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View Poll Results: Car Cover?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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Car Cover, Yay or Nay? VSFW

wondering if its a good or a bad idea to use a car cover.

garage is in use, and only have the backyard to park.

some say its bad for the paint, and it not a good idea.

anyone used/using one?

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Old 01-11-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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how long are you storing it for?

if its for over 3 months, i advise you to use one, but sometimes a car cover can scratch the car's paint due to wind
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:26 AM   #3
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you need to find those better ones which the inside cloth is weaved like microfiber....
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:16 AM   #4
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don't really plan on storing it for a long time. i drive it a couple times a week.
will it screw up the paint? as in all the condensation/moisture built up etc?
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:23 AM   #5
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there shouldn't be moisture, just make sure the car is completely dry before you put the cover on
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there shouldn't be moisture, just make sure the car is completely dry before you put the cover on
what if its raining or snowing outside. lol
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there shouldn't be moisture, just make sure the car is completely dry before you put the cover on
And clean, Id say putting it onto a DIRTY car will scratch your paint faster than anything else
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don't really plan on storing it for a long time. i drive it a couple times a week.
will it screw up the paint? as in all the condensation/moisture built up etc?
your driving it a couple times a week?? then why would you want to cover it??

Covering a car creates moisture that can't escape creating rust and other problems. I would never cover a car outdoors especially in vancouver weather.
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I wouldn't

I've seen some seriously fucked up cars from covers. Cars were designed to sit outside. Unless you own a Porsche or Ferrari, don't worry. And if you actually own an accord, then defiantly don't worry about it.
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I use a car cover for my car, but only when i go out of town for work for extended periods of time. Always put a baking soda box in the car to capture odors and excess moisture. I haven't had any problems, just make sure the inside is good material like hk20000 said. If you are driving it 2x a week all that taking on and off might not be good for the paint. Also, if you are storing it, make sure to put a nice coat of wax to protect the paint from the cover.
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get one only if you are ok with spending over 120$

cheap covers will scratch your paint and fak shit up...
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:45 PM   #13
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it really depends on what car you're planning to cover, and how much money you're willing to spend
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