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Old 09-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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I am lucky enough to have indoor, heated storage for my Pony. I need to purchase a cover and intend to acquire an outdoor cover. Are there any issues with using an outdoor cover indoors? I may not always have indoor storage and do not want to invest in multiple car covers if an outdoor grade will work and not cause any issues using indoors.

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The best advice I can give you is buy a quality cover and replace it every year. If your car is not absolutely spotless all you will do is grind dirt into your paint.
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I have used covers for years. What has worked best for me is to use an interior flannel indoors and flannel cover with exterior Noah/evolution cover over it when outside.
Exterior grade covers just aren't as soft and you will reduce marring in doing so.
Of course, the car must be clean before covering or you will have scratching.
It has been my experience to use a carnuba wax as it provides better protection from marring by the cover.
The flannel covers are cheap and you will not add much time to your routine.
The Noah fabric provides exceptional protection from dings and outdoor contact.
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Covercraft Block it 200

I got this form fittindcover for my 2012 Mustang coupe,



It even covers the antenna and mirrors and fits the car perfect. I cover my car in my garage when doing laundry or if I'm parking for a long time.The covercraft part number is C17124SG and you can use it indoors or outdoors. It breaths so your car won't rust and sweat. It also is A nice fit so if you use it outside on windy days it will not flap around and ruin your paint.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustan...mfit-2010.html

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I got this form fittindcover for my 2012 Mustang coupe,



It even covers the antenna and mirrors and fits the car perfect. I cover my car in my garage when doing laundry or if I'm parking for a long time.The covercraft part number is C17124SG and you can use it indoors or outdoors. It breaths so your car won't rust and sweat. It also is A nice fit so if you use it outside on windy days it will not flap around and ruin your paint.
http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustan...mfit-2010.html

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I've thought about this cover heavily. Would you recommend for say a good rain? I intend to use mine as a potable barrier against this tree I park under. What's the underside like? Or is it all a mesh material
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I have had no trouble with scratches

I use mine in my garage. It says it is indoor/outdoor use. What scratches your car up are the ones that just fit any car and are very loose. They allow the wind to blow the cover around and that is what causes problems. I have not used this cover outdoors but when I had one for my Mini I did. It did protect my Mini from hail damage in Kansas. I always took it with me when I traveled. I took this one to PA. but did not use it because my car was way to dirty from rain on the way up. I don't think you can get a better cover then this form fitting one.

This is the one I had for my Mini John Cooper Works car


Same cover , different size.
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That's like this instant, I just cleaned and waxed my car. I want to use this cover for moments like this and help prolong my deep cleaning
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This is my forth covercraft cover

I had one for my 3000GT
I had one for my 98 Corvette
I had one for my Mini JCW
I now have one for my 2012 Mustang MCA

All have been the form fitting Covercraft and all fitted and were used a lot.
It is nice to go to a car show the day before, clean your car and cover it up as you sleep in the Motel the night before the show. Car is spiffy and still clean when you wake up and go into the show.

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Hi Ronnie;
Is the underside soft (flannel) or do I need to put flannel down first as recommended by Manicrodder? Just don't want to scratch the paint! Thanks for the link....
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I have never had a problem

I just only will put the cover on if my car is clean. I don't put nothing on first because it is not required.

I did put the cover on in Kansas when at my Motel they were calling for severe storms and Hail. Even though my car was a little dirty and the big storm came I had no scratches but I did have two small dents in the hood from the hail. Every single other car in that parking lot was totally ruined with hail damage. You could hardly see the dents unless you really looked for them.

Even though it was very windy I had no scratches at all. I could not find anyplace to park under any cover and the couple of cars parked under the lone tree in the parking lot not only got some hail damage they got real large dents from falling branches. I'm glad I was out in the open.

Out of four covers on four different cars I never seen any of the cars scratched by their form fitting covers.

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PS: I also had a Harley Davidson Dresser I used to cover and never got scratched even though I covered it dirty a lot. Well, Almost all of the time when traveling.
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Covercraft has a nifty comparison chart of their cover fabrics and their uses, advantages, and disadvantages. Check it out:

Car Cover Fabrics Comparison Chart - Covercraft

I bought the Noah Block-It cover; it's still waiting to be shipped so I can't comment on how it performs just yet.
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