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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Car cover, pro or con?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Mays on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:46 pm:

Maybe my garage gets more dusty than most so I'm considering a cover over Frank. How often should I uncover and let Frank air out? Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 02:59 pm:

I cover both of my collector cars when they are in the garage. Not only does it reduce dust accumulation, it helps protect them from scratches due to incidental contact while working or walking around in the garage.

California Car Covers makes custom breathable car covers called "Dustop" specifically for dust protection in the garage.

http://www.calcarcover.com/car-covers/car/4/1917/Ford/Model%20T/Touring%2C%20wit h%20Rear%20Spare/Dustop%20Car%20Cover/1/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Kiefer - Adams, MN on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 03:03 pm:

If you are only putting it on in the garage were it won't get wet then buy a soft cloth cover. Then you can leave it on as long as you want.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R. S. Cruickshank on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 04:20 pm:

I use a very light "dust" cover on several of my cars. They do not get wet and therefore do not need to be water proof. When I bought a Marmon with a large convertible top it came with a very expensive car cover. The inside of the cover was soft and you would think it was ideal for storage. However, the soft lining "pilled" and left lint on the black canvas top. Each time I removed it I would have to brush "carefully" and use a vacuum cleaner to remove the lint. The new cover is lighter and doesn't do that. Just my 2 cents!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 04:40 pm:

I drive 'em too much to keep 'em covered, but of the three usually one has bed sheets covering it until its that ones turn for the road. I keep plenty of microfibre cloths handy and dust them off almost daily. Doesnt take 5 minutes and I get to enjoy their beauty every time I'm out in the barn anyway.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 04:51 pm:

My mother has sewn three car covers for my dad over the years. Two out of muslin and one out of cotton hospital curtains that my dad got from the company where he worked.

We cover the Model T when we put it away for the winter. The other two cars don't get out much so the covers are usually on them year round.

The covers do make a difference in keeping the cars clean.

Here is one made of muslin on the '17 touring:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Mays on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 04:54 pm:

Thanks for all the good replies to my question. I do have a California cover. I guess my main concern was the seat covers. Sometimes it's difficult to clean out around all the little buttons and the cover sure helps. Thanks again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:00 pm:

I use California car covers on my cars in the garage and two on cars in my driveway. Just bought one for our camper. No issues with their covers for me. Jmho


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James G Fisher III Peachtree City, GA on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:34 am:

I found one that fits my Roadster well. My T isn't that nice but in a small shop I generate allot of dust.

https://www.amazon.com/Motor-Trend-Outdoor-Cover-Wrangler/dp/B01MQT64IH/ref=sr_1 _2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502965943&sr=8-2&keywords=Jeep+car+cover


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 06:52 am:

I had a couple of these installed in my garage because I live in humid Florida. Keeps the humidity down and circulates the air and I still cover the cars!
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Active-Ventilation-365-CFM-Weatherwood-Powder-Coated-5-Watt-Solar-Powered-Roof-Mounted-Exhaust-Attic-Fan-RBSF-8-WD/204202999?&cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|B|0|B-BASE-D22+Building+Materials|&mid=Kg7tMk82|dc_mtid_8903vry57826_pcrid_74079610853907_pkw__pmt_e_


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:39 am:

Why yes, my Model T usually has a dust cover - i.e. a covering of dust - it hides the water spots. Our Liz is a working girl. She'll get her annual bath late this fall (and probably a rear-end overhaul through the winter).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 01:15 pm:

Hey John, I also cover the brass with silverware cloth that my wife sewed into bags with a draw string. It really helps keep the tarnish away. In my seat I normally cover with a blanket because with my garage door open the breeze will blow dust up under the car cover some.

I do believe a covered car stays in the garage too long though. I drive mine a lot more when it nice and dirty. hee hee YMMV


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jason Given - St. Paul, MN on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 01:31 pm:

John, nice looker! My 26 roadster only gets covered during the off season (Minnesota winter). Otherwise I drive it too much. As for what I cover it with. Old fitted sheets! My preference is king size flannel fitted sheets, but I a number of queen size, and some are old fashion cotton. It does take a few sheets to get her covered. Some years I need a couple cloths pins to keep the sheets nicely overlapped.

Easy to wash when needed and easy to store, in reusable grocery bags,


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jerry knouse on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:30 am:

R.S. sent you a pm regarding Marmon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 03:07 pm:

G.R.

I wonder how that would hold up over time on an enclosed trailer ?


FreighTer Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John V. Dow on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 06:28 pm:

I use a breathable indoor only car cover made for a 4 door Jeep CJ. I believe it cost $65 and it fits my '23 Touring almost perfectly. Keeps the dust out and helps avoid bumps and scratches.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, AZ on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 06:36 pm:

Breathable Jeep cover at $65 for my 26 Roadster here as well. I am more than pleased with it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:10 pm:

All I can tell you is that unless your space is totally secure from rodents you don't want to cover your car. Removing dust is a lot easier than dealing with rodent infestation. I used to cover my cars but found that the little critters like that nice enclosed space.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Keppler, Fredon NJ on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 07:37 pm:

Does anyone know the name brand and the place where I can find this perfect jeep cover. Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:14 am:

I ALWAYS leave the hood (engine cover) open on one side so the rats & mice can't hide from the neighbor's cats. It works because I never see evidence of them having ever been there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:16 am:

I ALWAYS leave the hood (engine cover) open on one side s o the rats & mice can't hid from the neighbor's cats.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, AZ on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:51 am:

Doug, I ordered the Softbond 3-Layer Vehicle cover from Quadratec. It was for a 76-06 CJ7 & Wrangler. Perfect fit on my 26 roadster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Keppler, Fredon NJ on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 07:04 am:

Thanks Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 07:17 am:

John,
I bought a car cover about eight months ago for a an outside car of ours but it is still in the box because we dive it every week and I don't want to have to deal with the inconvenience.
Vern


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan B on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 09:54 am:

Pro - I bought one of the polyester/cotton covers from Lang's and it fits like a glove. It was drop shipped from one of the main car cover companies but I can't recall which.

I find that it pays for itself many times over from one of those times you carelessly walk by too close with a scewdriver in your pocket or carrying something. I don't worry much about dust.

https://www.modeltford.com/pl.aspx?t=s&v=Car%20cover&page=1


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