Dust sealing

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 17:32
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Does anyone know if there is a kit so seal the tailgate on the hilux tub. Tried various seal profiles from Clark Rubber to no avail - either wrong shape or too dense a material to compress. Have approached toyota,nissan, ford and they do not have such a kit available and suggested to try what i've already done and failed
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Reply By: Gramps - Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 17:46

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 17:46
If you've got a canopy on the tub, open a vent or window slightly to provide positive pressure. Keeps most dust out.

There was awrite up on here ( a very long time ago ) where the poster Glad wrapped the sides of the tailgate, closed it and forced some sort of gap sealer between the wrap and tub and left it to cure. Opened tailgate, removed Gladwrap and voile !!!!

How adventurous are you :)

Regards
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Follow Up By: D&G - Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 17:52

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 17:52
WE have an ARB vent on our canopy (on the back of a DMax).. It works really well and the increase in pressure works really well. - across the Tanami and along the Gibb.
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Follow Up By: garry r - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 12:10

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 12:10
Thanks Gramps. Ido have a canopy ARB with a vent installed. Problem was oncoming vechiles or dust storm and had to shut vent. I finally put a damp towel between the draw system and the tailgate to eliminate part of the problem. Just thought that someone my have had a better idea than mine
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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 19:29

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 19:29
Garry,
they are known to be near impossible to seal as are many tubs and canopies where the canopy rear window meets the top edges of the tailgate.

There is a mob on ebay that offer a part seal for the tailgate. Pretty expensive for 2 pieces of rubber though.

Vents work well at speed where you get the positive pressure but at low speeds the dust billows up around the tailgate and in it gets.

Maybe some sort of flap that hangs from the rear window that keeps the dust mostly between it and the tailgate.

Hope you find a solution,
RA.
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Reply By: bluefella - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 05:58

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 05:58
Roof rack world have dust deflectors to fit canopys.
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