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Old 01-04-2021, 09:30 PM   #1
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Why not Line-X the undercarriage / cab? / Raptor / Rhino etc

I searched for a while and only found a reference to "of course you wouldn't line the undercarriage."

I'm pricing a replacement of the axles and all suspension and steering components as part of conversion to 4wd. Can somebody remind me why I wouldn't take the opportunity to line the underside of the cab while that's happening?

I plan to invest more in this build than I paid for my first 5 cars combined. It's an '13 E350 and very very clean on bottom, so not much remediation would need to be done (which is good because I'd be asking the 4x4 shop to get it lined for me and probably couldn't ask that they blast it first).

Let me know why I shouldn't push for lining, or if there's some reason not to (it's not a complete frame-off job). Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-04-2021, 10:38 PM   #2
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If your in the Atlanta area my son has a Line X shop
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:02 PM   #3
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Thanks-- unfortunately pretty far from Atlanta. What does he recommend to bomb-proof the undercarriage?
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:40 PM   #4
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Line-X of course.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:27 AM   #5
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I thought about it more and got some input, and will probably just use some kind of paint product. Let me know any specific recommendations you guys have had good luck with.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:02 AM   #6
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What are you hoping to achieve with your bed liner use? What areas specifically would you want treated?
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:11 AM   #7
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Just want the thing to look as good as it does now in 10 years. Also can't handle the thought of something deteriorating around me that I could have prevented (thank you US Navy) except this old body (thank you beer).
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:12 AM   #8
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I've heard a lot of good things about POR-15, but have never used it myself.


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How does bed liner compare to undercoat?
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:05 PM   #10
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The only 2 down sides I could think of: 1. If you had to remove a bolt that had been coated might take some whittling. 2. If moisture was able to get in-between the sheet metal and the coating you would never be able to see the cancer growing.

I would think would the upside would be that it is quieter and maybe a hint of insulation factor.

As someone else said Por-15 might be a better product as it loves to bond to and stop rust, at least on the initial application.
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