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Old 06-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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Default Tonneau Cover Rubbed Off My Paint

When I bought my truck about a month ago, it had the hard white tonneau cover on it (seen in my avatar) but the damn thing was moved or positioned to a point where the fiberglass is directly touching and it has rubbed the paint down beyond the primer on the right corner... I love having the cover and It really isn't that big of a deal just a dime sized paint rub off but its annoying and i was wondering if any of you had ideas on how i can either try to adjust the cover so it sits the way it is supposed to or if there was any way to prevent further damage to paint... Thanks
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Rubbed Off My Paint

foam pieces?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:03 AM
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That was my original thought but i tried super gluing it but the foam piece slides out of place as the cover comes down. I was thinking maybe just gluin felt pieces in next and see if that worked
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:59 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Rubbed Off My Paint

Did you use the foam pieces that are designed for camper shells? I have those on my bed rails and the boyfriend has it on his canopy. The flatten out but if you double up or replace them every so often it's a good option.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:15 AM
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Default Re: Tonneau Cover Rubbed Off My Paint

my topper did the same thing, on both bed shoulders and tailgate. i just used camper seal strips, cut to length and doubled up!
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:09 PM
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Definitely going to do that. Right now actually. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:39 PM
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They do that, some times just from the rubber seal and the usual friction. You can try the clear chip gaurds for rocker panels auto stores sell, just cut it down to size
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:53 AM
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Ok so i fixed it. used that chip stuff just like clinton said and its helping a ton. Thanks all!
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:56 AM
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Excellent! Thats some good news!
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:57 AM
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foam strip for camper shell work's great.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:19 AM
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I can rest a little easier tonight haha and i may glue some camping foam on top of the chip protector just for a little added cushion as it will flatten out after a while.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:31 AM
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I can rest a little easier tonight haha and i may glue some camping foam on top of the chip protector just for a little added cushion as it will flatten out after a while.
Lol....rest easy now friend!!
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