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Hello everyone, I'm new to the Forum although I've been reading your posts. I own a Thunder Grey 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate. I am debating having the side plastic trim coated in truck-bed liner (Rhino Liner).. It would look similar to the black trim in the attached photo. Has anyone had this done? My window tint guy said he could do it in a couple hours for $100. Thoughts?
 

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Hello everyone, I'm new to the Forum although I've been reading your posts. I own a Thunder Grey 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate. I am debating having the side plastic trim coated in truck-bed liner (Rhino Liner).. It would look similar to the black trim in the attached photo. Has anyone had this done? My window tint guy said he could do it in a couple hours for $100. Thoughts?
Why not wait and see how the plastic trim holds up.. if it starts to look bad, then maybe that would be a good solution
To try something like you described.. if it ain't broke ...
 

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True, but I was thinking of the extra durability that coating the plastic would provide.. Plus there is the aesthetics to consider.
 

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Yeah, I believe the Kona in the picture I attached just has black plastic trim but it's not coated. My plastic trim is a light grey so the photo was just for a color reference.. Perhaps I should have clarified that.
 

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Yeah, I believe the Kona in the picture I attached just has black plastic trim but it's not coated. My plastic trim is a light grey so the photo was just for a color reference.. Perhaps I should have clarified that.
I have the sonic silver.. so I understand now what you are referring to... Good luck.. post pics if you get it done...
 

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Yeah, the rough textured Rhino Liner..I was going to get all of the grey plastic coated all the way around the car including the front lower lip and the rear bumper. But there big question is this: how do you guys think it would look? That's my real concern haha
 

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Yeah, the rough textured Rhino Liner..I was going to get all of the grey plastic coated all the way around the car including the front lower lip and the rear bumper. But there big question is this: how do you guys think it would look? That's my real concern haha
The textured liner would look like exactly what it would be, rhino liner on plastic parts. I don't know that I would go that route - I could see if you were wanting a darker color maybe going for a matte spray/liner but I personally wouldn't go with a heavily textured liner. Too bad Rhino-Liner isn't like plastidip, you could do a section and if you didn't like it just peel it away...then again, I wonder if you plastidipped first and then applied RL...probably not...I definitely wouldn't do this.
 

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Rhino Liner

I'd get gravel guard & try it on the rocker panel below the door. It's a rattle can, DIY job that protects original color & a wash keeps it nice. No chips, discoloration or constant refresh like other products.
 

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Not familiar with the coating, but first what will the chemical make up of it do to the plastic ? Then the prep to remove any coating already on the plastic ? I find the refinish stuff works dam good, wipe on /wipe off.(on other cars) And a black refinish will make the gray look black. my 2 cents.
 

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Think about wrapping also. Easier to deal with and will protect the finish. If it gets marker just remove it and replace. Do not paint or coat any of the painted or other surfaces as per your warranty specifications.:wink:

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Think about wrapping also. Easier to deal with and will protect the finish. If it gets marker just remove it and replace. Do not paint or coat any of the painted or other surfaces as per your warranty specifications.:wink:

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Can you even wrap a rough surface like that? I always assumed that wrap would only work on paint.
 

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Yes, it just depends on how it's applied. Heat is a great tool when used correctly and makes the wrap fill small voids. Most installer stretch the wrap some what. With the proper amount of heat applied when installing, it makes the wrap much more pliable and able to fill the small voids easier.

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Other then vinyl wrapping, you could also plasti-dip or use a product similar too it, to see if its something you will like.
 

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Linseed oil and Flood Penetrol are what pros use to bring back black plastics. Both are available at Home Depot for $10 quart. Lasts about 4-6 months, then rinse and repeat. I wouldn't spend the $100 for Rhino. I would wrap the front in 3M clear film to protect from stone chips and other road debris. Materials are about $60 per car.
 
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