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  1. #1
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    Question Breathable Cover

    I need to get a dust cover for the car. Its staying in a barn and as such is a bit dusty. The barn is generally dry but obviously being an old building there is a bit of moisture in the air that comes and goes. I had been thinking on one of these covers, has anyone got or used one for an extended period? My main concern is around trapped moisture causing paint issues.

    https://www.hamiltonclassic.co.uk/ac...tFree.html#aST

    Any experience or advice would be appreciated

    Andy
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    I would worry about the rubbing (probably unnecessarily!),

    how about a pop up gazebo?

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    If it’s got power, get a carcoon. Best thing since sliced bread. No dust no moisture, just brilliant things.

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    kept mine in exactly the same conditions for nearly 3yrs - used one of the Hamilton classics you linked to - no problems with rubbing as the cover never actually moves once on. Only issue i did have was mice making a nest in the passenger footwell and chewing the carpets a bit and the nest under the seat when i got round to cleaning it up.

    Can't fault the cover - still using it now, had it about 7-8 years or so.

    As Simon mentions, if has power, then a carcoon would be best bet, and should in theory keep mice away too

    Gary
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    Thanks guys.

    I have power but there's a couple of other cars in the shed so carcoon would make manoeuvring around a bit more tricky and I'm also too tight to shell out.

    My concern over using a cover is micro blistering if moisture does get trapped, albeit a truly breathable cover shouldn't let this happen.

    cheers
    Andy
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    Too tight to shell out? Come on Andy, this is your car we’re talking about not frivolous things like kitchens or new carpets, this is IMPORTANT!
    Simon

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    If you just want an indoor cover then I can recommend something like this.....

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