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Dee Zee Full Tailgate Protector

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$154.99 - $165.99 each
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Features:
  • Your Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector is custom-designed for a perfect fit onto your specific year, make and model
  • Gives you complete coverage of your tailgate—from the top edge all the way down to its base
  • The Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector's full coverage stops shifting cargo from destroying your vulnerable cargo bay door
  • Wrought from thick, durable slabs of heavy-gauge aluminum, and finished with an eye-catching diamond-tread
  • Your Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector is available in multiple finishes
  • For the ultimate protection, pair your Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector with a set of Brite-Tread Side Bed Caps and the Brite-Tread Full Front Box Protector
  • Utilizes a sturdy 3M adhesive and a bolt-down mount for shift-free fit with only minimal drilling
  • Your Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector is covered by a limited lifetime warranty
Description:

Your tailgate has to put up with a lot of abuse-freight dragging across it, timber crashing down on it and, finally, being slammed shut against overfull loads. Give your cargo bay door complete protection against dents, grazes and nicks with Dee Zee's Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector.

The Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector is fully custom-designed for a precise fit onto your truck. Your entire tailgate is protected-from the top edge down to the base. That way, you're always covered when your cargo decides to start sliding around.

Wrought from heavy-duty aluminum, your Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector can withstand even the most punishing conditions. Plus, the diamond-tread finish adds a tough edge to your truck's presence.

Available in multiple finishes and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Notes:
  • For the most secure mount possible, some light drilling is required to install your Brite-Tread Full Tailgate Protector.
  • ATTN: State of California Consumers
    warning symbolWARNING: This product can expose you to lead, phthalates, engine exhaust and carbon monoxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. (For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov)
  • Warranty Submission Procedure: All warranty claims will be initiated at the place of purchase. The original purchaser will be required to present the original sales receipt with purchase date shown and provide photographs of the defect.
    In the event the originally purchased product style is no longer available, the product would be returned to the store of purchase for a refund or the applicable cost difference can be paid to choose an alternate style.
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93 Customer Reviews
5 Star
40 (43%)
4 Star
32 (34%)
3 Star
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2 Star
6 (6%)
1 Star
2 (2%)

It is perfect.

Very good fit. In fact it was a perfect fit. 3M tape is excellent. It could use another strip tape on the top lip but it is fine like it easy. Very nice fit and finish.
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Posted By DANNY A (Albany, GA) / April 25, 2020
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Dee Zee tailgate review.

I received my tailgate protector on time in great condition . It fit perfectly my F 250 tailgate and installed easily. I did not have the factory cap, so the hole on the gate did not line up with the holes on the gate protector. I simply drilled new holes and used the enclosed screws. The two sided tape clung well to my damaged gate and the piece has molded well to my 14 year old tailgate. It looks fantastic , makes the gate more solid and is very funtiona. Great piece.
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Posted By Sean M (ALTADENA, CA) / December 12, 2017
2004 Ford F-250
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Tailgate protector

The picture on your website shows the tailgate protector curving over the outside back of the tailgate...but is doesn't, it is flat exposing the mounting holes from the previous factory installed protector.
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Posted By Mark Y (MULDOON, TX) / April 1, 2017
2014 Ford F-250
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Looks great, could be heavier gauge.

It is a nice addition to the truck. The gauge of the metal could be a little thicker. There has been an issue with what this fits. Honestly I think it will fit the regular or rambox. I have a 2017 with the rambox and the fit was good. The lower mounting holes barely fit and the suggestion to use only 3 screws on top is iffy. I used 7 for a nice fit.
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Posted By Tim D (SANTA ROSA, CA) / February 18, 2017
2017 Dodge Ram
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Tailgate spoiler adjustment

My 08 ram 1500 4x4 hemi sport model had the rear spoiler on the tail gate. After I removed it and put on the Dee Zee, the lip didn't extend far enough to cover the 4 screw holes. So....I screwed in the Dee Zee, which fit fine. And then I put the spoiler on top of the Dee Zee, and screwed it back on, using the existing holes. Looks pretty good! That Dee Zee is solid enough to take a beating.
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Posted By Michael L (LIHUE, HI) / May 19, 2016
2008 Dodge Ram
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tailgate protector

very thin material. had this on my tailgate for less than two weeks and itd already showing signs of wear! I had the plastic bedliner tailgate protector on for 15yrs and still looks new.Will probably put plastic one back on. wasted $120.00 for cheap alumn.
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Posted By tom h (DOYLESTOWN, OH) / January 28, 2016
2000 Ford F-250
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wayne

i chose the black for something different. fit right over the factory protector. no problem. beautiful. have had several goog commets.
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Posted By Harry W C (Elizabethtown, KY) / October 13, 2015
2007 Ford F-350
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Needs to be packaged better

First it was delivered two houses down, second-the box had gaps at both ends so it had NO hardware. Then it wasn't wrapped in anything, no packaging to protect it so 2 out of the 4 corners were bent! It's pretty thin and I was able to flatten it out and came up with my own hardware to secure it and yes at the bottom as well.
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Posted By Steve T (Tijeras, NM) / September 24, 2015
2015 Ford F-150
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I like it

