Care and Maintenance
Proper topper care is essential to protecting your
investment. Care for your topper just like your truck.
Avoid the use of paint thinners, scouring and any ammoniac product to clean your
pickup truck cap. Benzine can be used to remove stubborn dirt from your topper. Clean the inside of your truck
cap with a damp cloth. Your fiberglass topper can be
polished regularly, like your truck, to prevent yellowing of the gelcoat (in the case
of a white cap) as the years pass. Use ordinary car wax polish for
Clean & lubricate door
lock assembly and hardware. The locking mechanism on a pickup truck cap can usually be adjusted to ensure
continuous functioning. If your truck cap has metal end-locks and
striker plates, it is advisable to lubricate them every six months with petroleum jelly or Vaseline to ensure smooth operation. This will not be necessary
for truck toppers with nylon endlocksor striker plates.
End-locks and striker plates can be adjusted if the door is rattling or if the
end-lock does not catch the striker plate.
If you have difficulty inserting the cap's key in the lock or operating the mechanism,
a liberal application of lubricant will solve the
problem. It is not advisable to drive with an
open truck cap door as this will damage the door, hinges and gas stays supporting the door.
All truck caps are (normally) manufactured with safety glass window panes. Avoid
loading heavy objects against the cap's windows, as this may break the
windows or dislocate them from the frame. The gutters on sliding windows
should be cleaned regularly to ensure that windows open smoothly and to prevent
blockage of the draining holes that could cause water leaks.