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Bedline truck bed rails?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Johnny-K-525, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Johnny-K-525

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    Hello All,

    Brand new to the forum here...

    Just wondering if anyone has had success in doing a DIY on bed lining bed rails. I purchased the truck certified pre-owned and it had a truck cap on it. I have since sold the truck cap and have noticed significant paint rub caused by the bed caps being pushed in to the paint by the truck cap. I am wondering what the best method would be to fill all the holes where the truck bed caps snap in to place because I am strongly considering doing it myself. The Line-X dealer here in town (Sparks, NV) will not perform the service unless I fill the holes myself first. My thoughts on that were "Why would I pay you $250 for the service when I would be performing half of the prep work on my own? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me." Custom Truck Accessories informs me that they will not touch it at all due to those several holes in the rails. I found a custom shop in town that can do it for $500 including the tailgate. That includes them welding up the holes, applying the Bedliner, and warrantying it as well. Just leaving the paint rub alone and trying not to worry about it isn't an option for me. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Just in case it is relevant, I do not plan on putting another truck cap on the truck but I do plan to install a roll up tonneau cover.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    Pillar Tape, Bullet Liner, 20% Tint, Tyger Star Armor Kenwood amp & AudioControl LC7i Tech12volts JL Tweeters
    See if someone close to you carry's the Bullet Liner product.

    Same guy who created Line-X created Bullet Liner and is more cost friendly.
    The holes - check with your local Toyota Parts and get the screws or the size it takes
    and go to Home Depot /Lowes and buy them and screw in partially before you get bed liner sprayed.

    Quick search - Bullet Liner by Elite Customs
    240 Freeport Blvd #5, Sparks, NV 89431
    (775) 358-0325
    https://bullet-liner-by-elite-customs.business.site/
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  3. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    Just for clarification, when you say "bed rails" you are meaning the top of the bed under the plastic caps, right? Or are you meaning the bed rail system with the tie down cleats? I'm 99% sure I know what you mean, but wanna be certain.
     
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    Correct, the area under the plastic caps.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    Ok, now that we are square on that, my personal first choice would be to get an estimate on having the paint repaired. Especially because you don't plan to put a top on it again, and you could pretty easily replace the plastic caps with new ones that haven't had a top on it to deform them in any way.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Thank you all for the advice. I have gotten in touch with elite customs and will probably do the bullet liner..

    With the elimination of the plastic bed rail caps and the addition of the bed rails being bedlined, should there be any cause for concern when I install a roll up tonneau cover? Or should it just install as usual with no issues?
     

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