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Softopper rear flap, clear bra on tailgate?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Paul631, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Jul 12, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    Paul631

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    Hey all,

    I've decided on the softopper, just need a solution to the rear flap occasionally contacting the tailgate paint since I won't be using the velcro on the tailgate.

    The easiest solution I've come up with is to get a shop to do a clear bra/paint protective surface on the upper section of the tailgate where the back flap of the top might occasionally contact it.

    Thoughts?...
     
  2. Jul 12, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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    I was thinking of doing that as well just for when my paws close the tailgate :) I say go for it!
     
  3. Jul 13, 2016 at 11:58 AM
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    I'm all ready, just curious how the clear will hold up over several years.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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    I had made the same decision to go "Velcro-less" but after a few weeks of driving on the highway and rain I opted to go with a heavy duty outdoor Velcro and couldn't be happier... you may want to re look into the Velcro route :)
     
  5. Jul 13, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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    Thanks for the input. The elements were really finding their was into the bed without the velcro?

    I wonder if the clear bra material could hold up to having velcro adhered to it, that would be the best of both worlds, a good seal and completely removable if I go another top (e.g. fiberglass cap) route in the future.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    Ended up having XPEL Ultimate applied to the upper portion of the tailgate, all set for the softopper! :cheers:
     

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