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« on: April 01, 2012, 12:07:21 AM »

Just wondering if anyone has seen one of those kevlar paint jobs in person? Does it actually provide any protection. From what I hear its like bed liner or rhino lining and can withstand a lot of abuse .... or is it just a gimmick
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 09:59:56 AM »

haven't seen the kevlar, but have seen the rhino coated,
my only thing is if your a "waxer" forget getting one of those paint jobs,
you will never get all of the wax off!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 05:55:15 PM »

Unless kevlar paint can prevent dents I would spend the money elsewhere.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 05:59:39 PM »

I don't know about dents, but sounds like a screwdriver might have trouble leaving a scratch
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 08:13:07 PM »

How often does your car get stabbed with a screwdriver?
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 08:29:48 PM »

I called the place that does it ....in Texas ... and according to him bed liner is 2600 psi and this stuff is 4700 psi, he brought up -not quite bullet proof but pretty damb tough, and actually lighter than bed liner (and 3 post clear coats). Again according to him it can taker quite a bit of rock and tree abuse. I think it would be pretty hard to find someone to fix any abuse that does happen. They advertise them on ebay -Starwood Dealership or something. It looks awesome -my opinion obviously. I'd do it if I could ... my wife can cause almost as much cosmetic damage as a trail ride  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 07:45:11 AM »

What does it cost?
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 08:10:35 AM »

It's a lot, but I just wanted to know if anyone has actually seen one. Guess they are popular near that dealership in Texas. You are talking around $5500 for the paint (and 2 weeks for paint and shipping back and fourth) and $900 for shipping. But what about repairs, you would need someone local to fix dents and cosmetics .... if you care about that. I think I would want someone local, but the way they do it sounds unique, I guess. Can't say I really know that much about it. Just sounded cool.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 09:19:19 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 10:22:48 AM »

Cheaper to replace a dented body.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 11:03:23 AM »

you could buy a decent rig for $6100
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 12:43:27 PM »

are you sure they're not just hitting it with line-x xtra?

http://www.linex.com/xtra_6.shtml

that stuff uses the same "kevlar" technology from the dupli-color bed liner. if you want black and you want kevlar, you can pick up a kit of the dupli-color liner for about $100 from autozone. if you aren't concerned about the kevlar, pick up a upol raptor tintable kit for $100 (with the gun included) and spray yourself. it's easy, i've lined 2 tubs with it and that's the extent of my painting experience... both came out pretty good.
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 04:14:59 PM »

i rattle canned my hood black...it looks crappy...and i dont care because it is a beat up ole jeep  Grin  I could find a lot of things to spend 6k on before I got to paint jobs for a vehicle you are going to destroy offroad
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2012, 03:37:30 AM »

I'll paint it flat black for you for 3 grand
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2012, 10:04:44 AM »

I'll paint it flat black for you for 3 grand

heck for $1k i will come get it put it in my paint booth and spray it flat black and return it to you in under a week
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