How to install a Tailgate Seal with Taper Seal®

If Tailgate Seal is attached to a spray on bed liner, leave tailgate open for 24 hours.
Install when temperature is above 55°F.

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2016 Ford F250

Clean area thoroughly with soap and water solution and wipe completely dry. Use alcohol pad to prep the tape application area and let dry. Wait until after Tailgate Seal is installed before applying very firm pressure, to secure adhesive bond. If necessary, Tailgate Seal can be removed and repositioned prior to applying very firm pressure. Pictures shown below are for the left sidewall and tailgate gap.

Start 1” below truck bed floor and attach seal to the rear corner edge of the left sidewall extension (FIG 1A). Start from bottom and stop when flush with rubber stop. Cut to fit. Apply light pressure to adhesive. Duplicate for right sidewall.


Cut and attach a 1.750" piece to the top of sidewall. Attach so that bulb is facing inward and the taped side of seal is flush with the sidewall (FIG 1B). Apply light pressure to adhesive. Duplicate for right sidewall.
Start at either end of the tailgate gap and flush with Tailgate Seal on the sidewall. Begin attaching seal making sure to align the top of bulb with the truck bed floor. Peel back liner and attach in sections, apply light pressure to adhesive. If the bulb rolls downwards when closing tailgate and you can see the tape, then seal has compressed too much. This occurs sometimes with spray on bed liners and/or in front of both hinges near the sidewalls. Simply invert seal so that bulb side is down.
Cut and attach a 1.750" piece to the side of tailgate, flush with the top, bulb side facing downwards. Apply light pressure. Duplicate for the right side.
Close tailgate. If you see light through the sidewalls, make adjustments by removing the seal and repositioning. If there is still light, then cut pieces of seal as needed and attach to sidewalls and/or tailgate. Do not attach adhesive to seal. After Tailgate Seal is in place, apply very firm pressure to secure the adhesive bond.
Inside views showing left side of tailgate when closed
Due to the variety of truck designs the application of Tailgate Seal with Taper Seal® may vary slightly.
       Taper Seal® is a registered trademark of Extruded Solutions, Inc.
	   US Patent #10,099,544