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The BAKFlip G2 is now ALL METAL uses a textured aluminum surfaces for all flat panel surfaces above and below the cover. This incredibly durable panel has a single coat of epoxy primer that is baked on at 460 degrees. Once the primer has set, an extraordinarily tough and scratch-resistant polyester based coating is used as the final finishing coat (which gives the look of a tough, baked on enamel, but is much higher quality). This coating process ensures that the covers is both scratch and UV resistant. Each panel is cut precisely using “CNC” controls, which are computer guided controls that ensure that your cover, panels, and rails are cut precisely at the correct curvature and angle matching the structure and shape of your truck bed perfectly! This ensures a perfect and customized fit on every truck. The core between the two surface panels is an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) core. This is the same material that is used as the cover of a surfboard
This means that the structural interior of the cover is lightweight, rigid and impervious to water! Should water ever find its way into the center of the panel (which would be really difficult), it will never deteriorate from the inside as it is unaffected by moisture, so it will never deteriorate or delaminate as a result! Each panel is then neatly framed in powder coated, aircraft quality aluminum for a lifetime of indestructible use! These panels will not crack, warp, fade, rust, or corrode and can handle up to 135 kilos of evenly distributed weight.
That depends on the length of the truck bed. All Beds 1.75m or shorter have 3 folding panels. Truck beds over this length have 4 folding panels!
The core between the two coated textured proprietary hard paneled surface sheets is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is impervious to water and very lightweight and rigid (it is the same material used as the core of the best surfboards). Should water ever find its way into the center of the panel (which would be really difficult), the interior of the cover will never deteriorate from the inside nor is it affected by moisture, so it the core will never deteriorate or delaminate as a result!
The revolutionary “living hinge” system developed to ensure water resistance. Each living hinge consists of a seamless EPDM flexible rubber covering over rigid aluminum supports. EPDM is the same material used as factory weatherstripping around your car’s doors and windshield. The flexibility of this rubber is what allows the cover to fold easily without a traditional hinge design.
EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) is a very heavy duty rubber for use in extreme conditions and is used in automotive weather-stripping and seals around windows and doors, radiator, garden and appliance hose, tubing, belts, electrical insulation, roofing membranes etc. It is extremely tough rubber that can withstand high heat, and maintain flexibility for many years to come!
Innovative Self Backing clamps are used to secure the side rails. These low profile clamps allows you to hold the clamp in place with one use the other hand to wield the wrench to tighten the clamp! Only one wrench is needed as the bolt is “self backing” when tightening.
The rails are extruded from aircraft quality aluminum and then powder coated for unmatched durability. The exposed surfaces of the rails are 100% powder coated.
Yes! There is a rigid protective strip underneath the mounting rails so it will never damage the painted or rail surface underneath it.
Only 2.5 cm on each side! This allows plenty of clearance for the use of all bed extenders.
The cover has a light texture to it…very similar to the back top step of most truck bumpers, plastic side rails, mirror trim moldings, etc.
All of our covers come in a beautiful Satin Black color only. As a result, it looks factory installed!
EXTREMELY STRONG! These covers can handle 135kg of evenly distributed weight. Loads are never a problem!
At the center of the cover – The cover comes down into the bed approximately 3.8 cm total at the latches (approx. 1.3 cm of that is soft rubber bumpers placed on the bottom of the latches). Virtually zero height added to the bed. At the edges where the rubber seal touches the side rails…the thickness of this is negligible (approx. 0.15cm!)
The flat panels are 1.3cm in total thickness. Where the latches hit…the latches drop down into the bed approx another 1.3cm (for a total of 3.8 cm only at the latch mechanism)
When the cover is completely closed, the cover sits level with the side rails so the cover is completely flat.
Depending on the size of the cover, the weight runs from a minimum of 15.8 kg and up to 18 kg for the long beds. A good rule of thumb is that for a full size truck with a short (6.5 ft. Bed) bed, the cover itself weighs only 18 kg. For shorter beds, it can go down to 15.8 kg. For long beds…it is a maximum of 20 kg.
Simply reverse the installation…Remove fastening knobs and then remove cover. Then remove the clamps and rails, and that’s it!