STEP 5: ATTACHING TO TAILGATE GAP (FIG 5A)
One minute help video available at TailgateSeal.com
To evaluate the best positioning for the tailgate gap, cut a 1” (2.5cm) test piece and align the top of bulb with the truck bed floor. Stand to the side of truck and raise tailgate until bulb makes contact with tailgate.
NOTE: Compression and/or slight rolling of the bulb is okay, however, if the bulb rolls downwards too much as the tailgate is closing and you can see the tape, then seal has rolled too much. This can cause added stress on the adhesive and possible separation.
If you see that the bulb is rolling too much when tailgate is closing, then invert 1” test piece so that bulb side is down. Raise tailgate and make sure no light is visible through the 1” piece. Adjust 1” piece higher or lower to seal out the light. After determining if the bulb should be up or down and how high or low, remove 1” piece and pick up one end of the continuous seal.
Start at either end, peel back a section of liner and flush to seal on the sidewall. Attach in sections and apply light pressure to adhesive, should you need to reposition. Flush to seal on the other sidewall and cut to fit. Apply very firm pressure to secure adhesive bond.