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Old 01-11-2018, 07:49 PM
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After many months at two shops, I finally got my 928 S 4 back. Unfortunately next week it will have to go back to being parked outside in the Cold Northeast.
I'm looking for a heavy duty waterproof car cover. doesn't have to be Porsche oem and would prefer no logos or identifying markings. just a simple 4-5 layer waterproof cover.
recommendations? I would like a flannel or soft inside. Last one I got was a POS. Can't remember the name but I don't want to order another one by mistake, so I'm asking for recommendations. If possible would like to keep it under 200 bucks. Paint on the car is not great, but I do want to have the car protected a bit from some of the elements, and not have people know what it is as they drive by.

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Old 01-11-2018, 10:39 PM
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Covercraft inside/outside combo custom fit. Won’t be cheap but we’ll wotth it.

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Old 01-12-2018, 12:28 AM
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Seem to recall a current 991 model will fit, within an inch or so in all dimensions. You might want to look into this and it could open up more options for a quality cover.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:46 AM
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Coverking SilverGuard Plus, try Amazon.
Fleece on the inside, aluminized outer for sun protection.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:54 AM
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I bought a Permabag system many years back and use it for storage outside. It works great but it is pricey. https://www.autopyjama.com/permabag-engl/
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I think the constant dampness from the ground is a bad thing, plus daily condensation cycles and the occasional temperature swings, like right now - it's been hovering around 0░F for weeks, now in the 40's. I've never done it, but putting a small heater under the car might be helpful. I recently bought a heater at Home Depot for $20 that has a low setting, around 400 watts - non-digital, so it could be hooked up to a timer. An incandescent light bulb might be adequate, but conspicuous. A ground cloth might help, too, set as for a tent - don't let rain fall on it around the edges.
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Originally Posted by Adk46 View Post
I think the constant dampness from the ground is a bad thing, plus daily condensation cycles and the occasional temperature swings, like right now - it's been hovering around 0░F for weeks, now in the 40's. I've never done it, but putting a small heater under the car might be helpful. I recently bought a heater at Home Depot for $20 that has a low setting, around 400 watts - non-digital, so it could be hooked up to a timer. An incandescent light bulb might be adequate, but conspicuous. A ground cloth might help, too, set as for a tent - don't let rain fall on it around the edges.
nothing I can do about the temp changes: I have two unattached garages and they're not heated, so even cars in the garage go through ambient temp changes. My 928 has to be outside unfortunately, It was in NorCal and in Houston, but of course it's alot colder here. I was going to put a tarp on the ground and put under or over the cover, probably over, to sort of seal out the moisture.
other ideal I had was one of those blow up car bubbles. Had one a long time ago, it was a pain to get the car in and out, but they now make them with frames so drive in and drive out without deflating. Neighbors might not be happy about it. anyway car cover and some kind of way to try to prevent moisture from the ground for sure. I'm not sure I'm going to put electricity of any kind outside underneath of a car, other than an expension cord to connect to a cig letter adapter trickle charger.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:10 PM
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I have a friend who uses these portable shelters from Harbor Freight. He lays down a tarp then drives in. He has used two for the last couple winters and likes them. Just make sure you secure it down, he said once he gets 6 inches or more of snow its pretty secure and hasn't had any issues with it blowing over. He also likes that he can unzip the door and access the car without dealing with a cover that is buried in snow.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...age-62860.html
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Covercraft Noah. I used it for my AMG for three years. Great product.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:58 PM
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I needed a fast solution when I bought my car (December in New England) so I got an Oxgord 7 layer breathable cover on Amazon for $90. It was like a pillowcase on a basketball but I cinched it with some clips and rope and got it nice and snug. It went 2 winters without a problem then started to disintegrate. It's heavy so it didn't blow around, did not leak, and didn't damage the paint. I'm skeptical that it breathed but the car was dry as a bone under it every time I looked.

But a fitted cover would be a lot easier to deal with.
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