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Old Yesterday, 08:38 PM   #1
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Stain on car cover around the gas cap

For the past six months or so, a stain has been appearing around the gas cap cover on my car cover. I have attached a picture to show what it looks like. I have spoke with service personnel at two dealers and they had very little interest in talking about it and no idea of what may be causing it. I would like to know if anybody on this forum has any ideas about whether or not I should be concerned. Since it is right around the gas cover it seems to me that this is related to gas fumes leaking from the cap. I don't think that there should be enough fumes coming out of the gas tank to cause this stain in a matter of months. This car spends most of his life in a carport covered with this car cover. I would have attached a picture to show what the stain looks like, but I can't figure out how to do that. Every time I try to insert an image all it wants to do is to get an image from a web site and if I enter the address of the picture I want all I get is a line that starts and ends with [IMG}. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM   #2

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No picture. I don't think I have any stain around my gas cap on my cover and my cover is on unless it's being driven.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM   #3
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I upload my forum pics to Photobucket first, then copy the "direct" pic URL from Photobucket, click the Insert Image icon in the thread post, and paste the direct URL in the "Please enter the URL of your image:" text box.

The inside of my gas door cover does get a dark film on it; after every few times I wash the car usually will clean the inside of the gas door cover.
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 PM   #4
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try taking off the cover before you fill it up?
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Old Today, 07:52 AM   #5
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Did you piss off a neighbor? maybe a webcam could catch them filling your tank up...?

just use photobucket, simple copy and paste after uploaded to there.... just paste the URL they copy with one click in the text of the message....

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Old Today, 11:21 AM   #6

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Maybe you have a leaking gas cap? Fuel could be evaporating out of the tank and condensating on the cover at the filler spout causing discoloration. I'm not saying this is what is actually happening, just a hypothesis.
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Old Today, 03:52 PM   #7
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is there something on the car cover on that spot? give the cover a wash and see if that helps maybe.
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