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Ordering ARE Z topper, I have a question?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Patriot, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Oct 16, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    Patriot

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    XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, s/s running boards, OEM painted fender flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down.
    The ARE dealer confirmed with the ARE production plant that he has to remove and send ARE my fuel tank door to ARE so they can get as close to an exact match of my trucks color silver sky metallic. I guess ARE has had past issues with matching their paint on the topper to the factory truck paint.

    So I guess my question is how big of deal is it going to be for the dealer to remove my fuel door and reinstalling it without any issues? Kinda bummed I have to send a fuel door off for a color match in 2014.

    Please post up only if you have had to have your fuel door removed and sent off to ARE for the color match.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Oct 16, 2014 at 1:50 PM
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    Breaking the request but I've been researching toppers lately and it's common for the fuel cap to be matched, especially with metallic paints.

    Haven't seen any problems (especially since it doesn't lock so it's a really easy thing to do) or complaints so I wouldn't worry about it at all. I think it's a pretty quick turnaround, too.
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, s/s running boards, OEM painted fender flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down.
    I ordered the Z series topper this evening minus the base trim on the bottom edge where the topper and bed rail meet. I wanted a cleaner looking install without the trim piece. Personal taste I guess. ARE will leave the trim piece off upon request. Hope to take delivery of my new Z topper end of Oct or first or secomd week of Nov.
    The fuel door was removed today and sent to ARE tomorrow. I should have the fuel door back in a week to 10 days.
    Thanks grundletaint!
     
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  4. Oct 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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    Nice! That's not even too long of a wait for entire fabrication.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    Patriot

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    XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, s/s running boards, OEM painted fender flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down.
    Just called by my local ARE dealer, my fuel door lid has been returned from the ARE factory paint shop. I will drop by after work and pick it up.

    The topper should be in the second week of Nov, hopefully the paint match will be as close to perfect as possible.
     
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