How to install a 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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2016 Nissan Titan

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 the right sidewall.

Cut and attach a 1.375" piece to the inside of tailgate near the top, bulb side facing left. Apply light pressure. Duplicate for the right side.



Alternate views

Cut and attach a 5" piece starting from top of sidewall, bulb side facing outwards. Underneath the 5" piece cut and attach a 1.250" piece, bulb side facing inwards. Cut and attach a 1.750" piece underneath the bedrail and position horizontally, bulb side facing outwards.

Alternate view
Start at either end of the tailgate gap and flush with Tailgate Seal on the sidewall. In this application the vehicle has a spray on bed liner making the width of the tailgate gap smaller. Simply invert seal so that bulb side is down. Peel back liner and attach in sections, apply light pressure to adhesive.
Cut and attach a 1.500" piece to the inside of tailgate near the bottom, bulb side facing up. 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 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.
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