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Old December 30th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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I'm looking for advice on what to use to protect the underside of the doors and rocker panels on my 04 Ram. I'm really looking for something that is going to match the color of the truck (silver).

I hear there are body shops that will apply a type of undercoating that is color matched and for this type of application. I've also heard of people buying a clear paint that turns ROCK hard as it dries.

What do you guys use or recommend?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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Protect them from what? Scratches and road rash, or dents from big rocks? If it is just for scratch prevention, you could get rhino lining or line-x sprayed on in gray. For real protection, rocker rails (not crappy nerf bars, unless that's what suits you) would be the way to go. You could tuck them up close to the truck, and still paint them to match.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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QUOTE - "Protect them from what?"

I'm looking to protect it from chips and dents from wheeling and road debris.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 02:49 PM   #4
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line-x, rhino lining, and permatech spray on bed liner coatings can all be color matched from what ive heard. they work very well as a bed liner so they would work well as a stone guard for your rocker panels.
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got an idea what that would cost to have a body shop do it?
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Here are old prices from a LineX dealer (summer of 2005)

My regular retail prices are:

Black rockers:
Regular cab-short bed $279
Regular cab-long bed $299
Extended cab-short bed $329
Exteded cab-long bed $349
Crew cab-short bed $379
Crew cab-long bed $399

Black fender flares-$109 for all four.

For a color match, add about $75.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 09:13 PM   #7
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even none color matched don't look bad.

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Old January 4th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #8
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dline...looks good. I like the black on red...brings back memories of the mid 90's ram when they had the red/black two tone paint.
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