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What are “Self Backing” Clamps?

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. Read More »

What is EPDM?

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!  Read More »

You say your cover folds thanks to a breakthrough design called “The Living Hinge.” What is a “Living Hinge?

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. Read More »

What is the core material of each panel?

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 ... Read More »

What is the BAKFlip made out of?

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 ... Read More »