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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    Pop up marque but you will need a fairly sturdy one to withstand the winter months which wont be cheap I wouldnt of thought, I have one that I take to shows etc and its fine in the summer but it wouldnt stand a chance in the winter. Had it for a while now and looking at getting a new one as the frames are more sturdy, the one I currently have cost £1,500 but this was a while ago and they have come down a fair bit now.

    Kevin is right though you have to be very careful with car covers I've carried out paitwork correction on clients cars caused by car covers before.
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    Here is a couple of link to the kind of thing that I currently use:

    http://www.instantawnings.co.uk/

    http://www.nicoll-industries.co.uk/I...20canopies.htm

    I'm sure you can get all weather ones as well....
    I appreciate your help! I will look into this and update you on this thread If it wasnt for you helpful people, I would have gone off and bought a cover and been unaware of the concequences!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz_65 View Post
    Damn...now you've put doubts in me! Have you ever personally used a car cover...was the Audi yours? Is there a possibility the tent could fall onto the car on a windy day?

    My street has a lot of dust...I wash the car and let it sit there for a few days as I dont have work to go to at the moment. When I come back to the car it is covered in thick dust even though I havnt even driven it! Sometimes I think there was no point even washing it! Also my driveway is really close to the next door neighbours wall and they do a lot of work in the front yard which gets me a bit paranoid (i.e. chisel at the wall about half a meter away from the car) which may cause damage to the bodywork. Although they are very nice people! I thought it would be best purchasing a cover to eliminate dust being gathered on the car and also may come in use during the winter months. But I understand what you have said about the damage caused by covers which has now given me two minds...

    Thank you for warning me though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    The action of the grit on the paint when the cover moves in the breeze is NOT good.... Trust me.

    Best car cover you can get does not make contact with the car, such as a garage or "tent" thingy - not sure what they are called or where you get them from, but a cover like in the links is best for keeping dust off a clean car in a dry garage...
    I had a car cover but now i only use it when the car is clean and dry and there is little or no wind.

    I swear i use to hear the car chafing against my paint.

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    I brought one from Halfords, X Large for my car - cost £70 which i thought was very expensive but i was a bit paranoid at the time because peoples cars were being broken into around the area.....thinking about it putting the cover on would of got the car more attention!!

    To be honest i've only put it on the car a few times since i got it, it has clips on the front and rear which helps keep it on the car but strong winds still cause the cover to blow around.
     
     

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    I once read somewhere that you should only cover a car if its kept inside, like a weekend car thats kept in a garage etc.

    Plus do you realistically want to go out every morning and take it off carefully as not to scratch the car, fold it up somewhat neatly and then put it somewhere-in the cold and wet, all before you even get into the car to go to work.

    Then go out again [after you come home and eat a bite of dinner] to the cold and wet, get the cover, shake it out, put it back over the car carefully as not to scratch the paint.

    Too much effort for my liking.

    Its 1.5 tons of German engineering; a bit of rain and cold won't do it any harm!
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    Do NOT put these on your car as it WILL scratch it!! Covers are perfect if you wash and dry your pride and joy and are putting it in a garage. If you buy one to put it on your car with grit and muck on your car it will destroy your paintwork!!
    I used a bike cover on my 1st motorbike for 1 week and it rubbed the paintwork so bad I had to get it resprayed! And that was on a clean bike, just the act of the clean cover rubbing back and forward with the wind did the damage, I would have hated there to have been grit or muck in there as well!!
    Much better letting it get dirty and cleaning it correctly than this option!!!
     
     

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