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Camper shell and tailgate dust protection

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by realsystem, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Jul 12, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    realsystem

    realsystem [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    I did few dust trips across Utah/Nevada/California, mostly canyons, forest roads and kind of desert. And found that I need to make insulation for the tailgate and rear windoor on the shell. So, it's simple to protect perimeter of tailgate except bottom corners near hinges. Also I don't know how to protect bottom corners of the shell windoor(ARE). Any suggestions? Examples?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    na8rboy 18 DCLB Sport Cement

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    Tailgate seal, Lund installed. But other brands out there. They are very similar(Access, Maxseal, ect). As you can see I flipped bottom and cut small piece's around hinges. Completely seals, no water or dust.20180510_175142.jpg
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    Nice job with the install. When I get my tonneau I think im going to do this.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    I've used marine/auto weatherstrips and foam/glue for some areas but still don't know how to fix bottom corner of the rear windoor and hinges.
    P_20180713_111532.jpg P_20180713_111505.jpg
     
  5. Jul 13, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Yep, works great! I used this product from Amazon, which looks like the same stuff, and it's done a fantastic job of keeping the dust out of my bed:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IPQWXZQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  6. Jul 13, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    A pro installer (a good one) installed my Access tonneau and an Access seal. A very "neat" job. He used an adhesive promoter on the seal. However, the seal is starting to come loose from the composite bed. Any suggestions for making it stick? Next week I'll go back to the installer, but I'd still appreciate your suggestions.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    I cleaned it with alcohol very well first and the used the supplied adhesion promoter. Then hit it with heat gun.
     
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  8. Jul 13, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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  12. Jul 16, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    you need sanding and good construction adhesive glue
     
  13. Jul 16, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    Make sure you use black silicone sealant before you install the rubber gasket. There’s a 3” gap were the composite bed meets the metal body, a lot of dust can enter there.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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    Here is a cell phone pic,3” spot that dust and water can get in. I ran a bead the day before that under the tailgate seal.72C51F25-B5F4-463B-B96A-54E27F2F86DE.jpgE4A1358E-1F12-4212-B517-A64E010446F8.jpg
     
  15. Jul 16, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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    Thanks...I have considered doing just that...after I give the installer another chance. He might even suggest that. He did a great job of silicone sealing the edges of the tonneau cover that he installed.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:19 AM
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    Gonna try this myself today. It's cold out so I am not sure how well the ESI seal will stick. I've already done the silicone of the gap between the bed and metal side wall.
     

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