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1Good car covers Empty Good car covers 9th March 2015, 7:08 pm

PartyPete

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My car is soon to be back at home but as it lives on the drive I want to cover it over to protect it from the weather! So can people recommend any decent covers? Any links? Needs to be breathable as I don't want it to trap moisture! Cheers people!

2Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 7:40 pm

johnny gtir

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Its hard to find them Pete as i have heard of even the more expensive ones scratching as they rub on the car and belive it or not the R is a hard car to get one to fit

3Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 7:45 pm

PartyPete

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That's the last thing I want, but don't want it exposed to all weathers! Having it sprayed soon!

4Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 7:50 pm

johnny gtir

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I know you dont belive everything you read but its been in convo on more than one occasion in depth and that was the outcome both times i think it caused more damage than done good

5Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:00 pm

ROB_IOW

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6Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:01 pm

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I've heard of covers lined with micro fiber that are meant to reduce scratching but they are proper expensive I would prob suggest putting some soft dust sheets from a DIY store then putting a cheap ish cover over it but again it's hard not to scratch em

7Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:08 pm

ROB_IOW

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Had my cover 4 years and never scratched the car yet ..
It's tripple layered

Bought it from halfords

8Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:09 pm

PartyPete

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do you keep your car outside though?

9Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:10 pm

ROB_IOW

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I did for the first two years

10Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:21 pm

PartyPete

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Sound! Was it totally water proof as well?

11Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:25 pm

ROB_IOW

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yep .. and snow proof
Only down side was the straps that go underneath aint the best .
so when it was windy i always fitted extra straps

12Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 8:28 pm

johnny gtir

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Grey hides better than black lol try it on existing paint Pete before you get your dip. This said the new paint has chance to be softer.

13Good car covers Empty Re: Good car covers 9th March 2015, 9:53 pm

buckym120

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I've got the same car cover as Rob, one from halfords, bought extra ratchet straps as said the standard clips ain't the best, brittle and break quite easy and reduce the amount it moves

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