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Old 07-11-2000, 08:25 AM
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I am aware that Noah and Evolution 3 are hiughly recommended for outside use. Has anyone any experience with Sunbrella material. It is the same material used on moored boats. Any thoughts as to car covers welcome. Anyone know of a discussion thread where car covers have been discussed in detail? Thanks

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Old 07-11-2000, 09:05 AM
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Perform a search under the Detailing section in the search function and you will get some hits. I think this has been covered under the Detailing Forum, not Tech Help.

Post there if you don't see anything pop up...there are lots of opinions on the subject.

John J. Meadows
'83 300D 3.0L 260k mi.
'85 190E 2.3L 99k mi.
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Old 07-11-2000, 11:02 PM
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Hey Douglas, I researched this topic
two years ago and bought a NOAH
car cover for my 300D for 139.95
$5 shipping plus $9 for cable lock.
It came with grommets and the Mercedes
storage bag for no extra cost. The average
price at the time was 175 for just the cover
and all else extra with shipping at $10-15.
(source one marketing in Irvine Cal.
Two sites with comprehensive info are:

Sunbrella fabric seems to be especially
marketed for sunny locations.
Whoever you talk to ask them where the cover is made, does it have antenna hole, double stitched, grommets, one or two side mirror
'gloves' or none at all, is it custom fitted,
does it weigh alot(face it, it can be a hassle sometimes wrestling with it if it is heavy, the NOAH is light, does it dry quick
(a soaked cover is a hassle), warranty,storage bag, elastic on front and back (good elastic which won't
stretch out quick).
Tip: careful not to rub the cover on the hot
exhaust pipe when fitting it on!
GOOD LUCK to ya!

p.s you want one that won't have ya paragliding on a windy day !

1979 300D
133K miles
1989 300SE
1995 C280
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Old 07-12-2000, 07:47 AM
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I don't know the exact name of the material, but I bought an expensive cover for my Vette, made of some Kimberly Clark material that is basically a high tech paper.

It was a total rip off. Whatever you do, don't get one of these that are a nonwoven material.

Best of luck, and keep that beauty covered,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in
Mercedes automobiles
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Old 07-12-2000, 03:48 PM
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I'll bet that "hi tech paper" you wrote of is called TYVEK. And yes, it's pretty lousy.
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Old 07-12-2000, 07:21 PM
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Is the paper" referred to the stuff Budge car covers are made of? The technical name for the Budge cover is "polypropalene."
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