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Car Cover Recommendation

Looking to get a cover for driveway use. Protection from sun and summer heat is paramount, winter rain is a plus.

Don't get any snow so just those two things. Have found several on the net but hard to tell if they are actually worth the price...

Any thoughts on what you have used would be appreciated.

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I have a couple of these.

Their best feature is that they are very reflective, helping keep my cars cooler when parked outside in the summer sun. I bought them two years ago and they are still going strong. Never tried them in the winter however.

And never had the wind blow them off.

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Covers with windy condition will rub the paint.
I used tent carports on several occasions.
Costco used to sell good ones for $180 and those had even doors.
Bad news is that top tarp last 2-3 years in CA sun, but on couple of occasions I replaced top with tin metal roofing, what made it semi-permanent carport.

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This crowd are contracted by MB to make car covers and windscreen sunshades to be sold through dealerships. Therefore they are good. I have been using their UVS-100 sunshade products for over 10 years - one of the best accessories available.

Can't say anything about their car covers, except that I think the MB covers are made of Noah fabric.

www.covercraft.com
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If it's a second or third car the task of removing and reinstalling the car cover will result in your using the car much less than you would otherwise. If it's your primary vehicle the troubles involved before and after every drive will cause you to discard it in short order.
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Thanks for the input on this guys. The prices for these covers are all over the map and may or may not indicate actual functional quality.

LostinTime....you ever notice any paint marring with this cover (most likely from taking it off and putting it back on and wind)? I am leaning towards something like the Covercraft but have concerns that the layer that is actually contacting the paint will hold dust and grit, thus scratching the paint when used.

Probably have to be a little mindful when using it and not drag it against the vehicle.

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Never noticed any paint damage. But then the paint on the cars I use the covers on isn't spectacular to begin with.

Frankly, I am mostly interested in protecting the leather interior from sun damage.

What's appropriate for a 30 year old W126 may not be appropriate for a Gull Wing.

BTW, when they get dirty on the outside, I toss them in my clothes washer. Then I hand them up to dry.

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I have 2 Weathershield HP, have used for several years. I have covered car outside for months at a time and the car is always spotless clean underneath regardless of weather that has happened. The material is very smooth, have never had any scratching of paint at all. They are a thin material, so no bump protection, but long life, keeps car clean is great. Stays on in wind, due to covering very low on car and good elastic. I would buy this same cover for any car that I need one for. I have washed them in washing machine occasionally with no issue. Very easy to get on and off of car, only takes minutes.



WeatherShield HP Custom Car Covers from Covercraft - Covercraft

but you can get it for less on carcoverusa

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There are some good reviews at that last link, including one by Mike from FL whose wife "couldn't be happier" about the protection it gives her new Camaro that he makes her park outside, so he can hog the double-garage with his new Camaro and vintage car. I reckon she'd be happier if she got to park in the garage and Mike had to uncover his car every day before work. What a guy.
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I have had exceptional success with the Covercraft products. I use them on my summer cars for winter storage.
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