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Old 02-09-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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Is the GM OEM Car cover worth it?

Bought a car cover from Target last week. HORRIBLE. Did not fit at all. Figured I would try it out since they were only $40. So much for that idea. I was going to get the GM car cover with the stripes. I wanted the red one but the parts guy said they were junk. My car is getting dust all over it in the garage and the kids like to rub their little fingers all over it when passing buy.

Anyone got the GM camaro car cover? What do you think about it? How much did you pay?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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I have the Silver one. I keep my car in a garage and I think it works great. Nice snug fit. Only drawback so far is that it gets wheel shine all over the inside where it touches the tires. Working on a solution now.
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The GM cover is def not a good one...

I got one from California Car Cover http://www.calcarcover.com. Very happy with it. Fits like a glove.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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If you plan on covering it and leaving it for a while they are great. They fit really tight and look great. If you are going to uncovering it every few days then it will rub the paint. A great garage winter cover, but that's about it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:54 AM   #5
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The GM cover is def not a good one...

I got one from California Car Cover http://www.calcarcover.com. Very happy with it. Fits like a glove.

Which one did you get? There are a few. Superweave, stormweave, plushweave, noah or dustop?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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If you plan on covering it and leaving it for a while they are great. They fit really tight and look great. If you are going to uncovering it every few days then it will rub the paint. A great garage winter cover, but that's about it.

Yeah, that is what I am worried about, scratching the paint. You think this is a problem with all car covers though?
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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Which one did you get? There are a few. Superweave, stormweave, plushweave, noah or dustop?
I got the plushweave. My car is stored in a garage so I don't use it all the time. I got it for weekend trips, etc.....

It's very nice. Very soft underside. Lockable with a cable.
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We sell them and love these

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #9
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I got the plushweave. My car is stored in a garage so I don't use it all the time. I got it for weekend trips, etc.....

It's very nice. Very soft underside. Lockable with a cable.

Great. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #10
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Hey All,
On the recommendation of this forum we got the Noah cover. It is an interesting cover, seems too light upon first inspection but it is pretty thick and a very snug custom fit. even has pocket for roof antenna. Nice compact cover and I believe it will last.

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #11
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Ooh that looks hot. How much are they? I can't find it in the store.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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I bought one from my dealer. You can get the same one for a lot less $. I love teh fit and it does look sharp. During the summer I rarely use it, opting instead to cover it with a light cotton blanket. It's easier to put on and take off and doesn't scratch the paint.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:27 AM   #13
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I picked up the custom fit Covercraft Block-It 380 from autoanything.com. Very happy with the fit. I use mine in the garage for winter storage.
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Covercraft Noah cover is great, nice tight fit compared to a generic cover which will rub your car with windy weather.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #15
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Yeah, that is what I am worried about, scratching the paint. You think this is a problem with all car covers though?
Yea it's a problem with all covers no matter how soft or how tight they are. Dust will get blown up from the ground and under the edges. When you take the cover off, you will expose the inside to the dust in the air. Unless you wash the car every time before you cover it, the cover will gather the dust on the car and even then you have to dry the car first and depending on how long you take dust will still gather on the car. Pretty much no matter what you do, dust will gather in the cover and scratch the car. This is why imo I would not cover a car unless it is being stored for the winter or longer.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:51 AM   #16
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I have one of these on my 02--very well made, soft underside and fits perfectly

http://www.global-accessories.com/carcovers/wolfcovers/
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:57 PM   #17
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I have one of these on my 02--very well made, soft underside and fits perfectly

http://www.global-accessories.com/carcovers/wolfcovers/


they do not have one for the 10 camaro.. guess will be some time before we see it. I have common underground parking. was thinking what should i do.. its going to be my everyday car.. doesnt make sense putting the cover everyday.... Just scared some kid should not bump a toy or someone their grocery bag ..
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I have the GM cover... total waste of money. The only upside is that it looks cool. I keep my Camaro in the garage so I just wanted to prevent dust build up... I found that 2 HIGH QUALITY cotton sheets work great.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:14 AM   #19
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Like others said, the GM car cover is a waste. I also went with the Noah car cover and it's great. Currently protecting my car under what's soon to be a foot of snow.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:15 AM   #20
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I bought the Silver one from GM. Fits great and looks great
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:30 AM   #21
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If your car is parked in a garage, its okay. But if you plan to park outside then you need an outdoor cover, something that is water resistant and mold resistant. The OEM cover is not.
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I bought an OEM cover from a forum member for $200. I am using it to cover my car in the garage for the winter. It is pretty easy to put on by yourself and looks good. I'm happy with it. I agree with others about not putting it on and taking it off frequently. Anytime you touch the paint you risk scratching it. I'm just using it during winter storage.
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You would be better off painting garage walls and sealing the floor. I did this and get almost no dust now.
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that looks like it fits perfectly. well done!
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Yea it's a problem with all covers no matter how soft or how tight they are. Dust will get blown up from the ground and under the edges. When you take the cover off, you will expose the inside to the dust in the air. Unless you wash the car every time before you cover it, the cover will gather the dust on the car and even then you have to dry the car first and depending on how long you take dust will still gather on the car. Pretty much no matter what you do, dust will gather in the cover and scratch the car. This is why imo I would not cover a car unless it is being stored for the winter or longer.
I bought the GM cover and decided not to use it. It will be prestine for down the road when I sell the car (many years from now.) Stripes were painted on by a restoration shop and car collector. Their warehouse full of classic and rare cars don't have a single cover on them. Reason - "paint off-gases for life. It never completely cures. Covers will cause the paint to fog." Mines in the garage uncovered. More washing but less wear and tear on the paint.
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