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Sdude
09-22-2012, 10:43 AM
I am looking for some ideas on how to make the step in my C cab pickup look nice and be care free.

I painted it with some flex stone paint and even covered it with a clear coat but it chips and looks nasty. I put small floor mats on it and fastened them with snaps but they eventually became unsightly. I considered getting them carpeted but envision the same problem with the floor mats in a few years.

I'm considering taking it down and having the Line-X that I used for the bed sprayed in. It will be a little pricey but I figure it will stay nice forever. It will have to be black though as they do not do Line-X in colors. There are other brands that do colors but I've known them to chip and peel. Line-X does not do that.

Anyone have any ideas and can you post pictures of what you have done? Have you had it long enough to determine durability?

17797

Commander55
09-22-2012, 01:18 PM
I am looking for some ideas on how to make the step in my C cab pickup look nice and be care free.

I painted it with some flex stone paint and even covered it with a clear coat but it chips and looks nasty. I put small floor mats on it and fastened them with snaps but they eventually became unsightly. I considered getting them carpeted but envision the same problem with the floor mats in a few years.

I'm considering taking it down and having the Line-X that I used for the bed sprayed in. It will be a little pricey but I figure it will stay nice forever. It will have to be black though as they do not do Line-X in colors. There are other brands that do colors but I've known them to chip and peel. Line-X does not do that.

Anyone have any ideas and can you post pictures of what you have done? Have you had it long enough to determine durability?

17797

Get some diamond plate aluminum, cut to fit the steps and bolt 'm down.

52-fan
09-22-2012, 01:34 PM
The diamond plate aluminum will scuff and look bad after a while too. I also don't like it as well as paint, but that's just my opinion. When I get in or out of my brother's C cab I just don't use the step.

Sdude
09-22-2012, 01:58 PM
Get some diamond plate aluminum, cut to fit the steps and bolt 'm down.

I thought about that but if you enlarge my picture and check it out, the worst part of the scuffing is towards the top. A diamond plate would not help it there. And my legs are not long enough to bypass the step.

If anyone has painted the step with the Line-X, I would love to see what it looks like.

55 56 PREZ 4D
09-22-2012, 02:42 PM
ANYTHING you do to the step is going to look bad after a while.
Whatever you put on it, get enough of it and go over it regularly and touch it up.
Anything spray on would be easiest.
Glue on or stick on would look like doo doo real quick.
Ain't nothin last forever.

PackardV8
09-22-2012, 03:41 PM
Just asking, what makes Line-X superior to RhinoLiner, Scorpion, Bullhide and other two-part epoxy commercial bedliner systems? In many years of using several different brands, I find the biggest difference is the installer. The care they take in preparing the surface makes all the difference in adhesion and resistance to chippng. If the installer uses the hot system of spraying, the differences between brands are very minimal.

The hot spray Line-X finish seems to be the most abrasive, almost like sandpaper. The hot spray Rhino is slightly less abrasive and the cold application system used by some RhinoLiner installers gives a much smoother, thicker finish.

Scorpion systems can use any color to match the existing finish.

jack vines

Studerick64
09-22-2012, 04:34 PM
i know some guys that can do it in Teak!

mbstude
09-22-2012, 05:25 PM
I put roll on bed liner from the local parts store on the steps of my '59 truck, as well as the entire floor pan of my '58 sedan. I don't have any pics, but the stuff wore like steel and after several thousands of miles, it still looked just as good as the day I put it on. If you could get bed liner colored to match your paint, that's what I would go with.

Bish
09-23-2012, 07:42 AM
Jon, SEM makes a spray on bedliner in black but also a neutral color that you can tint with your paint. I used it to do the inside of my cab and bed on my '56 C Cab. It looks good and has held up.
Bish

TDITS
09-23-2012, 01:52 PM
And my legs are not long enough to bypass the step.

Sounds like you need to lower the truck. :)

Cravin
09-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Try clear bra, it seem pretty durable for stone chips and will look like nothing is there.

(S)
09-23-2012, 02:53 PM
On a truck as nice as yours, you should consider the ultimate custom touches. (consult with people who do custom work, and you'll get creative ideas). Go see a custom body guy and make the step area 'removable'. Chrome the entire thing and put the 'liner' coating of your choice on just the raised areas. You did ask.....

Commander55
09-23-2012, 07:22 PM
I have two C-cab pickups. A 2R10 and a 2R6. My feet never touch the steps (I guess it has to do with being 6'3"). <G>