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Old 08-22-2008, 09:42 AM
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Default Durabak, Lava-liner, any others?

I'm trying to decide what to paint the exterior of a FJ40 with. I may just stick with regular auto paint since at least it can be removed or painted over without issues, but I want to look at other options before I commit.

I got a couple of samples of Durabak, and I'm going to pass on that one. I've heard of Lava-Liner, but their web site is a mess and doesn't have samples. Anyone have experience with it?

Any other options I should consider? I'm using Line-X on the inside, but it's too thick, heavy and expensive for the outside panels.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:52 AM
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I have not tried it personally but heard good things
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:57 AM
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I found You this, but let me get this straight. You wanna put this on the outside of your truck?

Sounds Neat, all OUR trucks are scratched to by bushes and debree


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Old 08-22-2008, 12:07 PM
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I had seen that review, but wasn't able to find much more on the lava-liner.

And yes, it's for the outside. The last time I painted it looked great for a while, but after using the truck in the brush for a couple of years it was pretty beat up. I was hoping to find something more flexible and chip resistant than automotive paint.

OTOH, redoing an ugly paint finish is easy, many of these coatings won't come off without a chemical dip, and I can't find anyone around here with those facilities anymore. The last thing I want to do is ruin an otherwise good tub and get left with a mess that will just smear under a sander or wire cup.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:39 PM
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sanded and painted my whole fj40 with herculiner red two years ago and it is still bright red probably spent around 500$ for materials hides small dents great and doesn't scratch.
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