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Old Jun 10th, 2024, 16:35   #1
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Has anybody got any recommendations for external car covers. I have an internal Richbrook and it's good quality but just wondered if anyone else has had any experience?
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Old Jun 10th, 2024, 18:40   #2
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Yes, unless you're using a full-on carcoon type cover with forced air feed etc., generally speaking the car will be better off without any cover at all. With a cover, damp will always find a way in, but won't find a way out again easily, so you end up worse off. Any kind of wind and the cover will chafe the paintwork too.

Just my view based on some experience.
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Thanks Luxobarge. I have some experience of the trapped moisture issue but I had always considered it to be at least in part due to making the mistake of using a cheap cover. I thought that if, this time, I spent more, on a good, breathable one, it might, on balance, be better that being exposed to the elements. I have an old open (to the front), leaky, pole barn and you have now made me wonder if simply parking it in there might be better. It's only temporary while I build a new garage.
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IMHO a BREATHABLE outdoor cover should be OK.
I had one on my V70 for more than a year, 2 miles downwind from the sea in the South West (plenty of air movement !). No issues in my experience.
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Thanks Lancee.
Damn! I have to make my own decision now! Lol.
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If its just short term, its unlikely the elements will set in anyway. Plus its not winter now either, so no frost to worry about.
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True, Kev, just don't want all the other gaff that you get on it-bird poop etc.
Thanks for your view, though.
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Depends how anal you are about paintwork, wind will cause a degree of rubbing and marring paintwork even for a short period of time on the car
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Depends how anal you are about paintwork, wind will cause a degree of rubbing and marring paintwork even for a short period of time on the car
Wash thoroughly and use a clay bar before covering up, a good protective polish would also help. Sounds OTT but a good breathable cover on top of all this should allow for extended storage outside. That's what worked for me. I covered my car for over a year and still have the car as a second car daily driver now.
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Wash thoroughly and use a clay bar before covering up, a good protective polish would also help. Sounds OTT but a good breathable cover on top of all this should allow for extended storage outside. That's what worked for me. I covered my car for over a year and still have the car as a second car daily driver now.
Edit, covered for over a year 7 years ago, car still mine and used daily.
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