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Title: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Thanx2cs on March 06, 2019, 04:39:07 PM
After 37 years it's time for a new car cover for my 68 convertible.  Thought I would ask those who should know or have had recent experience.
Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: greekz on March 06, 2019, 05:39:05 PM
I am using the Form Fit cover from Covercraft.  The cover is expensive, but does a great job keeping my cars clean.  When it gets a little dusty I just tumble it in the dryer for a while and it is good to go.

Greek
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: CSX 4133 on March 06, 2019, 07:25:07 PM

+1 on the FormFit from CoverCraft/
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Rickmustang on March 06, 2019, 08:26:01 PM
California Car Cover. Plushweave. I have 5.
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: 557 on March 06, 2019, 09:07:29 PM
California Car Cover. Plushweave. I have 5.
.   Ditto,but only for indoor use...
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: pchmotoho on March 06, 2019, 10:03:49 PM
California car cover. I donít want to think about how much money Iíve spent over
The years with them but Iíve been happy every time. I have 2 currently sitting on my 911 right now (outside car) and I believe dust tops on the Shelby and itís partner.

Title: Dustop
Post by: vtgt500 on March 07, 2019, 06:58:00 AM
I researched this to death for my application, (carpeted, heated, showroom.)  Decided upon the Dustop product from Calif Car Cover.  The unique weave prevents fine dust from filtering thru the cover during long term storage.  Yet does not trap moisture causing mildew.  Additionally, its increased thickness offers cushioning against potential paint chips and dings if an idiot works around the car.  The lining is very soft to avoid trapped grit from scratching the flawless paint finish.  Overall fit is great.  Believe most of these covers are made by Cover Craft and private labeled.  The Dustop fabric is a manufactured by Kimberly-Clark.
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Bigfoot on March 07, 2019, 09:29:39 AM
The outdoor covers by Cal Car Covers were really poorly made in my experience.
They didnít do cut outs or sleeves for the car despite asking for that data.
Plus they went brittle and cracked under typical winter temps.....yes the Beetle might have sat out a few days....

Never bought an indoor cover from them.
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: 427heaven on March 07, 2019, 10:25:58 AM
A velvet glove for your baby, California car covers are the finest made and have been using them for years. They fit tight and right-
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Bob Gaines on March 07, 2019, 04:22:09 PM
I always use one of the soft flannel inside car covers from ether Shelby Parts or Branda. I lay a piece of clear plastic that I buy in rolls and cut on top of the car cover to keep dust from migrating through and also as a insurance policy from roof leaks or a car leaks in the case of parking under a lift. A little dust on/in your car cover can act like a fine grit sand paper.  I hate the hassle to try and wash a large car cover at  home let alone in a laundry mat.  The plastic sheet loosely laid on top of the cover allows for air circulation so that is not a issue. The extra step I take is just extra insurance. It is what I have always done.
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: 1690 on March 07, 2019, 08:28:51 PM
+1 on Bob's post.

I really like the soft flannel car covers that Jim Cowles sells at Shelby Parts.  I have been using one on my '67 for almost 6 years now. 
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: CSX 4133 on March 07, 2019, 08:59:44 PM
I always use one of the soft flannel inside car covers from ether Shelby Parts or Branda. I lay a piece of clear plastic that I buy in rolls and cut on top of the car cover to keep dust from migrating through and also as a insurance policy from roof leaks or a car leaks in the case of parking under a lift. A little dust on/in your car cover can act like a fine grit sand paper.  I hate the hassle to try and wash a large car cover at  home let alone in a laundry mat.  The plastic sheet loosely laid on top of the cover allows for air circulation so that is not a issue. The extra step I take is just extra insurance. It is what I have always done.

Bob Gaines's post reminded me that I use these disposable plastic covers when i haul cars (enclosed trailer) to shows, races, etc. I also use them as added protection from unexpected rain or overhead drips and dust remediation while in the garage. Do not put these over a just driven car, allow the heat to dissipate to minimize trapping moisture underneath.

https://www.carcoverusa.com/plastic-car-covers.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgYHcurXx4AIVRR6tBh0tmQY8EAAYASAAEgL9MvD_BwE
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Bigfoot on March 08, 2019, 09:24:40 AM
^^
We should do a bulk buy on those and have someone coordinate and bring to a convention one of these years.  Iíd be happy to be the contact for that if we do a convention at WGI.....
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Rickmustang on March 08, 2019, 09:40:39 AM
I put my cars in a car jacket to eliminate dust and spiders. They are basically zip lock bags. So CA car cover on the inside, and Car Jacket on outside. Been using car jackets for 25 years. Great product and only takes an extra couple of minutes to put the car in or take it out.
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: 1690 on March 08, 2019, 02:03:37 PM
^^
We should do a bulk buy on those and have someone coordinate and bring to a convention one of these years.  Iíd be happy to be the contact for that if we do a convention at WGI.....

Put together a bulk order for Jim Cowlesí/Shelby Parts covers?
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Bob Gaines on March 08, 2019, 02:11:08 PM
^^
We should do a bulk buy on those and have someone coordinate and bring to a convention one of these years.  Iíd be happy to be the contact for that if we do a convention at WGI.....

Put together a bulk order for Jim Cowlesí/Shelby Parts covers?
It will be interesting to see how much a savings vs hassle coordinate and bring to a convention one of these years of a bulk order there will be over what a individual can get them bought and shipped for from the same parties. 
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: cali_kr on March 08, 2019, 07:13:06 PM
Cover the car?! But then in 10 years you won't have the coveted patina.... ::) ::) ::)

I've got one of those Plushweave for indoor, and its been on for years without issue
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Thanx2cs on March 09, 2019, 12:38:58 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback.  I should have been more specific  in my post.  I want to make sure the cover I get accommodates the the long nose of the 68.  I got one years ago that didn't cover the entire front end. 
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Looking for a car cover
Post by: Bob Gaines on March 09, 2019, 01:26:07 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback.  I should have been more specific  in my post.  I want to make sure the cover I get accommodates the the long nose of the 68.  I got one years ago that didn't cover the entire front end. 
Thanks again!
If you get a car cover from ether Shelby Parts or Branda and tell them which year Shelby it is for then you will be assured of getting one that will fit.