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    101_1290.jpgCame home to my new front bumper sitting on the steps, now the question is it worth powder coating it, I have no idea what it costs to do or even where to have it done. So if anyone has any input I'd be glad to hear it.
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    I like powder coating, you can get in most any color and if done correctly is pretty durable. It can also help in rust prevention. Check with your local fab guy, he prob uses one and put you in touch with or have it done for you.
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    paint, without a doubt if its gonna get beat up.

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    While I used to be a skeptic I recommend powder coat if it is coated in epoxy prior to color coating. (the epoxy being the first part of the bake process) while it will scrape just like paint I have never had rust form under it and peel the powder coat. I usually touch up with por 15 chassis coat.

    I have also shot epoxy primer with black rustolium top coat which seems to hold up well too. again it's all in the preperation.
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    I'm in the same deliema with my rocker and rear corner protection. Fo me I can't justify powder coating since it will be very likely to get some abuse. A good, heavy paint should do the same job but be DIY and repairable once I scratch it. But on the other hand I think if your not going to be using the snot out of yours..say more DD then trail rig, Powder coating is indeed very durable...Or you could have it lineXed?

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    I had both my front and rear bumper powder coated and slid straight into a tree. No chipping or scratches to be found. Line-x is another option as jeepdreamer said. I have my entire interior and exterior done on my 09 unlimited. Lifetime warranty if it chips, scratches etc. Line-x will fix it for free. It may cost a little bit more than paint or powder coating in the beginning but it's worth it since you would never have to pay for a touch up.

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    Powder coat if you can. Sure it may get scratched off, but it's a good base coat and can be touched up with POR or other rattle can.

    I have always wondered about using LineX on bumper and rock sliders. Don't know anyone personally though that has gone that route.

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    Lots of rust here in chicago so I paint. that way I can see when a problem starts and nip it in the bud. Rather then have it growing underneath to find a hole later

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