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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:10 am    Post subject: Outdoor car cover - advice and recommendations pls Reply with quote

I know we are still midsummer and the car is very much in use.

BUT, I like to plan ahead, so can anybody recommend a decent outdoor car cover for my Boxster S, which will be living outdoors over the winter.

I know there are some pretty fancy ones out there but I dont want to pay silly money.

I suppose up to £300-00 would be max budget.
FWIW a black one would be nice as it would look smart on the driveway but I could compromise on that Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending how windy it can get at your house, a car cover could potentially cause more damage that do good. When it's windy the car covers can fill with air and any dust or dirt that traps between the paint and car can act as an abrasive, and mark the paint as the cover moves around.
Others have not found that to be the case and it's fine. It's going to be your own individual circumstances that dictate which is right or wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try "Every Car Covered", I bought an indoor one last year for my F type soft top. Its very well made & has under body straps which you will need if outdoor, it was very reasonable & comes in a zip up bag. I just had a quick look on their site & an outdoor boxster one is £148 & their extreme pro is £215, well worth a look.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a official OPC outdoor cover over mine during winter. it seems to fit well and fastens under the car, it draws with a cord at the rear also. for security I put a strap over and under just ahead of windscreen as well. Got it thrown in when bought the car so not sure how much it would be retail??
Use a Machine Mart tent garage over it now but still put cover over in winter, temporary garage is good as anchored it down to ground with eyebolts and ratchet straps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a official OPC outdoor cover over mine during winter. it seems to fit well and fastens under the car, it draws with a cord at the rear also. for security I put a strap over and under just ahead of windscreen as well. Got it thrown in when bought the car so not sure how much it would be retail??
Use a Machine Mart tent garage over it now but still put cover over in winter, temporary garage is good as anchored it down to ground with eyebolts and ratchet straps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a official OPC outdoor cover over mine during winter. it seems to fit well and fastens under the car, it draws with a cord at the rear also. for security I put a strap over and under just ahead of windscreen as well. Got it thrown in when bought the car so not sure how much it would be retail??
Use a Machine Mart tent garage over it now but still put cover over in winter, temporary garage is good as anchored it down to ground with eyebolts and ratchet straps.
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AndyS
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used one from these guys when I was getting my building work done:

https://www.specialisedcovers.com/

Very impressed - it fit like a glove Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
I used one from these guys when I was getting my building work done:

https://www.specialisedcovers.com/

Very impressed - it fit like a glove Thumb


looks pretty good.
Did you go for the plus one or the standard?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilpert wrote:

looks pretty good.
Did you go for the plus one or the standard?


Just checked the old order. I got the Stormshield + and it took 4 weeks from order to delivery
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another plus for specialised covers. When I bought the car I was worried about it being exposed to the elements. After some research went with a stormsheild+ cover.

A year on, I couldn’t be happier with the cover. You have to clean the car religiously before every use, but after a while it becomes normal.
 



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