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Old 04-17-2002, 02:51 PM   #1
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I need a car cover...



My ride was pummeled last night by evil hail. Normally I keep her garaged, but now I think I need to get a cover for situations where I am away from home overnight.

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Old 04-17-2002, 02:53 PM   #2
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Would a car cover have prevented hail damage?

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Old 04-17-2002, 02:55 PM   #3
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Might have minimized the damage...
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Old 04-17-2002, 03:18 PM   #4
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I was actually thinking of covering mine while in the garage, just to minimize dust and such. Anyone have any opinions on whether this is a good idea or not?
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:31 PM   #5
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More often times than not...

Car covers will scratch the **** out of your car.. Unless you want to wax your ride every time you cover it, I'd just leave the cover off/not even bother with a cover..

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Old 04-17-2002, 04:34 PM   #6
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Depends on the car cover really. They have really light ones that are soft as soft can be used for garage use and then heavy ones for outdoor use that will prevent hail damage and such. Even the heavy ones have a soft inner-lining so they won't scratch the car
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Old 04-17-2002, 04:47 PM   #7
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Still though, a cover would protect it better than having nothing at all.
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Old 04-17-2002, 05:00 PM   #8
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Still, soft cloth will scratch..

If there is dust/dirt between the liner and the paint.. This won't happen if you have a detailed exterior to put the cover on (which is the main purpose for covers in the first place) to keep it concourse ready.. But to say there is a cover that you can just put on/take off over an everyday driver is giving me doubts..

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Old 04-17-2002, 05:16 PM   #9
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any opinions on this one?

I was thinking about buying the Bavarian Autosport Ultimate Car Cover (part #BM2040) @ http://www.bavarianautosport.com/shop.asp

Any opinions or experience with the quality for this? It's more expensive than the BMW OEM one at $209.95. Recommendations for any others?

I also think it's better to have one than without it. I park mine in a carport (no garage) and the pollen and dust is horrendous. I'm getting tired of seeing my jet black exterior get covered with pollen 5 minutes after I just washed it!

Anyone's bimmer or cover ever get vandalized because you had a cover on?

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Old 04-17-2002, 05:41 PM   #10
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That really is a great cover, my father has one for one of his cars and it's great quality, also it's pretty light and then enough to fold up and put in the trunk
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