Our Marketing Team Hates Us
Quick Covers panels fit so well, you can’t even tell they’re on. It’s difficult to show this in marketing pictures—most customers can’t believe it’s the same truck. The painted panels look like metal, and fit almost seamlessly onto the truck. Even the textured covers look like they might be a factory option. 11 years of experimentation has led to this day.
At Shaffer’s Auto Body (the place where the idea of Quick Covers was born), our special power was performing top notch auto body repair with amazing customer service. We were one of the only shops willing to accept rust work. Our name spread far and wide as people came to get their rusty trucks fixed. But we hated it.
We love automobiles. It’s our passion. But pulling somebody's prized truck apart to fix a small part of it hurt us. At that time, there was no better option. Those who could afford it, shelled out thousands of dollars and left behind their vehicles for many days in the shop. We had to turn a lot of customers away.
There had to be a better way. We tinkered with experiments, each one better than the last but still not good enough. First came slip-on steel covers, then we started hand-forming custom covers out of stainless steel (so they would last longer before rusting again).
That was a phenomenal development, but it still wasn’t an affordable option for most truck owners.
Why Not Steel?
We considered dozens of materials, and then narrowed it down and tested 5 for rigidity, impact resistance, and quality of final finish. The ABS plastic was the clear winner in all these tests. Now, instead of hand-forming stainless steel panels we could use a state-of-the-art manufacturing process which brought the cost of production down immensely. Now we could provide all car owners with this amazing advancement—easy to install, affordable, and custom-fit to each vehicle. Part of us wanted to keep this amazing product for ourselves. But a larger part of us wanted to share this phenomenal development with automobile lovers all across the United States. We separated the product from the body shop, started a new LLC, and quickly built up a solid customer base.
Made in the USA 🇺🇸
When we started out, we had zero experience in plastic thermoforming - which is the manufacturing process we use to make our covers. We can’t share too much without giving away trade secrets, but what we can tell you is that making a product that looks and fits perfectly turned out to be an order of magnitude more difficult than we thought it would be. The engineering process and manufacturing process is something we failed at multiple times. We tried outsourcing several different times with different people , and spent tens of thousands of dollars. It was all for naught. The results were basically the same poor quality products that were already on the market. If we wanted to make a superior product, we learned the hard way, we’d have to make it ourselves.
Today, we design, engineer, and manufacture all our products in-house, right here in the USA.
What To Expect
Slip On Rocker Panel + Cab Corner Cover - Complete Kit
The Crew Cab has 4 full doors.
You will get the complete Kit:
- Left and Right Slip On Rocker Panel + Cab Corner Covers
- 3M Adhesive Tape
- Prep pads
- Detailed Installation Instructions
This product is for cosmetic use only. (Why?)
- Smooth- Must be painted before installation to ensure UV protection (*some surfaces are pre-sanded as a courtesy*)
- Textured- Black textured plastic that is UV stable and does not need to be painted
*Quick Covers are not sold as individual pieces*
DISCLAIMER: THIS PRODUCT IS FOR COSMETIC USE ONLY. The nature of this product is to improve external appearance. It is NOT intended to substitute for structural or other necessary repairs. If you use or install this product on a vehicle, you must inform the owner or authorized driver that installation of this product must be disclosed to the next buyer or owner. Original Appearance Manufacturing, LLC is not responsible for any use of this product for any purpose other than for improving the external appearance of a vehicle.
I installed the textured rocker panels and cab corners on my black 2011 f-150 crew cab. Fit perfectly with no problems with the install. The rust on my rockers bottoms was quite bad which required the bottom of the rocker to be cut out full length of the rocker... down side of having to do that is there is no real strength to keep running boards on truck. I had reinstalled running boards but decided there was too much flex in them when you stepped on them with your weight so I took them off. I,m a little concerned how they will hold up to -30 degree temps. hopefully no cracking .. time will tell. Overall good product .
Great fix for the price! If your looking for a repair that looks good and doesn’t break the bank this is a great solution.
Renewed the look of my 2012 FX4. Rocker and cab corners look super and installation was super easy. Took a little over 4 hours. I think I will keep her for a few more years.
Product as described. Looks much better than rust, easy to install. I cut as much of the rust off as I could, than painted any bare metal, and installed this product, with the supplied tape and rivets. Have been through auto car wash a few times, seem to be holding up very well