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Winter storage (Sweden) of fiat coupe #1636729
08/11/2019 05:57
08/11/2019 05:57
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SebastianL Offline OP
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Hi!

I live in the south part of Sweden. During winter we have some snow and on the roads there are salt. The car is rust free and I dont want to drive it during the winter in Sweden as I think the salt might be bad for it.

I have two options, either "warm storage" building or a friend of a friends barn. In the barn I will have to remove the battery as there might be rats and birds. In the warm storage I figure I would at least disconnect the battery.

I will get a cover that "breaths" for the car.

Anything else that is important to think of? If I disconnect the battery for a long time, will it loose the key's or something like that? I swapped the battery this summer which meant half an hour or so without electricity. That worked fine.

Maybe barn storage is a bad idea for a car like this that is hard to find parts?

Edit: I dont know the english term for it, bad the car is "wrapped" in some plastic material to preserve it. It is professionally done, but it has some wear and tear at some places (like one side mirror).

Last edited by SebastianL; 08/11/2019 06:08.
Re: Winter storage (Sweden) of fiat coupe [Re: SebastianL] #1636730
08/11/2019 09:02
08/11/2019 09:02
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Check this out:

https://www.hunker.com/12583637/how-can-the-weather-affect-the-rate-of-metal-rusting

Moral: either clean, warm, dry AND low humidity, or clean, dry and cold.

Last edited by Punto16VT; 08/11/2019 09:04.

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Re: Winter storage (Sweden) of fiat coupe [Re: SebastianL] #1636753
09/11/2019 02:04
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Originally Posted by SebastianL
I dont know the english term for it, bad the car is "wrapped" in some plastic material to preserve it.


Plastic wrap is quite common these days. I don't know anything about it, but it looks interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4RxyiPfsXk


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