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11 hours ago, dpdp said:

Thank you, how much did you pay ? For sun cover you just needed a cheap tarpaulin, why paying anything custom made ?!

 

I have found this, best quality and most famous in Thailand it seems, do you know them ?

 

https://www.facebook.com/info.carcover2u

 

http://www.carcover2u.com

 

Bear in mind that I bought at Motor Expo and they were supposedly on offer.

I’m pretty sure that full cover was 1600thb and the sun cover was either 700 or 800thb. The two half covers' they made me later as a 'special' and delivered to our house,  she charged me a total of 1600thb.

A cheap tarpaulin … no tarpaulin for me thanks :smile:

1 … the guy who polished up the car for me would have a ‘dicky fit’

2 … ‘see Falang with  !!! over his car’ … think I want to avoid that thank you

3 … tarpaulin is heavy and not easy to fold or light in weight

 

 

Don’t know the company BUT the material choices offered look remarkably similar to the below. I had the 3rd one down on the attached photo…translated as foil. Looking back maybe I should have gone for the top quality.

 

 

Used the sun cover again today …car really cooled after four hours. So cost is now down  less than 100thb/use ... we play golf twice a week so in a year the cost/use will be next to nothing and we will have had a cool car to get into and little or no UV or heat damage to the leather seats etc ... just get one :smile:

 

As I said earlier whenever possible I do a dry car wash with ONR (wash and shine) before putting any cover on ... reduces chances of swirls etc.

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Thanks again. Can you tell me what to buy to make a dry car wash ?

 

 

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15 hours ago, dpdp said:

Thanks again. Can you tell me what to buy to make a dry car wash ?

 

 

☺ ONR on it's own or ONR Wash and Shine ...you should be able to buy it from someone at www.thaiwashercar club ... How to use just google ONR.

 

You have to be a touch careful when using though ... watch the videos and learn!☺

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On 20/07/2014 at 5:38 AM, keemapoot said:

 Turns out the cat jumped on the car hood to try to jump up to the light to get the geckos....only in Thailand....

Cats also seem to like sleeping on cars with covers, and happily leave a stream of p*ss behind. I solved this by sprinkling ground black pepper on the cover where they slept. Never saw them again !

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On 1/11/2018 at 8:51 AM, JAS21 said:

I met a company at the Motor Expo spcarcover.com ... their I bought a full cover and a sun cover. Later talking to them they agreed to make me two half covers as the rears of two of our cars catch a lot of stuff off the roof when it rains.Pictures enclosed ... I didn't want full covers as there is far more chance of scratching paintwork when putting on or removing, especially as the Civic has been de-orangepeeled.

 

I actually use ONR which is a dry wash before attaching any covers ... bit of a pain but reduces the chance of scratching surface. Actually a good idea to put a cloth cover on first ... the covers actually have 'some sort' of lining.

 

I use the sun cover when I think where I park that the cover will still be there when I get back .. eg golf course ...the car is lovely and cool when we return ... even on the hottest day.

 

Just look at their website for details... covers are high quality in my opinion ...

 

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Gutter on the car port is the easier and better solution.

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3 minutes ago, stevenl said:

Gutter on the car port is the easier and better solution.

I think it's the sun he's protecting the cars  from.

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3 hours ago, stevenl said:

Gutter on the car port is the easier and better solution.

'kin roof sticks out more than the carport :sad: 14 years ago builder attached electric supply to facia ...

 

Every time it rains I have to wash black streaks off the back of the cars ... carport extension is the answer ...:sad:

 

Anyway wasn't this topic about using a car coverNew_Roof.jpg.2c0168cfd01958272369c146cdbea722.jpg

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20 hours ago, giddyup said:

I think it's the sun he's protecting the cars  from.

See his answer.

 

I had the same issue with rain from the roof leaking onto my car, the gutters did wonders.

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27 minutes ago, stevenl said:

See his answer.

 

I had the same issue with rain from the roof leaking onto my car, the gutters did wonders.

My mistake. I had a problem with the sun hitting the back of the car in the afternoon, but I had the  carport extended by 3 metres, which kept the rain and the sun off.

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Stored a mates car for months a long time ago with a quality cover on in, expensive anyway

When he took the cover of the car it was covered in dust and crap and the paint was scratched, there was a lot of wind where i lived

I would not store a car under a cover ever again, just give it a wash when necessary

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6 hours ago, FashionExport said:

Wow

... the first one ... great idea BUT if your car isn't spotlessly clean chances are you may get some beautiful swirls ...

... the second one ... another great idea ... wonder what happens when the wind blows ...

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