The Indestructible Coating [WARNING: Explosions Ahead!]

If you’re into trucks and haven’t heard of LINE-X, check your pulse. LINE-X have been protecting truck beds and more for decades. What you may not know, is that LINE-X is also virtually indestructible, and is even used in military applications for blast and fragmentation mitigation. Hell, this stuff lines the walls of the Pentagon!

We’ve got no connection to LINE-X, but while browsing the web the other day for some bed liner for a buddy, I came across a five-minute clip from an older episode of Mythbusters, where they put LINE-X to the test against cinderblock walls coated with the tar-like substance.

I know it’s not tools, garage or lawn & garden related but it’s got ????EXPLOSIONS!???? and I am, after all, a dude.

LINE-X is super-messy to apply but the end result is a protective shield that even C4 can’t penetrate. You can still peel it off in most cases, though.

The stuff is made from two chemical components that I can barely pronounce. But if you really want to know, here’s a nerdy video explaining how LINE-X is made and how it works, chemically-speaking, of course. Plus, there are smashing watermelons involved, which just makes everything better like Gallagher:

LINE-X is available in various colors and you can have it applied at your local LINE-X dealer. After seeing this, I’m thinking the Jeep could use some of this stuff in lieu of a paint job one day.????

Forty-something years later, Chad still doesn't' know what he wants to do if he grows up. Raised around cars and trained in diesel mechanics, Chad has owned a successful detail shop, developed and sold software, led a K-9 SAR team, ridden the dot-com wave as a marketing & PR executive, led digital strategy teams at both large and small agencies, and now this. He digs Jeeps, off-road racing, football, photography, writing, making EDM, cranking metal, PC gaming, and a plethora of other contradictory things.

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