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    Default Car cover advise

    Anyone got any advice on which brand/type of car covers would be good to fit a 306 ?

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    Don't, my daughter's 206GTi clear coat was ruined by moisture sitting between the roof and cover.
    Ended up with misty spots that disappeared in the heat and reappeared each night when it cooled down
    Car was red so was obvious, white you would have not noticed
    Had to be resprayed to fix it.

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    G'day,
    I get a little anxious whenever a thunderstorm with hail approaches, so I throw two old quilts over the 18E and secure them with a car cover. After the storm all are removed.
    I am saving for a car port.
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    I bought a (not cheap) car cover a couple of years ago and found that when removing it, the plastic fasteners tended to scratch the clear coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chisholm View Post
    I bought a (not cheap) car cover a couple of years ago and found that when removing it, the plastic fasteners tended to scratch the clear coat.
    G'day,
    I cut mine off and use a couple of really long cam straps that encircle the car.
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    See if you can get hold of an old parachute and put a couple of old quilts over the car and then tie the parachute over the top. Need to take everything off at least once a week so that if it loosens the wind doesn't cause everything to flog and take the finish and the paint off. Also need to dry it all thoroughly after frost or rain.

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    Thanks guys. Seems that I should pass on the cover and just keep washing /waxing regularly.
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    I'm in two minds about car covers. Apart from the scratching (advice from pu206gti noted) long term condensation from the ground can be a real problem, although maybe not so much if the car is driven regularly.

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