First one came in damaged and was immediately replaced. The directions are vague but installation is not difficult. Looks much better than previous product or the OE.
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Posted By Bruce T (LAKEWOOD, CO) / September 2, 2015
1999 Chevy Silverado
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Dee Zee full tailgate Protector

Used it to cover up a not so good spray on bed liner. Looks really nice along with the top side rails. striped out one screw on the tail gate protector, my own fault. Easy to install and looks nice.
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Posted By rhonda w (Cottonwood, CA) / July 11, 2015
2004 Dodge Ram
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Tailgete protector

I thing the product looks good, but thought that it should have been made of thicker material. Lots of stuff passes over a tailgate and damage will occur. For the weight of the material, I thought it somewhat overpriced. I will recommend the product to others, while letting them know that it's mostly for looks.
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Posted By Michael S (Cleveland, GA) / June 30, 2015
2001 Ford F-350
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Dee Zee tailgate protector

Very nice product, very easy installation and price was pretty reasonable.
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Posted By Aaron S (ELIDA, OH) / March 15, 2015
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tim

Excellent product, many ask where I Bought it, Did have to screw it down as tape did not hold.
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Posted By Timothy D (Lyndhurst, OH) / February 13, 2015
2015 Dodge Ram
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Good Fit

Installed perfectly over oem cap. Needs screw placement holes along bottom edge.
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Posted By jeff l (Tallassee, AL) / January 27, 2015
2001 Ford F-250
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Does what is says

Pic is deceiving, unless someone applied the diamond plate tail gate cap in the pic. This unit has a 90 degree bend. That is it. 2 screws and some sticky tape. It will get the job done. Keep tail gate from getting scratched up. Looks good on a white ford F-250. I will be adding some machine screws to the bottom.
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Posted By Daniel N (Brooklyn Park, MN) / October 15, 2014
2014 Ford F-250
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Dee Zee Full Tailgate Protector

Good product, my only complaint is the material is not as thick as is should be. Easy to install
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Posted By Ronald G (PERRYTON, TX) / August 20, 2014
2014 Dodge Ram
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TX SuperDuty

The item was priced right and shipped quickly. It arrived without damage. Nice cover but it is an inch and a half short of covering the tailgate to protect it while down. The double stick tape is not sufficient to hold the bottom end down. Must drill and add screws to the bottom edge to make it lay down and to reduce the chance of snagging or lifting up when dragging cargo across the bed and tailgate.
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Posted By James G (San Antonio, TX) / July 29, 2014
2006 Ford F-350
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Looks very nice!

I liked the fit and it really dresses up the tail gate. I do wish it used more of the tailgate screws to fasten it rather then 3m tape. In a truck, the tailgate sees a lot of traffic and should be more secure then 2 bolts. Overall I am happy with this product and the great deal from Auto Anything.
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Posted By Martin S (HUBBARD, IA) / May 20, 2014
2003 Ford F-350
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2012 Ran 1500 reg cab short bed

Did not care for two sided tape installation! Tape was per-installed on Tailgate protector and did not line up with truck tailgate. I chose to install with screws had to drill my own holes. Would be better quality if it was made of a heavier gauge material.
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Posted By Dean K (HANOVER, MI) / April 25, 2014
2012 Dodge Ram
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Not what I expected

This is a nice piece of metal but not what I was expecting. First, the top is L shaped not U as depicted in the picture. I had lost my factory plastic tailgate cover and was looking to replace it with the same. I then came across this and decided that a whole TG protector would be better than just the cap. This product is designed to be installed over that factory cap because now I have a gap between the tailgate and the protector. No option to order black. Would not recommend.
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Posted By Andrew V (New Windsor, MD) / April 12, 2014
2008 Toyota Tundra
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full tailgate

Dee Zee full tailgate protector, good quality, easy to install, no problems. Only thing I did was to deburr sharp edges, good product and service.
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Posted By Art C (Paxton, MA) / April 11, 2014
1996 GMC C/K 1500
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Could be a bit thicker, but pretty nice

The title of my review sums it up for me. I like the product, it's pretty easy to install. You just slip it over the tailgate and drill some pilot holes for screws and put 3 screws at the base of the tailgate to hold it on. That's all that you need. Of course you could put more fasteners in different locations if you like. The only thing that would make this a bit nicer for me would be if it were a little bit thicker metal.
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Posted By James R (Foresthill, CA) / March 27, 2014
2015 Subaru Forester
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Thin

I expected a little better quality from DeeZee.Had to drill and put xtra screws in to hold it down securely.
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Posted By Barry G (MORRISONVILLE, NY) / January 27, 2014
2014 Toyota Tundra
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Great product

I bought this to install on my "step" tailgate. I removed the pole and made 3 cuts on the protector so I could cover the step also. So it CAN work if you have the step and want a flat working area back there.
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Posted By John W (LUCERNE, IN) / November 29, 2013
2014 Ford F-350
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not satisfied

Product arrived damaged. Adhesive tape was 1/2" off. Will not fit correctly.
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Posted By Donald R (PORTSMOUTH, VA) / November 17, 2013
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