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Best car cover?

Okay, I need to break down and buy a car cover for a car that is going to be stored outside for the next few years. It probably will not be moved/driven much. It's an '88 LX hatch. I want it to last awhile and not form rust or trap moisture underneath it. I am going to wash the car completely before I put a cover on it, and the cover will remain on it, with the car being outside, the next few years. What is a good brand, part number, best place to get it, etc.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 04:45 AM
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make one, it's ALOT cheaper...

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make one, it's ALOT cheaper...
make one? lol armand... i wouldnt have the patience for that
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WTF? Make one? I'm more interested in just buying one that fits the car nicely, and will last a few years out in the elements. I can go buy a piece of shit cover at Wal Mart that might last 6 months and form surface rust on the car by trapping moisture, but I do not wanna do that.
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I have one from Beverly Hills Motor Accesories. It fits my 84 perfect, there is a 1-800 number on it if you want it.
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I have one from Beverly Hills Motor Accesories. It fits my 84 perfect, there is a 1-800 number on it if you want it.
What was the cost, and how long have you had it?

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That would be nuts for my driveway. Also, that thing probably costs more than the car that I'd be putting inside it!!
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4SIZE4OUSIZE 4 OUTDOOR (15'5' x 6'6')
1
$686.25




The Outdoor Carcoon is a patented, double skinned design, constructed
of extremely durable silver MVCR alloy coated material. This system
incorporates an air gap between the two skins through which air circulates
for improved insulation.

The base mat is also insulated for extra protection from cold outdoor conditions
or extreme weather changes. The outdoor Carcoon runs on the same reliable
power system as the indoor Carcoon and can maintain inflation even after loss
of main power for several days.

When your vehicle is exposed to varying degrees in temperature, humidity
and environment changes, there is nothing better to protect it than the
Carcoon Airflow System.

Outdoor Carcoon is available in the same
sizes as the Indoor Carcoon.

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4SIZE4OUSIZE 4 OUTDOOR (15'5' x 6'6')
1
$686.25




The Outdoor Carcoon is a patented, double skinned design, constructed
of extremely durable silver MVCR alloy coated material. This system
incorporates an air gap between the two skins through which air circulates
for improved insulation.

The base mat is also insulated for extra protection from cold outdoor conditions
or extreme weather changes. The outdoor Carcoon runs on the same reliable
power system as the indoor Carcoon and can maintain inflation even after loss
of main power for several days.

When your vehicle is exposed to varying degrees in temperature, humidity
and environment changes, there is nothing better to protect it than the
Carcoon Airflow System.

Outdoor Carcoon is available in the same
sizes as the Indoor Carcoon.


???? Ummmm, thanks, I think, even though I'm not remotely interested in a $700 + shipping "Carcoon".
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No one has a car cover? Or does no one visit this forum?
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No one visits...only 80 views and I am sure 1/2 of those are from the few that have posted in your thread.
I'd give some of the f-body forums a try...there are a lot of anal people there who would know about covers.
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Matt, since no one has really provided anything helpfull I'll chime in. I've had 4 car covers over the past 15 years. The last three were made out of Noah® and my first one was made out of something similar to the Multiweave II TM. All were great and protected my car very well. The last couple of times it has snowed, before I had a car port built to cover my Mustang, all I had was the Noah® cover protecting it. With maybe 2 or 3 inches of snow on it I could left the cover up and it was dry underneath. I think that's pretty good protection. I've also had pretty good luck with protection from hail and you can go a step further, if you know in advance, by putting some card board underneath the cover to absorb the impact of big chunks of ice.

Here is a link that provides more information on different material used in covers.

http://www.calcarcover.com/how_to_select.aspx#noah

Expect to pay $150-200 for a good "new" cover. I've been lucky in that a couple of people on the board gave me a cover and my current one I bought used again from a guy on the board.




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Get a good one then have your dog eat it!
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Get a good one then have your dog eat it!
He eats everything else!! lol Thanks for the info Jose! I'm lookin!
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Lisa, after a near death experience involving a car, my "car cover" eating dog has learned the error of his ways and hasn't chewed on either my new 'Vert cover or my bike cover. Hell if I had known this would have happened I would have hit him with my car 2 years ago J/K

Matt, check out this site and price out a cover for your car. I'm thinking about getting one for my SuperCrew since it's parked alot now.

http://www.global-accessories.com/




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A garage is the best car cover.
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Oh shit sorry I forgot to view the thread again. I called the number but it was out of service....
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A garage is the best car cover.
If I had one, I wouldn't have posted this in the first place.
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dude, I can't belive you didn't call the JasonB mod.

You need to break your penny bank open if you want anything halfway decent. Like someone else mentioned, $150-200 bucks.
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Okay, I need to break down and buy a car cover for a car that is going to be stored outside for the next few years. It probably will not be moved/driven much. It's an '88 LX hatch. I want it to last awhile and not form rust or trap moisture underneath it. I am going to wash the car completely before I put a cover on it, and the cover will remain on it, with the car being outside, the next few years. What is a good brand, part number, best place to get it, etc.
I found some decent ones from empire. This cover was a replacement cover for a custom cover that cost three times as much and started leaking water and collecting dust under the cover in less than a year. My Empire cover is 4 months old, has survived numerous strong thunderstorms and seering Texas sun, and so far is exceeding my expectations. I have 3 cars under cover, soon the other two will be covered by Empire.

http://empirecovers-review.blogspot.com/
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I know what the best car cover is...

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A garage is the best car cover.
I always covered it while it was in the garage.
And lol at the thread resurrection!
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I found some decent ones from empire. This cover was a replacement cover for a custom cover that cost three times as much and started leaking water and collecting dust under the cover in less than a year. My Empire cover is 4 months old, has survived numerous strong thunderstorms and seering Texas sun, and so far is exceeding my expectations. I have 3 cars under cover, soon the other two will be covered by Empire.

http://empirecovers-review.blogspot.com/
Damn dude, you're 5 years too late.. The car already rusted into nothing...

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Damn dude, you're 5 years too late.. The car already rusted into nothing...
lol all the blansett stangs might already need paint lol!

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Damn dude, you're 5 years too late.. The car already rusted into nothing...
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