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Tailored outdoor car cover

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London
#1
Hello all,

Once my new-to-me R4 is back home at the end of the month it will have to live outdoors for a period.

I use a tailored car cover on my other motor, and rate it - but the supplier doesn't cover R4's.

I've done a quick search here and can't find any threads on car covers, does everyone except me have a garage?

Also looking online I found the Stormforce cover from these people, which at first glance looks like a good deal:

https://www.carscovers.co.uk/RENAULT-4-CAR-COVER-1961-1993.html

Just wondering if anyone has any good or bad experiences or other thoughts to share :)

Many thanks, Simon.
 
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Galicia
#2
Coincedently was browsing through the all4renault site today, they list taylored covers for 4 saloons, didnt read/translate to see if there indoor or outdoor covers though, there in the extra accessory bit
 
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Tuscany (Italy)
#6
Years ago I bought a cover for mine at LIDL, it suits really good but I'm just not a real fan of car covers, so I didn't really use it for long.
This is how it looked:
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malcolm

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Bedford UK
#8
Make sure you get a breathable cover. They have a soft lining and let water evaporate out through them. The impervious covers pictured above would trap water against the paint causing lots of tiny paint blisters than can only be fixed by a respray. I'm using this one outside for my dead Peugeot - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078W7DDT2/ref=pe_3187911_189395841_TE_dp_1 Most of them tie down with straps underneath the car so fitting becomes less important.
 
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#9
I bought a cheap cover (17 Euro) for my Peugeot which stands outside. After one summer, it disintegrated in a strong wind and 3 months later I was still picking up pieces of plastic in the garden.
 
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#10
Thanks for all the replies!
I’ve taken the plunge & ordered a breathable tailored cover from the vendor I posted the link to. When car and cover are both in place I’ll report back with pics.
Simon.
 
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