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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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My JCR Bumpers & Side rails should be completed in a week or two.. I'd like to protect them somehow by either just paint or maybe more with a liner type paint to prevent rust.

How much on average would it cost to have them rhino lined/Line-X/etc..

Or what methods have you guys used on your aftermarket bumpers?

Here is the set I am getting:
http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...ct_Code=value3

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Old September 13th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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dont be a homo. thats what they are for. to take the beating and not the rig. use them.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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dont be a homo. thats what they are for. to take the beating and not the rig. use them.
They come unfinished.. I'd rather have them coated in something than have them rust over the winter. I definitely plan on using them and just not for show.

Just looking for opinions on what you guys have used to paint/coat the bumpers.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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primer them paint. dot rhino line them as they will jsut rub of and be a waste of money.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #5
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primer them paint. dot rhino line them as they will jsut rub of and be a waste of money.
about $15 worth of duplicolor bed liner will do the trick. Super easy to touch up and it's tough. done it many times
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hes spending 1300 on this shit. you get what you pay for in paint quality. your choice. but once mud gets on that cheap bed liner its a bitch to clean it and make it look good again. just a thought to.
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Bedliner is very hard to get clean looking once it gets muddy/dirty. I'd recommend against that.

I'd recommend a good primer, and then Rustoleum Hammered(black, bronze, or silver) and get the can of it and brush/roll it on for a nice, thick coat. It's a tough paint and is easy to touch up.
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hes spending 1300 on this shit. you get what you pay for in paint quality. your choice. but once mud gets on that cheap bed liner its a bitch to clean it and make it look good again. just a thought to.
Very true. mine's a beater, so I didn't even think about that aspect.
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Coat them with POR15.
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Rustoleum spray paint.

when they are dirty, and wont clean just throw another coat of paint on them
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I was fortunate enough to have mine come primered from JCR. I just gave it 4 coats of Rustoleum and it is holding up pretty well 9 months later. Come the spring time it will get another touch up coat. Cheap and easy that way.
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Bedliner is very hard to get clean looking once it gets muddy/dirty. I'd recommend against that.

I'd recommend a good primer, and then Rustoleum Hammered(black, bronze, or silver) and get the can of it and brush/roll it on for a nice, thick coat. It's a tough paint and is easy to touch up.
I undercoated mine with POR15 and topcoated with the dark grey/black hammered Rustoleum. Easy to touch up and looks kinda cool. Duplicolor bedliner (got it on my rockers) is hard to keep looking good - tough, but fades.
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Just don't do a regular texture paint. Use the hammered finish so it touches up easily without all the sanding.
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if he is spending $1300, then spend the extra little bit to get them powdercoated..
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #15
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i'm all about the cheap way, even a good powder coat job will get rubbed through if you are truly using them in the rocks
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my rock rails were powdercoated when new, lasted two years and started to bubble up some, plus had lots of scratches from rocks etc. and good old Ohio /Michigan salt !!!
Redid them with Rustoleum hammer finish and they are doing great after a year, after wheeling any scratches just touch up and keep going
would not waste my money on powder coating them

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Have JCR do the Stone Liners bed liner coating that they offer. Cheaper than anywhere else and then they are ready for you to bolt on immediately.
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Shit - Nevermind

A notice to our customers: Due to a wide range of finish quality, we have removed Stoneliner coating from our options. Since we were not spraying in-house we had no control on its timing or quality. We apologize for any inconvienence.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #20
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Another downside of the bed liner stuff is that it fads quickly....my truck is done fully inside and out with Bed liner now..and 97% of its faded...and now its flat black...
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