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Step By Step Guide to Maintain Ute Roll Top Cover in Sydney

We all know that your ute is your most prized possession and so is the roll-top cover that you have got installed in your vehicle. But are you confused about how to take proper care of your ute roll top cover? Check this step by step manual to know about cleaning your ute roll-top cover in Sydney.

(1) The Conditions of usage

  • Aluminium, polymers, and rubber make up the ute roll-top cover in Sydney.
  • Roll-tops in Syndey was built to withstand standard road driving conditions. The lightness of the design makes it unsuitable for heavy use.
  • -30 to +80 degrees Celsius is the temperature range.
  • The ute roll top cover is used to protect the bed from rain and debris. It has the ability to endure rainwater. 
  • Water can leak into the tailgate area owing to a lack of sealing. 
  • Dust can also get into the compartment through numerous holes around the tailgate region, as well as other seals.
  • The ute roll top cover is comprised of aluminium profiles that heat up and cool down in response to the weather. Condensation may form on the inside of the profile as a result of this.
  • Although the ute roll-top cover available in Sydney is not designed for loading, it may withstand average snow loads. No part of it can bear the weight of cargo or people. If someone stands on the merchandise, it may be harmed.
  • Although the ute roll top cover is not completely waterproof, it does provide adequate protection from the weather. It is weather-resistant, which means it may be able to withstand minor water penetration.
  • If the ute roll-top cover is closed and contains water, snow, ice, or dirt, it may leak into the bed as the cover retracts.

(2) Warnings

  • Do not drive with people under the ute roll-top cover.
  • When the cover is closed, do not allow people or animals to stay in the bed.
  • When the lid is closed, temperatures can reach dangerously high levels.
  • The baggage should not be secured using the draw strap.
  • Disassemble the main shaft from the canister only when the spring tension has been entirely relieved.
  • When opening and shutting lamellas, keep your fingertips away from them.
  • We do not recommend washing the ute roll-top cover in a brushless carwash since chemicals may damage the coating.
  • Regularly wash the ute roll-top cover with standard car shampoo and a soft, lint-free cloth or brush.
  • If the ute roll-top cover is washed in a carwash or if any chemicals are used on it, please utilise a maximum PH value of 8.

(3) Functions

  • To open the ute roll top cover, first, make sure it is unlocked.
  • Pull the handle back and press the lock cylinder down.
  • To gently open the ute roll-top cover, use the pull strap.
  • The locking function is required to move the cover forwards to an open position; however, the cover can be moved backwards to the shutting position without using the locking function.

(4) Locking Mechanism

  • Along with the profiles, the ute roll-top cover has a locking system with various locking points.
  • The ute roll top cover will lock in four places when the locking system is engaged: fully open, 2/3 open, 1/3 open, and totally closed.
  • The locking device must be disabled in order to fully open the ute roll top cover.
  • Toggle the locking system by pulling the strap left (engage) or right (disengage) (disengage).
  • A lock activator is automatically triggered when the ute roll top cover is fully opened, engaging the locking system.
  • The locking system on the ute roll top cover must be activated before the cover may be closed properly.

(5) Adjustment of the spring

  • The mainspring is located in the canister’s main shaft. Delivery has adjusted the spring tension and it is ready to use.
  • The tension of the springs may be simply adjusted. A pinion is located on the right side of the canister end piece. 

To adjust the tension, do the following:

  1. To unlock the locking mechanism, press the pin inward. Use an 8 mm key and a tiny wrench.
  2. Adjust clockwise while retaining pressure on the pin to increase spring tension and speed up the opening of the ute roll top cover.
  3. Adjust anticlockwise while keeping pressure on the pin to lessen spring tension and make the ute roll top cover open slowly.


  • If the canister is opened without first releasing the spring tension, the mainspring may cause injury.
  • Do not tighten the spring with a force greater than 7 Nm or less than 5 Nm, or the spring may be damaged.

(6) Maintenance 

(i) General cleaning

  • The ute roll top cover should be cleaned on a regular basis with water and standard auto shampoo.
  • Drains should be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure effective water management.
  • Use a gentle, lint-free cloth or brush to clean. Using freshwater, completely rinse the soap foam and dry with a clean cloth.
  • Any other chemicals, such as gasoline, strong alkaline, or acid, must not be used on the surface.
  • Abrasive cleaning products such as steel wool, hard brushes, and abrasive scourers should not be used.
  • They may damage the coating surface and alter the finish’s colour or gloss levels.

(ii) Cleaning the canister

  • At least once a year, the canister should be cleaned to remove dirt and debris.
  • For this procedure, the lid atop the canister must be removed and reassembled with care.
  • Make sure the plastic screw caps aren’t lost.
  • Remove the screws that hold the lid together. 
  • Make sure you don’t misplace them.
  • Take off the cover.
  • Clean the canister of dirt and debris.
  • Put the cover back together.


  • A proper lock lubricant should be used to lubricate the lock on a regular basis.
  • Cleaning and lubricating seals and side profiles using silicon oil or something similar should be done on a regular basis.


  • The clamps should be re-tightened to 8 Nm and positioned correctly.
  • This should be done after the first 1000 kilometres of use.
  • Check all of the roll-top cover’s screw connections and fastenings, and tighten or readjust as needed.
  • At regular intervals, double-check.

(7) Other Accessories for cleaning

  • Roll-top ute racks
  • Lockable end caps
  • Roll-top sports bars

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