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Car Cover? by banderson
Started on: 04-17-2012 01:26 PM
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Anyone know where I can get a car cover made specifically for the fiero. I would like one that is cost effective, but good quality. I have to park my car outside for a while and I like to keep a cover on my car in Iowa weather. Because of this, I am willing to spend a little more on a good one.

Thanks in advance, Brad

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The one from a 350z fits pretty good if you can't find a Fiero cover. FYI
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Do you want a custom cover? If so, you can order one made to your specific model. I have one from back in the day and it fits like a glove. I bought it from JC Whitney.... yeah, that long ago. I had to have the year, model, etc, as it was designed to fit what I had (spoiler, etc).
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I don't have one, but i hear that the Superweave from California Car Covers is the best for outdoor storage.
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Calif covers are the best. I have them on several cars. The one mentioned dont even let rain or snow in. Kinda pricey, but you get what you pay for. I can put a clean car under one, and take it off a month or two later and its still clean and dry.

When you order one, they get all the specifics for YOUR car to make the cover fit it. Wings, spoilers, scoops and mirrors are all custom. On my Ferrari kit, I even gave them the measurement of where the outside mirrors were so they were perfect.

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Originally posted by TopNotch:

I don't have one, but i hear that the Superweave from California Car Covers is the best for outdoor storage.


I had one on my Fiero for winter of 2011, excellent protection from the elements. It did rip though, mostly cause I wanted to gain access to the door to start and let the car run, and a solid block of ice froze on the decklid- I ripped about a 2 finger size hole when I was removed the ice and really tugging at it.
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Report this Post04-18-2012 01:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bandersonClick Here to Email bandersonSend a Private Message to bandersonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you- I am ordering one from California Car Cover Company once I get my next paycheck. They look to be pretty good.
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California Cover is just a company selling different types for different purposes. Saying to buy a CalCover is like saying to buy a GM or Ford. Look at their site for details on each type. I have used the NOAH and the Superweave (Weathershiled in other brand). The Superweave is almost like a car garage. I use it with a cheaper Tyvek cover on top to protect the expensive one. Not cheap but awesone protection. Here in south FL I washed/waxed my car and it spent all rainy summer (3 months) under it. When I took it out the car was ready to go to a show without touching it. Very nice product.
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Yes they do all the footwork and you know what your getting. There also great people to deal with if you have a problem. You dont know what your going to get dealing with the manufacturer. To me anyway, its worth a few bucks more to eliminate any hassles. I bought Noah covers for my Corvettes before, and although they were thicker and provided some bump protection, my cars were always filthy when I took them off if it had ever rained on it. All the dirt and water ran right thru it to the paint.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Yes they do all the footwork and you know what your getting. There also great people to deal with if you have a problem. You dont know what your going to get dealing with the manufacturer. To me anyway, its worth a few bucks more to eliminate any hassles. I bought Noah covers for my Corvettes before, and although they were thicker and provided some bump protection, my cars were always filthy when I took them off if it had ever rained on it. All the dirt and water ran right thru it to the paint.


Yes I agree with that. I stopped buying NOAH because of that. They were ok when new but after little time outside dust went in easily.
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Report this Post10-23-2012 09:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are there any other car covers you recommend? How about Tyvek?



Which car covers don't take up a lot of space and are easy to use on a very frequent basis? (possibly by a single person)

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Report this Post10-23-2012 09:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I meant specific car covers, not just the name of a website.
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I have 2 Tyvek covers. One of them is about 5-6 years old, has been used exclusively outdoors and is just now starting to tear. I get them from Empire for about $80. They have a guarantee, but I don't remember what the time period is. It's at least several years. Order it for Fiero and it fits extremely well whether with or without spoiler. The sides are large enough that you don't need mirror pockets and unless you want to punch a hole and put the reinforcement they supply around the antenna hole, you must remove your antenna.

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The one I recommended from Cal Car Covers, rolls up to at least 1/2 of what other covers do. Very lightweight too. Mine on the Super Bee will almost fit in a briefcase if you fold and push the air out as you go.
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Report this Post10-24-2012 07:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How about partial covers, ones that cover the cab, and the GT sails (so they don't crack in the sun)
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Report this Post10-25-2012 09:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FierociousGTClick Here to visit FierociousGT's HomePageSend a Private Message to FierociousGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good thread. Was just going tostart shopping for one.

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... and unless you want to punch a hole and put the reinforcement they supply around the antenna hole, you must remove your antenna.



That is the part I always forget about. I really need to do a mod with that, or just delete it. Thank you for the reminder!
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Just be careful as the ice can damage the cover/car and the cover can stick to the car when the temps go below freezing and the cover is wet (unless is it waterproof.... not water resistant).
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Report this Post10-25-2012 09:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's one of the things I like about the Tyvek covers. Not much will stick to them except Tyvek ink.
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Are there partial covers that just cover the cabin and the plastic sail windows on a hot day in the sun? As in something you could just quickly throw on at work?

This is for a California climate, so: sun, salt, rain
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Just be careful as the ice can damage the cover/car and the cover can stick to the car when the temps go below freezing and the cover is wet (unless is it waterproof.... not water resistant).


This is totally true with most covers. However the one from Cal Covers I have on my cars dont ever stick because it never gets wet or even damp under the cover if the car is covered while its dry. I have seen guys using some of the Noah type covers that are padded and soak up water like a sponge, actually pull big chunks of paint off in the winter. I dont mean little chips, I mean foot wide patches.

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Originally posted by Austrian Import:

Are there any other car covers you recommend? How about Tyvek?



Which car covers don't take up a lot of space and are easy to use on a very frequent basis? (possibly by a single person)


Must be an international company. That is a HSV Commodore hiding under there.
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Which of California Car Covers would you all say was better for outdoor use ? Not sure which one would packup real small. I know Rodger didn't like the noah.

Superweave , Noah , Stormweave , Ultraweave , Multiweave

I'm in the market for a new one, saw recomended California Car Covers.

I currently have an Evolution lll cover that has lasted about 6 years. It's starting to tear in small places.

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My new cover came yesterday, fit's like a glove



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