How to install Extruded Solutions' Tailgate Seal with Taper Seal®

ITEMS REQUIRED: Scissors, clean rag and soap solution.
Extreme temperatures will result in poor adhesive performance. Apply only if air and surface temperature is between 55° - 105°F (13° - 40°C). Avoid touching adhesive after peeling off red liner.

Repositioning of seal should not be done more than 3 times and only once if the temperature is above 80°F (13°C)

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Nissan Titan

Kit includes 2 sizes of Tailgate Seal with Taper Seal®: Standard and Large

ITEMS REQUIRED: Scissors, clean rag and soap solution. Extreme temperatures will result in poor adhesive performance. Apply only if air and surface temperature is between 55° - 105°F (13° - 40°C). Avoid touching adhesive after peeling off red liner. Repositioning of seal should not be done more than 3 times and only once should temperature be above 80°F (13° C).

STEP 1

Clean area thoroughly with soap and water solution and wipe completely dry. Use alcohol pads to prep the tape application area and let dry. Wait until after STEP 7 to apply very firm pressure to secure the adhesive bond for the sidewalls. If necessary, seal can be removed and repositioned for the sidewalls only, not the tailgate gap, prior to STEP 8.

STEP 2: ATTACHING TO LOWER SIDEWALLS

Start 1/2” (1.3 cm) below truck bed floor and attach Large Tailgate Seal to the rear corner edge of the left sidewall extension (FIG 2). Stop when flush with rubber stop. Cut to fit. Apply light pressure to adhesive. Duplicate for right sidewall.

STEP 3: ATTACHING 3.75” (9.52cm) PIECE TO UPPER SIDEWALLS

Cut a 3.75” (9.52cm) piece from the Large Tailgate Seal and attach just below top of bedrail (FIG 3), bulb side facing outwards. Apply light pressure to adhesive. Check that the top of the tailgate does not interfere with the top of seal by lifting up tailgate (but not closing) and inspecting from the outside rear. Adjust seal as necessary.

STEP 4: ATTACHING 3.75” (9.52cm) PIECE TO TOP OF TAILGATE

Cut and attach a 3.75” (9.52cm) piece of Standard Tailgate Seal to the side of tailgate near the top, bulb side facing upwards (FIG 4). Apply light pressure. Duplicate for the right side.

STEP 5: ATTACHING 3.75” (9.52cm) to TAILGATE GAP (Left Side Only)

Cut a 3.75” (9.52cm) piece from the Large Tailgate Seal and flush to seal on the sidewall while aligning the top of bulb with truck bed floor (FIG 5). Once seal is positioned apply very firm pressure to secure adhesive bond.

STEP 6: ATTACHING TO TAILGATE GAP continued:

Flush Standard Tailgate Seal, bulb side up, to Large Tailgate Seal and adhere to the tailgate gap, aligning the top of bulb with truck bed floor (FIG 6). Peel liner and attach in sections, apply light pressure to adhesive. Flush with seal on right sidewall and cut to fit. Apply very firm pressure to secure adhesive bond.

Note: Position adhesive above connector (FIG 6A).

STEP 7
Close tailgate. If you see light through the sidewalls, make small adjustments by removing the seal and repositioning. If there is still light then cut pieces of seal, as needed, and attach to the sidewalls and/or tailgate. Do not attach adhesive to seal. Open tailgate.
STEP 8
After seal is in place apply very firm pressure to secure the entire adhesive bond. Leave tailgate open for 30 minutes. If the air temperature will fall below 50°F (10°C) within the next 24 hours or, if applying to a surface other than paint, such as plastic or a spray on bed liner, then leave tailgate open for 24 hours.
 
 
Inside view 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.
	   U.S. Patent #10,099,544