Indoor car cover or bedsheet?

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TitanTim
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Indoor car cover or bedsheet?

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Can't believe I'm starting to think about storing the Zed away for winter again :( Can anyone recommend a decent indoor cover, don't want to spend alot or would an old bed sheet :lol: do the job just as good? I'm thinking of condensation/breathability etc.

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Tim.
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Having just tried to wash the car cover for the frog, there are merits to the old bedsheet idea! I had to take it to the laundrette as it wouldn't go in my machine and it was an absolute sod to get dry again. For indoors, all you are trying to do is keep the dust and spiders off.

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Post by gookah »

don't you have a sheet left over from the, err, 'murder'? :D

Actually I am thinking the same,... car cover, or buy some microfiber sheets?
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Cheers guys, I've only got one spattered sheet and thats used for other things :shock: :lol:

Some of the indoor covers are quite expensive so I think I might invest in a new kingsize bedsheet in silver silk and see how it goes :lol:

Your correct Robert its actually the spiders daft as it sound as they like to c&ap on the car :shock:

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TitanTim wrote:Your correct Robert its actually the spiders daft as it sound as they like to c&ap on the car :shock:

Tim.
and its noisy, them clapping with all their 8 hands
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If its in a garage a dust sheet should be fine, in fact better than using a cheap outdoor cover indoors.

I used to keep mine in a car port so used a good indoor cover with an outdoor cover on top (the outdoor covers do scratch the paintwork).

The problem is a good indoor cover looks ace :D

Ps mines already in storage until next year :head:

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gookah wrote:
TitanTim wrote:Your correct Robert its actually the spiders daft as it sound as they like to c&ap on the car :shock:

Tim.
and its noisy, them clapping with all their 8 hands
:D :D

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Jonttt wrote:If its in a garage a dust sheet should be fine, in fact better than using a cheap outdoor cover indoors.

I used to keep mine in a car port so used a good indoor cover with an outdoor cover on top (the outdoor covers do scratch the paintwork).

The problem is a good indoor cover looks ace :D

Ps mines already in storage until next year :head:

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Thanks for piccies Jon :lol: as you say a good indoor cover can look great :lol: but as much as anything as the Zed will be on a trickle charger via the ciggy lighter a simple dust cover would be more convienient as the charging unit sits on drivers seat.

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But why!?

The weather's been better this last week than it has all summer!!! Surely, it'll be the best time to be enjoying a bit of wind in the hair?
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I use cotton bedsheets - they do the job and after every season I was them - ready for next winter...
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To protect my hood
i used a large cotton sheet with old tankbag magnets wrapped in rubber netting to keep it in place when i was in spain last month. it worked a treat

Johnett where did u get yr cover its ace

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Post by hornel Z3M »

I bought a car cover from quality_car_covers on e-bay and they let the car breathe and collect condensation as well, i used it last winter and it was brilliant. Some bedsheets like cotton hold the moisture.

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Post by larson12 »

hi,
i am from Australia. i remember when i was out of country i stored my car covered with bed sheet for almost a year. i covered my car with super king size sheet bed sheet and when i return i ordered new sheet sets for my bedding. :D
Buy super king bed sheets in Australia https://www.elanlinen.com.au/bed-sheets

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Post by thomasbrown92 »

I used to use a couple of old bedsheets draped over the car - did the job of keeping the spiders and dust off really well! Kind of sweet really - literally tucking the car up in bed for the winter...

Does anybody do anything for the tyres? (inflate pressures a little, axle stands, tyre cushions, etc.)?

Cheers

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