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      11-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Where do I buy an inexpensive car cover for my indoor garage?

Storing my E93 335i but I'd like to buy an indoor car cover even though the car is going into my storage garage... Anyone know where to buy an inexpensive car cover locally the fits, and will protect my paint?

I have an option to buy from US and ship to my US address as well... thanks in advance!
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why not just buy a giant piece of cloth?
thats hat i did for my old cars
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Storing my E93 335i but I'd like to buy an indoor car cover even though the car is going into my storage garage... Anyone know where to buy an inexpensive car cover locally the fits, and will protect my paint?

I have an option to buy from US and ship to my US address as well... thanks in advance!
What are you protecting the paint from?
I'm a retired detail-pro, and I hate car covers because it will rub and grind any dirt that you miss when you clean before hand. (Hopefully you're claybarring before as well).

Unless there's risk of cats/squirls/birds, I'd suggest you just clay/wax or seal before you store it, and wash it carefully via two buckets in spring.

Unless you buy a nice (Read: expensive) car cover, I'd skip this step.
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What are you protecting the paint from?
I'm a retired detail-pro, and I hate car covers because it will rub and grind any dirt that you miss when you clean before hand. (Hopefully you're claybarring before as well).

Unless there's risk of cats/squirls/birds, I'd suggest you just clay/wax or seal before you store it, and wash it carefully via two buckets in spring.

Unless you buy a nice (Read: expensive) car cover, I'd skip this step.

Agreed. Generally speaking most people do more harm then good using car covers. Unless you go the whole 9 yards, just skip the cover.
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What are you protecting the paint from?
I'm a retired detail-pro, and I hate car covers because it will rub and grind any dirt that you miss when you clean before hand. (Hopefully you're claybarring before as well).

Unless there's risk of cats/squirls/birds, I'd suggest you just clay/wax or seal before you store it, and wash it carefully via two buckets in spring.

Unless you buy a nice (Read: expensive) car cover, I'd skip this step.
I agree.
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Oh wow, really? I just wanted to keep it dust free and so on... I guess no point really? Do the BMW OEM car covers do more damage too? I'm going to wash the car beforehand obviously, but probably not claybar until spring.... maybe throw a coat of wax on, I'm not sure yet....
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Oh wow, really? I just wanted to keep it dust free and so on... I guess no point really? Do the BMW OEM car covers do more damage too? I'm going to wash the car beforehand obviously, but probably not claybar until spring.... maybe throw a coat of wax on, I'm not sure yet....
It isn't that they're bad, but it's because 10/10 owners will never wash that car cover--so it's perfectly fine for the first use, but becomes more problematic with each subsequent use.

You have an AW car which tends to give you more leeway in terms of how strict your detailing regiment should be if you were comparing to a black car. FWIW, on my silver cars, I wouldn't think twice about applying wax/sealant without claybarring. On the BSM beast, not a chance.

There's a rule I live by when taking care of the paint: The less you come in contact with the paint, the less work you have to do down the road.
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