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What did you use? I really like how that looks.
Is it BLACK or more toward grey?

Get some pix up when all done!
 

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What did you use? I really like how that looks.
Is it BLACK or more toward grey?

Get some pix up when all done!
It’s Raptor liner (non-aerosol kind) and it’s BLACK its got a semi gloss finish so it appears more grey in the photos. Was pretty easy to apply and came out looking good but as always with paint stuff, prep work is 99% of the time and effort. This afternoon is the 3 day mark (you’re supposed to avoid water exposure for the first 72 hours) so I may start reassembling but Friday is more likely.
 

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Thanks for the uber fast reply!

Couple more questions to bug ya with:

Prep- did you do the usual degrease, sand etc? Or anything special?
Liner- is this the roll on type? How did you apply? Where bought? How much needed? Will it touch up ok ya think?

Thanks again for the info. I’m hopefully going to spruce up my ‘10 soon and finalizing what to actually use for the project.
I bet yours is gonna look damn good.
 

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Thanks for the uber fast reply!

Couple more questions to bug ya with:

Prep- did you do the usual degrease, sand etc? Or anything special?
Liner- is this the roll on type? How did you apply? Where bought? How much needed? Will it touch up ok ya think?

Thanks again for the info. I’m hopefully going to spruce up my ‘10 soon and finalizing what to actually use for the project.
I bet yours is gonna look damn good.
Prep:
-Washed panels on the X ahead of removal wish Dawn dish soap.
-Removed panels.
-Washed backsides of panels with Dawn.
-Sanded plastics with 120 grit paper
-Wiped panels with lint free cloth and acetone
-Sprayed panels with UPOL plastic adhesion promoter (available on Amazon)

Liner is of the spray on variety, but per the instructions you can also roll it on, and you’ll need at least a 2 gallon pancake compressor. HF has some for like $50 but I needed a new compressor anyway so picked up a 6 gallon one.

I purchased the 4 quart kit with spray gun on Amazon for $130 but they also sell it at Autozone. I think it’s like $30 more though. I only needed 2 quarts for all the bumpers and side plastics. It took 2 full coats a third didn’t appear to be needed but YMMV. Liner was sprayed at 60psi and allowed to flash for 30-45 minutes between coats. Instructions say an hour but it was warm out so it dried faster. The higher the PSI the finer the texture so you’ll want a test panel to play around with before spraying the panels.

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Forgot touch up: should touch up fine. Raptor makes a 2k aerosol can (it’s not cheap at $40 a can) but I suspect it’ll do a fine job a touching up if needed. That being said this stuff seems pretty durable. Full strength is after 7 days per the spec sheet and I just went out and hit the test panel (wasn’t prepped at all) with a hammer to test the durability and one tiny flake popped off.
 

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Appreciate all the deets, thanks tons.

Did some research today and this stuff is definitely legit.
 

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Appreciate all the deets, thanks tons.

Did some research today and this stuff is definitely legit.
Anytime! I’m impressed by it. If/when the paint on my X fails I plan on spraying the entire thing in this stuff.
 

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Get pics up when you have it all back together! ASAP!!!! Lol!
 

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Hells yes!

Lookin GOOD.(y)(y)(y)
 

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Hells yes!

Lookin GOOD.(y)(y)(y)
Thanks! I was worried black would contrast too much but I think it plays. Just gotta figure out how I want to handle the roof rack and wet box. I’d spray it with the raptor liner but I know there are going to be spun rivnuts and that’s a whole new world of pain.
 

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/\ Thats my issue with the plastics, and why I haven't done anything to the bumpers. Even if faded, at least they match the roof stuff.
 

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/\ Thats my issue with the plastics, and why I haven't done anything to the bumpers. Even if faded, at least they match the roof stuff.
Touché. Since the rack is up so high I don’t notice it nearly as much though. If it weren’t for the rivnuts I’d use bedliner on the rack as well but I’m not touching those stupid rivnuts. 75% of my air dam ones were spun so I expect the same result elsewhere.

I’m experimenting with a combo of trim restorer and ceramic wax right now to see how long that lasts. Initial results are positive. If I can get 3 months out of it I’ll be happy.
 

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Why not just tape it all off and spray it as is?
 
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