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Topper rain proofing.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by baja820, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    baja820

    baja820 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How do you do it? Mine leaks really bad at the two corners closest to the cab. I've tried weather stripping but it doesn't seem to help thanks to the gap at the front of the bed. Any ideas?

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  2. Dec 11, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    baja820

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    Nice. I'll give it a try.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    You're talking the two front corners between the shell and the bed? Silicone would be a good choice if the gap isn't too big. Another option would be some rubber weather stripping or cove base wrapped around that bottom edge on the outside, in essence creating a lip that overhangs the bed. Since your shell is aluminum, you might also have a shop fabricate a wraparound lip from aluminum and tack that on. It could be made to look very nice.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    Rocketball

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    The dealer that installed my Leer top put a bead of clear silicone on the joint in the front on both sides where the composite bed meets the metal. He siad that was the biggest leak problem they were seeing with the Tacoma and the caulking stopped it just about every time. You have to do this before the top goes on though.
     
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