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Old 09-01-2012, 03:11 PM
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Has anyone removed the strips of plastic that line the side edges of the bed on the '09-12s?
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i'm not sure, but i think you'd find holes stamped in the sheet metal beneath
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I did a search a couple years back about the POS plastic rails
Then i talked to the LINE-X guy, because i wanted the over the rail spray Line-X
He told me that the surface under the rails is very uneven & has several holes in it, same with the tailgate piece

While removing the caps, the plastic clips will break off, unless you are very careful
they are molded onto the plastic cap
I have waited for someone to tell us why it is so uneven
It might be for mounting shells, cap, toppers, or campers
It just makes no sense to me

The aftermarket metal rail caps that i have seen, mount on top of the OEM plastic piece

I would post a pix of my tailgate top, so you could see the top surface, but yours would be different from mine, it was modified



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i only shook it & knocked off the littlest bit of bark
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Well that sucks. Another job well done on shitty design dodge.....
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Yes, there are a lot of holes under the rail covers.
Work from under the bed rail and inside the tailgate to get to the clips for removal and paint them to match the body. Use some 3-M Trim Tape when reinstalling.
They seam to disappear.
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