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I would love to hear others opinions on having their new Bronco get Line-X treated. I live in an area with lots of snow and salt and rust is a consideration! Is an application with Line-X a good idea or a waste of time?
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I’m considering some sort of protection. Oil based or Fluid Film. Heard coatings like this could crack and open doors for even worse corrosion. Excited to hear some opinions based on experience with 4x4/Off-road vehicles.
 

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I used fluid film on my old sierra, works very well
 

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After watching the video, I'm thinking of staying away from solid coatings. I have seen undercarriages with cracked coating that form a pocket for moisture. I'm pretty sure I know a guy who does the FluidFilm application. At least I know it will do no harm.
 

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There are other threads on this. FYI
It is a good idea because it is warranties against all weather
Anyways I’m going to line x the top and flares.
if you don’t have the UV protection it will fade or patina over time.
i personally like the look because it looks old.
or add the uv protection and it will stay nice and glossy.
 

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I would love to hear others opinions on having their new Bronco get Line-X treated. I live in an area with lots of snow and salt and rust is a consideration! Is an application with Line-X a good idea or a waste of time?
If you apply liner be warned - you better like it. Because you are stuck with it. Liner and cockroaches will survive the nuclear war, lol.

A prior owner applied liner to the back portion of my TJ. I needed to do some work, and it was a pain cutting through it and removing some items, the stuff is like glued rawhide. I used a Cutco knife to get through some of it.

Also yes, if (when) water gets under it, there will be rust. Liner has it's place, but I will never again buy a 4x4 coated in liner. Unfortunately a lot of older 4x4s are getting coated in liner, in some cases even on the outside of the body. Soon as I see liner, I ignore the "for sale" add.
 

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If you apply liner be warned - you better like it. Because you are stuck with it. Liner and cockroaches will survive the nuclear war, lol.

A prior owner applied liner to the back portion of my TJ. I needed to do some work, and it was a pain cutting through it and removing some items, the stuff is like glued rawhide. I used a Cutco knife to get through some of it.

Also yes, if (when) water gets under it, there will be rust. Liner has it's place, but I will never again buy a 4x4 coated in liner. Unfortunately a lot of older 4x4s are getting coated in liner, in some cases even on the outside of the body. Soon as I see liner, I ignore the "for sale" add.
Such is also the case with POR15. Hard as concrete when it is done, but one wrong move prepping it beforehand and it will peel off.
Then you get moisture behind it that has nowhere to go but eat at the metal.
 

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After watching the video, I'm thinking of staying away from solid coatings. I have seen undercarriages with cracked coating that form a pocket for moisture. I'm pretty sure I know a guy who does the FluidFilm application. At least I know it will do no harm.
The only part of my old CJ that didn't rust, was the underbody and frame section that got sprayed regularly by oil from an engine and gearbox leak. Those portions of the vehicle, after wiping away the oil and grime, are still like the day they left the factory. For that reason, I'm a fan of using a spray-on oily type coating, which can be reapplied, and has low risk of water collecting underneath.

I coated the inside of my TJ frame with a product called Wool Wax, which is like a thicker version of Fluid Film. I'll warn - the product can be tricky to apply because of the thick viscosity. Old Land Rover guys used to regularly spray the frame and steel bits with something called Waxoyl (might not be around anymore), or even diesel fuel.

A guy I know cuts Fluid Film in half with WD40 (to make it more sprayable) - he swears by it. I wonder though, if the WD40 takes away some of the Fluid Film protection. I might try a fine oil spray in the future, depending on how the Wool Wax holds up.
 
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Yeah, but I was specifically wondering about Line X undercoating. I was looking for feedback on that. Sorry if it was redundant to other threads.



There are other threads on this. FYI
It is a good idea because it is warranties against all weather
Anyways I’m going to line x the top and flares.
if you don’t have the UV protection it will fade or patina over time.
i personally like the look because it looks old.
or add the uv protection and it will stay nice and glossy.
 

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Yeah, but I was specifically wondering about Line X undercoating. I was looking for feedback on that. Sorry if it was redundant to other threads.
My bad I didn’t see that you were referring to undercoating. I live in SoCal so we don’t really understand snow and ice and undercoating stuff. Lol. I thought you were talking about on the outside. I really haven’t even seen line x as a undercoating
 

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I've used Line x on a lot of other vehicles, on fender flares, roof rack and a bull bar. I plan on Line xing my upper dash. I parked next to a Bronco that was all Line x ed.

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