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Old 07-01-2004, 06:00 PM
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car cover question

Can someone please offer up some do's and don'ts pertaining to car covers? Thank you.
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:29 PM
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Make sure the car is dry before covering.

Make sure the inside of the cover is clean before covering

If you're putting the cover on in dusty or unpaved areas, I would avoid getting a cover that has a "velour" or brushed fabric inner side, since it's going to pick up trash when you put in on or take it off.
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I don't like the heavy, waffle synthetic stuff, you can't launder it. I got one of the microfiber, and it's thin, washable, and washing expands the fibers and keeps the water repellancy.

I think the trade name for the material is stormguard.

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Old 07-07-2004, 07:53 PM
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car covers are great, 100% cotton covers keep car cool in summer, MB OEM Evolution covers don't keep car as cool as cotton but help protect against U.V and winter ice/hail.

learn the technique for taking cover on and off, learn how to wash cover. www.covercraft.com

MB OEM covers have a life span that can be as short as a few years, one of my MB OEM covers has lasted about four year and still going and another is on it's last leg after a little more than two years.

My 100% cotton cover is six years old and is excellent for summer use, the noticeable differnce in interior car temp between 100% cotton and Evolution fabric can be ( my guesstimate ) nearly thirty degrees.

Stormguard was the nicest all season material I have owned, mine was stollen - so be aware of your surroundings and possibliity of theft.
For windy conditions a nice synthetic rope from Home Depot is useful to tie down car cover.

Car must be clean of hard particles ( dirt, dust, ice ) when using cover. black paint means be extre diligent in all manner of car cover use
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:11 PM
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i have 4 car covers. the micro-thin are the best. they keep the car exterior looking new after a good wax. try california car cover company on the net.
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Do you cover exhaust pipe hole with your car cover?
Or do you let the exhaust pipe hole be exposed?
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if storing a car for a long time cover the exhaust if possible.

for daily outside usage, cover the car in such a fashion that wind will not catch under the cover and billow it.
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