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Old 10-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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GM vs. Covercraft/Coverking

Any advice on which brand outdoor cover to get??

Wasn't sure if the GM cover was my best bet if storing my car for the winter. Anyone have the GM cover, how does it hold up against snow??
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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I have had covercraft for 4 years in AZ. All have been great. Call direct, and you might get a good deal on left over fabric. BUT....out of curiosity...how can anyone live in a part of the world where you have to hibernate, and can't drive your car for part of the year? Just can't figure that out!
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I have had covercraft for 4 years in AZ. All have been great. Call direct, and you might get a good deal on left over fabric. BUT....out of curiosity...how can anyone live in a part of the world where you have to hibernate, and can't drive your car for part of the year? Just can't figure that out!
I think the same thing about you guys in Arizona - we have to hibernate but don't your shoes melt to the road if you stand in one place too long??
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I'm pretty sure the GM one is made by Covercraft... although I forget what level it is... NOAH, Weathershield
If you don't mind not having stripes, go with the Covercraft and save yourself the "official GM license" fee
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I have had covercraft for 4 years in AZ. All have been great. Call direct, and you might get a good deal on left over fabric. BUT....out of curiosity...how can anyone live in a part of the world where you have to hibernate, and can't drive your car for part of the year? Just can't figure that out!
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I think the same thing about you guys in Arizona - we have to hibernate but don't your shoes melt to the road if you stand in one place too long??
Thats why you gotta move to San Diego.
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Any advice on which brand outdoor cover to get??

Wasn't sure if the GM cover was my best bet if storing my car for the winter. Anyone have the GM cover, how does it hold up against snow??
What are you going to be doing with it and where are you storing the car?

Personally I would never use a car cover for outdoor use. When dirt and grit and snow get blown up under the cover (and it will regardless of what the manufacturer claims) it will scratch the living hell out of your paint. Also the wind blowing the cover and beating it against your car will cause damage as well.

Now with that said, I don't know about the others but I do know the GM cover is pretty much just a dust cover for indoor use. It's not designed to keep out the elements and will allow dirt and debris to blow up under the cover.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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I have had covercraft for 4 years in AZ. All have been great. Call direct, and you might get a good deal on left over fabric. BUT....out of curiosity...how can anyone live in a part of the world where you have to hibernate, and can't drive your car for part of the year? Just can't figure that out!

Trust me, I would not be here if not made to relocate with my company. Actively searching for a way to get back to North Carolina.
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What are you going to be doing with it and where are you storing the car?

Personally I would never use a car cover for outdoor use. When dirt and grit and snow get blown up under the cover (and it will regardless of what the manufacturer claims) it will scratch the living hell out of your paint. Also the wind blowing the cover and beating it against your car will cause damage as well.

Now with that said, I don't know about the others but I do know the GM cover is pretty much just a dust cover for indoor use. It's not designed to keep out the elements and will allow dirt and debris to blow up under the cover.

Not really sure I can afford a storage unit for my car for the 4 months or whatever the minimum is. As of right now I'm thinking I will be parking my car in my apartment complex for the winter. It really does not get very windy where I am located as well. Would a satin car cover under the outdoor cover be a possibility?
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I think the same thing about you guys in Arizona - we have to hibernate but don't your shoes melt to the road if you stand in one place too long??
But we don't have to shovel the heat, and our cars don't rust!!!
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Thats why you gotta move to San Diego.
Right, but remember, Governor Moonbeam runs the state!
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Not really sure I can afford a storage unit for my car for the 4 months or whatever the minimum is. As of right now I'm thinking I will be parking my car in my apartment complex for the winter. It really does not get very windy where I am located as well. Would a satin car cover under the outdoor cover be a possibility?
Personally, if I couldn't afford to have it stored and it must stay outside, I would much rather leave it exposed with a few coats of wax then to put a cover on it.

It doesn't have to get windy to blow dirt and debris under the cover. I've seen cars stored away for months inside with no air circulating at all and still wind up with dust under the cover.
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Personally, if I couldn't afford to have it stored and it must stay outside, I would much rather leave it exposed with a few coats of wax then to put a cover on it.

It doesn't have to get windy to blow dirt and debris under the cover. I've seen cars stored away for months inside with no air circulating at all and still wind up with dust under the cover.

This is correct... storing a car outside with a cover on it is not a good idea. Dust will still get under the cover and the cover itself will serve to hold the dust against the paint and scratch it. Just put a good coat of wax on it and leave it uncovered if it's not being stored indoors.
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