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Didn't mean to rhyme there. I load a four wheel cart with my equipment pretty regularly and it's beginning to take it's toll on the tail gate. I'm thinking of having a piece of diamond plate cut to fit and screwing it in. However, I'm not a mod type guy (actually more of a rocker) and would like some heads up on what would be involved. TIA.
 

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I am looking for tailgate protection alternatives also. That plastic diamond plate matting is available thru industrial safety outlets under matting. I am finding it a bit thick for my light purposes. I am looking for the thin dimple kind that looks like the inside of the Element. So far I have tagged it as Flexi-coin by Go corporation. I think I can order it thru Acklands-Grainger industrial supply. If can convince them I just want a small piece. Check this out. http://www.goval.com/fleximat.htm

In the mean time I am using clear plastic shelf liner with light adhesive from Rona-Revy (Home depot) on the tailgate and door sills. Cheap $5 and effective and removeable and repositional and interior color comes thru.

No I don't have plastic covers on my lampshades. :wink:
 

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[quote:df94e1cad0="ropedart"]No I don't have plastic covers on my lampshades. :wink:[/quote:df94e1cad0]

How bout' your sofas? :lol:

On a more serious note, another thing to think about is trying to find yourself some aluminum diamond plate. It's thinner, conforms to contours easier, and will never rust.
 

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Actually, have you checked Pepboys for pickup truck liners. I see some tailgate rubber liners. You would have to cut to suit and double sided tape them down. I think they are expensive for glorified rubber carpet runners. Which is another idea. :idea:
 

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Got tired of using clear shelf liner so I got the vinyl diamond plate. Velcro tape won't stick to the chemically resistant stuff so I will have to staple or grommet the velcro on. That way I can velcro to the tailgate. I have seen 4 foot wide rubber hallway runner that would work but it smells.
 

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But you can try a local industrial store that has safety supplies. They sell work flooring. Or get beyond Home depot and go to a large flooring supply specialist and get a free sample of industrial flooring. However industrial flooring is often heavily padded for standing and I don't want that.

Rhino lining is not reversible and my rule of thumb is its got to come off for resale purposes.
 
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