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Post by NS66 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:57 pm

My Zed is currently being resprayed and should be back the end of December maybe into January. I was planning to store over the winter at work but thats not possible now. I do have a garage but thats got other cars in so will have to stay outside under cover. Obviously I dont want the paintwork to get scuffed with the movement from the cover - has anyone ever used cling film or other to protect? thinking it might work but is it durable enough?
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Post by rdm05z4 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm

Any of the cars currently in the garage Daily drivers? If so swap the cars.

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Post by Attilio » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm

Hi,

maybe it would be a good idea to have a soft cover (indoor) as the layer between the paint and the outdoor cover?

perhaps even a few ordinary bed linens would do the trick?

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Post by NS66 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:50 pm

rdm05z4 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm Any of the cars currently in the garage Daily drivers? If so swap the cars.


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Post by NS66 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:51 pm

Attilio wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm Hi,

maybe it would be a good idea to have a soft cover (indoor) as the layer between the paint and the outdoor cover?

perhaps even a few ordinary bed linens would do the trick?

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I did think of that but worried a soft cover would hold the damp/wet etc - condensation etc

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Post by Attilio » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:05 pm

NS66 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Attilio wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm Hi,

maybe it would be a good idea to have a soft cover (indoor) as the layer between the paint and the outdoor cover?

perhaps even a few ordinary bed linens would do the trick?

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I did think of that but worried a soft cover would hold the damp/wet etc - condensation etc
yes, that is my "problem" with any cover, especially with the outdoor / waterproof ones... I am seriously thinking of an outdoor "Carcoon":
https://www.carcoon.com/carcoon-double-skin-outdoor

it's approximately £600 for a Z4... more or less what I pay every year for winter storage...

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Post by Chris_D » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:19 pm

My advice would be to just leave it to the elements if you have nowhere to store it inside.
A cover, even with clingfilm will just give you problems.
I was using a Stormforce cover for a while due to a water ingress problem but don’t feel the need to use it over winter. The only time I’ll probably use it is if we have snowfall this winter.

Do yourself a favour and invest in a DA and some decent compound and polish and give it a yearly detail.
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Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:47 pm

Attilio wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:05 pm
NS66 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Attilio wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:16 pm Hi,

maybe it would be a good idea to have a soft cover (indoor) as the layer between the paint and the outdoor cover?

perhaps even a few ordinary bed linens would do the trick?

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I did think of that but worried a soft cover would hold the damp/wet etc - condensation etc
yes, that is my "problem" with any cover, especially with the outdoor / waterproof ones... I am seriously thinking of an outdoor "Carcoon":
https://www.carcoon.com/carcoon-double-skin-outdoor

it's approximately £600 for a Z4... more or less what I pay every year for winter storage...

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Post by agrimes1989 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:27 pm

Do not use cling film whatever you do . Moisture will get trapped underneath and ruin it . Storm force covers don’t damage the paint If fitted correctly .
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Post by john-e89 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:46 pm

If funds allow id think a PPF wrap would be the best in this situation, especially if it’s a keeper.
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Post by GAZA62 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:43 pm

Agree with Chris_D do not put any sort of cover on it especially with freshly painted bodywork i would just apply a couple of layers of a durable wax for the winter months then look at either polishing and waxing each year or some sort of protective coating as suggested.
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Post by kis » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:39 am

If you have the space, and you're still concerned about the fresh paint and protection then Clarke do a 'pop up' garage/workshop.
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Post by Beedub » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:08 am

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Post by kis » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:00 pm

But surely you need to leave suitable time for it to off-gas? And fully harden? Or can you PPF straight away?
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Post by agrimes1989 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:05 pm

Depends what you want to pay aswell. A full car ppf will easily be £1000 +
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