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Mr Whippy

posted on 24/3/24 at 09:46 AM Reply With Quote
Dust sheets or car covers?

Hi,

Just now I'm using soft cotton dust sheets to cover the old car because -

1) Their cheap
2) Easy to wash and dry
3) Very breathable
4) Very inert and have no pigment or die to affect the paintwork

Downsides -

1) Don't actually fit the car properly
2) Don't seem to block the sunlight
3) Limited protection against knocks

I there any good reason to stop using them and get normal indoor cover instead?? ta.





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Slimy38

posted on 24/3/24 at 10:11 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
Hi,

Just now I'm using soft cotton dust sheets to cover the old car because -

1) Their cheap
2) Easy to wash and dry
3) Very breathable
4) Very inert and have no pigment or die to affect the paintwork

Downsides -

1) Don't actually fit the car properly
2) Don't seem to block the sunlight
3) Limited protection against knocks

I there any good reason to stop using them and get normal indoor cover instead?? ta.


Some Q's;

1) Do proper car covers actually give any more protection against knocks? Unless you're talking about those inflatable bubble ones, in which case you can't get near enough to the car to knock it?
2) Does an 'indoor' cover have to block the sunlight?
3) Would you be able to buy a cover that could fit your car properly?

Personally I'd stay with the dust sheets, maybe double up on them if you want a bit more protection? If it was outside then maybe something a bit more substantial would be good. Breathable is the most important criteria for me, my brother in laws Astra GSi has rotted away to nearly nothing because it's under a 'waterproof' cover. Dirt and dust can be washed off, moisture will kill a car.

[Edited on 24/3/24 by Slimy38]

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JoelP

posted on 24/3/24 at 02:18 PM Reply With Quote
I have my locost under a heavy duty 3x4m tarp on the drive, with 4 60cm bungees to hold it on. It seems excellent, and still has a good breeze round the bottom to keep it dry.

Yards totally irrelevant if yours is indoors though!

I'm actually sat in mine now, about to walk in to a quote for work!





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jacko

posted on 24/3/24 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
Hi
When i had the mk i used a old double quilt on the car to protect it ,then a water proof tarp in winter because the roof leaked
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ollie2910

posted on 10/4/24 at 09:28 AM Reply With Quote
Something to be said for the dust sheets as they can be thrown on any which way, I have a fitted indoor cover on the viento and although it does a great job and looks the part it can be frustrating to put on as no matter how careful i am at taking it off i always spend a whole heap of time hunting for the "front" marking in order to get it around the correct way for the right fit.





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