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08-03-2011, 09:27 PM #1
DeeZee Bed rail caps - Any thoughts on em? good or bad?
Well guys, I've been thinking about getting some bed rail protection. As its bound to happen got a few small scratches in the paint and the odd little dime size light dent in them since I use my truck as a truck and not a grocery getter. I've been thinking about getting the DeeZee wrap tread plate style covers to go along with the deezee low pro box I just snagged for $150. Any thoughts on the covers? Good? Bad? worth the $130 or so? I won't put plastic ones on and I plan to replace the bed liner with line-x down the road. But I figure they'll do good for now and could even keep them after the line-x as well. Heres a pic with the new bed box, think it'll be too much tread plateish on the back?
And sorry can't seem to insert the image of the bed rails, but here's the direct link.
http://www.deezee.com/products/240/Truck_Bed_Rail_Protection/Side_Bed_Caps/Black_Tread_Wrap_Side_Bed_Caps.html?right_select_y ear=2010&right_select_make=19&right_select_model=8 342010 Sierra Nevada Edition
4.8L Ext. cab - Black Z85 4x4 G80
Shaved a couple badges and 4x4 stickers, DeeZee Red label Low Pro gloss black Brite plate cross box,DeeZee gloss black Brite plate bed rail caps , K&N,more to come.
08-04-2011, 12:48 PM #2
The diamond plate DO scratch the paint under them because of bed flex. I've seen rust then run down the sides of the truck beds and stain the paint. If your planning on have Line-X sprayed on in the future then I would temporarly install the plastic ones.:cool:
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08-04-2011, 03:41 PM #3
yar.. well I just went and put in a deposit.. and paid an extra $20 for them to be over nighted up here, rather then wait 3 weeks..
I got some foam tape at work and I might run it along the outter edges of the caps before I put them on. I mainly wanted them so the box sits on them instead of the bed and like a moron didn't really think that far down the line that they too will just end up scratching my paint.
Ah well.. what can you do. They should be installed by tomorrow night might have some new pics up over the weekend.
08-04-2011, 05:08 PM #4
Just keep a eye for rust running down on the paint. If you remove it in a reasonable amount of time it shouldn't stain the paint. Try to keep the bed sides waxed to help keep the rust fom staining. Do this until you do the Line-X.
08-04-2011, 05:36 PM #5
www.autoanything.com here is a link to it... http://www.autoanything.com/bed-caps...0A2635089.aspx
2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
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AVS Smoked Window Visors
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08-05-2011, 11:46 PM #6
picked em up and installed them.. after having to return the first ones they gave me as they were for a chevy. I really didn't think the beds were all that different, but they sure are. I'll post some pictures, I added a few strips of molding tape to the lower lip of them to hopefully keep them away from my paint lol
08-06-2011, 11:10 PM #7
I think they look bomb, only time will tell if the extra 3M tape I put on around the edges will stop it from muffin up the paint badly.
08-07-2011, 03:10 PM #8
08-08-2011, 09:36 PM #9
Thanks I must agreee with ya, though I'm kinda bias
08-09-2011, 08:22 PM #10
ive been meaning to get some bed rail caps for my truck, just havny done it yet. the toolbox i have had some good foam padding on the under side of the lip and so far it seems to be working.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino
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