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Side Bed Protectors

Hey all, my truck didn't come with anything along the edges of the bed. Just has a factory bedliner. I was wondering what my options are to cover the paint up top there. On the tailgate, there is a piece of black plastic that protects the paint, but nothing on the bed running from behind the cab to the tail light area.

Is there factory stuff that i'm missing here? Thanks for any input.

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There are factory bed caps that were an option from the factory. I'm sure you can find some on e-bay.

Or you could go buy some roll on herculiner and just do the bed rails.
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There are factory bed caps that were an option from the factory. I'm sure you can find some on e-bay.

Or you could go buy some roll on herculiner and just do the bed rails.
Thanks, I wonder why the original owner skimped out on the bed rail caps... seems like it's worth the money to save the paint to me.

The reason I asked is because I started a job a few days back doing landscaping, and my truck bed has been getting a lot of use.

I appreciate the help!

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I got some otd for around $75 from Summit Racing. they are very nice...you can find some on Ebay too.
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I have the trim that comes on some of the EDGE models, i like it a lot.
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u can get dimond plate rails for ur bed, i had that on my 96 looked really good nice and shiney but prob like a $100 each looks goos thow and very durrable i pounded everything on it.
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I have the low profile bed rail protectors that came on my truck. I just checked my window sticker and it doesnt list them as an option. I would have to assume that they were stock. But I do have a Flare side bed so they might be stock on mine but not on a fleet side bed.
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There are factory bed caps that were an option from the factory. I'm sure you can find some on e-bay.

Or you could go buy some roll on herculiner and just do the bed rails.
I think you might find some body giving those way.
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u can get dimond plate rails for ur bed, i had that on my 96 looked really good nice and shiney but prob like a $100 each looks goos thow and very durrable i pounded everything on it.

A 5'x7' sheet of aluminum diamondplate here is about 150. Normal cost to shear it is 1$ per cut.
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i have the stock ones and though most folks have removed them i love them... since you have an 04 they were not available new... they will still work just fine on your truck though
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I had the factory covers till they rubbed a hole in my paint... Get the diamond plate ones. They look cooler!
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get a over the rail spray in bed liner by line-x or Rhino its the best thing..
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Do a Google search for: pickup truck bed caps

You'll get a lot of hits and info.

Or as one guy said buy a gall. of Herculiner, follow the instructions carefully, and put on at least three coats. Carefully tape off the edges before applying.
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I have the EGR Bed and Tailgate Caps(from JCW.com about $54 for the bed and $26 for the tailgate), and Better Built Bed Rails(from Outlaw Customs about $120)..
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i had mine on for about a month till i noticed that they were rubbing the paint off, i took them off and put in a line-x liner and love it
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how bout bringing an old thread up from the dead. I was wondering if anybody had any pics of some linex thats extended up to the bed rails. If nobody responds i guess ill start a new thread.
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get a over the rail spray in bed liner by line-x or Rhino its the best thing..
Like he said or just some of the cheaper bumper paint with the little grits of something in it.
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