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Car Covers

Postby john hood » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:49 pm

|I'm just about to buy a traveller for pottering around and to and from work. Working away from home I don't have a garage but there is private off road parking and I am looking to buy a car cover. Any advice on what to buy will be appreciated. Parking will be on the sea front on the South coast so looking for something robust that will last a few winters.

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Re: Car Covers

Postby LouiseM » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:20 pm



Eric - 1971 Traveller

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Re: Car Covers

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:41 pm

My expensive cover lasted 6 months of use before it disintegrated to 'dust'. Apparently I shouldn't have used it in the sun...... Big waste of money for me - only suitable for occasional use when raining it seems. A traveller REALLY needs to be kept in a garage -or at least under a shelter if the timber is to last any time at all.......
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Re: Car Covers

Postby john hood » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:05 pm

Thanks for the tips. My traveller in Scotland is garaged and doesn't get much use as i'm only here a the weekend and it mostly rains. Perhaps Alex Salmond can negotiate Scotland's righful share of the sun !

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Re: Car Covers

Postby ian.mcdougall » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:49 am

Sea front parking will not be the best location, all that salt laden air and salt spray will accelerate rust problems


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Re: Car Covers

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:03 pm

Don't rely on Soapy Salmond for anything......he'll soon be history! :roll:
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Re: Car Covers

Postby Boomlander » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:52 pm

My car is parked close to the sea and I have used a Stormforce cover with no problems at all. :D


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Re: Car Covers

Postby biomed32uk » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:03 pm

I have a cover from Specialised covers, their top line one. Not cheap but is well made and doing the job, been using it for the car since Mar, and it will spend the winter under it this year while I get the garage / workshop extended.

Key to the cover is a clean, well polished and protected car. If the car is dusty or dirty I use showroom shine waterless wash spray and one of those strange looking microfibre mitts to wipe her down, then put the cover on.

Paintwork is also treated to the Carlack 68 system which is excellent stuff, the acrylic paint sealer is superb stuff, also known as Klasse glaze, and the bits you don't see are pumped full of Dinitrol, I have that stuff in every nook, cranny and orifice that I can find.

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Re: Car Covers

Postby anubis121 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:57 pm

Where could I get a decent winter cover for my 2 door?..I dont plan on using it much during the winter...but what rust prevention could I use for the chrome?[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: Car Covers

Postby Boomlander » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:50 am

I use a Stormforce outdoor cover for Jethro and I give all the chrome a spray coating of WD40 in November and then buff it up when the weather improves. :D


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Re: Car Covers

Postby PaulTubby » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:04 pm

Stormforce covers are superb, car has to be polished and clean, spray wd40 or bilt hammer ferasol on the chrome and engine bay areas and disconnect the battery if leaving for long periods and leave hand brake off and chock the wheels ..

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Re: Car Covers

Postby MrDodo » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:57 pm

My Stormforce cover has done well for the past 2 years.

Has anyone used RustBuster's Winter Chrome protection?

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Re: Car Covers

Postby biomed32uk » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:23 pm

Polishing is the key, good dose of proper paint sealant, inspect it every few weeks, I also have some extra straps over the top to stop it lifting slightly in the wind and rubbing the paint. I also have a couple of large moisture absorbing bags in the car, stops any damp inside, stick them in the microwave every few weeks to regenerate.


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