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PostSubject: Car Covers?   Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:59 pm

In a pinch I had to take the wagon out yesterday in the snow. Paranoia quickly set in and I realized I really dont want to drive the car in the snow anymore. I know... I know. I threw a hissy when people told me I shouldn't (crow tastes bad). Anyways. Unless I can find cheap, local storage next year I may just have to cover it in my yard. Anyone know a place that sells durable, water resistant and quality covers?
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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:27 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
In a pinch I had to take the wagon out yesterday in the snow. Paranoia quickly set in and I realized I really dont want to drive the car in the snow anymore. I know... I know. I threw a hissy when people told me I shouldn't (crow tastes bad). Anyways. Unless I can find cheap, local storage next year I may just have to cover it in my yard. Anyone know a place that sells durable, water resistant and quality covers?

Ask Crovo, he just tarped and covered his. He had a thread for it and I'm fairly certain he mentioned the cover he bought.
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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:59 am

I got the cover that fits a suburban at walmart last year. It's an SUV cover so it's a little tall, but overall fit is good. It was like 50 bucks, or maybe 70. Survived last winter no problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:01 am

What do you want to spend? Cover Craft makes a custom wagon cover with mirror pockets. They are not cheap though!
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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:59 am

95brmw wrote:
What do you want to spend? Cover Craft makes a custom wagon cover with mirror pockets. They are not cheap though!

Looked them up. $316. That's a lot cheaper than I thought it would be. Though I wonder if indoor storage somewhere would be cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:38 am

I need a cover too. I keep my old Impala in a tent garage, but it's got a few holes in the roof now so water drips in, plus condensation forms on the framework of the tent. I also need to keep it covered because cats and other damned animals go in the tent and for whatever reason love to jump up on the car, then walk up to the roof of it. Can't use a poly tarp because that will hold condensation against your paint and cause rust bubbles very fast, esp on older cars that have chipped or checked paint. So right now I have a ripped "breathable" but def. not waterproof cover I do not care about on the car, then a tarp over that...I'm hoping the car cover acts sort of like a buffer between the tarp and the car. I need to go take that thing out today and check it out...if I can find a good breathable cover that wont' really get all ripped or let water that drips on it through to the car's paint (or back window, which leaks and is my real reason for keeping water off it), I'll buy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:30 am

If you go with cover craft, get the P/N off their web site then order it from advance with one of those coupons codes floating all over the internet. That's the cheapest way to get one.
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PostSubject: Re: Car Covers?   Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:56 pm

I used to go with a Wolf car cover. Worked good back in the day. But Cover Craft has a ultra all weather version that is pretty kick ass.
The issue is , if you value the paint quality on your car, then dont cover it, find a storage unit for $100 a month for 3-4 months durring the crap ice and snow season.
A car cover will degradge the paint/clear with haze and fine scratches. Also will hold moisture against the car that will freeze and thaw with the temps.
Unfortunately, a car cover is great for a factory paint or paint that is good driver quality, but never a repainted car. Have seen the results first hand of this over the years.
I know my two cents may be crap, but I have seen the work that a cover can ruin first hand.
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