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Old 05-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Car cover

What is a very good car cover? My brand new Camaro will not fit in the garage way too many tools. That said any recommendations on a car cover for outdoor use. Got to cover my BABY!!!!! HELP!!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Some good vendors on site here. Being from Jersey, get a good out door one for your winters
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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What is a very good car cover? My brand new Camaro will not fit in the garage way too many tools. That said any recommendations on a car cover for outdoor use. Got to cover my BABY!!!!! HELP!!!!

California car covers has some nice covers.... They have them for outdoors and indoors....
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
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Depends on who you talk to. Covers in general are bad for paint. Any little amount of dust dirt on the car or in the cover will act like sandpaper when the cover is installed/in place/removed.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:04 AM   #5
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Depends on who you talk to. Covers in general are bad for paint. Any little amount of dust dirt on the car or in the cover will act like sandpaper when the cover is installed/in place/removed.
i totally agree. I have a black car and i had a cheap car cover and a great one .. Both destroyed the paint.. I had to polish it ut with a wheel.. I leave my car outside and to be honest I sont care if it rains or snows on it.. thats natural.. I just dont drive in it..
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:39 AM   #6
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My IBM is outside 24/7 as my step moms mercedes has half the garage, and we use the other half for storage. My Camaro is out in the rain and in the Texas summer heat and it is fine. It does get dirty a lot, and so I have to wash it on a regular basis, but if that doesn't bother you, I wouldn't bother with the cover. Like people above me said, it ruins the paint, and unless you rarely ever drive it, the cover just isn't worth it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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I have a california cover but I only use it inside and only on a freshly washed car. I cover mine during the winter storage months.
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Don't ever use an outdoor car cover outside. It will destroy your paint, no exceptions
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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Have had scratched areas with outdoor car cover use years back. Sometimes a moisture can build up beacuase of outdoor covers also....which can lead to other problems.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #10
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Yah, made the mistake of covering my 1969 Nova for the winter. Rubbed all the paint dull and molded out the interior. Never again.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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You guys are way too over dramatic. I've had a outdoor car cover (covercraft noah) and it works great. I use my car about once a week. I'd rather have a few micro swirls then water spots, debris, droppings, and cat prints/scratches all over it. Fold it on, fold it off, takes about 5 mins and works great. I always dust and detail spray before and after. I also dust my cover from time to time.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #12
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You guys are way too over dramatic. I've had a outdoor car cover (covercraft noah) and it works great. I use my car about once a week. I'd rather have a few micro swirls then water spots, debris, droppings, and cat prints/scratches all over it. Fold it on, fold it off, takes about 5 mins and works great. I always dust and detail spray before and after. I also dust my cover from time to time.
I also have a Noah. It's a good cover, although I use it in my garage. I had to buy another one because I washed my first one and messed it up. DON'T PUT IT IN THE DRYER!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #13
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I appreciate all the advise now to make up my mind to cover or not to cover.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #14
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I've had a car cover on my Camaro for the past 3 years and no issues. This is the what I went with.

http://www.carcovers.com/covers/cars...012/coupe.html
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