Ok, so a while back I made a thread asking about what people did with their tailgate when getting a sprayed in bedliner. I figured I'd make a thread with what I did and include pics to give other people an idea. I also wanted to note that there are a lot of people in the Houston area looking for Line-X, which is no longer in Houston. The closest for me was Austin, and they were unwilling to make an appointment on the weekend, so I was out of luck with my work. After searching online, I decided to try Xtreme Liners of Houston, which Isaac had several praises for his work. He was even willing to setup an appointment on a holiday weekend to get my truck done. Hopefully, this will be a good alternative to Line-X, if not better.
I had the standard under-the-rail bedliner sprayed. As far as the tailgate goes, I took the handle off, pulled the bolts holding the plastic on, and had the entire tailgate sprayed. I can be quite picky at times, and wanted the entire bed to look the same...not have a sprayed bed and a plastic tailgate liner. Isaac was more than willing to work with me and thought it turned out very well. I have the tailgate handle and the bed extender thing, and everything bolts back into place and works just like it did before.
Here are some before and after pics, as well as some pics his wife graciously took while the job was being done. This will give everyone a good idea as to the process as well as what the tailgate looks like under the plastic liner. It is actually a standard tailgate with the access panel removed and a bracket bolted on to hold the handle.
One week later, my father and I made a trip to the deer lease, which saw some good use. After getting home and a quick spray down with the water hose, it looks good as new. I will try to make updates later down the road, to show how it holds up strength wise and color.
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All in all, I am extremely happy. The only thing I see that I do not like, is that the plastic liner is slightly wavy at the bottom of the tailgate, so I might go back and add two screws to keep it laying flat. It was like this before the bedliner, but wanted to make note in case someone noticed.
And just to note, I am not trying to sell bedliners, just show how mine turned out and hope to help someone else out there looking for one.