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Tailgate liner/protection. Best way to attach to inner tailgate.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rharris, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Apr 20, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    Hey folks. I am going to apply a rubber runner mat on the inside of the tailgate for a little added protection to prevent the plastic tailgate from getting scratched. What would be the best way to stick/glue/attach the runner pad to the tailgate?

    If I ever take it off, I don't want to have a bunch of residue and crap left on the inside of the tailgate. I know it's a truck and it'll get scratched, I just want to keep it as fresh as long as possible :)


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  2. Apr 20, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    I tucked it under the lip and then used outdoor double sided mounting tape on the other edges.

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    Oh that is slick. Did you just jam it under or did you have to undo part of the top of the tailgate and then screw it back down?
     
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    The material extends an inch or two under the plastic cap and the screws go through the material.
     
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    Did you put the screws through the mat or does it just stay underneath the lip?
     
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    Through the mat. Just poke them through by hand.
     
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    What do you use those blue straps/handles for?
     
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    The make it easier to close the tailgate when I camp in the back.
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    Here's a couple more showing how it is installed. Makes it less slippery too and holds the beer in place. I've had this on for two years now.
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    That's awesome dude. I'm just touching up some paint on the tailgate and then I'm going to put my mat on. That looks awesome, I'll show you a picture when it's done!! Thanks for the help!!
     
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    Did you cut a piece out where the latches are for the tailgate or was it able to go all the way to the end of the tailgate and still latch?
     
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