02-01-2008, 11:37 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Royse City, TX
This info is straight from an email received from Undercover:
Currently, our covers are available only in black, hair-cell textured ABS polymer; they can, however, be painted. With this said about paintability, we would like to share the following information:
Mechanically: No Issues
Cosmetically: Possible Issues
Due to texture and reflective values and the fact that smooth and textures will look different, painting is not advised if a perfect match is desired.
HOW TO PAINT YOUR COVER:
1). Clean the UnderCover using soap and water.
2). Remove the locks and scuff the entire surface to be painted using either a red scotch-brite pad or 400 grit wet sand paper.
3). Clean the UnderCover again using soap and water.
4). Apply non-sanding primer sealer.
5). Apply your color topcoat.
** No special adhesion promoter or flex additive is required **
I would like to point out, however, that while many customers have indicated a desire for a paint-to-match cover, most have changed their minds after actually seeing the UnderCover lid on their trucks (our cover in most cases enhances the overall truck appearance since it so closely matches the black trim of most modern-day trucks). We hope you will give this consideration in making your decision.
Special Note: In the event of a warranty claim that requires replacement of your UnderCover, the Warranty DOES NOT cover any time or materials needed to repaint the replacement!