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Old 04-01-2007, 10:02 AM
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Waterproof Car Cover??

Does anybody know where to buy a truly waterproof car cover? I bought one at Walmart for $20. It is raining and that thing is not doing anything to stop the car from getting wet! This is my pos Camaro I am talking about and the weather striping is not good so when the outside of the car gets wet so does the inside. Its starting to rain harder!

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Covercraft has a good selection of fabrics and sizes.

"Breathable" is important ... otherwise you end up with trapped moisture.
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I am not so sure about those. They say (Remember rain water will not hurt your cars finish. Sunlight a pollutants will.) Its not my finish I am worried about. Maybe I should just use sheet plastic.
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DON"T use plastic sheet and don't ask me how I know!

No joke I ruined an acrylic enamel paint job a few years ago that way, I mean destroyed it! I use the CoverCraft covers now (thanks to advice I got here) and they work great.
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Thanks Oldred I guess I wont use the plastic. Are the Cover Craft covers really water proof? This is what I bought. It is NOT water proof at all!http://www.fortune3.com/budgetcarcov...ough_5_6-.html
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Thanks Oldred I guess I wont use the plastic. Are the Cover Craft covers really water proof? This is what I bought. It is NOT water proof at all!http://www.fortune3.com/budgetcarcov...ough_5_6-.html

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"Water Resistant" <snicker> Boy, I'll bet the marketing and legal teams collaborated for hours to come up with that term.

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The Budge Lite car cover is great for indoor and lite outdoor use.
It looks to me like you'll want to exchange/upgrade to an "RB series"
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:16 PM
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"Water Resistant" <snicker> Boy, I'll bet the marketing and legal teams collaborated for hours to come up with that term.

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It looks to me like you'll want to exchange/upgrade to an "RB series"
Yeah let me tell ya, It does not say that on the box! I just might let this thing dry out and take it back to Walmart! I hate walmart!
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The top of the line CoverCraft will keep your car dry as long as water is not allowed to pool up and sit in any spot. If it does then it will soak through but water will not just go through them like the cheaper ones.
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DON"T use plastic sheet and don't ask me how I know!

No joke I ruined an acrylic enamel paint job a few years ago that way, I mean destroyed it! I use the CoverCraft covers now (thanks to advice I got here) and they work great.
Hi Oldred,
Which model did you buy?

They used to only have 2 different types ... Polycotton and Technalon ... but I see they have several types now.
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I use a Covercraft Noah cover on my Impala SS and I'm pretty happy with it.
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66, Sorry I missed your reply until today. I have the Technalon/Evolution and it works really good but they now have two that are even better, I think they are called the weather Shield and the Weather Shield HD that are made specifically for outdoor use. These things are bit pricey for a cover but when you consider what they do and compare them to the cheapies and what they fail to do then they really are a good buy.
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Get the best, most water resistant you can afford - you don't want to know how heavy they get when soaking wet. Then just for yuks you then have to find a place to store it after an all night rain if you are staying in a hotel at an out of town affair.

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If you can't return it I would suggest buying a spray on waterproofer, they're used on tents and boat canvas.

But just one thing, I was under the impression it was a bad idea to use a waterproof car cover, because it would trap water and create rust. Anybody know if this is a problem?
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If I understand it right these things will let water vapor out but will not let water in as long as it is not allowed to pool up in any area.
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If I understand it right these things will let water vapor out but will not let water in as long as it is not allowed to pool up in any area.
That's what a good cover will do. A plastic cover, particularly a clear one, will hold the moisture in and against the finish. I saw a plastic cover destroy a paint job - trapped moisture inside, then rain outside. The water bubbles outside acted like thousands of little magnifying glasses when the sun came out, heating up the trapped water and literally close to boiling and overheating the paint. It was a red car that looked like it had a tropical disease. The owner, a sweet young thing (sigh), was not happy that her MG-A now needed a new paint job.

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