the checkmate covers still sit on top of the bed rails. really low profile but not totaly flush. i didn't care for the one i had. was rubbing bad on the paint on the bed rails, starting to rub through.
the 1 i have now is totaly flush.
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from my experiance both the check mate and sprint covers do leak, so u know.
just open the cover. the sprint covers have a nice pop up handle on them. unlock the cover press the button in the center and the handle pops up.
i got mine painted from them. can't say the paint is pefect, but it is pretty good. and 100 bucks for them to paint it was alot less than any of the shops around here would charge.