What do you think of this idea for a cover for your pride and joy

Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by shubchs, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. I have started the new week 1 FerrariChat Update poll, please vote... http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/ferrarichat-com-update-week-1-poll.560487/
  1. shubchs

    shubchs Rookie

    Aug 22, 2015
    41
    Saint Paul MN
    Full Name:
    Steve
    While in an exotic mechanical shop the other day, I noticed that all the cars (except those being worked on) were covered in plastic sheet wrapping and actually tied in a knot at the floor. The kind u can buy at Home Depot in rolls) I wish I had taken a photo. Anyway, I'm wondering if the plastic might be even a better replacement for our Ferrari provided car covers that are made in cotton (that absorbs dust particles). Seems to me it might be better as dust can't penetrate, and it can be thrown away if not re-used and cheaply you can put on another.
     
  2. LBBP

    LBBP Formula Junior

    Dec 8, 2014
    268
    Concord, TN
    I place the plastic ones over my indoor covers to help keep them dust free. The plastic type are cheap and stow away easily, plus they could be used as an emergency waterproof cover if caught out in a shower.
     
  3. Klasser

    Klasser Rookie

    Aug 25, 2017
    4
    Its a big not for detailers to use any type of car covers, but if you really need to protect the exterior of a vehicle let say painting. a plastic cover is the best and cheapest way.
     
  4. Klasser

    Klasser Rookie

    Aug 25, 2017
    4
    But I think the oem dust cover which the manufacturer provided is one of the safest, but not waterproof.
     
  5. tcw

    tcw Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 11, 2009
    77
    Like the plastic so I can look at and enjoy the cars when I walk through the garage...... however not very good to keep out the mice ;).
     
  6. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2014
    963
    wouldn't plastic scratch the paint more so than cotton??
     
  7. Tired of seeing this ad? Upgrade now
  8. shubchs

    shubchs Rookie

    Aug 22, 2015
    41
    Saint Paul MN
    Full Name:
    Steve
    I put the satin cover on, then the plastic.
     
  9. Meister

    Meister F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 27, 2001
    4,529
    Duluth, MN
    Full Name:
    The Meister
    depends on the thickness of the plastic. something like a 6 mil or 8 mil I often use in home construction certainly would but the super thin ones are maybe 1 mil or less (haven't really physically seen or worked with those) would be much more flexible in nature and therefor in a sense softer.
     
  10. Klasser

    Klasser Rookie

    Aug 25, 2017
    4
    I think that's a good idea.
     
  11. V8TDF

    V8TDF Rookie

    May 2, 2014
    25
    Cars will sweat under plastic which is why the OEM ones are a breathable fabric.
     
  12. shubchs

    shubchs Rookie

    Aug 22, 2015
    41
    Saint Paul MN
    Full Name:
    Steve
    Cars will sweat under plastic which is why the OEM ones are a breathable fabric.[/QUOTE]

    Hadn't thought of that. So perhaps put the OEM cover on, then plastic over that. any thoughts? What say you V8TDF? And what kind of heat in the garage would generate sweating do you think?
     

Share This Page