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Soft topper rubbed off my paint?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BalutTaco, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Jul 16, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    BalutTaco

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    Both sides are rubbed off to bare metal!!! Super smooth on both side fml ....

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  2. Jul 16, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    No big deal. Touch up and once cured add a layer of protective tape, like this:
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/M-D-100-ft-x-2-in-Clear-Polyethylene-Window-Tape-Weatherstrip/1000322383

    You will see that on areas that might rub, like at the rubber seal between the bed and cab, there is similar tape to prevent a situation like this.
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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    bulalo

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    I applied gorilla tape around that area. To cover the gap to prevent water intrusion when raining . I guess it also helped prevent that . Mines ok. It’s all dry inside after a rain
     
  4. Jul 16, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    Happened with my hard top too.

    /shrug

    Sucked but looks like its a normal thing.
     
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  5. Jul 16, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    That sucks. Thanks for posting it though. I can do something before mine gets like that
     
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  6. Jul 16, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    It happened to me because I didn't have the front flap secured with velcro or the buttons and it flapped on the hwy for a 5 hour drive. I installed the buttons on the front of the bed and it doesn't flap anymore. Just put some weather stripping on top of it like @tonered said or touchup paint if it bothers you. I wish someone 3d printed a cap there though...ahem @MESO ....
     
  7. Jul 16, 2020 at 2:52 PM
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    I did install the buttons on mine.

    I also moved my rails forward more than the instructions said so the rear flap wouldn't slap the top of the tailgate. Maybe mine is good
     
  8. Jul 16, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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  9. Jul 16, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    ugh. That sucks. I keep a roll of 3M tape around for just that reason. Thanks for the heads up about that. I just checked mine and it was beginning to wear too. pm me and I'll send you a piece - no need to buy an entire roll for two 1/2" strips.
     
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  10. Jul 16, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    Try applying some Xpel or Laminex clear coating, like what is used for clear hood rock guards.
     
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  11. Jul 16, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    I'm just spreading awareness!! :anonymous:
     
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  12. Jul 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Link to roll, just in case I do want to purchase some? I found it useful in the past for bikes as well.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2020 at 4:39 PM
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