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    Hi all,

    I bought a car cover to protect my car whilst im away, the missis has taken the cover off yesterday as the wind was quite strong and she has called me to say that the paint work has gone cloudy where it has been in contact with the cover!!!

    she has give it a clean and had a go with some clay on a patch which she said has improved it but she thinks it will need a good polish to sort it out.

    Is this a common problem with car covers?? I wouldnt usually mind but this cover was the best part of £90 and was supposed protect it not damage the car!!

    Sorry no pics as im away at sea.

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    Did it have a soft lining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colalowe View Post
    Hi all,

    I bought a car cover to protect my car whilst im away, the missis has taken the cover off yesterday as the wind was quite strong and she has called me to say that the paint work has gone cloudy where it has been in contact with the cover!!!

    she has give it a clean and had a go with some clay on a patch which she said has improved it but she thinks it will need a good polish to sort it out.

    Is this a common problem with car covers?? I wouldnt usually mind but this cover was the best part of £90 and was supposed protect it not damage the car!!

    Sorry no pics as im away at sea.
    Have you kept the reciept?

    I would be in contact with the manufacturers. Send them photos by recorded delivery and keep copies and tell them you expect them to pay for a re-spray and see what they come back with

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    I believe it is a common problem with covers, I used to use a cover on one of my cars many years ago because we lived close to a railway line, I used to get like iron filings/metalic dust settle on the car which was ruining the finish. I too noticed that the movment of the cover was spoiling the paintwork, so I used to throw an old sheet over it first which helped a lot.
    Had the same problem, though to a lesser degree with the breathable cover we used on our caravan when it was in storage during the winter.
    Always had to do a load of Tcutting at the end of winter.

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    It is one of those breathable covers, I thought about putting a sheet over the car first but I was told I didnt need to with these breathable covers

    I still have the reciept and when I get back and see what the paint work is like for myself I will definately be in touch with the manufacturer and see what they have to say about it.

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    I found that putting an old blanket over the roof and the boot lip first then making four "butchers hooks" which I hooked into the cover then into the wheel trim to keep the cover tight prevented any surface marking. I said the wheel trim as then you have a choice of positions to get the cover nice and tight to prevent the wind from getting under it.

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