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    So I am needing a car cover as my housing is changing and it doesn't look like I will have a garage for the next year and a half or so.
    What is the go to brand for an outdoor 4 season cover now?
    Thanks!
     
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    I have the fitted mini OEM one. It says indoor/outdoor but I still put a second waterproof cover on it, this seems to work well. The only problem I have is on the passenger side it rubbed through my CF door handle or maybe it is just time to replace it.
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    I've had several different ones. Including OEM's but the only thing I have found is a mutable layer seem to be the best. As long as the inner layer is a soft padded one. The OEM ones seem to rub and scratch.
     
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    I never put a car cover on a dirty or even dusty car.
     
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    It makes good sense that if you’re storing your car then a cover can be helpful but if’n you’re driving frequently you should either leave it uncovered or wash it before covering it so as not to damage the paint.
     
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    I carry a car duster in the car. It helps keep any dust off in between wash's. If I see any bug marks or any thing else I wash it before I cover it.
     
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    Sounds like good advice.
     
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    This would probably be for extended periods of time......probably weeks at a time.
    I see lots of 5 layer covers available, all for about the same price. I am guessing they are all pretty much the same.
    I'll post an update if I end up getting one.
     
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    I would like to know what you get. I hate seeing my car burn up in 100f heat and sun
     
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    Make sure it's breathable. That way if it's hot or cold you should be good. My car seats for some time but I also and a portable garage to cover it plus a car cover.
     
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    It’s called a garage. :cool::D:D
     
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    I have a 3 car garage and only one car will fit. Pitiful!:D
     
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    An R53 Factory MINI outdoor cover was listed for sale over on NAM recently. It’s the one that looks like a car with black windows, mirrors, wheels, and a clear plastic windows to see the license plate. Says it was only used a few times.
     
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    I have four cars in a three car garage.
     
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    I need you to come over and help me out!
     
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    R53 Factory MINI outdoor cover was listed for sale over on NAM recently. It’s the one that looks like a car with black windows, mirrors, wheels, and a clear plastic windows to see the license plate.


    If it's the one I had it's not soft on the inside. It will scratch the bonnet high spots when the wind blows.
     
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