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Old 10-19-2019, 09:14 AM
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Outdoor car cover recommendations

What is everyone's thoughts and experience with covers? My car stays outside all the time.

I like the idea of a cover, especially over the winter, but I am nervous about the potential for getting moisture trapped between the cover and the paint.

What are everyone's thoughts?

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Old 10-19-2019, 01:29 PM
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I dont think the covers are airtight. There will be some moisture, but i find it hard to imagine permanent damage. Will you be removing the covet several times a week?
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:33 PM
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There used to be 'waterproof' car covers that did retain moisture and were notorious for clouding paint making it look milky.

Car covers move in the wind and abrade the paint with trapped dust and dirt.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:44 PM
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I've used Noah car covers in the past and been pleased. The fabric does break down after 3-4 years though.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:25 AM
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Or you could use a couple of layers of a sealant like Jescar Powerlock or FK1000P.
The car would then be easy to clean and you wouldn't have to deal with the cover on, cover off, repeat scenario,
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