JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Well it's been about a year since I jumped in the deep end of the pool head first and Line-X'd my entire Jeep! I wanted to follow up with because I get A LOT of inquiries about it. Mostly folks are on the fence about dropping that kind of cash and doing it themselves and have questions. So...here we go!!
Honestly, it's a love/hate with the process. Let's spend some time breaking down the good and the bad so you guys can be as informed with what to expect from a guy that's been there, done that!
The durability is awesome! The reality of scratch free is a Jeeper's dream come true. I don't worry about dings either. No small rocks, no door dings from some of the disrespectful knucklehead in the parking lot, it's awesome.
The first impression it gives is pretty awesome too. Everyone seems to love the look and it's always a conversation piece amongst fellow off roaders. The Line-X gives an immediate military inspired look and vibe, which is right up my alley.
Lastly, if your a picture taker...you'll love the look the Line-X gives in pictures. Very rugged and the matte finish takes a great pic.
Well...unfortunately I'll have to leave the love at that.
The Line-X treatment doesn't seem to be aging as well as I thought it would. The color is holding up ok, but if you start giving it a good look you'll start seeing a lot of imperfections.
The Treatment is expensive and if you have an issue, (at least this has been my experience) nobody is really that willing to help. The guy that originally did it, actually turned out to help the most, but even that was after A LOT of pursuing, and that just shouldn't be how it is when you drop that kind of cash. I even tried to pay to have a redo to switch the color (because I'm not that happy with the way the color I picked is aging) and nobody wanted to do it because of the labor involved...EVEN THOUGH I WAS PAYING FOR IT! That means, once it's on...it's on.
Lastly, cleaning the interior Line-X isn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I mean, I am literally using a bucket of water and a towel to wipe it all down and it takes at least 20 minutes versus the 3 minutes to vacuum. Although I don't mind the time cleaning (I'm a clean Jeep guy) I know that a lot of folks just don't want to invest that kind of time, and a car wash place won't do it.
All in all I think the biggest downside is if you ever have to come back to the company to do anything. Don't get me wrong, talking with everyone I spoke to was very nice, unfortunately, conversation didn't get anything done.
I do still like it, but I honestly can't say I'd for sure do it again...especially without A LOT more research being done first. So, if you're going to do it, be certain and know going in that once it's done, it's a wrap!
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WANT TO GET DEEPER INTO IT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME DIRECT. IT'S A BIG EXPENSIVE DECISION AND IT'S WELL WORTH SOME INVESTIGATION TIME.