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Anyone know anything about truck covers?

Looking at getting an exterior truck cover since my truck sits outside all the time. I have the paint sealed and wash it weekly but I'd rather protect it from the sun, etc.

My worry is that the dirt and dust on the paint will scratch the surface if a cloth liner comes in contact with that. I can just see wind blowing and scratching my paint.

I have seen some truck covers on ebay from 25 bux to 300 bux. What's the difference?

Side note, I have an old truck that is going to sit in the barn and barely get driven so I want one for that truck for sure. It won't get sap or water on it being in a barn. Any advice?
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If your looking at the vinyl roll up covers, they range in price but usually around the 100 -250 range. The only thing about them is they don't last as long as the hard covers. You can get a hard folding cover for around 600-900 depending on the brand, series and bed length. But with any cover the cover its self doesn't touch the paint, its the side rails that clamp down to the bedsides that do. The cover just mounts inside the rails, and depending on the type of cover either snaps, velcro's or latches to the rails. Let me know what kind of truck you have and I can see whats available.

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If your looking at the vinyl roll up covers, they range in price but usually around the 100 -250 range. The only thing about them is they don't last as long as the hard covers. You can get a hard folding cover for around 600-900 depending on the brand, series and bed length. But with any cover the cover its self doesn't touch the paint, its the side rails that clamp down to the bedsides that do. The cover just mounts inside the rails, and depending on the type of cover either snaps, velcro's or latches to the rails. Let me know what kind of truck you have and I can see whats available.

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No i think he is talking about a full on cover for the whole truck.

But i have never been a fan of covers, generally unless its a car that gets stored for long periods most people give up putting it on and off and the whole scratching across the paint never rubbed me the right way. As for protection, a good coat of wax 2-3 times a year has been good to me for all my vehicles, granted im not in the texas heat like you. But wax acts like a sunscreen/2nd clear coat so as long as you have some good wax on it any damage should come right out

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Like a camper top ?
Haha no like the things you buy at autozone or whatever that is a big blanket to cover the ENTIRE truck from roof to tires, bumper to bumper

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Haha no like the things you buy at autozone or whatever that is a big blanket to cover the ENTIRE truck from roof to tires, bumper to bumper
Ahhh LOL, okay gotcha.
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Ha yea a truck blanket! I want to keep rats and crap off of it...but they will probably eat through it, but whatever. Any more advice would be awesome.
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Ha yea a truck blanket! I want to keep rats and crap off of it...but they will probably eat through it, but whatever. Any more advice would be awesome.
Yea sorry for the one in your barn it wouldnt be a bad idea. Id just put a bunch of rat traps around the tires so they have to get around one to even get into the truck making it that much harder

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California Car Cover

I have had a few car covers from these guys for stuff ranging from a F150 to an old Corvette. They fit to the car perfectly, they have a multitude of sins to choose from and are quality stuff. Not an FLAP cheapo by any means but will last you and not scratch your paint.

Here's a link: California Car Cover

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