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Old 06-04-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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new camaro car cover from gm warnings

to anyone buying this cover read the paper work .it states not to be used on any new car under 3 months old. paint is to freash and need to breath and cure
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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Whoa, good catch. I don't think many people expected that.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'm not sure that is the case with factory vehicles. At the factory the paint is baked on so that essentially cures it. I may be wrong so please feel free to correct me. I also read somewhere related to general car care that you should never use a pressurised water source, just water from an open hose end to clean your car.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'm not sure that is the case with factory vehicles. At the factory the paint is baked on so that essentially cures it. I may be wrong so please feel free to correct me. I also read somewhere related to general car care that you should never use a pressurised water source, just water from an open hose end to clean your car.
You are not wrong. If you hit a deer and get a new paint job you can't wax or in this case use this car cover for a while. The paint from the factory is baked and can be waxed right when you get it and the cover is fine to use.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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Where is that pic of the brand new camaro "with" the cover on it?....
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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That sounds about right. My shop (and myself as an estimator) would always tell the customers not to wax the cars for at least 90 days because of the paint curing. I'd have thought the OEM finish would cure sooner since I always assumed the cars were prep'd differently and finished differently, but that doesn't look to be the case. I guess I'll just have to leave the car in the garage for the first three months so it's protected and I don't feel the need to cover it, LOL.

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Old 06-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I bought the cover - not sure why. If my buy ever arrives, I don't think it will be parked long enough to put the cover on! Maybe I could modify it to leave on and sew a zipper over the front windshield. What am I talking about? That's crazy! The instructions also recommend not using your cover in high wind situations. Guess I'll chaulk it up to another $350 bucks not so well spent. Won't be the last time.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #9
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Does the Camaro's antenna go up and down automatically? If it does then the grommet shouldn't be necessary in this case. Can someone answer this for me, thanks
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #10
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I hope someone in the know can comment on this, until then mine will sit under the cover
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #11
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Does the Camaro's antenna go up and down automatically? If it does then the grommet shouldn't be necessary in this case. Can someone answer this for me, thanks
there is no antenna, just the shark fin on the roof
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:23 PM   #12
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oh.. no shit.. I thought that was just for onstar... thats cool, well i guess the grommet is completely unnecessary then. Thanks 9c1ny!
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:40 PM   #13
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yea thx for pointing that out cuz i was planning on covering it the day i got it...after driving it ofcourse...
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:02 PM   #14
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I'm still of the belief this only applys to refinish work, not factory paint.

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #15
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How do you handle and store a wet car cover?? Say you drive your car to work, park and cover it. When you come out it's raining. I can't imagine how anyone could remove and store this soaking wet cover, stuff it into your trunk all the while keeping yourself dry?

How do these things work? The only association I have with these things are my vette buddies that use them to protect their car's from dust etc while parked inside their garages.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:26 PM   #16
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Ideally a car cover is used for storage or on sunny days.
You try to get it off the car if rain is imminent.
You really dont want to handle a wet, 80 lb cover let alone transport it.

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #17
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Ideally a car cover is used for storage or on sunny days.
You try to get it off the car if rain is imminent.
You really dont want to handle a wet, 80 lb cover let alone transport it.

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That's what I figured. I'll stick to several coats of Zaino.
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How do you handle and store a wet car cover?? Say you drive your car to work, park and cover it. When you come out it's raining. I can't imagine how anyone could remove and store this soaking wet cover, stuff it into your trunk all the while keeping yourself dry?

How do these things work? The only association I have with these things are my vette buddies that use them to protect their car's from dust etc while parked inside their garages.
It was stated in another thread that the use of a car cover is not for daily everyday use. There is a possibilty of scratching the car if you take it on and off too much, because dust and debris can get in under the cover.

I bought one, I fly across the country for work every week, so my car will be sitting in my parking garage (dusty texas) 4-5 days at a time, so I feel it would be useful in that aspect. But I would not be taking to the mall and throwing it on when I go in to go shopping or anything
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That's what I figured. I'll stick to several coats of Zaino.
Zaino... this is getting thrown around in a lot of threads... I may have to cave in and a set.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:38 PM   #20
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oh.. no shit.. I thought that was just for onstar... thats cool, well i guess the grommet is completely unnecessary then. Thanks 9c1ny!
Hah yeah, in fact, I don't think GM's used an actual antenna on a car for quite some time now...usually they're just integrated into the rear window.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:41 PM   #21
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Wait.

So if my dealer put the teflon coating on it I may have problems?
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Hey! Some good came out of the long QC hold time.... won't have to wait to long after to put the cover on!
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:55 PM   #23
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I put 2 coats of Zaino on this past Sunday took it out for a nice "Sunday Drive" while the weather was great Parked it back in the garage wiped it down then covered it with the GM cover. I don't expect any issues with the factory paint but that's just my opinion.
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Hey! Some good came out of the long QC hold time.... won't have to wait to long after to put the cover on!
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Yea I think it's excessive after the car has been sitting a few weeks and you get it. It's cured for sure. They speed cure it anyway.

I would not worry about it. Like I said.. worry about Cats..

Cats don't know what a fence or a car is. Just that "hey.. that car looks damn good to go lay on top.. let's use claws to get up there". That's what a cat thinks.
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