We love our trucks, but there are certain things that really should have just been options right from the factory. Sure, some manufacturers will sell you a tonneau cover at the dealership (at a high premium), but these don’t have the cohesive look that painted tonneau covers for pickup trucks have. They come painted right from the factory to match your paint exactly, making for a complete OEM+ look that will have other people with the same truck wondering how they missed that option when buying their trucks.
Even past their good looks, hinged painted truck bed covers also provide the most weather resistance of any tonneau cover, and great security along the way. Most of the colored tonneau covers we have for sale have seperate latches and locks from your tailgate, so you can lock everything up securely, and still have quick access to your gear when you need it.
What about weather protection? Well that’s one of the best reasons to get one of the many painted tonneau covers for pickup trucks. The way these are constructed, they form a lip around the perimeter of your truck bed, so the only seams are on the side of the cover, and none vertical. This means that rain, snow, and other gunk would have to push its way in from the side somehow in order to get past your tonneau cover. The only other thing you need to make your truck bed completely weatherproof is to add a tailgate seal, because from the factory your truck has some small gaps there.
So what about when it comes time to get to your gear? No problem. Our painted truck bed covers just need to be lifted open like it’s a giant trunk, where gas struts will hold it up, allowing you to take your time in unloading your gear, or leaving it up for easy access when you’re tailgating or camping and need quick access to the cooler you’re keeping back there out of the sun. And then when you’re done, easy again! Just close your tailgate and then close the cover like you would any car trunk.
So where’s the downside? Well if you need to haul something bigger than you can fit with the painted truck bed cover down, then you’ll have to remove it in order to haul say, a refrigerator, or something. Still, it’s not too big of an impediment, as most are designed to be removed within just a few minutes, but you’ll probably still need someone else there to help you remove it, as they are of course quite wide. This is a worthy trade-off if you like the sleek looks and aerodynamics these colored tonneau covers.
Not sure which of our painted tonneau covers for pickup trucks would best fit your needs? Give us a call or hop into a chat with one of our Gearheads and we’ll help get you on the right track to finding what would best fit your needs for your truck!