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Car Cover

Post by Chris82 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:22 pm

Hi, does anyone have any recommendations for a quality outdoor car cover that has a decent fit? There seems to be loads on ebay all varying in price, but it would be good to know if anyone's purchased one and happy with it. Unfortunately I need to keep the Capri on the drive rather than the garage so need a cover to protect from the elements.

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Re: Car Cover

Post by pbar » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:12 pm

Some people have success with covers, I'm not keen, personally I'd do without. But anyway, have a read of this -

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Chris82 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:29 pm

Shocked by that. I was thinking of a cover to protect my car not ruin the paint work!

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:29 pm

I used pool noodles ,about 2m long
Layed between car and cover so it lets air around the car, and stops cover chaifing in wind.
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Re: Car Cover

Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:23 am

After looking around and asking recommendations a couple of years ago i ended up with a Stormforce cover. Its quite substantial, made of a tough multi layered fabric and fits the car well. It's never blown off the car even in very high winds as it is elasticated and has underbody straps.
The only downside I'd say is that it is quite bulky when stored. Folding it up tight enough to get it back into the canvas bag it came in looks like hard work so its currently bundled up and left in the corner of the shed now that ive got use of my neighbour's garage for the capri.

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Re: Car Cover

Post by andyd » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:50 am

Not_Anumber wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:23 am
After looking around and asking recommendations a couple of years ago i ended up with a Stormforce cover. Its quite substantial, made of a tough multi layered fabric and fits the car well. It's never blown off the car even in very high winds as it is elasticated and has underbody straps.
The only downside I'd say is that it is quite bulky when stored. Folding it up tight enough to get it back into the canvas bag it came in looks like hard work so its currently bundled up and left in the corner of the shed now that ive got use of my neighbour's garage for the capri.
I have had several Stormforce covers, and as long as you follow all the instructions they are good.
As above, they can be awkward to store when off the car though.

And as I found out on one car, any paint defects might be made worse by a cover!

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:43 pm

So I do leave my Capri on the drive if I am working on the car or getting ready for a show ( :lol: ) but I use a cover and it’s been fine , i even let it rain to see if it was wet under the car and it was fine so well pleased .

My old neighbour also uses these for when he leaves his cars out on the drive . But a word of caution don’t use on red cars as he did buy a Porsche cover for his new 911 and it milked the paint work over night and he had it all buffed out , this also happened to Steve’s 2.8 on here and seems to be common thing on red cars ?
And from Amazon ......

FORD CAPRI Fully Waterproof Car Covers - Cotton Lined - Heavy Duty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016L2TA4M/ ... dFb3CAT2VW
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Car Cover

Post by PaulCalf » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:19 pm

Yep storm force works well for me too - great fit and good protection. My car is blue not red tho

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:59 pm

Some thieving sod nicked mine one night. :wank:
At the time I was just grateful they hadnt taken the car but i wasnt best pleased at the cost of having to replace it. I got their optional steel cable and padlock when i reorderd, no problems since.

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Bug » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:19 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Some thieving sod nicked mine one night. :wank:
At the time I was just grateful they hadnt taken the car but i wasnt best pleased at the cost of having to replace it. I got their optional steel cable and padlock when i reorderd, no problems since.
Did insurance pay out, or did they claim it wasn't covered ;)

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Not_Anumber » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:56 pm

They came out with some crap about it not being their Policy

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:09 pm

:xd: have another try bug :lol: :lol: I think he missed it :D
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Re: Car Cover

Post by Bug » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:29 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:09 pm
:xd: have another try bug :lol: :lol: I think he missed it :D
Oh dear. :doh:

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Re: Car Cover

Post by Chris82 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:17 pm

Thanks for the advice. Going to purchase one soon as the birds have taken a real liking to the Capri this week!

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