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Old 08-23-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Bubble wrap car cover?

I think a fitted, large-bubble bubble wrap car cover would be great protection from hail damage. Even cats (unless they sharpen their claws on it). Whaddya think?
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hail? Never work. The hail will be falling at its maximum velocity the sheer impact alone would dent your car.

Use sticky paper for the Cats, you will never have a problem with them again.

Otherwise, I would completely be all over the bubble wrap popping it. Can’t help myself…
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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Otherwise, I would completely be all over the bubble wrap popping it. Can’t help myself…
/\ THIS!! When I worked on a loading dock I loved to lay out a long strip of bubble wrap and run over it with a pallet jack.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:36 AM   #4
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Hail? Never work. The hail will be falling at its maximum velocity the sheer impact alone would dent your car.

Use sticky paper for the Cats, you will never have a problem with them again.

Otherwise, I would completely be all over the bubble wrap popping it. Can’t help myself…
Apparently you havent seen the industrial bubble wrap packing material. We have rolls of it work that are 2-3 inches thick. Hail would bounce right off of it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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Otherwise, I would completely be all over the bubble wrap popping it. Can’t help myself…
I don't think anybody could resist
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:37 PM   #6
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you'll probably have some kids popping them as wel.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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I think a fitted, large-bubble bubble wrap car cover would be great protection from hail damage. Even cats (unless they sharpen their claws on it). Whaddya think?
I think a problem to solve would be how to store it. If you fold that thing up it wouldn't fit in the trunk or the back seat.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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/\ THIS!! When I worked on a loading dock I loved to lay out a long strip of bubble wrap and run over it with a pallet jack.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:19 PM   #10
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:46 PM   #11
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That's almost as good as the guy whose friends christmas wrapped his entire apartment. Even the food in the fridge.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:41 PM   #12
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That's almost as good as the guy whose friends christmas wrapped his entire apartment. Even the food in the fridge.
we did that to someone's desk at work once....
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:10 PM   #13
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If I were to design a hail-proof car cover, I'd use a medium weight foam-rubber, say 3/8" thick. That should be enough to dissipate enough of the energy from the impact. It would have to be made up of several panels so that it can still be folded up with relative ease. Could probably get away with having it just covering the horizontal surfaces, since the vertical ones hardly ever get hail damage.

Someone probably sells an anti-hail car cover already
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:29 PM   #14
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If I were to design a hail-proof car cover, I'd use a medium weight foam-rubber, say 3/8" thick. That should be enough to dissipate enough of the energy from the impact. It would have to be made up of several panels so that it can still be folded up with relative ease. Could probably get away with having it just covering the horizontal surfaces, since the vertical ones hardly ever get hail damage.

Someone probably sells an anti-hail car cover already
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/33...car_cover.html
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4 mm thick? Thats a lot thinner than I would have expected.
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4 mm thick? Thats a lot thinner than I would have expected.
I'm sure there are others but that was the first site I went to when I googled hail proof covers.
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