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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 19, 5:51 PM Thread Starter
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I知 guessing this is the most appropriate section to ask a question about car covers.

I知 looking to purchase a car cover to protect my paint while parked in my garage. I知 Looking for something soft with padding as well as a little water resistant ability, in case I知 caught outside and it starts to rain.

The cover will be utilized primarily indoors.



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 19, 7:14 PM
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Re: Car covers

An outdoor, water resistant cover is NOT the way to go indoors. If it keeps moisture from going down (penetrating the cover) it will not let moisture out and the moisture will be trapped under the cover.

BTDT. The result is rust.

Worse, if you used a newer water based paint, it is possible for the moisture to get under the paint and lift it, resulting in blisters!

What you want is a dust cover and to use a great deal of care around the stored Chevelle (i.e. Don't store junk on top of the vehicle!). For those times when you get caught in the rain and need to keep water at bay, InLine Tube sells a cover that resembles a shower cap. This cover stores in the trunk in a small pouch. It's inexpensive enough to be a use and recycle item.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 19, 7:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Car covers

Thanks for posting. What you wrote makes sense. I was doing some research on the subject and I found California Covers. They sell several different types. Their Stormweave has 4 layers and is both water resistant and breathable. It痴 rated as both indoor and all weather protection.
Their Dustop is listed as a 3 layer cover that is an indoor cover.

For the most part, my vehicle will be in a one vehicle garage but there will be times when It is in a garage with other vehicles. My uncovered vehicle has picked up dings in the primer by accidental bumps. That can稚 happen when she痴 painted.

Has anyone had any experience with either California cover?


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 19, 8:18 PM
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Re: Car covers

Yep, California Car Covers is the best. I have had many over the years and have one for every car. I normally get the Noah covers, but the Stormweave is good too. I had the Plushweave on my Porsche (in the garage) for several years when I was working overseas. No issues at all.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 19, 8:31 PM
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Re: Car covers

I got the Covercraft Dustop cover from for my '72.

Indoor only, and it's been great. Nice and soft, keeps my car very clean and breathes nicely.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 19, 11:02 PM
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I use a California Cover, the outdoor rated one, use it inside exclusively. It’s a little heavier and offers some bump protection. I my option if it’s rate to last outside and is used indoors it should last for a very long time.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 19, 6:21 AM
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Re: Car covers

My "noah" ( Dupont fabric) cover was a Cali cover. Being a Noah it can be used EITHER in or out as it breathes. I recently picked up an indoor cover from Covercraft on sale for $70. The old noah is now impregnated with hydraulic oil ( and I got a massive shot in the face - now I know what she feels like ! ) and is showing its 20yr age. As I recall it was more like $300. And I needed an in/out at the time.

PS breathing or not, our garage is part of the basement. Consequently, I also keep a "car condom" on the car to keep the fine dust from first floor from getting through the breathable, as it will. If the noah cant clean up, I'll likely replace it, even though the $70 "universal" from CC works fine inside.

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