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5th_GEN_SS 07-03-2009 01:29 AM

Car cover Bad?
 
Not sure how many ordered the car cover.

Was kind of disapointed when i got mine, just seems cheap for the amount they charge..

anyway today is the first day i used it on my car (2SS/RS)
and

it is a very tight fit.

however rather than the material having some stretch to it..
which it doesnt.. it seems like you have to realy pull it across the panels
(front and back) to get a fit..
the material is something similar to a windbreaker...

my concern is will this scratch or put swirls in my finish?
what if i drive the car and garage it...
if there is fine road dust on the car and then put on the cover?

not sure if this will be a problem.
any thoughts? :mad0259:

NightmareSS 07-03-2009 01:33 AM

yea i bought it cuz i figured it be a perfect fit and the stripes/camaro logo looked cool...but i too was disappointed when i saw one on a dealer car...very cheap feeling

SSOOCH 07-03-2009 01:33 AM

I use a California duster before I put my cover on.

Milk 1027 07-03-2009 01:33 AM

I don't have one (much less a car).

But I had the chance to try one out on a car, and I gotta say coming from a skepticle view point, I was really impressed. I don't think this material would scratch your paint.

It is like a windbreaker material but it's not grainy, it is very fine and smooth.

Foster26 07-03-2009 01:33 AM

I have one too and found it to be a very tight fit. I would assume it would loosen a little but not much. Yes, it can scratch the paint if you are not careful. I would strongly recommend you have a very good wax job before putting the cover on to help prevent scratches.

5th_GEN_SS 07-03-2009 01:35 AM

thanks 4 the input everyone

PonyMan 07-03-2009 04:05 PM

Remember! you are not to use the car cover for three months - paint has to cure/harden!!! :thumbsup:

Banshee 07-03-2009 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PonyMan (Post 646205)
Remember! you are not to use the car cover for three months - paint has to cure/harden!!! :thumbsup:

+1

Read the inclosed instructions!

SSRS2010 07-03-2009 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 5th_GEN_SS (Post 644793)
Not sure how many ordered the car cover.

Was kind of disapointed when i got mine, just seems cheap for the amount they charge..

anyway today is the first day i used it on my car (2SS/RS)
and

it is a very tight fit.

however rather than the material having some stretch to it..
which it doesnt.. it seems like you have to realy pull it across the panels
(front and back) to get a fit..
the material is something similar to a windbreaker...

my concern is will this scratch or put swirls in my finish?
what if i drive the car and garage it...
if there is fine road dust on the car and then put on the cover?

not sure if this will be a problem.
any thoughts? :mad0259:

I FEEL THE SOME :iono:HERE IS SOME PIC

Likarok 07-03-2009 08:35 PM

Inside Only
 
As someone who has owned a Corvette for years I would basically only use this cover inside your garage to keep the dust off. It does not look like all weather cover.

My advice....be carefull!

beowulf80 07-04-2009 09:22 AM

Quote:

Remember! you are not to use the car cover for three months - paint has to cure/harden!!!
Factory paint was baked on, it is already fully cured.
Does the car cover instructions specifically say not to use in the first 3 months?

If this was an aftermarket paint job, the statement above would be correct.

OHIOSS 07-05-2009 08:03 PM

I didn't see anything about not using it for 3 months. I have used mine since the very first day I got my car. My only problem was it was tough to put it on by myself but with some suggestions from the forum I am able to get it on much easier.

I don't think the cover is cheap looking at all and it would have to fit tight if you keep your car outside or the wind would pull it off.

I use mine all the time and I would be curious of someone can confirm the 3 month thing because I haven't seen that any where.

Russ

shevyman 07-15-2009 08:54 AM

well i know i demoed this for other people at the first meet and milk was there, i have used many times and i see nothing wrong with my paint, also yeah for me the car is not daily driven so dusting the car off then putting it on sounds good. also when taking it off i have a way.

1) unhook it from the car
2) then fold it in half
3) fold it the third time
4) then start rolling or folding up from the hood to the roof
5)don't pull walk beside the car then slightly pull it towards youand keep folding or rolling
6) then your done

i found it to be easy if you are alone that way.

PonyMan 07-15-2009 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russ Hunsaker (Post 650897)
I didn't see anything about not using it for 3 months. I have used mine since the very first day I got my car. My only problem was it was tough to put it on by myself but with some suggestions from the forum I am able to get it on much easier.

I don't think the cover is cheap looking at all and it would have to fit tight if you keep your car outside or the wind would pull it off.

I use mine all the time and I would be curious of someone can confirm the 3 month thing because I haven't seen that any where.

Russ

Oh! I beg to differ, check out the below link, it will confirm the three month wait period! :thumbsup:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25742

bob2the2nd 07-15-2009 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Likarok (Post 646784)
As someone who has owned a Corvette for years I would basically only use this cover inside your garage to keep the dust off. It does not look like all weather cover.

My advice....be carefull!

it is in fact an all weather cover. I dont have one but Barney does (he lives a quarter of a mile from me) and it holds up to rain, wind, etc etc. I believe he said yesterday its the best cover he has ever had.


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