I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: May 2003
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When I finally had to kick my Durango out of the garage to rebuild the CJ last winter, I carefully washed and waxed it and covered it with one of those high dollar car covers. The grey coloredones that resist all moisture and are super soft on the underside.
Well, the cover was on the Durange litterally for about ten to twelve weeks, with me only unzipping the door opening once in a while to start and run it.
The weather cleared up and warmed up and I removed the cover, expecting to wash her up and take her for a drive.
The clear coat was badly scuffed nearly everywhere, from the wind buffeting the cover as far as I could tell. It took hours and hours to clear it up. At first I wondered if it even would.
Why am I telling you this? When I was just out of high school, I had a Mustang that I tarped at my mother's house for an entire winter. I used one of those cheap light blue, very light weight covers. I was concerned about it freezing to the paint with moisture so I kept the snow swept off of it as much as possible. When spring came and I took off the cover... I rinsed her off and took her for a spin. No visible paint damage.
I figured more expensive would equal better quality, but I was wrong. If the wind will get to the cover, I say use the lightest possible, just to keep the bird crap, dust and sun off the paint.
Is this the only hammer you've got?