Boxster car cover

Boxster car cover

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Mike Brown

Original Poster:

585 posts

156 months

Friday 15th November 2013
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Hello all, can anyone advise me on the best type of car cover or make for my forthcoming boxster, its going to have to live outside, not under a tree or anything. Would like the best and at the best price if possible, thanks Mike

thegoose

8,075 posts

179 months

Friday 15th November 2013
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The usual advice is don't do it (use of a cover that is) as it'll more than likely scratch your paintwork (either fitting/removing it, or from wind once fitted). Unless you're able to wash off and dry the car everytime you put the cover on, and even that's not foolproof as muddy, gritty rain splashes up and the cover may get blown against it in the wind, the best advice is to use and clean it fairly often. I'd also suggest making sure the hood's treated. I wonder if anyone's tried Ultra Ever Dry or similar on one?

Ozzie Osmond

21,189 posts

215 months

Friday 15th November 2013
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thegoose said:
The usual advice is don't do it
Agreed. Just try to use the car regularly and give it a good wash from time to time to stop crud settling into the paint.

csmith319

372 posts

132 months

Saturday 16th November 2013
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I used a half cover for my Z4 a few years ago, so just over the hood and no real overlap with the paint. Was useful in the winter and to stop dandelion seeds attaching themselves in the summer (weird I know but I got fed up of having to get them off using Sellotape!).

duttonst

118 posts

230 months

Saturday 16th November 2013
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Car covers have a place. If you don't have access to a garage and you want to keep a clean car looking clean until you next use it then they are fine. But as others have said, NEVER put your cover on a dirty or wet car and when you take it off make sure you fold it properly (use google) so that the clean inside never touches the dirty outside.

My advice would be to avoid custom-fit covers: they are expensive and most covers don't last more than 2-3 years in my experience. Go for a tight-fitting cover made from a reasonably heavy material so that it doesn't flap around in the wind. Make sure it's fully waterproof as well. Sounds obvious but some of the "breathable" covers are actually quite porous and let water through. Not sure why a cover needs to be breathable anyway.

Edited by duttonst on Saturday 16th November 09:28