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waterproof car cover?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by AdamY, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. AdamY

    Z Club Member

    After advice on where to buy a good quality and fitting car cover for a 2+2 - in my case a 280

    Really need to get my car undercover - but I need to build a shelter.... So with winter on the way ......

  2. Paul_S

    Z Club Member

    I read some reviews on here and bought a Halfords All Seasons Medium Cover - it's a good fit and great VFM.

    My car isn't a 2+2 thought so I don't know if the Large one might fit yours better.
  3. toopy

    Z Club Member

    I bought a Halfords one, the large does fit a 2+2, had it about 5yrs tho so they may have changed since then, mine is a single layer woven plasticky material, works well enough when the car is outside and not in the garage.
  4. Phil007

    Z Club Member

  5. status

    status Active Forum User

    There is a made to measure one,think it is by carcraft,I’ll have a look at mine later,got it for my 240z As didn’t have room for it in the garage due to the 260 Z,Jensen and mk1 lotus taking up the room,it’s a good bit of kit,not cheap though
  6. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    I've used the Halfords ones and they do a pretty good job. I don't think they keep the car dry though as the car is wet underneath the cover when I remove it.
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

  8. AdamY

    Z Club Member

    many thanks - will go with a Halfords for ease and cost - then to build a shelter.......
  9. bsull

    Z Club Member

  10. niroshann

    niroshann Forum User

    Got two 2+2 280zx's and the Halfords covers probably work better than others but still do let water in after some time. It has previously trapped moisture and ruined paint/ clearcoat. I assume that this might be a mixture of water trapped from rain water coming through and also from condensation that get under the cover getting trapped. I would look for another option to keep the car outdoors over winter.
  11. PZ 69

    PZ 69 New Forum User

    I am now using the Classic Additions car cover. It is better than my previous Hamiltion cover and does not let water in. Its bone dry underneath.

  12. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    get yourself lots of pipe insulation and string it over the car body and under the car cover to keep the cover off the car enough to let the air circulate and let it breathe.
    it will also minimise abrasion of the cover on the paint work in windy conditions.
    if you dont make sure theres a gap between the cover and the paintwork, condensation builds up worse than if you dont have a cover on the car.

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