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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by Arjun, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Arjun

    Arjun Formula Junior

    Feb 26, 2006
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    This might seem like a rather silly post so please bear with me. Do you guys use the car cover in the summer months (when its driven a couple of times a week) or only in winter when its stored?

    I'm leaning towards not using the car cover in the summer to reduce the chances of scratching something by taking the cover on and off everytime we go for a drive. All my previous cars have been daily driven so I'm quite new to car covers.

    Thanks in advance for insights!
     
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  3. junglistluder

    junglistluder F1 Rookie
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    Mar 23, 2007
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    i usually keep mine covered year-round.
     
  4. blown daytona

    blown daytona Formula 3

    Feb 6, 2008
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    I always cover all the toys now. I used to keep them un-covered so I could look at them whenever I went in the garage, but ended up spending more time dusting them. Easier for me to keep them covered. Either way is fine. I have one car that was repainted almost 30 years ago and wasnt covered (in the garage) for long periods of time and the paint is still as nice as when it was originally re-done.
     
  5. DetailGuy

    DetailGuy Formula Junior

    Oct 15, 2006
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    My thoughts, taking off or putting on a car cover with the surface covered in dust will always increase chances of swirls or scratches. I only recommend putting on the car cover if the paint is completely clean.
     
  6. 285ferrari

    285ferrari Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Same here....
     
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  8. AutObsessions

    AutObsessions Karting

    Mar 3, 2008
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    Exactly what he said. You'll run a serious risk of dragging any dirt/dust particles across the surface when putting on and taking off the cover. Make sure all surfaces touching the cover are clean prior to putting it on.
     
  9. Monteman

    Monteman Formula 3
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    Feb 9, 2006
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    +1 but I always make sure it's clean first.
     
  10. redtrman

    redtrman Formula 3
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    same here
     
  11. SGM

    SGM F1 Rookie
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    That's because you don't drive yours!!:D:D
     
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