all up
     
  3. Jun 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Old Soul 76

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    yea i like the look of those line X'd flares... ive seen that picture before somewhere on TW... thats kinda what im leaning towards, i just dont want to pay an arm and a leg to have it done. my flares are getting a little faded and beat up lookin... thanks for the post
     
  4. Jun 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    jamtoz

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    did mine today and it looks great!

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    really easy to do seriously i had no experience and i searched arround tw and did it myself, its kind of rewarding actually lol
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    What product is that?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    jamtoz

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  7. Jun 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    NetDep

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    My fender flares, rocker panels and rear bumper are all Line-X'd. I really like the look and it does have impact on mud/rocks flying. I had the chrome bumper (Off Road) and that is a reason I did it to the rear bumper (I bought a new grill color matched to the truck).

    I like the Line-X and have many compliments about the look. Functional and looks good - tough to beat!!!

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  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 3:18 AM
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    supremetaco2

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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    Herculine them. Trust me.
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  9. Jun 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    650H1

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    id linex mine but idk how to get them off and am not brave enough to do them while theyre on the truck.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    I painted mine. I prefer the smooth glossy look over the bedliner's coarse/dull look. For functionality when you wheel a lot the line-x is probably a better option though.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    My bumper only cost 150 to line x. I can't see fender flares costing any more then that
     
  12. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Line X looks clean !! Thinkin about it:rolleyes:
     
  13. Jun 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    milehighliving

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    My brother just bought a bunch of line-x for his bed, might have to steal some and do my flares tomorrow!!
     
  14. Jul 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    pippen

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  15. Jul 20, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    I dont like HERCULINER, I put 3 coats in the bed of my truck 2 years ago and its chipping and peeling. Wouldnt want it on my fenders IMO
     
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  16. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    btbowie

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    I know this is a very old post but, looking to color match my fenders and was wondering if you had a thread of how you did yours or any tips/what you used. Thanks!
     
  17. Sep 25, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    Boerseun

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    I took it to someone who does painting at his house. He prepped it with a primer that is made for plastic. My truck was color keyed, so the flares were already painted silver. If you have unpainted black flares it will probably take the same or similar primer. Then just base coat and clear coat.
    I will say this; I had it at this backyard mechanic because he was a little cheaper, but in hindsight I should have taken it to a professional body shop and had it done right. This guy had to sand and respray it because of sand particles imbedded in the clear coat the first time. I don't think he did it right because the clear coat started peeling just recently, and it does not peel anywhere else on the truck; just the top parts of the flares where he sanded them down.

    Bottom line; prep and primer is important. Unfortunately I don't have any information on the type of primer used.
     
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  18. Sep 25, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    Louisd75

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    I had mine done with Line-x almost five years ago. They still look good except for the underside where it wraps around and sits directly where stuff can be thrown off the tire. The worst section is at the very bottom of front fender flares where it is directly in the line of stuff coming off the bottom of the tire. That being said, it doesn't look bad and it's only a little section that is starting to really show wear. I'd do it again. No idea what the cost was, I had it done through the body shop that was fixing some other stuff after an accident. Insurance wanted to replace the fender flares with new, I was able to get them to Line-X and give me the difference between Line-X and new fender flares.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    MagicMexican

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    If you have unpainted black fenders, I would try cleaning them with Magic Eraser. It may leave them nice enough to change your mind ;)
    Just be careful not to hit the paint with it, magic eraser is not always nice to paint.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Awesome thanks. I know Rust-Oleum makes a specialty plastic primer spray. I think using that plus the color matched Duplicolor and clear coat might do it. I'd been hesitant on getting a quote from a body shop because of cost but might be worth checking into. I do have the luxury for the next month of having a large storage unit that they let me paint in, so the area is free of debris and I can leave them in there to dry.
     
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