Line-X Utility Body Case Study

The Situation

Utility trucks are used by contractors and commercial personnel to help complete some of the most demanding work. These trucks must be able to transport heavy and often bulky equipment to and from the job site in a safe and secured manner. Without the use of these trucks many contractors and commercial personnel would not be able to complete their jobs.

A local contractor came to Line-X in need of a solution for the rust corrosion on his utility bodies. The factory paint protecting these vehicles was quickly wearing away, allowing severe rust to corrode the bed and tops of the cabinets. Fine particulates in the air compounded the issue. In the past they had tried a variety of coating solutions including slip-resistant adhesives and other do-it-yourself coatings. None of these effectively held up to the demands of working around these harsh environments.

The Solution

Line-X used its nationally recognized Spray-On Truck Bedliner material  to solve the rust corrosion issue. Line-X gave the coating a heavy texture to provide workers with a superior slip resistant coating in both dry and wet conditions. Line-X is an extremely versatile coating which can be applied to various surfaces. These qualities make it ideal for use around any type of utility truck body configuration.

Line-X begins the application process by preparing the utility truck body surface. Improper surface preparation will lead to a coating failure. Therefore, special attention is paid to the initial prep of areas to be sprayed. This begins with aggregate blasting of these areas to remove all previous coatings and rust corrosion. Once finished, the clean metal is primed with Line-X Primer. All surfaces of the utility body are covered with for maximum protection.

The delivery company loves the results of this Line-X application. Now their delivery truck loading ramps are safer for all workers, provide extra grip in inclement weather and are better protected from abrasion, corrosion and over-use.

The company also benefits from the durable and professional appearance of the ramp. The Line-X application helps improve their reputation on the road conveying an image of reliability, quality and customer service. Their customers also appreciate the care and attention taken to keep employees and packages safe.

The Result

The contractor was thrilled with the Line-X application. He liked the look of the coating and its ability to repair the damage caused by corrosion. Line-X not only solved his rust corrosion problem but created an impact resistant finish for better protection from abrasion, corrosion and heavy use. A Premium top-coat could be added for UV protection.

The customer also appreciated the professional surface preparation done by the Line-X applicator. The previous efforts of applying a do-it-yourself product failed because of poor surface preparation and coating materials.

The heavy texture of the Line-X application provides slip-resistance and extra grip to the foot holds and work areas of the utility body. This gives workers a safer and more durable truck to use at even the most demanding job sites.

Line-X Garbage Truck Cab Roof Case Study

The Situation

Garbage sludge is particularly corrosive and can rapidly deteriorate any metal surface that is exposed to it. Front loading garbage trucks are particularly at risk for corrosive damage since the cab roof and splash guards common to these vehicles are only protected with a thin layer of paint. Repairing and repainting these surfaces causes unwanted downtime and added maintenance costs. Deep corrosion often means removing and replacing the entire cab roof.

Waste disposal companies looking for a long-term solution to the corrosion problem have utilized Line-X® to protect the cab roof and splash guard. Line-X® Xtra technology allows the coating to be color-coded to the company colors or vehicle’s
paint.

The Procedure

The garbage trucks are brought to the local LINE-X store if the bay doors and booth are 14’. The splash guard must be removed and sandblasted to a SP-5 finish (white metal blast cleaning). It is then primed with SF-515 primer and sprayed with colored XS-100. Color-coded Line-X Xtra is applied last for added protection.

The cab is prepared using similar methods as a truck bed, followed by XS-100 and Line-X Xtra.

Both surfaces are sprayed to a minimum of 60 mils. One garbage truck requires approximately 24 hours to complete.

The Solution

Line-X XS-100 is used to protect the cab and splash guard against the corrosive nature of the garbage sludge. LINE-X Xtra is also used to protect the coating from UV rays and enhance durability and gloss retention.

The Results

Garbage trucks protected with Line-X have decreased downtime and maintenance costs saving the owner time, frustration and money. Additionally, Line-X Xtra keeps the coating attractive much longer. Line-X protection is the cost effective way to keep waste truck assets running and looking their best.

Full Line-X Truck Wrap Case Study

The Situation

Sometimes a truck owner wants to have some fun with vehicle protection. You can customize your truck with dozens of aftermarket accessories, step bars, grille guards, wheels, but nothing has the staying power of a full LINE-X wrap.

Over time, wear from gravel roads, sun exposure, scratches and dents can cause a vehicle’s paint finish to deteriorate. This produces a dull, aged look, and can lead to rusting if left untreated.

To prevent rust for good, a fully coated LINE-X truck creates an impenetrable barrier that will protect your truck from small scratches to serious abrasion.

The Solution

Your local LINE-X professional can protect your entire vehicle with a seamless, durable LINE-X full vehicle wrap. Available in black or any color of your choice, a full vehicle wrap provides a great-looking custom finish. LINE-X will stand up to the abuse of the road, while providing abrasion and impact resistance.

LINE-X uses its nationally recognized Spray-On Truck Bedliner material, LINE-X XS-100, to coat the entire vehicle. Before any product is applied, the truck is carefully prepped. Any pre-existing corrosion is thoroughly removed, the entire truck is cleaned, and any accessories are securely protected or removed as necessary.

A UV stable coat of LINE-X PREMIUM can provide a durable UV resistant coating that minimizes fading and sun damage.

The Results

Your vehicle will look great and be permanently protected from wear and tear on the road. With a UV stable PREMIUM coating, LINE-X will provide your vehicle with SERIOUS PROTECTION and KILLER LOOKS for a lifetime.

A LINE-X full vehicle wrap means having the boldest look on the block, a look that your neighbor will be unable to match.

So whether you’re looking for total road protection or curb appeal, a full LINE-X wrap can turn your truck into a serious head-turning machine.