Winter Cover Recommendations

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Dave K
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Winter Cover Recommendations

Post by Dave K » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:17 pm

Afternoon all,
I'm getting myself organised for once/have come to the realisation that I've probably run out of time to clear the garage for this year (Westfield for sale anyone, presently sorn'd, 4 yrs old, only 250 miles on the clock, serious offers considered!).
My new pride and joy (Elise 111R) is going to have to tough out the oncoming Aberdeen winter on the drive....hence have been looking for the best car cover I can get my mitts on.
Stormshield+ from specialisedcovers looks a nicely fitted option?
Any other cover recommendations for the Aberdeen climate?
Cheers,
Dave

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Re: Winter Cover Recommendations

Post by Dave K » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:40 pm

'now then,
a quick update for anyone who may have the same issue with winter car storage - I ended up buying a stormshield plus from specialisedcovers.com (was a bit eyewatering on the cost side mind). Received it around the end of Sept (took a couple of weeks). The cover fits very well (would probably fit a touch better if I removed the front number plate).
Its been a wee bit blowy over the last few weeks (!), cover has remained in place, it inflates a bit at the back, but there's been no movement/loosening of the cover in the wind. I've repeated checked and haven't noted any sign of scratches (I'm very particular making sure the car is spotless before the cover goes on mind....)
All in, pretty happy. It may be the placebo effect, but I'm convinced the car is better for being undercover.....the only minor moan would be having to clean the car after every run before the cover goes back on (wont bother with the cover in summer), though being honest, who doesn't like a bit of bonnet polishing.....
Dave

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Re: Winter Cover Recommendations

Post by flyingscot68 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:15 pm

Make sure and take it off regularly.

I used a 'breathable' cover for my T2 and was amazed at the amount of condensation even after quite a few dry days.
So if I had to use it again I'd take it off every weekend and make sure the car is dry.
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Re: Winter Cover Recommendations

Post by douglasgdmw » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm

Does this thread help you with winter storage:
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