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Coupé Cover #1655318
19/01/2022 18:58
19/01/2022 18:58
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Auld Reekie
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So....(apologies J_C)

...how many on here, unlucky not to have the luxury of a garage, keep their coop under a cover?

It's something a mate of mine recommended for years but as usual it took me long enough to follow his advice to offer some winter protection and ward off the paint-sapping u/v light, not to mention save on copious amounts of washing here on this main road.

The respray during restoration clinched it.

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Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655321
19/01/2022 19:55
19/01/2022 19:55
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Mine lives under a cover... in a large barn with many friends. And probably pigeons. And the cover is on backwards, but it still sort of fits if you don't mind bits sticking out half way along that ought to be hooked around the mirrors.


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Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655327
20/01/2022 14:46
20/01/2022 14:46
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Feel for you Edinburgh,

Does the cover stop "youth" from toying with the car?

And Is the hole for licence plate a Scottish requirement from Chancellor Sturgeon? Or to allow the moisture out/wind in?

Ceramic coated Edinburgh?

Regards

MM

Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655328
20/01/2022 15:16
20/01/2022 15:16
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Ha!

Hole in cover - keeps traffic wardens happy. Except for the twit the other day who was about to book it for "no permit" (in spite of having seen it every day on his rounds), insisting on entering P two-zero Victor-Tango on his machine instead of trying P two Oscar-Victor-Tango rolleyes

If it hadn't been for one of my trusty neighbours ringing the doorbell to alert me to this I'd have been contributing to completely wasting everyone concerned's time by appealing the PCN.

We are reasonably fortunate here not to have too many nutters passing by and my neighbours are quite protective of its well-being, especially when their kids pester them "where's the yellow car mummy/daddy" which happened over most of lockdown....actually the adults did it too laugh

Indeed it has a ceramic coat "lite" which may last 12 months or so, not costing the exorbitant amount often advertised, and the cover might even prolong the life of that a bit.


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Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655329
20/01/2022 15:38
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Hats off to you Edinburgh! And to your neighbours defending the car from the zealouts.

And here's to all keeping their Coupe's on the street. A very dedicated job not for the faint of heart!

Ceramic coating....if I ever get around to the respray...hmmm..

Regards as ever,

MM

Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655334
20/01/2022 18:30
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IMy coupe lives outside, I bought another cover for it two weeks ago for it after the cat had destroyed the last one a couple of years ago


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Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655347
21/01/2022 10:34
21/01/2022 10:34
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If anyone needs a cover, I have an unused Halfords heavy duty outside cover, still in its bag, that I was holding back for when the previous cover finally gave up.


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Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Nigel] #1655354
21/01/2022 12:11
21/01/2022 12:11
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Originally Posted by Nigel
If anyone needs a cover, I have an unused Halfords heavy duty outside cover, still in its bag, that I was holding back for when the previous cover finally gave up.


Why not ping it over to the Parts for Sale section Nigel with a couple of pics, I may know of folk with some interest up here?


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Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655357
21/01/2022 14:28
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
So....(apologies J_C)

...how many on here, unlucky not to have the luxury of a garage, keep their coop under a cover?

It's something a mate of mine recommended for years but as usual it took me long enough to follow his advice to offer some winter protection and ward off the paint-sapping u/v light, not to mention save on copious amounts of washing here on this main road.

The respray during restoration clinched it.



I have one like that. Haven't used it for years as I now have a garage (very lucky). I once put it on when the car was slightly damp and there was seagull shite on the roof (I know, I know). So it was my own fault when the seagull shite and movement of the damp cover burned a hole in paintwork.

You live and learn... so they say!


1998 20VT, Sprint Blue, owned 18 years, man and boy!
Re: Coupé Cover [Re: Edinburgh] #1655358
21/01/2022 14:46
21/01/2022 14:46
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Before I had my garage I used a cover on my Coop. I’m convinced that during a bad winter when the cover was frozen solid to the paintwork and covered with snow, especially on the roof, started off lacquer peel. It was particularly cold that winter minus ten degrees at times. I blame myself as well as I made no effort to defrost the car earlier than I should have, in fact it sat outside the house for weeks looking like a big white ice brick. Laziness firmly set in…… snowman


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time

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