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cap/ shell to truck sealing

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by s.e.charles, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Feb 25, 2019 at 4:01 AM
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    s.e.charles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    other than the dealer supplied adhesive foam strip (instead of), is there a better gasket material around?

    thanks
     
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    thanks. I thought that style & material would be superior to the thin, flat, foam.

    2019 long bed access cab w/ ARE commercial cap on order.

    i'll bash the cap dealer after it's installed (4 weeks). remind me never to work retail!
     
  4. Feb 26, 2019 at 3:09 AM
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    I had read this.

    Q: use a thinner bulb style?

    I like EPDM products. got a bunch of Marvin big-buck windows to stop leaking with HD epdm self adhesive weatherstripping (to thin for bed rail seal).
     
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  5. Feb 26, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    I don't know what size. Isn't your dealer doing the install?

    For underneath the bedrail, use sealer from a tube. I used Geocel Proflex.
     
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    cap dealer. since when did "dealers" do anything but price-point service 'n' sales?
     
  7. Feb 26, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    dunno. The ones I've worked with always did the install. Also, don't AREs come with a bulb seal, factory installed? The only thing you would have to do is seal under the bedrail caps, if you wanted.
     
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    I hope they prove my concern unfounded.

    Q: do we seal the bed rail side plastic cap in place or remove it?

    thx
     
  9. Feb 27, 2019 at 2:24 AM
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    Remove it to seal it. There are about 8 clips per side holding them in place. It's good to have a trim removal tool or maybe a butter knife to pry it off without breaking the clips. There are good instructions on a thread around here somewhere.
     
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