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Old 01-11-2017, 04:03 PM
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waterproof car cover?

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 ......

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Old 01-11-2017, 07:30 PM
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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.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:32 PM
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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.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:49 PM
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I'm in much the same position with my 240z. Ended up buying an all-weather cover online from these folks, which is 'shaped to fit; the car. Not sure that's entirely true and they're not cheap, but it's done a fantastic job of keeping the vicious Lake District weather and moisture / condensation at bay. So far anyway. http://www.everycarcovered.com/colle...rpro-car-cover
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:45 AM
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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
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Old 02-11-2017, 09:13 AM
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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.
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:14 AM
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I've had a search because we have 'covered' this before:

http://zclub.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25050
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:24 PM
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many thanks - will go with a Halfords for ease and cost - then to build a shelter.......
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:59 PM
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I've had good success with this outdoor cover; quite thick, not cheap;

http://www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/aca...hableSoft.html
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:02 AM
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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.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:55 AM
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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.

www.classicadditions.com
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:27 AM
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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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