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When I wasn’t too careful about cleaning out the gap, the bits of gravel left behind chipped the paint and sometimes dented the metal. So I installed a protective shield to reduce the damage.
It’s a simple fix:
As shown in the accompanying drawing, I made the tailgate gravel shield from a length of aluminum coil-stock flashing.
After cutting it to length, I placed the flashing over the gap between the tailgate and the bed liner, anchoring it under the liner.
When I don’t need it, I store the flashing under the liner.
— Clyde Kennedy; Rushville, Ohio
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