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Old 08-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Line-X or Rhinoliner protection

I am considering applying Line-X or Rhinoliner (1/4" thick, perhaps) on the front of my Argosy to protect the aluminum from rock damage. I am also fittinga new rock guard this week.

Has anyone used a spray-on bed liner to protect the front of their AS? How well did it do he job?

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Old 08-19-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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I am considering applying Line-X or Rhinoliner (1/4" thick, perhaps) on the front of my Argosy to protect the aluminum from rock damage. I am also fittinga new rock guard this week.

Has anyone used a spray-on bed liner to protect the front of their AS? How well did it do he job?

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Mike,
I know this has been discussed before. Did you try the search function? I know it looks a lot better if you can get a color to match the trailer Black looks funny.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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My husband just had line-x done on his truck bed and for an extra $ they color matched the line-x- from a distance you can't even tell there is a bed liner- of course his truck is dark metallic green. And- line-x over rhino liner any day!!!!
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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Question, If you are installing rock guards why to you want to put on a bed liner? or are you putting it on the rock guards?
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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LineX/Rhinoliner and aluminum...

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I am considering applying Line-X or Rhinoliner (1/4" thick, perhaps) on the front of my Argosy to protect the aluminum from rock damage. I am also fittinga new rock guard this week.

Has anyone used a spray-on bed liner to protect the front of their AS? How well did it do he job?

Thanks.

Mike
Hi Mike,

The first issue you will need to deal with is finding someone who is competent with either product AND aluminum.

Painting aluminum is difficult at best and calls for special primers that must be able to bond to the metal.

Metal preparation when working with aluminum is key.

I just had an aluminum flat bed on my truck covered with LineX; this solved the glare from the sun, slippery when wet and general abuse issues.

I searched long and hard before I found someone who had applied either product to aluminum.

Most of the people I spoke with at these shops knew that they had to do special tasks to prepare the aluminum AND apply the proper bonding agent if either was to work.

Only one told me he had someone who "knew what he was doing" who would do the aluminum flat bed prep work that involved very carefully sand blasting the entire surface. Doing work of this nature is NOT for the faint of heart. It would be very easy to remove lots of metal with a sand blasting tool. He told me they had done several this way and had no problems.

He also told me that they had decided to stop doing aluminum because of the problems they were having with the coating peeling off after a short period of time until they found the local gent who was doing the sand blasting.

I am very happy with the work they did. It cost $175.00 for the sand blasting over and above the actual primer and coating costs.

I have seen an entire Vanagon VW that was covered by one of these products in a magenta color. VERY different, but impervious to the elements and he did not have to wax it!

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Old 08-19-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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I would think the weight factor would also make one not consider it. Back of a truck is one thing hanging on the front of a trailer metal sweating and trailer bouncing and jarring, heat, cold expand contract, stress on body panels held on by rivits ect. I am curiouse how long it would last?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
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Hi Mike,
Rino-liner is the toughest product for protection I have ever seen. Try and get an aluminum color match, they have it.

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I have used Rino-liner in the past and it looked great and held up better.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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we had a red color put on our mowers at our golf course where I work for the floor boards and steep. It was great and really lasts.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:59 AM   #10
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I am curriouse to whether it will work in the vertical position, we know it will work in the horizontal position the weight of it self would hold it in place along with gravity. I would love to see some pictures once done and how long it will last.
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I am curriouse to whether it will work in the vertical position, we know it will work in the horizontal position the weight of it self would hold it in place along with gravity. I would love to see some pictures once done and how long it will last.
Works on the walls of the truck bed- they spray the whole thing. You can even get your rig undercoated in this stuff. It real popular around here because of all the snow/salt in the winter. We love line-x the best- had it on the last truck and it was the first thing we did to our new truck. When we get the cap in for the truck we are thinking if having the inside of it sprayed to match also.
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Not sure what this guy used but it didn't hold up to well!

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Works on the walls of the truck bed- they spray the whole thing. You can even get your rig undercoated in this stuff. It real popular around here because of all the snow/salt in the winter. We love line-x the best- had it on the last truck and it was the first thing we did to our new truck. When we get the cap in for the truck we are thinking if having the inside of it sprayed to match also.
I know that but the wall of a truck bed is very different. When it is bouncing and jarring it is pushing down and on a angle inward so The only thing that could happen is a wrinkle in the middle or other side pop up. The airstream is very different nothing to push or rest down on. If it sags it will just work its way loose then fall of is what I would think?
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I asked about the under coat thing to up at Line X I personally think Line x is the best but, that is what makes the world go round, anyways they were hesitant because of weight and the vary reason I spoke of. Moisture and the way it bonds to the side. I will probably keep an eye out for this now
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