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Car cover for the S3/A3?

s3 Hoggy Oct 3, 2013

  1. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Hi all,
    I've taken my car off the road over the winter as I do a fair bit of work on it and I'm looking for a decent car cover.

    Does anyone else on here use a cover? If so what one do you use? I don't really care about cost

    Cheers Matt
     
  2. IrishDave

    IrishDave Active Member

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  3. CMcKenzie

    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    I saw them in the lidl leaflet the other day. Don't know if you've one close by
     
  4. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    As you are probably aware, you have to be very, very careful as any loose/flapping material + some dirt on the car = nightmare.

    I used a specialised car cover on my old ibiza. Retail was approx £200 but I got it second hand off ebay. It was tailored and a snug fit but still caused paintwork damage. I think it's impossible to avoid unless you are using the cover indoors.

    Other problem was the local cats took a liking to it for claw sharpening so ended up with quite a few tears in it.

    If you have the room, you are better off with something like a folding garage. That way your car is under cover but the cover is held well away from the car. From memory they are around £400.
     
  5. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member

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    What about Carcoon outside storage bubble?
     
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  7. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Cheers guys I don't mind paying £2-300 for a cover, I won't be taking the cover off every week it's only really to keep the **** off as it's stored near a tree at my parents house. Jason do you remember who made yours mate?
     
  8. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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  9. George 8L

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  10. Erikn89nl

    Erikn89nl Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure he was still contemplating this after 2 years...
     
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  11. George 8L

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    Ah... Good point haha. Sorry, obvious new guy here! :confounded:
     
  12. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    I didn't even cover it in the end! I like looking at it too much!
     
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  13. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    Obvy an old post... But on the subject, and talking from personal experience - You're much better off just giving the car a good clean, polish and (most importantly) WAX with a high quality wax. Barely anything will stick to it then anyway

    I did this and left my car under a tree for almost a year when I went to Asia, was still pretty much how I left it when I got back.
     
  14. George 8L

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    Any particular wax? Because I a mm thinking of covering her for the winter.
     
  15. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure I'd be the best person to comment to be fair... Where the hell's Jarrod when you need him!? @16Klappe

    But even an average one will do, don't need to go too mad!
     
  16. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Mines been sat with a couple of coats of a Collinite 915 on it. Although after two years and maybe ten washes there isn't a lot of wax left on it!
     
  17. George 8L

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    still shiney as hell! ill have a look into collinite stuff. ive never waxed a car before. usually i just wash, shammy then polish with auto glym. i was under the impression wax was just a different type of polish!
     
  18. mark_S3

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    Another vote for Collinite... My preference is 476S.

    or Fusso from Nipponshine

    Both very good value waxes with brilliant durability, protection and beading.

    Preparation is the key for waxes to bond to the paintwork
     
  19. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    Google "2 Bucket Method", ditch (bin) the sponge and shammy....

    Polish is to enhance and refine the paintwork... Wax protects the shine/finish and paintwork.
     

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