Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com here with my quick review of the Putco Chrome Upper and Lower Tailgate Accent available for your 2015 and newer F-150. In this video, we're going to cover a few basic things about the Putco product here. Basically what it's made of, what it's going to do for your styling, how much it's going to set you back and what it takes to get this thing installed. Now overall guys, simple peel and stick job, so one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You won't even have to open up your toolbox, and we'll have a little bit more on that later on.
Plain and simple guys, the Putco trim kit here is going to appeal to the F-150 owners out there who are into that chrome appearance and want to add a little bit more flash and a little bit more bling to an otherwise boring area, otherwise known as your tailgate. Now this is a great choice for someone out there who might already have some pre-existing chrome on your truck, whether it be bumpers, grilles, wheels, or whatever. Or on the other hand, if you have a more base model truck and you're looking to spice things up a little bit, this would also be a great choice as well.
Now if anyone knows the truck aftermarket, or more specifically the chrome truck aftermarket, it's Putco. They've been doing parts like this for over four decades now and are easily one of the leaders in producing chrome truck accessories for not just trucks, but a wide variety of applications. As I mentioned earlier guys, this is going to be a very simple package with really one purpose in mind, to add a little bit more flash or a little bit more style to the factory tailgate which can be a little dull in factory form.
Now both upper and lower accents are going to be constructed from durable stainless steel here, before being finished off in Putco's signature chrome plating. And again guys, since Putco's been doing chrome for four decades now, they really do have the process down to a science. The chrome plating or the chrome process here on these parts is absolutely flawless, and it's something that you see a lot with Putco. However, if you do run into any issues, they do back most of their chrome plating or their chrome accessories with their limited lifetime warranty against any workmanship or defects over time.
And one thing to point out too, guys. This stuff does match up nicely with any existing factory chrome or even most aftermarket chrome accessories, so it's going to make for a very consistent look. I do want to point out again guys, that this is Putco's package deal or kit deal here. So expect three pieces all together, the solid lower portion and two upper portions that are going to be separated by the factory tailgate handle. Now all three portions already come installed with the 3M automotive tape on the back. That's just going to make the install a little bit easier when the time comes. I do also want to point out that Putco offers this kit with just the lower portion by itself. So if you're not a big fan of the lower and the upper together, or maybe it's a little too busy for you, you can definitely still grab the lower by itself here on the site and it's actually going to save you 50 bucks in the process.
As far as price is concerned guys, well, this isn't the most affordable exterior mod on this site, that's for sure. You are going to be dropping about 150 bucks for all three pieces, but you have to factor in, this is really the only kind of mod of its kind. So there's really no basis for comparison here. You also have to keep in mind though, for that price you are getting great materials, you're getting Putco's legendary chrome plating process and it does look pretty sharp when installed.
As I mentioned earlier too, this is going to be one of the easier mods you'll ever install onto your truck. Total peel and stick job, so expect one out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter and maybe 30 minutes from start to finish. And as is the case with any peel and stick job, the prep is definitely going to be the big key here. Now you're going to want to thoroughly clean the area using your supplied alcohol prep pads just to get rid of any dust, dirt, or wax.
Once everything's all cleaned up, simply remove the protective backing on the preinstalled 3M automotive tape and adhere carefully to your truck. So again guys, if you're just a big fan of the chrome look for your newer F-150 and think you can benefit from a little bit more, then the Putco Tailgate Accent Kit would be a great addition. And you can find yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
The Putco Chrome Tailgate Upper and Lower Accent Kit is perfect for giving your truck something extra to set it apart from the pack. These durable trim pieces install easily and quickly for a nearly instant style transformation. They're designed to accent factory and aftermarket trim, making them perfect for stock or upgraded trucks alike.
These F-150 trim pieces are crafted from durable, chrome plated automotive grade ABS. They'll provide intense style through rain, sun and snow, making them an ideal style option for any climate.
Each Accent installs easily with pre-applied automotive grade 3M adhesive. Simply clean your truck, peel and stick for a quick and painless chrome upgrade.
The Putco Tailgate Upper and Lower Accent in Chrome is designed to fit all 2015 to 2018 Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Left Side Upper Accent
- (1) Right Side Upper Accent
- (1) Lower Accent
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 10 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my F-150?