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Roof Drip Molding... Necessary?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by glockner, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Feb 1, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    glockner

    glockner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Was waxing my truck today and noticed both of my roof drip moldings are gone. I honestly don't know if I have ever had them since I owned my truck or not. My question is, is it okay for me to not have anything in their place? Or should I purchase them and install them. Doesn't seem like its keeping water from getting in anywhere... more of an appearance thing than anything.

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  2. Feb 2, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Besides for looks, it also prevent water leaks to the headliner. There are pre-drilled holes in those channels for roof racks and are simply covered by foam tape. You can see the rectangular tape in the pic.
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    diabetiktaco

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    I don't have it on under my frontrunner rack. I just made sure to silicone any spots where water could get in. The moldings are questionably expensive from Toyota so I went the cheap route. No leaks.
     
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  4. Feb 2, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    lynlan1819

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  5. Feb 2, 2020 at 9:57 AM
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    Yeah I saw how much they want for one.. ridiculous!
     
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  6. Feb 2, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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  7. Feb 2, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    Time to buy a roof rack.
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    glockner

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    Well it’s not perfect but it’ll work for time being

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  9. Feb 5, 2020 at 12:07 AM
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    nobescare

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    Ya I lost 1 this year. $105 cdn for 1 strip. Couldn't find any after market ones either

    If I lose it again a large bead of black silicone or caulking will do
     
  10. Feb 5, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Steve_P

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    The main purpose of these is cosmetic- to cover the recess and the spot welds where the roof is joined to the cab side assy
     
  11. Feb 5, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    Paint looks good!
     

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