Review & Install Video
The matte black or gloss black tailgate panel decal is available for any '15 or newer F-150 owner who might be looking to just slightly enhance the rear end appearance of their truck with a very easy peel-and-stick decal over their factory paint. Now, speaking of over their factory paint, if you have scratches or scuffs on that paint, this is a very easy coverup, instead of spending money on repairs. In addition to that, if you're the guy out there doing a complete exterior blackout for your truck, this is a great exterior appearance mod, and it definitely will add to that stealth. This is a very easy installation since it is a peel and stick. So I will give it a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, thanks to a very simple, wrinkle-free vinyl. Taking a look a little bit closer at this decal, there really isn't too much going on with it. There's no crazy, flashy designs, or crazy cutouts, or anything like that. It's a very straightforward matte black or gloss black design. The only cutout available is right there in the dead center, which is the Ford oval logo. That way you don't have to worry about taking off that big logo embedded in your tailgate panel. With that said, it goes right around that. But you will have to remove, if you have one, the F-150 logo located in the corner. That is just on with 3M automotive bonding tape. So all you'll need is some kind of heat gun, and maybe even a fishing line to kind of weave it off. From there, it'll apply directly on over top, and you won't have to cut out that oval. Now, this is manufactured right here in-house at AmericanTrucks Graphics, and it's manufactured out of the highest quality, 4 mil, wrapping cast vinyl available today. On top of the vinyl, it's got a very good clearcoat which protects it from the outer elements, and underneath it has an advanced technology. That advanced technology is going to be the wrinkle-free and air bubble-free technology, to make sure it has a wrinkle-free finish on top, making your job a lot easier to apply it. Now, what's really cool about this aside from the appearance is definitely going to be the price. Now, if you're the guy with scratches and scuffs, going to get it repaired can definitely cost you a couple hundred bucks to get a respray or some kind of buffed out scratch. Now, with that said, you could pick this one up for just about $50, which in my opinion is well worth it. This is not a permanent solution, but it does the trick for up to eight years, thanks to the quality vinyl. As far as the install is concerned, the hardest part of the job is going to be getting the F-150 logo off the corner of your tailgate. With that said, it's just going to require a heat gun, and like I said, maybe even a fishing line to kind of weave it off of the vehicle. From there, you'll be able to spray the vehicle down. Make sure you're cleaning it of all dirt and dust, so the vinyl gets a good binding. You'll also wet the back of the vinyl with a soap and water mixture, both the vinyl and the tailgate, and apply it on, centering everything and letting it dry. Once that's taken care of, you can put 3M tape back on the reverse side of the F-150 logo and stick it into place if you'd like. If not, you can simply leave it as a smooth matte black or gloss black finish. Now, that obviously is only going to take you about 30 minutes or so from start to finish, and it definitely gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. So if you're the owner of a 2015 or newer F-150, I'd recommend checking out the matte black or gloss black finish of the tailgate panel decals, which are available right here at americantrucks.com.
Impressive Styling Accent.
This Matte Black Tailgate Panel Decal is the ideal way to enhance the exterior appearance of your late model F-150. This AmericanTrucks Graphics Decal was specifically designed to accent the sculpted lines of the tailgate. As an added bonus this Decal is an excellent way to cover up any existing scuffs and scratches you may have earned on the road or out on the trail.Perfect Fit Guaranteed.
AmericanTrucks Graphics vinyl designs have been test fit, refined and tested again on our very own fleet of vehicles to ensure a perfect fit every time.Wrapping Cast Vinyl.
AmericanTrucks Graphics uses only the highest quality 4 mil Wrapping Cast Vinyl available on today's market. Featuring a built-in protective clear coat layer, this wrapping cast vinyl is designed to last through at least 8 years of harsh outdoor weather. This 4 mil vinyl is far more durable when compared to similar products that were designed with thinner calendared vinyl film, which starts to degrade in just a couple of years.Air Release Technology.
Air release technology features miniature air channels on the adhesive side of the vinyl that allows air to be easily squeezed out from underneath, providing a bubble-free installation and a smooth wrinkle-free surface.Application.
This Matte Black AmericanTrucks Graphics Tailgate Panel Accent Decal will fit all 2015 to 2017 Ford F-150s that is not
equipped with a Factory Tailgate Applique.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?
- 2.7L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
- 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Raptor - 17
- 5.0L V8 - 15, 16, 17
Does not fit on models equipped with a factory tailgate applique.