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March 7, 2017, 8:08am Report to Moderator

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My car has to stay outside can anyone recommend a car cover
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There's many view points on this, but personally I don't like covers - they can rip easily on the points, fins and chrome etc on our cars. Also they can cause condensation build up, and cause quicker deterioration and mould / damp issues. However, if your car leaks, it will stop that excess water ingress. I go with the view of letting them 'breathe' and using them often.

Horses for courses really.

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March 7, 2017, 9:46am Report to Moderator
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I would certainly recommend a car cover !

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March 7, 2017, 9:48am Report to Moderator

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Ive been using these for a few years..seems to work well.
I do check periodically to make sure it's airing underneath the cover and also leave the windows slightly open. I also stick one of these on top of the dashboard:  

I also clip the cover on the back fins with these:

stops the fins cutting into the cover on blustery days. If it gets quite windy I may also lash down front n back with some all helps

Current: Triumph Vitesse 6 convertible with O/D 1964

21 Years ago...and my first car! : Triumph Herald 1200 Saloon/ Tristan conversion 1966
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March 7, 2017, 10:35am Report to Moderator

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I use a good quality storm cover on my convertible, there are straps that pass underneath the car to hold it in place. It is multi layered and to keep an air flow between the car and cover I have an elastic strap running from front rad grille over the car to the boot handle, I also have 3 lengths of foam pipe insulation on the elastic to protect everything and ensure the air gap. This works quite well for me.

To stop the cover snagging on the fins I splashed out on a high tech solution - 2 tennis balls - a long slit in them and a length of thin elastic. they sit on the fins and the elastic goes to the boot hinges.

A bit Heath Robinson but nobody sees it  

Ruby : 1968 13/60 convertible
"I'm not rich enough to buy cheap"

"If it isn't broken don't fix it" - where's the fun in that?
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Iv'e been using the fleecy medium priced (about £160) sort of breathable for a few years. Some condensation in winter on outer paint, though mines parked on the kerb in quite a windy street, so gets a lot of air underneath and always seems dry there.

I leave the windows a bit open and have never had problems with damp/mold inside.

Mine have never suffered noticeable wear around the back fins, though I imagine the thinner,more plastic ones would.

I prefer using a cover, as there is quite a few nooks and crannies on these cars, where water will sit.

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