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Old 15-11-15, 01:08 PM   #11
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What about putting the netting down the side the same as on scaffolding

Its stops a lot of water ingress surprisingly and doors on the front
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Old 15-11-15, 01:08 PM   #12
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This is the current set up... (not of my knob, just to clarify)...





With a good South Westerly the rain catches the back right corner. Normally the S2 is parked tight up behind the car under the cover to clear the gates.
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Old 15-11-15, 01:15 PM   #13
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or a large shower curtain!!
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Old 15-11-15, 01:17 PM   #14
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going back on topic, personally speaking, if that was me, I'd keep it out there with the cover off rather than on. As you've got an opening at both end, it can and will act like a wind tunnel and the cover will move a lot and rub against the paintwork of the car.
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Old 15-11-15, 02:57 PM   #15
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Personally i would loose the cover, as previously said covers do lots of damage to paint

Put some doors on the front with a gap under to allow some free movement of air

Ware loose fitting pants for the same above if you want free movement of air around your knob
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Old 15-11-15, 07:51 PM   #16
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going back on topic, personally speaking, if that was me, I'd keep it out there with the cover off rather than on. As you've got an opening at both end, it can and will act like a wind tunnel and the cover will move a lot and rub against the paintwork of the car.
As above , I put a cover on one once and it took the paint off the edges of the panels
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Old 15-11-15, 07:59 PM   #17
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the other option would be to put a fitted soft indoor cover underneath the outdoor cover.

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Old 20-11-15, 03:09 PM   #18
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Speaking as a Detailer, all the above comments about not using an outdoor cover are spot on.
I do a lot of paint rectification work on cars that have been stored under a hood outside and the wind/breeze has just moved them back and forth and up and down etc.

If you can't store the car inside or afford proper car storage, you are best off with giving the car a good winter protection (I use Gtechniq products for my winter protection packages) and leaving her uncovered.
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Old 20-11-15, 04:31 PM   #19
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Further to all the above, covers in the open or even part shelter are a "no no".

Have just recovered my cq from a 6 week period of storage where it was in a open door garage , with an outdoor cover ( but a fleecy sort of inner lining in it ) over the car. It fitted quite snugly, but with the constant gales we have had here recently, obviously the cover was "moving" and I noticed when I gave the car a wipe down this evening a few areas of 'flat' paintwork. Fortunately , not too large an area and in a not too conspicuous place ( along the top edge of the roof ) but a few months more and things would have been a lot worse.
Had a similar experience about 8 years ago with a T25 camper van, so I really should have known better but thought the protection offered from the no-door garage would make a significant difference. Wrong.

Best find proper storage if you have a valuable car.
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Old 22-11-15, 10:50 PM   #20
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Well, the car cover has gone, because we tempted fate...



The old girl is pressed into daily use... On Saturday evening the Land Rover's clutch master cylinder failed, so the Ur is on school run duties for the next week or so.... We took it out for a run this afternoon along with the Rallyrep as both hadn't moved for three weeks. They both felt glad to be out, so the Ur's going to love a week of back street blatting...
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