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Line-X or Rhino Line?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1-3-2-4, Jan 1, 2009.

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Which spray on bedliner do you prefer?

  1. Rhino Line

    112 vote(s)
    21.8%
  2. Line-X

    349 vote(s)
    68.0%
  3. Other

    52 vote(s)
    10.1%
  1. Jan 1, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    1-3-2-4

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    Which do you prefer? Please be specific. Thanks!

    BTW, I realize that the Taco has a SMC bed...but for steel beds, what is your preference?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Janster

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    Herculiner

    :D

    I'd never cover the composite bed with that stuff. A steal bed...I've done my 96 bed & 2 jeeps with Herculiner.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    I got Line-X on mine, Awesome, nice and thick and no fade
     
  4. Jan 1, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    GreySky72

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    Line X on my sliders.. I know I know but I really like it
     
  5. Jan 1, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    gonna get my bed line-x'd as soon as i save up for it...........that pos drop in plastic liner is rubbing paint off my bed edges, and its dirty and probably rusty under there. for my bumpers...i used herculiner, and i'll use it on my rockers and fender flares when it warms up also.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    SouthWhittierMetalWorks

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    I'm glad someone asked this i was going to ask the same thing because i also hate that damn plastic liner.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    RoyB

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    i had rhino on my ranger. was nice stuff and only faded slightly after being outdoors for a couple years. cant go wrong with either imo. only thing i didn't like was when you had to slide heavy stuff and couldn't because it sticks to the rubber so well.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I believe the poll results say it all.

    No to Rhino because once it's torn, it'll continue to peel. Also too rubbery and soft. Try and slide in 2x4's on Rhino and it will tear it up. Line-X will stick like powdercoat and won't peel, even if chipped. Can be applied thicker in high wear areas such as bed rails, top lips of the wheel well radius, leading edges of grill guards, tailgates, etc. Rhino is a self leveling viscous liquid when applied and can only be thicker in pooling areas.
    That being said, cost is probably a major deterrent to the Line X, but worth it in my book.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    rutherk1

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    I would imagine the poll results are they way they are because people are voting for what they have rather than what they have tried.

    There is a big difference between the 2 products. They are both very good and offer great protection. The biggest difference is that Rhino Liner is rubbery while Line-x is hard. I have always used Rhino liner over the years because its softer and is easier on the knees when I'm crawling around back there. I have bought a couple of trucks over the years that have had Line-x installed by either the dealer or the previous owner but have always prefered the rubberyness of the Rhino liner.

    Go to both dealers and check both of them out. I also found that Rhino Liner is easier to clean.

    Edit:As for the comment about Rhino liner pealing. It will peel under EXTREME sharp edges but most dealers will touch it up for you. I never had this problem. People that use their trucks hard enough for it to peel probably aren't babying their trucks or worried about some superficial scrapes.

    One problem with Line-x is you can dent the metal under the coating since it isn't rubbery. From what I saw on past trucks of mine - is Rhino liner is thicker in most places and absorbs most of the shock when something is thrown back there. Take a hammer to a linex bed and you will be able to dent the metal underneath.

    I would only every do Rhino liner again. 1 crawl around a Line-x bed in a pair of shorts will make anyone wish they had gotten Rhino liner. But again, its all what you prefer. Both offer great protection but I have found that Rhino Liner is easier to live with unless you are sliding steel beams in and out of your truck all day.

    Good luck
     
  10. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    I voted Line-X but no one in VT has a franchise anymore. :confused: They all changed to Onyx. There is a guy who does Rhino. On my tundra, I choose the Onyx because of the harder application, it would not rip up to ski carbines like the softer Rhino. I had friend who had both. I would probably do either product on my side bars though. Winter salt kills everything here.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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  12. Jan 2, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    That looks pretty cool. What did that cost to do?
     
  13. Jan 2, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    GreySky72

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    lol I dont remember! probably around 200. it wasn't cheap
     
  14. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    Good Points. Never thought about my knee rash debacles from Line-X. It will i tell ya!
     
  15. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    Holy shat! ya when I first got them put on I almost killed myself getting in and out cause I would forget that they were there and it was summer time so I was in shorts and I scraped the hell out of myself for awhile on those things!
     
  16. Aug 7, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    used rhino before great product goes on evenly
     
  17. Aug 7, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    Linex. Nuff said. :cool:
     
  18. Aug 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    rhino nuff said
     
  19. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    I've used them both and would recommend Rhino Liner. The elasticity and durability is unbeatable IMO.

    3/16"-1/4" thick rhino liner. FTW
     
  20. Aug 18, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    Rhino is some seriously tough stuff.:)
     
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