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So, I had this plan to sell my plastic bed-liner (for sale, look at link in my signature), and put a roll on bed liner on, can't afford spray on, and I don't mind doing the work, so why not. Plus, I don't haul anything in the bed, so I don't need anything super thick.
Well, I had originally planned on removing the bed liner and the plastic rail caps and just selling it all, and doing the roll on bedliner in the bed, and taking it over the rails. So, I decided today while I was doing some other mods, to take the rail caps off and look underneath them to see what I was dealing with. What I found pissed me off.
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WTF Ford! Basically leaves me no choice but to leave the plastic caps on, and just do the bed with the roll on. Just wondering if anybody else had run into this problem, and what they did about it... any suggestions? I don't see a way to leave plastic off and do the roll on and it not look like crap.
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whats wrong with the plastic bed caps? they have to be there to cover up the screws that hold the fiberglass bedsides on.

Edit: i left mine on and just had the line-x on the inside of the bed, no need to come up over the rails with the plastic bed caps on it.
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I don't like the look of them. I'm trying to pull all the cheap, faded plastic crap off my truck. And what can't come off, is getting painted with Krylon fusion. And having the bedliner on the rails is the way I wanted to go with it, to get rid of that bit of plastic. I just think it looks like poo.
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I don't like the look of them. I'm trying to pull all the cheap, faded plastic crap off my truck. And what can't come off, is getting painted with Krylon fusion. And having the bedliner on the rails is the way I wanted to go with it, to get rid of that bit of plastic. I just think it looks like poo.
paint em
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I guess they just lineX'd right over mine
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I guess they just lineX'd right over mine
you dont have that because you have the fleetside. the stepside beds have the screws along the bedrail under the rail caps.
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Oh lol nvm then
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What I would do if you want the bed liner over the sides (personally I do not like the bedliner over the sides) is to just put the bedliner right over the caps. useing the bedliner will give you the same look and you do not have to worry about taping the bed off in a stright line because your not actually painting the outside of the bed. I say that the caps are a win-win in your situation.
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Guess I'll just take em off and paint em for now. Putting bed liner on plastic caps might look retarded. FML
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So that's whats under those............LOL

I have a tonneau cover, so I really don't see or notice my plastic covers.
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Yea, you're welcome, haha. I have a tonneau cover too, but I want to get rid of the bed liner and the tonneau cover so I can save a little money to get a tool box. My back seat is currently filled with tools and cleaning/detailing stuff. I NEED a tool box. This is just a PITA, slowing me down, haha.
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bedline the bedcaps man
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That stuff will adhere to plastic? What kind of prep would be involved? I mean, I know I have to sand the bed and clean with xylene, but would I have to prep the plastic the same way?
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Hasn't ford been doing that to the F150 since 97?
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I went to install cb antenna's on my bed and after I pulled the caps I saw the fiberglass. Dont think the fiberglass would hold up to the stress. Stupid bed
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I love my truck, but on this issue, Ford can suck it. haha
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This has been the same since 1993 since the flare side came out if you don't want It here is an idea swap beds with someone for fleet side and you get rid of this problem
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Yea, thought of that, but I like my flareside.
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That stuff will adhere to plastic? What kind of prep would be involved? I mean, I know I have to sand the bed and clean with xylene, but would I have to prep the plastic the same way?
yeah it will.
i've bedlined plastic before. all i did was clean thoroughly, sand, then clean again. worked great.
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Be careful with using Xylol on those caps--I think it will melt the plastic!
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I was kind of thinking about that. I think if I end up doing it, I'll probly just clean the plastic up with soap and water.
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