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Diamondback cover in aluminum (not black)?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by lawfarm, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Jan 26, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    lawfarm

    lawfarm [OP] New Member

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    Anyone have an uncoated diamondback? Pics? Thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    JoshuaA

    JoshuaA Canuck Member

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    Looks unfinished to me but it’s really what you like, your truck.

    From google:
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  3. May 1, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    I live in Oklahoma! The black would cook anything in the bed on some hot summer days! I’m thinking about the uncoated!
     
  4. May 1, 2021 at 5:58 PM
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    eick

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    I have black one here in DFW and while the diamondback gets hot the air in the bed is surprisingly cooler.
     
  5. May 2, 2021 at 4:07 AM
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    If you think heat will be that much of an issue, you could install adhesive automotive flexible thermal insulation to the underside of each panel. I’ve used the combo sound deadening thermal/heat shield insulation on the floor pan and lower interior firewall on a few of my project cars.
     
  6. May 3, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    Rocko9999

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    I have an unfinished toolbox and they look bad after a few years. Polishing is a real PITA.
     
  7. May 3, 2021 at 10:06 AM
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    IndianaGeologist

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    I think with the aluminum you'll always be blinding yourself on sunny days.
     
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  8. May 3, 2021 at 10:06 AM
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    Phrog Driver

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    I just put on an unfinished Dback SE. Pics here but not been on long enough to generate any thoughts. Dback 1.jpg Dback 2.jpg
     
  9. May 3, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Green Thunder

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    I don’t like the looks, especially with the black handles. Plus, I think the black finish will make the surface more durable and hide-prevent scratches.

    I had a DB on my F350 and loved it. I threw stuff on top all the time and was glad to have the coated surface.
     

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