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    All over car cover

    Hi peeps

    Its time to take my summer baby off the road and put her into a cocoon over winter and the estate goes into use.

    I can only afford outdoor storage and last year all the hard work i put into her paintwork was ruined buy leaves, birds snow etc.
    This resulted in me having to start over and get the shine back.

    So can anyone recommend a good insulated all over car cover please, as in covers down to the wheels? Found a couple of likely lads in fleabay but they look a bit 'made in china' for my liking basically just polythene like halfords ones! Useless, one gust and they tear!

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    I just got a Halfords one - it's my last attempt at a cover as the last 3 have blown away or ripped in the wind as you say

    http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car...ar-cover-large

    Haven't put it on yet as it hasn't stopped raining for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    Hi peeps

    Its time to take my summer baby off the road and put her into a cocoon over winter and the estate goes into use.

    I can only afford outdoor storage and last year all the hard work i put into her paintwork was ruined buy leaves, birds snow etc.
    This resulted in me having to start over and get the shine back.

    So can anyone recommend a good insulated all over car cover please, as in covers down to the wheels? Found a couple of likely lads in fleabay but they look a bit 'made in china' for my liking basically just polythene like halfords ones! Useless, one gust and they tear!

    Cheers
    This is a reply from a good company that makes them to order:

    Dear Lee,
    Your Vehicle : Volvo V70R, 2004 (Estate)

    Thank you for your enquiry.
    We have included quotes for the items you enquired about below:

    You requested information on the Alpine, lightweight Outdoor Car Cover. Its high quality manufacture and practical nature make it a superb choice for someone wanting high levels of protection with ease of use and practicality all rolled in. The light composite fabric provides a very satisfactory fit whilst not involving the high level of tailoring and relative cost of a fully tailored cover.
    A long lasting option for someone who wants true value for money. The Alpine is a high quality alternative to fabrics which look similar but are prone to premature failure.


    Quotes for our Generic Outdoor Car Covers available for your vehicle:
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    Obviously you want covers for a C70. They may be cheaper, though I doubt by much!
    These are as good as your gonna get matey.
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    I use a 'stormforce' car cover for my 855. Quite expensive but fits very well and made to last. Lots of people sell the same product so worth shopping around. Here's one:

    http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk/stormforce.htm

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    cheers Lee and Redbrick!
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    There we go an L-sized Halfords special on a gen 4 Subaru Legacy (similar size to an S60, maybe a little narrower)
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    Waterproof & 3 layers breathable apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    There we go an L-sized Halfords special on a gen 4 Subaru Legacy (similar size to an S60, maybe a little narrower)
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    Waterproof & 3 layers breathable apparently
    Nice one cheers Jamesy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    Nice one cheers Jamesy!
    well I couldn't bring myself to pay more than 50 quid for a cover a bird can s on. Speaking of which that is the last time I let her near my car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    well i couldn't bring myself to pay more than 50 quid for a cover a bird can s on. Speaking of which that is the last time i let her near my car...
    pmsfl rofl

    omg can you remember WHICH cover it was as they do like 20

    was it the 'Maypole Large Premium' do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    pmsfl rofl

    omg can you remember WHICH cover it was as they do like 20

    was it the 'Maypole Large Premium' do you think?
    It was the 'Advanced' range mate, should be the same one as that link I posted.

    Double check the dimensions though I doubt the 'L' would fit an estate. Useless info: fits an FD RX-7 quite well
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    It was the 'Advanced' range mate, should be the same one as that link I posted.

    Double check the dimensions though I doubt the 'L' would fit an estate. Useless info: fits an FD RX-7 quite well
    Oh DUUUUH .....Thanks buddy, its for the C70 so should be ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    Oh DUUUUH .....Thanks buddy, its for the C70 so should be ok?
    From Wikipedia...my Legacy (gen 4 spec B saloon) dimensions:
    L 4665 mm
    W 1730 mm
    H 1440 mm

    P80 C70 cabriolet dimensions:
    L 4720 mm
    W 1820 mm
    H 1430 mm

    Seems close enough to me fella although I've never tried it. My Commander in Chief of Car Covers (wor lass) said that the 'L' size wasn't a very tight fit on the Legacy. If you are anywhere near Sunderland you'd be welcome to try it on the car!! They do an XL also btw
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    Well that didn't last long wind ripped it off last night

    May I recommend myself some bungy rope...https://www.amazon.co.uk/TARPAULIN-S.../dp/B00Y3OVNNM

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    Well that didn't last long wind ripped it off last night

    May I recommend myself some bungy rope...https://www.amazon.co.uk/TARPAULIN-S.../dp/B00Y3OVNNM
    When I used to cover the Capri, used to use a couple of ratchet straps wrapped all the way round under the car and into the wheel arches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    When I used to cover the Capri, used to use a couple of ratchet straps wrapped all the way round under the car and into the wheel arches.
    Good idea, the GF is on the case!!

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    Got a superb result! Went online to Halfords to buy one and thought they had charged me the wrong price HALF PRICE????

    BUT then remebered it was Black Friday so bought TWO for 50 nicker!!

    One for each car!! Whooo hooo. Very well made with strapage attatched !!

    Went for EXTRA LARGE TURBO BRICK size, fit like a glove!!!

    BEERS ALL ROUND. CHEERS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    Got a superb result! Went online to Halfords to buy one and thought they had charged me the wrong price HALF PRICE????

    BUT then remebered it was Black Friday so bought TWO for 50 nicker!!

    One for each car!! Whooo hooo. Very well made with strapage attatched !!

    Went for EXTRA LARGE TURBO BRICK size, fit like a glove!!!

    BEERS ALL ROUND. CHEERS!
    can't go wrong for 25 quid! I had a few hair-of-the-dog beers today, cheers

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