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Old 05-15-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Do car covers work to protect from rain/water?

We get a load of rain on the Oregon coast every year and the issue with our Vert top and other areas of the car is all the rain getting dumped onto and into the car. This happens when the car is sitting out on my wife's days off and during the nights or afternoons when she works. Car is parked inside a garage where she works.

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Will a car cover do anything to keep the water from entering the car when it is sitting? If so, how well do they do at keeping water from getting into the car (i.e. how effective are they?).

If a car cover is not going to do the job properly, is there anything else that would do the job such as say, a tarp???

Any ideas or thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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We get a load of rain on the Oregon coast every year and the issue with our Vert top and other areas of the car is all the rain getting dumped onto and into the car. This happens when the car is sitting out on my wife's days off and during the nights or afternoons when she works. Car is parked inside a garage where she works.

To the point:

Will a car cover do anything to keep the water from entering the car when it is sitting? If so, how well do they do at keeping water from getting into the car (i.e. how effective are they?).

If a car cover is not going to do the job properly, is there anything else that would do the job such as say, a tarp???

Any ideas or thoughts are greatly appreciated!

As always, thanks everyone!
Car cover prob won't do shit when it comes to keeping the rain out, but a tarp will. Why not put a car cover on to protect the car, then a tarp to keep the rain out? Wish you lived closer, I sent a 9-3 vert with a perfect top to the junkyard about a year ago. It is still there.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #3
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Car cover prob won't do shit when it comes to keeping the rain out, but a tarp will. Why not put a car cover on to protect the car, then a tarp to keep the rain out? Wish you lived closer, I sent a 9-3 vert with a perfect top to the junkyard about a year ago. It is still there.
Darn. I do have a cover here, but problem I have is the existing one has a leaking piston and I don't have a garage to pull off the existing and replace with a 44K miles one. I wish I lived closer just to have some Saab support as 99% of the people are from back East!

Just curious, how long did it take you to take apart the top and/or how long of a job would it be to simply take off the existing one and replace it with the light used one (top only and not pulling pistons/tonneau/etc.)?

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Don't go cheap on a car cover. If you want cheap, just get a tarp, they're cheaper.

I use a car cover all the time. First, a clean car is very important. If you cover your car dirty, the road grit on the paint can scratch the car over time with the cover on the surface. A car cover should breath because any moisture between cover and car surface needs to evaporate through the cover to the outside to keep the car surface clean and dry. Always keep the inside of the car cover clean. When removed, I fold outside edge to outside edge so the inside does not get dirty.

I cover my car when parked for more than a week. I always wash the car off before parking and covering. It always looks great when I pull it off and drive around. The cover keeps dust and dirt that can also damage paint over time with acids produced with humidity.
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One other thing I cannot find any info on is a company that makes car covers has a PVC built one that they claim is made and meant for waterproofing the car vs. their or any other company's all weather covers. Has anyone ever heard of a PVC cover for a car??? I did a search and saw nothing but ones for bikes or baby carriages)
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