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tonaue cover

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DareDog, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    have a truck with tonaue cover never had one before :bluebounc. what should i put on it to preserve it so it lasts a long time.
  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I wouldn't put anything on it. Just wash it regularly with your truck. A lot of those armoral type products cause the material to dry out faster than if you just leave it be.
  3. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I like to use 303 Aerospace Protectant. It offers great UV protection which is what really kills tonneau covers and the like. I use it on the soft top of my wife's Jeep too.

    It can usually be found at most marine retailers (locally I get it at West Marine).
  4. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    ................X2 ................
    I use 303 on my cover.. 4 years old and still looks new.
  5. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    I agree with plow guy just wash it everytime you clean your truck I never anything on my old trucks cover and it looked brand new 6 years after
  6. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    My cover came with a lifetime warranty, if treated with 303 a couple times a year. Supposed to protect against uv damage. I thought it was kind of expensive, but after using it, worth every penny.

    Even the paint on your truck will eventually break down over time if not taken care of. Why would you not occasionally treat your cover to help protect it? .... just askin'?:drinkup:

    btw, I agree w/ plowguy43 not to use Armorall...
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  7. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    put some Mothers on it in small spot and it seems to work good. going to get some more to do the whole cover.
  8. DrakeSabitch

    DrakeSabitch Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Tonneau* cover