Good Car Cover

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So, I am in need of two nice car covers that won't break the bank. One for my 04 Cobra and the other for my wife's 04 GT convertible.

Any suggestions?


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I'm subbing to this thread. I need a nice outdoor cover for my 98.
I'd like to find a nice indoor cover for my Sister's 07 GT as well.
 

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My car come with $400 indoor super soft cover, I think it was covercraft , after talk to a professional detail about car cover, he say all it does it scatches the car. I havent put it on since
 

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I just bought an empire car cover a few weeks ago, and put it on my car last night. Wiped down the whole car to make sure there was no dust/dirt on it. Cover feels great, nice and soft inside and fits good. A tad looser than I wish it was but no real complaints. The indoor covercraft listed above is also a good option as we have a few of those at my work and they feel/work good also. Here's the one I got and a picture of it on the car:

https://www.empirecovers.com/detail...model=Mustang+(coupe)&year=2003&source=search

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To prevent scratches I wash and wax on the car for a light layer of protection. Also having a car cover that fits correctly will help with.

I order a California Car Cover and went with their Noah cover (I believe its in/outdoor cover). Mainly because I have two little kids (ding protection).

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This has to be my next purchase for me. I wash and wax it go to work for 14 days come back and its all dirty. Drives me freaking nut's. Mine sits under a open carport, very nice just not enough protection from the elements.
 

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Cali Dust top here mainly because of kids and dust from it sitting in the garage.


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I have been using car covers since 1995. Mainly because I was in the military and lived in base housing or an apartment and my vehicles were always outside and subject to careless adults and children going by. So, I always used car covers rated for outdoor use.

My first cover (used on a 1995 BMW) was a storm weave from California Car cover. When I bought my Roush 380R in 2002 I used a storm guard car cover from Roush and that is what I use on my Cobra's as well.

All car covers work and, from my experience, are personal preference combined with intended use. So, if you want a very soft car cover, it probably will not work great outdoors because when it gets wet it will stick to the car. So, for outdoor use a little more heavy duty car cover is needed, but it may not be soft, but will be breathable to let moisture escape.

Pros:

- Protects your paint, interior and plastic parts from UV damage.
- Protects your paint from anything (i.e. UV damage, bird droppings, people walking by with keys, purses or anything else that can scratch the paint, kids dragging their hands across the side of the car while walking by, etc.)
- Protects your car from debris being blown up against it.
- Indoor use can keep car cleaner longer

Cons:

- Can scratch your paint if not installed properly or does not fit properly.
(Note: Anytime you drag your car cover on or off it can scratch the paint (Car cover should be rolled on from front to back or back to front and then LIFTED off the car). If your car cover is loose fitting when the wind blows it will rub back and forth and scratch your paint).
- Outdoor car covers are meant to be porous in order to let moisture escape. Therefore, if moisture can get out, dirt can get in.

Overall:

I think car covers are a great investment and should be used. I would rather use a car cover to protect my car from UV damage (which is not reversible) and deal with the possibility of light scratches (which can be buffed out).

That is probably more than you wanted to know, but figured I would give my experience in order for someone else to make an informed decision and understand with car covers there's a give and take.
 
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