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This is a discussion on Good Car Covers within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I'm noticing my clear coat starting to get ruined in one particular part of the paint. I want to get ...

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    Good Car Covers

    I'm noticing my clear coat starting to get ruined in one particular part of the paint. I want to get it repaired, but, being out in the Phoenix sun all day long has got to be taking a toll on my paint, so I'm looking into some car covers. There are a lot of options out there, but something "nice" is what I'm looking for.

    It should offer as much protection as possible and be durable enough to stand up to strong wind and scorching heat for years.

    Anyone here use a car cover? Any horror stories? Any accolades?

    Thanks in advance for any tips on selecting one.

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    HMMM..Theres a few out there....and of course i cant remember the names right now but ill get back to you on it!...Check gmpartsdirect maybe?... or SLP maybe....GM dealership or good aftermarket co..I got one a so-so cover a while ago ..it wasnt a custom fitted one which to me is the best because it fits your particular make and model...Mine was a universal..lol..meaning it fit like a universal.....sloppy and droopy...BUT it did/does the job keeping dust off the car after i wash and garage it...But youd want a fairly to very descent cover id think if your looking for sun protection too...by the way what exactly is your clear coat doing / look like? It may not be passed the point of no return just yet.

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    Covercraft makes nice stuff.

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    Agreed on Covercraft. Bought one for mine. A little expensive, but fits great.
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    Covercraft! That's perfect. A brand name is a great starting point. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    HMMM..Theres a few out there....and of course i cant remember the names right now but ill get back to you on it!...Check gmpartsdirect maybe?... or SLP maybe....GM dealership or good aftermarket co..I got one a so-so cover a while ago ..it wasnt a custom fitted one which to me is the best because it fits your particular make and model...Mine was a universal..lol..meaning it fit like a universal.....sloppy and droopy...BUT it did/does the job keeping dust off the car after i wash and garage it...But youd want a fairly to very descent cover id think if your looking for sun protection too...by the way what exactly is your clear coat doing / look like? It may not be passed the point of no return just yet.
    There is a dime-sized part where the clear coat is just peeling off (looks like a blister that burst, and now you just see the paint underneath a little dull looking). There is another portion (same area) that looks like it has a bit of a rash or something.... looks like it needs some lotion, LOL! You can see both in this picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Covercraft makes nice stuff.
    Thanks Pajeff & Silver Streak..thats the name i was forgetting...I remembered they had a great fitting one but at the time was making car payments and couldnt swing it...wish i would have though...I may still get one...they fit like gloves and have different materials for different purposes

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    Try california car cover co. They even made a custom one for a s10 blazer I used to have (lowered). calcarcover.com

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    I've had a SLP cover for 6 years ..it does the job...but should have gotten something better ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20ws6speed01 View Post
    I've had a SLP cover for 6 years ..it does the job...but should have gotten something better ...
    Check out the link that member birdflewby said... I did, They have all kinds of stuff and though its not cheap they look real durable!!

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    Covercraft here. I just use it in the garage to keep the dust off and so family doesn't scratch the car with trash cans etc but it works great.

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