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Car cover (6/16)
 1/6/10 10:50pm
eddie20890
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lanoka harbor, NJ - USA

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1990 L-98 white/ red/black leather interior targa top auto 1975 L48 blue/black leather interior t tops auto


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thanks for the tip. my 90 was just repainted and almost finished. will need a cover for it as my 75 claimed the garage firstBig smile. hope it is ok against the car as i have heard some nightmare stories on how some covers ruined the finish.

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Car cover (7/16)
 1/7/10 5:09am
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Odenton, MD - USA

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1987 T5 5 speed ,cast iron head motor (no history on this) Z-51 Bright red with gray leather interior Greenwood spoiler,Corvette Central muffler eliminators and American Racing 16" Gotti replicas.


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I only hope the cover is gentle. It looks like it is. They claim it is soft but anything on the finish is more than I want on there. We don't have a garage so this is the next option.
Lew
Car cover (8/16)
 1/18/10 4:05pm
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Mineral, VA - USA

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1984 4+3 manual 2-tone Bronze Z51 2003 Electron Blue Convertible


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We just got our cover a few days ago. So far so good. We had our first rain yesterday and no problems so far. It's a little big but I didn't expect a custom fit.
Wayne & Karin


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Car cover (9/16)
 1/18/10 5:20pm
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

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Black 1979 L-82 Black 1996 LT1 Black 1999 Coupe


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I have always had covers...two things I learned:
1--always use a strap to hold it on at the bottom of the car.
2--I quit buying the expensive water-proof covers.


1--always use a strap to hold it on at the bottom of the car.

1--A--I live in south Louisiana...we have "pop-corn showers" always, not too mention hurricanes, fall and winter storms, March winds, ect.......I hate finding the cover in the yard, wet, and holding water like a deflated kids swimming pool.
The covers have side grommets and I use them....unless the weather/winds is decent.
I have many toys so I am used to having covers strapped (its not a big deal to do).
I have a carport with two sides exposed (rear and driver), with a strap the cover may come undone, but stay on the car and not in the mud or rain.

2--I quit buying the expensive water-proof covers.


2--A--I had to, ONLY reason; stray cats...I cant kill them, and I cant stop them from thinking my boat cover, car cover, and boat seats are scratching pads...think what you want; the city even sets a trap at my house and get 7 to 11 a year. Very aggravating situation, and please dont write anything about shooting or killing the cats, even if that was the case, more would come anyway.


Something to think about....after a year lf a car cover life, its time to think how to clean dadgum thing....unless the car is in a garage where wind cannot blow dust under the car, the *inner linder*
 gets dirty, if you dont have it strapped and the wind blows it off; the *Inner liner* gets dirty.
If the wind blows it off during a storm and ends up in the yard, wet, dirty, or muddy:

How do you clean it, or do you just throw it away?

An example:
I had an expensive 5 layer, water proof on my C3 (all my vettes are black), I had the car covered, in a carport with one opening, this carport was orginally for a bus and had two 10x20 canvas garages with 4 walls inside the bus carport.....sounds great right?

Nope, the floor was refurbished highway cement material. The fact that there was two structures over the car and a $140. car cover on the car would make ya think all was OK...fact is; the wind could still bow debris under the cover and everytime the cover moves from the wind comes small scratches.


I am NOT anti-car cover.....no, no, no, I love taking the cover off of a car and the car is clean.
I just havent figured a way to own any cover more more than a year and it serves the purpose.




Have you ever un-covered your boat and find chicken bones, dead snakes, cat fur, and evidence of naughty cat sex in your boat?Dead




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Car cover (10/16)
 1/18/10 5:44pm
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Have you ever un-covered your boat and find....evidence of naughty cat sex in your boat?Dead
 
Rolling On The Floor Laughing  Was it the cigarette butts, wine glasses or Barry White CD that led you to that conclusion?
Car cover (11/16)
 1/18/10 6:35pm
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

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Black 1979 L-82 Black 1996 LT1 Black 1999 Coupe


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[QUOTE=jimmymack]
Rolling On The Floor Laughing  Was it the cigarette butts, wine glasses or Barry White CD that led you to that conclusion?
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LOL...It was a Cat Stevens CD, Cat-Tails for flowers, and left-over Chicken Catchatori  ..... the final evidence was the cat porn VHS, not to mention the kittens that show up later...LOL
Car cover (12/16)
 1/19/10 5:23am
LewLinda1199
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Odenton, MD - USA

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1987 T5 5 speed ,cast iron head motor (no history on this) Z-51 Bright red with gray leather interior Greenwood spoiler,Corvette Central muffler eliminators and American Racing 16" Gotti replicas.


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Just keep a bungie cord on it from side to side underneath, it will blow off in 30-40 mph windsdoh
Car cover (13/16)
 4/22/10 8:43am
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Edgewood, IL - USA

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1991 Quasar Blue Convert


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When we ran the Allante Appreciation Group (for the Cadillac Allante) a member suggested that to keep cats off your car cover/convertible top, sprinkle some BLACK PEPPER on it. Makes the cats sneeze and leave. Seems to work... ((Of course, he also told us that cats taste good with BBQ sauce, but we chose not to publish that part ;-)  )
Re: Car cover (14/16)
 7/18/12 4:28pm
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Chester, SC - USA

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1993 Convertible Quasar Blue


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Lew, thanks for this post. I recently asked opinions on the Auto Armour cover on the Corvette Forum site and so far have received no replies.
    Are you still satisfied with the cover? My main concern is the (lack of) abrasion to the clear coat.
Re: Car cover (15/16)
 7/18/12 7:08pm
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galion, OH - USA

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1984 base coupe 17,000 miles all original. very low production number.red on red 3853. pro num.


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i went to e bay the web sight you suggested lew and its no longer available. wow i wanted one. need one. i will look on e bay later on for it.  thanks



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Re: Car cover (16/16)
 7/19/12 7:42pm
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galion, OH - USA

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1984 base coupe 17,000 miles all original. very low production number.red on red 3853. pro num.


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i just bought a 5 layer cover from cover craft  52.00 free shipping on e-bay   hope it works . it does have a life time warnity and a return policy.  has anyone tried cover craft ?  it has everything that the other guys have for a much higher price. sratch proof toooo.  breathable water proof storage bag and a compleate explantion of product.  Thumbs Up

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