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Old 04-20-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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Hello all, looking for a good tailgate protector for my 2012 FX4. It's taken quite a beating from the wheeler and snowmobile over the last year. What's everyone using for tailgate protectors?

-OEM Ford Plastic?
-Weathertech?
-Diamond Plate?

I'm looking for something that will wrap around the tailgate molding also. TIA.
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I forgot about spray applied
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If you've got a sled going in and out of your box, I'd suggest some sort of plastic bed liner vs. the sprayed ones. The carbides seem to glide easier on the plastic vs. the somewhat softer and tackier sprayed in material.
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If you've got a sled going in and out of your box, I'd suggest some sort of plastic bed liner vs. the sprayed ones. The carbides seem to glide easier on the plastic vs. the somewhat softer and tackier sprayed in material.
I actually built a set of stow-away ramps for the bed of the truck so the sled never touches the tailgate, probably will end up going with the spray applied.
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the somewhat softer and tackier sprayed in material.
my line-x is neither soft nor tacky. it's actually a lot harder than the factory drop-in liner the truck came with. it does have significantly more traction than the plastic bed liner did. things do not slide around in that bed. at all. that same plastic bed liner had scratched off a lot of the paint on the bed after only 16k. everyone has their preferences, mine is line-x.
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Look at TrailFX #tg99x.

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Look at TrailFX #tg99x.
X2 on this. bought mine, tough as nails, looks great, mounts using existing screws in existing holes, (although I did change my screws to stainless), can be had for $40 including shipping.

Google Trailfx tg99x
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my line-x is neither soft nor tacky.
I've heard that comment from several people and I'm left thinking they've never actually touched a spray in liner. Mine is rhino or something, but also far from soft.
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X2 on this. bought mine, tough as nails, looks great, mounts using existing screws in existing holes, (although I did change my screws to stainless), can be had for $40 including shipping.

Google Trailfx tg99x
Looks pretty close to the OEM. Where did everyone purchase the protector from? Amazon?
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