Powder coat disclaimer
Important: PLEASE READ
These bed racks are in a direct line of fire from your front tires. It's the only way the bed rack can do it's job on the outside of the Softopper. Dirt on the roads can act as a sand blaster throwing snow, rocks, mud, road salt, winter gravel etc onto the rack degrading the powder coat. No coating can withstand repeated assault from the elements especially in harsh climates. Even some car washes use chemicals that are destructive to powder coating.
Steps you can take to prevent damage and rust
#1 Use mud flaps
#2 Use fender flares
#3 Keep stock sized tires on the vehicle
#4 Drive slow in dirt or mud
#5 Wash off any mud, snow, road salt immediately
#6 Apply a coat of wax occasionally
#7 Garage the vehicle when possible
#8 Touch up any bare metal with Krylon spray paint in satin black
#9 Sand any surface rust spots with Scotch Brite and touch up with paint
#10 The racks are made to get used and enjoyed. Occasional maintenance on your part may be required. Use paint to fix any scrapes from rocks or branches to protect any exposed metal.
We have sourced the best powder coating facility to powder coat our products, it is still a third party source that we don't have direct quality control over. Therefore, we are unable determine the longevity of the powder coatings lifespan.
If you have any concerns about this disclaimer we recommend purchasing the product bare and powder coat it or paint it yourself.