Caring For Hard Truck Bed Covers

Care and Maintenance

Bedlocker Electric Care and Maintenance

After installation, if the cover is tight or hard to open and close, the shimming may need to be redone.

Drain tubes may become clogged over time and should be removed and cleaned.

Periodically remove the top cover and clean out the canister.

To help keep the Bedlocker Electric retractable tonneau cover looking its best, we recommend caring for it and washing the same way you care for your truck finish. However, we recommend that you do not wax your cover, because the hammer texture makes it difficult to remove wax.

Full-Metal JackRabbit™ Care and Maintenance

It is important to open and close the cover regularly; the spring that operates the cover is self-lubricated and regular use assures that it stays in proper working condition.

After installation, if the cover is tight or hard to open and close, the shimming may need to be redone.

Over a period of time, if the cover becomes difficult to move in or out (particularly on hot days), check that the side-to-side clearance on the Full-Metal JackRabbit is set at least 1/8” on each side.

Drain tubes may become clogged over time and should be removed and cleaned.

Periodically remove the top cover and clean out the canister.

To help keep the Full-Metal JackRabbit retractable tonneau cover looking its best, we recommend washing it the same as you care for your truck finish. However, we recommend that you do not wax your cover, because the hammer texture makes it difficult to remove wax.

JackRabbit™  and Switchblade Care and Maintenance

It is important to open and close the cover regularly; the spring that operates the cover is self-lubricated and regular use assures that it stays in proper working condition.

After installation, if the cover is tight or hard to open and close, the shimming may need to be redone.

Over a period of time, if the cover becomes difficult to move in or out (particularly on hot days), check that the side-to-side clearance on the JackRabbit is set at least 1/8” on each side.

Drain tubes may become clogged over time and should be removed and cleaned.

Periodically remove the top cover and clean out the canister.

To help keep the JackRabbit retractable tonneau cover looking its best, we recommend washing it the same as you care for your truck finish. However you should not wax your cover. Using a citrus-based vinyl cleaner and protectant such as Pace Edwards Brand or the 303 brand will keep your cover looking like new. Alcohol, petroleum-based or silicon-based cleaners should be avoided and ARE NOT recommended for our covers.