Stylish and Practical Stake Pocket Covers
Truck beds are usually fitted with stake pockets to prepare it for any tool or accessory you might want to put on your truck. However, there may be times when you are already satisfied with the use of the bed as it is. In such instances, the pockets are nothing but holes that needs to be covered. Before buying one just to cover it up, you might want to look at some other details before spending hard earned money on any cover.
Most stake pocket covers are made of hard and durable plastic. These are sturdy enough to prevent natural elements like water, snow, dust, and dirt from entering and contaminating the pocket. There are also pocket covers made of galvanized steel. These also do a decent job of protecting your truck bed's body and rails from getting dirty.
Get a set that is guaranteed to last a long time and able to withstand anything thrown at it. These are supposed to be covers that can be left forever and not temporary seals.
Plastic covers usually come in its black and coarse finish. Simple and unimposing, these offer a clean look to your truck bed. The steel covers however have a flashier and shinier finish. Other than its basic metallic design, steel ones can also have different colors painted on them for a more unique and customized look. No matter the style these covers offer, its protective properties stay intact.
A good set of stake pocket covers shouldn't only be tough and strong, but also easy to use. The common installation method uses clips to hug the pocket's sides. Check these clips and make sure these are still easy on the paint job. Don't get covers that will scratch and damage paint every time you install and remove them.
As a final note, buy a set that will fit and cover all bed pockets. These are sold in sets of four or six, so there is no reason to fall short of what you need.