Truck bed covers are a great way to protect your cargo from the elements and keep your truck bed looking neat and tidy. However, if you don’t properly seal the cover, your cargo might be exposed to moisture, dirt and other debris. Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can take to ensure that your truck bed cover is properly sealed.
Step 1: Clean the Bed
Before you start sealing the cover, it’s important to make sure that the bed of your truck is free of debris and dirt. If there is any debris or dirt on the truck bed, it can prevent the sealant from adhering properly. Use a mild cleaner and a soft cloth or brush to thoroughly clean the surface of the bed.
Step 2: Apply Sealant
Once you have cleaned the surface of your truck bed, you can start applying sealant. Choose a sealant that is specifically designed for use on rubber or plastic surfaces.
Start by applying an even layer along all seams and edges of the cover. Once you have finished applying sealant to all edges and seams, use an applicator gun to apply a generous amount of sealant along all corners.
Step 3: Let Dry
Once all areas have been sealed with sealant, allow it time to dry completely before using your truck bed cover. Depending on what type of sealant was used, drying time can vary from several minutes up to 24 hours. Make sure not to disturb or move anything until the sealant has fully dried.
Conclusion: Sealing a truck bed cover is an easy process that will ensure your cargo stays safe and secure when traveling in inclement weather or harsh conditions. Cleaning the surface of the truck bed before beginning will ensure that any dirt or debris does not interfere with adhesion.
Applying an even layer of sealant along all seams and edges will provide a waterproof barrier against moisture and other elements. Finally, allowing proper time for drying will complete this process ensuring that no air pockets are left between surfaces.