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Old 03-23-2016, 09:53 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
If the "new" F150 is a 2015 with an aluminum body, the steel hitch rails MUST be isolated from the aluminum bed to prevent galvanic corrosion. A spray in bed liner will accomplish this. Therefore, if it is an all aluminum Ford, it would be best to spray in the liner before the hitch is installed.
Good point. It might even be worth considering drilling the holes through the bed floor before spraying in a coating, for isolation at the hole edges.

This is Cequent's comment on this issue:
Contact between any steel components (spacer blocks, frame brackets, etc.) and aluminum bed may cause corrosion. Insure that the paint is not damaged on the brackets and truck bed to avoid corrosion. Repaint any areas where holes were drilled through the bed.

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