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Old 11-25-2009, 10:56 AM
Tri-jab23 Tri-jab23 is offline
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Z4 2007: Looking for a Good Cover and Storage Tips

I picked up a 2007 Z4 3.0SI this summer. Winter is on it's way and with three cars and a two car garage, I need to store my Z4 for a few months.

I've rented a Climate Controlled storage unit for the next few months and would like to get a good cover for the car. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the BMW genuine car cover or any other brands before I make my purchase.

Also, any lessons learned from past winter storage would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:49 PM
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I use the BMW cover myself and its perfect,
Its also tailored to the car so fitment is correct,

I actually have two and would be willing to sell one if you wanted it,
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:47 PM
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:30 PM
Tri-jab23 Tri-jab23 is offline
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I use the BMW cover myself and its perfect,
Its also tailored to the car so fitment is correct,

I actually have two and would be willing to sell one if you wanted it,

Send me a message, I may be interested. I've been looking at the OEMs on e-Bay. My local dealer said that he can't get me one for a few weeks.... something about there only being one left in Germany.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:18 PM
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If you are storing the car indoors, you don't need any of the covers made from "miracle" fabrics that are designed to offer greater weather protection. A fitted cover would be essential for outdoor use in order to keep it from blowing away but, again, not as necessary for indoor use.

You would want something that is gentle on the paint and for that, nothing beats a cotton flannel cover. A poly-cotton would be an economical alternative. There are several companies that make custom-fitted covers from a variety of fabrics. Try www.covercraft.com to see what they offer.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:03 PM
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If you are storing the car indoors, you don't need any of the covers made from "miracle" fabrics that are designed to offer greater weather protection. A fitted cover would be essential for outdoor use in order to keep it from blowing away but, again, not as necessary for indoor use.

You would want something that is gentle on the paint and for that, nothing beats a cotton flannel cover. A poly-cotton would be an economical alternative. There are several companies that make custom-fitted covers from a variety of fabrics. Try www.covercraft.com to see what they offer.
It's also worth checking Covercraft's outlet store - I bought a custom fit tan flannel (ideal for garage storage) cover for my Z4 for about $80.
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