Considering buying a car cover - DougB
Hi - I have a VW Corrado in flash red, now thirteen years old, and no matter how much I polish it, within a couple of weeks the top panels are a completely different colour from the rest of the car.

I am now considering buying a car cover. If any backroomers have any good or bad experiences with these or any recommendations please let me know.

I've ruled out a nylon one for obvious reasons and the car is parked on my driveway so there should not be any legal problems.

Regards DougB
Considering buying a car cover - Boggy
Non-metallic red cars normally always oxidise, VW being a swine for this. T-cut and wax my friend. And try to keep it out of sunlight.
Considering buying a car cover - Chris M
"And try to keep it out of sunlight."

What you need is a car cover!
Considering buying a car cover - Happy Blue!
Saw a 1995 Polo today that was originally Guards(?) Red. Its now Blushing Pink.
Considering buying a car cover - Pica
I use a breathable fleece lined cover on my Mustang (which is red metallic) and it works very well


www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/
Considering buying a car cover - daveyjp
www.carcoversuk.com/

They do a lot of work for the major manufacturers including Audi, Bentley, Ferrari etc and have patterns for most cars.
Considering buying a car cover - Stuartli
>>VW being a swine for this>>

Always seems to be early Ford Escorts in my area.


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Considering buying a car cover - DougB
Hi - Thanks for the links. Very helpful.

Regards DougB.
Considering buying a car cover - barchettaman
I got one for the Barchetta for about a fiver from Lidl.
Considering buying a car cover - gmac
I would say don't bother. I bought one for my FIAT Coupe and wished I hadn't bothered.
The problem is if the wind moves the cover around it damages the paint on the car.
The cover dulled the painwork round the rear three-quarter panels of my car.
Considering buying a car cover - madf
Agree with gmac above.


And in no wind, a wet car under a carcover will ensure water penetrates door and window channels. Green rubber seals anyone?

A red car which has started to oxidise will continue to oxidise with nromal use.. unless of course you keep the cover on when driving:-) (Reminds me of US style car bras... but with better coverage).

Imo anyone with a car cover may suffer from a well know medical condition .. something retentive... or just plain sad old git..:-)


madf
Considering buying a car cover - DougB
'plain sad old git'

Quite happily admit to all four.

Thanks for the feedback. The better covers seem to be priced at around £100 to £150.00. How many gallons of T-cut can I get for that? And how long before I get down to bare metal?

One of life's conundrums. Another glass of wine I think.

Regards DougB.
Considering buying a car cover - drbe
I got one for the Barchetta for about a fiver from Lidl.

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That sounds a bit more like it. the two links above quoted me £130 or £150!!!
Considering buying a car cover - Pica
The £5 version could wreck you paintwork. I had the paint wrecked on an old Scimitar GTE so was very careful not to do the same with the Stang.

My cover was purchased from www.europasvt.com and cost around £200 and should last 3 years. The cover is completely breathable and fleece lined and it only goes on the car when it has been freshly washed and dried. The cover is bespoke for my actual car and fits like a glove, it has a strap that fits under the car so heavy winds will not take it away. Mine has been on for a year and the paintwork is as new with no damage at all. The cover has faded but it is still in excellent condition and I will definitely buy another in 2 years time.
Considering buying a car cover - bell boy
would a flash of guards red and a nice coating of lacquer not be a better long term answer rather than a tea cosy DougB?
Considering buying a car cover - gmac
The cover is bespoke for my actual
car and fits like a glove it has a strap that fits under the car
so heavy winds will not take it away.


Mine was strapped to the car too. I guess the winds in central Scotland were a little more forceful during the winter months.
Considering buying a car cover - Pica
Good kite flying weather by the sound of it.

Covers not ideal but my problem is the birds keep pooing on the car now they poo on the cover which is better for the car
Considering buying a car cover - madf
From the sound of Pica's car cover, the kind of weather it would be useful in is the kind of weather I would not want to be out in putting it on the car..
madf
Considering buying a car cover - David Kedey

You can try this one also

No you can't. LInk deleted.

Edited by Avant on 17/04/2019 at 17:51

Considering buying a car cover - Engineer Andy

12 years late, mate. Oh no, this ain't free advertising at all.

Considering buying a car cover - CHarkin

Have the car compounded and wrapped in vehicle film?

Considering buying a car cover - focussed

I have tried a car cover on a freshly polished and waxed car, the car sweated condensation under the cover, no thanks.

 

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