protective tape for tail gate

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 21:34
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Hi Everyone,
Can anyone give me the name of a good protective tape that I can run along the top of the tail gate of my Colorado to protect the paint rubbing when I close the rear door of my canopy.

Thanks to all who give advice.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 08:45

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 08:45
Hi Peter

I am not familiar with your problem, but have you checked out Clarke Rubber? They have heaps of sealing strips etc. May be worth a aquiz. They also have some with an adhesive already on them.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 08:46

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 08:46
Spelling spelling spelling!..

That was "May be worth a squiz". ie, a look!

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Reply By: itsdave - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:20

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:20
Hi Peter

I got some of the tape your after from ARB Canopies at Nundah in Brisbane a while back and just found it. The markings on the roll are:

Manufacturer 3M 468MP, 200MP Adhesive

Just did a quick Google and it came up with Blackwoods being a supplier


Hope this helps

Cheers Dave
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Reply By: Sads - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 18:20

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 18:20
Peter, I've just gone through the exact same thing. Ended up buying some 3M tape from Canada via Ebay. About $17 and the same again for postage but was quick.

Scotchguard 2" STRIP - 3M™ Paint Protection Film 84" LONG

"An alternative to bug shields or vehicle bras. 6 mil, clear-coated urethane film that helps preserve the vehicle finish.
2 inch x 84 inch strip - 6 mil Genuine 3M™ Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film with pressure sensitive adhesive. "

It is what Flexiglass SHOULD use to begin with. ARB included it as standard on my brother's canopy, but Flexiglass cheaped out with some basic "office quality sticky tape" for my Colorado, and a lot of paint has been worn away.

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Follow Up By: Sads - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 18:42

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 18:42
Here is the link by the way:


However I will add that I have not stuck mine on yet. Unsure whether to try and paint/seal the rubbed surface of the tailgate first. There is no rust while the canopy door continues to rub, and hoping the tape itself will prevent any oxidation/rust forming once it is down.

My question to the forum is will the currently exposed metal surface of the tailgate start to rust if I put the tape over top? (providing I get a good seal)
I really can't be bothered trying to blend in some touch up paint.

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