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Old 07-12-2017, 08:29 PM   #1
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LineX drip rail wrap for rust.

Thought I'd contribute something since I haven't been on here for a while. This job is multiple years old, but is holding up nicely and took care of drip rail rust and pop top rub marks/worn tape.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:33 AM   #2
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Nicely done. I like that a LOT better than the tape especially given people finding rust under their tape lately. I say LineX the world but that's just me. I've even thought of doing a shower interior with the stuff.

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Really like that idea! looks like a professional application - did you apply this yourself? And if you don't mind, my curiosity is motivating me to question if there is a specific reason why you decided not to take it all the way up to the pop-top cutout.
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Yeah, wasn't it Joni Mitchell who said, "Line-X Paradise....Put up a parking lot?"

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Really like that idea! looks like a professional application - did you apply this yourself? And if you don't mind, my curiosity is motivating me to question if there is a specific reason why you decided not to take it all the way up to the pop-top cutout.
For ease I guess...it's only noticeable when the tops up!
It was professionally done by a local Line-X shop. "Tuckers Tuffer Coatings" Burlington, Wa. We decided to keep the finished elevation below the elevation of the bottom pop top gasket so water couldn't potentially pool there. Also, the front was done only on the raised sections of the roof (just like the tape is usually applied), so water wouldn't pool behind the approx 1/8" thickness of the Line-X. This allows the channel to let water out, just like with the tape. The added thickness that the top sits on hasn't created a problem, but keep your channel gasket material maintained.
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Also, my van sits outside all year long in Western Wa.!!
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting this. I'm dealing with a lot of rust issues from the protective tape on the van roof. I'm getting the rust issues fixed and then it looks like I'm going to go with Line X as well. I appreciate you describing the reasons for the way it was applied. Line-X is less than half of what Rhino Linings quoted me.
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No problem, I'm glad it's useful.
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Thinking about having Line-X applied to the entire top. Years from now I may add a pop top. Just want to find out if having the entire top Line-X'ed would make the seal of the top ineffective.

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Old 10-24-2017, 01:34 PM   #10
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quick question on this... do you have to strip and primer the paint on the roof sections where the line-x is applied? or do they just coat over the existing paint?
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