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03-03-2010, 09:50 PM #1
plastic bed rail covers shrinking?
haven't been in for a while how ya all doin? i got a question about my plastic bed rail covers. I started noticing this winter that my bed rail covers started to pop up and there is a nice gap forming from the rear going forward. i am wondering if this is shrinkage from cheap plastic covers or just the cold. If it is cheap plastic is there a way i can remove them without hurting the paint and get some real good rail covers on? any advice is much appreciated.
2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD:sign0011:
Magnaflow 4" Dual Exhaust
Westin step bars
Penda Skid Resistor bed liner
dark blue metallic
Bak Industries plastic bed rail caps
Alpine 6 1/2" SPS-600 in front
Alpine 6 1/2" SPG-17C2 in rear
Bilstein HD Shocks front and rear
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs LT265/75/R16
Access Lorado Roll-up soft tonneau cover
03-04-2010, 07:30 AM #2
I have the plastic factory bed rail caps on mine and after I installed the tonneau cover the heat build up in the bed made them buckle, I'm thinking about removing them and having the Line-x extended over the bed rails instead. You can see how bad it's getting in the pic, in my signature pic they are straight.
03-04-2010, 08:01 AM #3
I think Adam has the best solution. The rail covers would have to be pretty thick to withstand really cold conditions.Morgan
2010 Silverado Ext. Cab LTZ 2 WD 6 ft bed
5.3L 6 speed w\ 3.08 rear end
Westin lighted boards
Undercover SE tonneau cover
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