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Customize Your Motobilt Jeep Accessories: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upgrading Your Drop Down Tailgate and Half Doors

At Motobilt, we're always looking for ways to help you enhance your Jeep experience. Today, we've got a great tip from our very own Rob "Bender" Park on how to customize your Motobilt drop down tailgate and half doors for your Jeep JK/JL. Whether you're gearing up for a new adventure or simply want to upgrade your Jeep's aesthetics, this guide will help you achieve a professional finish with minimal effort.

Step 1: Choose Your Materials

The Motobilt half doors and drop down tailgates feature a completely enclosed design with a laser-cut aluminum inner plate. This flat surface is perfect for customization, and what better way to do that than with EVA marine grade foam? Commonly known as Sea Deck, this foam comes in various patterns and colors, allowing you to personalize your setup to match your style and needs.

Step 2: Trim the Foam

Once you've selected your foam, it's time to cut it to fit your tailgate or doors. Use a sharp razor blade for this step to ensure clean, precise cuts. Measure twice, cut once to avoid any material waste.

Step 3: Bevel the Edges

For a truly professional look, you'll want to bevel the edges of the foam. This is where the Roloc disc comes into play. Attach the disc to your die grinder or a similar tool. Position it at the desired angle to quickly and smoothly bevel the edge of the foam. This method is much more efficient and yields smoother results than attempting to cut the bevel with a knife.

Step 4: Apply the Foam

After beveling the edges, apply the foam to the inner plate of your tailgate or half doors. Ensure it fits snugly and adheres well to provide a durable and lasting upgrade.

Step 5: Admire Your Work

Congratulations! You've successfully upgraded your Motobilt accessories from a basic install to a customized, professional-looking setup. Not only have you enhanced the functionality of your Jeep, but you've also added a personal touch that stands out.

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At Motobilt, we're dedicated to providing you with innovative solutions and expert advice to make your off-roading and Jeep experience the best it can be. Happy customizing!

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