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Old 11-08-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Car Covers

The car covers look absolutely awesome! I will definitely be adding this to my order. I have a dilemma however . My Camaro will be orange but the two colors offered are red and grey. In all the photos I've seen, the cover in the picture actually looks orange. Is this the actual color? Are they going to offer more colors later?

I know this might sound silly to some but I have this feeling that the cover should match. Does anyone else feel the same way? Would it look bad to have an orange car but a red cover?
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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I haven't seen them so I don't know for sure. But, as you've said, the orange has a lot of red in it. But I'm thinking the red car cover will be really red. So, if you want the car and the cover to match closely, might be dissapointed.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Anyone have pictures or a link to a place with picturs of the car covers?
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:08 AM   #4
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search the pictures and media section, its in there.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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Someone on the site responded to a post I made about the covers. I'm now very concerned about little surface scratches and messing up the paint.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:12 PM   #6
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Someone on the site responded to a post I made about the covers. I'm now very concerned about little surface scratches and messing up the paint.
Oh yeah, this could be a problem. Maybe if you keep the car with a good wax on it this could be avoided? Anyone?
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:43 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, this could be a problem. Maybe if you keep the car with a good wax on it this could be avoided? Anyone?
The only way to avoid the scratches is A) not to buy the cover or B) if you must use the cover, keep it on for a long time. If the Camaro will be your daily driver then forget it. I wouldn't even recommend the cover if you was stashing it away for the winter. The cover imo is for long term storage only.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:49 PM   #8
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How about removing it once a week?
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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Too often. Unless you wash the cover once a week. Yes waxing the car regularly will help. But eventually you will get something abbrasive in the car cover and you will scratch the car. I agree, it should only be used for long term storage and only indoors, to protect against stuff being dropped on it or being grazed by something that my scratch it if there was no car cover. Don't use a car cover out side. it will dull the paint.

I really don't see the need for them other than long term storage...
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:30 PM   #10
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long term..... 3 months??
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #11
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long term..... 3 months??
Imo, long term isn't measured in months but instead in years.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:36 PM   #12
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What causes the scratches? Is the inside abrasive? I would think they'd be lined with some sort of soft cotton. This is disappointing. I just love the thought of it sitting in my garage with that cover and the stripes just making people want to see whats underneath. It's almost like seeing a beautiful woman in lingerie! You know what I'm talking about! lol

Also, I have two little ones and I can just see it getting rubbed on or a ball bouncing off of it or something. I really don't want to have to have DHS called on me because of the Camaro!
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:03 AM   #13
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What causes the scratches? Is the inside abrasive? I would think they'd be lined with some sort of soft cotton. This is disappointing. I just love the thought of it sitting in my garage with that cover and the stripes just making people want to see whats underneath. It's almost like seeing a beautiful woman in lingerie! You know what I'm talking about! lol

Also, I have two little ones and I can just see it getting rubbed on or a ball bouncing off of it or something. I really don't want to have to have DHS called on me because of the Camaro!
The inside is soft but what causes the scratches is dust. Dust does and will get under the cover. A little updraft or difference in pressure and the natural dust in the air or the dust on the ground will be blown under and in the cover, just like how dust still gets on furniture that's been covered and put in storage.

As for the little ones, a cover won't prevent most of the damage they will do and can possibly do more harm then good if they rub on a place where some dust got into.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:12 AM   #14
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Perhaps a car capsule like at http://www.airchamber-carcapsule.com/page3.html
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:42 AM   #15
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This is hilarious! I think the wife would be a little concerned if I brought this to the house. Although, I could actually live in this thing... hmmm.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:48 AM   #16
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The inside is soft but what causes the scratches is dust. Dust does and will get under the cover. A little updraft or difference in pressure and the natural dust in the air or the dust on the ground will be blown under and in the cover, just like how dust still gets on furniture that's been covered and put in storage.

As for the little ones, a cover won't prevent most of the damage they will do and can possibly do more harm then good if they rub on a place where some dust got into.
Man, I really like this cover but you're opening my eyes to some potential disappointment. I appreciate the info. Another question for you: Do you dust off your car? Can you scratch the paint by doing this? I've heard people say you should always spray the car off and then shamois it. What do you do?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:34 AM   #17
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Do you dust off your car? Can you scratch the paint by doing this? I've heard people say you should always spray the car off and then shamois it. What do you do?
Rinse it off. There is no way I'll just dust the car as any kind of rubbing the dust can scratch it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:45 PM   #18
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I've heard that there is a duster that actually lifts off the dust. I've never been brave enough to try it. I'm with Draco. Rinse and dry with a microfiber or chamois. And wash and store your towels and Chamois inside not in the garage... I know it sounds extreme but even in the plastic bins they get dust and you will swirl your paint...

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:08 PM   #19
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I've heard that there is a duster that actually lifts off the dust.

try at your own risk.....

http://www.californiacardusters.com/...carduster.html
i've heard nothing but good things about this, but rinsing then wiping seems optimum to me.

one thing i dont like about the car cover(apart from the potential scratching) is the advertisement('Camaro' printed on the side). if im covering my car im doing it for two reasons:
a) protect from elements b) hide whats underneath
its one thing for people to know you have a Camaro when you're driving it, another for them to know when you're nowhere near(most likely covering it for long term reasons)

ofcourse, one could just not cover it and let the whole world know, but the above mainly applies to anyone wanting to get the car cover. jmo

thanks to all for your info
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:11 PM   #20
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Rinse it off. There is no way I'll just dust the car as any kind of rubbing the dust can scratch it.
Ok, thanks Draco. Where in W NC are you? My company has a plant in Asheville. It is absolutely beautiful there!
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Ok, thanks Draco. Where in W NC are you? My company has a plant in Asheville. It is absolutely beautiful there!
Marion. It's a small lil city about 45 mins drive east of Asheville.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #22
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I've heard that there is a duster that actually lifts off the dust. I've never been brave enough to try it. I'm with Draco. Rinse and dry with a microfiber or chamois. And wash and store your towels and Chamois inside not in the garage... I know it sounds extreme but even in the plastic bins they get dust and you will swirl your paint...

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http://www.californiacardusters.com/...carduster.html
Microfiber can scratch too, especially if it's low quality.

Car dusters are a great way to take off dust without scratching, just don't expect it to take off dirt.

I've used a car cover on my camaro since day one, and I daily drove it for a year of that time being kept outside. I still use my cover in the garage and I drive the car once every 1-2 weeks.

Using a car duster and detail sprays to clean the car between washes and then covering the car will be fine. Just remember to wash the cover occasionally as it will get dirty over time. Never cover the car if the car is dirty. Regular waxing will help protect from scratches also.

Car covers help greatly in keeping dust, rain, bird droppings, UV rays, ect off your car. Yes special care is required as you can scratch your car if you use a cheap cover or you trap dirt between the car and cover, but the benifits are worth it if done right.

More scratches and swirl marks are the result of improper washing and polishing than the use of a cover.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:20 AM   #23
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I am going to get a car cover for the winter. She'll be parked outside for four months and I want her protected from the snow.
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