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Tailgate weatherproof gasket/seals (any pointers?)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JDB 2010, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    JDB 2010

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    It's not the coolest mod in the world, but I need to limit (as much as possible) water and dirt from entering the vertical sides of my tailgate on the left and right.
    I have a leer cap and a bedrug and the only area left exposed is the sides.

    I see many products advertized and I'm just curious what works best on the gen 2 tailgate?

    Thanks!
     
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    She ain't stock anymore.
    I have the same set up, just recently installed and I'm interested in fixes as well.
     
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    Here's what I bought.

    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Tru...V1xOBCh2LSgIcEAQYASABEgL1y_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I think it's all the same stuff really. I didn't seal the length of my tailgate as I had very little dust coming in that area - it was all around the corners where my cap door met the tailgate and along the edges.

    It's held up quite well. The long pieces have lasted 4+ years and the smaller ones up near the top, I replace those every couple of years as they get compressed from the tailgate and get chewed up a bit. Cheap & easy though. I'm in an out of my bed a lot in the summer & fall - so yours could last longer.
     
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    Also - if you look carefully at my post (#18) you can see that I put a nice thick bead of silicone right along the back edge of where the composite bed meets the bed side (along the bottom where there's a gap). That has kept a lot of dust out.
     
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    Thanks again, I will be doing the same thing soon.
     
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    Amazon has stuff......

    $20

    does it work ?????
     
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    I trY to read the reviews on Amazon.
    I don't expect it to last for ever or keep 100% of the dust and water out, but it would be nice to have something that sticks well and fills the voids.
    At this price you can't really go wrong but I still don't want to have to keep replacing. I don't think there's much to worry about with either posted option.
     
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    Cleaning & prep is key to it adhering properly. Use the alcohol pads that come with it.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    Yeah that's critical, in otherwords follow the directions.
     

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