You have successfully installed your new MAR-K tailgate, latches, and links. Now disassemble the tailgate by removing the latches and links and remove the tailgate from the bed assembly. Prepare the tailgate for painting. After painting, reinstall the latches and link assemblies and be sure to use a good thread locking compound on the hardware during reassembly. See what MAR-K can do for your truck by checking out their web site.