Post by racingteatray on May 13, 2019 12:53:38 GMT
Anyone know what best to do as regards cleaning a car cover?
After two and a half year's use and sustained scrabbling by the local fox population, the GC's car cover has seen distinctly better days.
Not only does it have a large hole where the sharkfin aerial is (courtesy of an inquisitive fox) but it is also covered all over in hundreds of tiny rips and tears from fox claws and absolutely filthy. The beasts have also chewed off both the retaining straps.
What happens is that it's one of those breathable covers with micropores; the foxes traipse mud all over it and then while the rain washes this off periodically, the finer particles (and just atmospheric pollution) manage to filter through the fabric via the rips and the pores. So every time it rains, a very fine pale sandy dust gets washed through and liberally dribbled all over the car itself. After drying out after a heavy week of rain, it can look like one of those barn-find cars under the cover.
I got it from here (or rather my sister did as a 40th birthday present): www.cover-zone.com/products/car-covers/stormforce/
I don't really want to have to buy another one. They are quite pricey. Unless I can find a much more scratch-resistant one.
Equally I tried washing it with a hose and sponge on the car - wash outside, then turn inside out, fit to car and do other side, but that made sweet FA difference. It's much too big to fit in a washing machine and the very idea would anyway give my wife a heart attack.