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Old 01-02-2013, 05:12 PM
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Damn that looks great man!!! I've been planning on doing this for a long time and I think I might just have to as soon as the weather gets warmer.

Do you happen to have a close up of what the texture looks like?
The pic of the inside of the doors is the best of these pics to see texture, but I do need to get a couple more pics of the truck after spraying the front grille. I'll try to get some close up pics if I can. You can decrease the texture if needed, by adding the correct thinner.
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Here are a couple of pics one showing the grill once I finished spraying it and then a close up of the Ram badge on the grill and the texture of the Raptor liner.



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Hmm that's no to shabby! I'd probably decrease the texture a tiny bit or maybe add some sand to the mix to give it that type of texture. The grill looks real good man! How does the stuff feel? Does it feel rubbery like plastidip? Or is it harder feeling like line-x?

I tried climbing a salt pile I found behind a building last night and I guess my bumper it the pile a little bit because today I looked and my plastidip was all scraped up and some chrome was showing through lol.
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The feel is not rubbery at all, in fact to me it is more like a hard plastic. As for the look of the texture, I like it. I think if it was to be thinned out more it wouldn't have as good of a look to it. But, that is my opinion and we know what those are like. LOL

When it is initially sprayed on it looks much more course than what it dries out to be.
The part I like about the Raptor brand is that if you scuff it or it becomes damaged, all you have to do is degrease, scuff the area and a bit of the surrounding area and respray it.

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Oh I'm definitely doing this during the spring then! I got some rust to fix instead of trying to match the paint, this would probably be a cheaper more practical alternative. I meant I might not add as much thinner if you say the texture becomes less course when it dries. I'm wanting it to look similar to line-x.
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That looks great
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As everyone as said from everything I have read, body prep is the main thing to keep in mind. The paint needs to be scuffed real good. Also normal tape does not work so good when taping off the line to spray from. With that said I highly suggest these three items to make life much easier for you.
The first is a 1/4" line masking tape that uses a fiber or "fishing Line" in it that will cut and bevel your bed liner allowing for a really nice clean line. It is fairly easy to work with.
The second item is a nylon cup brush that has abrasive particles in each of the nylon bristles. With this, your sanding time is going to be significantly cut down about 75%. For hard to reach places, I used adhesive backed sand paper discs in 60 grit. Lowes sells plastic sheeting that has adhesive tape already placed on one edge to allow you to roll the plastic out along your line, then the plastic will unfold giving you @ 4 feet of coverage.

Item 1: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/trul...FQVgMgodwTQA9w

Item 2: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/6-cu...h-p-19666.aspx

Drop cloth/tape: http://www.lowes.com/pd_229419-968-7...7C1&facetInfo=
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Oh yea! I was going to ask how do you sand and prep and still make a straight line? I would think the sand paper would mess up or peel the tape away.

Also, did you only use one $107 kit?
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Actually the tape held up fine to the scuffing. I used several layers of 1" then 3" over the 1/4" line tape.

It depends on what you plan on doing. It took me 6 quarts to do the lower quarters, rear bumper, inside the doors, the top of the bed rails and tailgate, the step bars, the fender flairs, front bumper and the grille. We purchased 2 kits just to be sure, and already have had some other uses for the left over product.

One kit covered the lower quarters, rear bumper, and fender flairs.
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Alright cool! It seems to me that one kit would most likely cover the rockers, and both bumpers which is all I wanted to do for now. Oh and I have the chrome front bumper, not the sport like yours.

Did you order the 1/4" TruLine tape online or do you think a local hardware store would have it?
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