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#1 ultrasuede

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:37 PM

A situation has arisen, and now my Z is shedless for a while. i have a cheap car cover to get me by, but I want something that will protect my car from everything. any recommendations for car covers?



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:59 PM

Try Covercraft-pacific, I have one of their indoor custom fit car covers. The fit and quality is outstanding.



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:40 PM

Hi

What about tempoary garage ?

http://www.bunnings....gazebo_p3190687

A mate of mine put one in his back yard 12 months back and it has worked very well

Just a different idea

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:14 AM

We import Auto-Pyjama car covers from Germany.  Mainly indoor covers, buy you could put a cheap outdoor cover over it for added protection.

 

http://www.affordabl...a?product_id=56.  

 

i have stock in blue at the moment.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:19 AM

I've heard that the "Noah" covers are meant to be really good.

 

http://www.covercraf...ft&prod_id=ccnh

 

I haven't had any first hand experience with them yet though. I was thinking of getting 1 for my RX-7 which mostly sits in a garage.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:22 AM

I've heard that the "Noah" covers are meant to be really good.

 

http://www.covercraf...ft&prod_id=ccnh

 

I haven't had any first hand experience with them yet though. I was thinking of getting 1 for my RX-7 which mostly sits in a garage.

If you're looking for an indoor cover Gav, I'll have an Auto-Pyjama Satin in stock for your RX-7.  They've been around in Europe for 40 years and have been voted "Best Product" by Classic and Sportscar Magazine amongst others.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:23 AM

Original thread......

 

http://www.viczcar.c...ama-car-covers/



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:26 PM

I use a cheap cover and the temporary car cover PB mentioned. I am not entirely happy about it and the car does get wet. If you got a decent cover it might help but if any of it touches the floor the water will run up etc. I don't have a choice at the moment but as mentioned in the other post i would recommend reinforcing the carport and tying down the cover to ensure it doesn't fly away or fall apart.

 

Maybe a big tent might be a better solution :P



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

WA240Z your a genius! I hope my local Bunnings has 1.
Classicman, ill be in the market for a cover when i start travelling for work often.
Thanks everyone
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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:33 PM

The Bowdens Own guys dont use any car covers at all, they dont reccomend them at all!!
They say that even the cleanest cover will still wear against the paintwork, and this is even inside their showroom/warehouse/garage/museum whatever you wanna call it.

Obviously, the best cover for your car is one that doesnt touch the paint, So, one of those inflatable car bubble things, or next best is a temp carport with enclosed sides (make sure its secured down well) then one of the fleece lined soft covers, then an indoor cover with an outdoor cover over it, then a good outdoor cover, then a cheap cover, then nothing.

All depends on your budget and how good your paintwork is.
For 90% of people, anything from a good outdoor cover or better will be fine.
The cheap covers are a decent short term solution, but they deteriorate in the sun.
Also, bear in mind it is really hard to remove, fold, store and then refit an outdoor cover without picking up dirt and crap onto the inside lining, even with multiple people, unless your doing it inside a warehouse type environment like Classicman's storage place.
This may limit how often you can use the car...






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