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    To car cover or to not car cover?

    That is the question…

    Should you put a car cover on a roadster when it’s in a carport/cart house or is it better to leave it open to the air? There’s no interior trim to worry about by the way.

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    The concern with car covers is they can create condensation. Plus there can sometimes be micro blistering of paintwork, where the cover touches the paint. In some ways a car port is the ideal environment to park a car as there's a through draught of air. Other than security concerns, I'd leave it open. I've got a similar environment for an open car - my only hazard is nesting house martins who leave deposits in the summer!

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    Leave it open to air, I covered one of our cars with a 4 layer breathable caravan cover , when i took the cover off the car was dripping wet/ full of mould inside

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    California breathable car covers are very good

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    I'd leave it open in my experience. Wet sodden car cover with wind beating against it can remove paint etc. Any breathability deisappears when it's soaked through.

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    No, No, No,No, No!! Do NOT cover a car regardless of what the cover manufacturers might say they ALL can create paint problems. I've been in the bodywork/spraying business for 45 years now and you really would not believe how many cars I've had to repaint because the owner covered it up with an alleged breathable cover. They ALL trap moisture and condensation and WILL ruin your paintwork. You not only get micro blistering, but the covers also chafe the paint and can leave scuff marks on it. It's also not uncommon for interior dust covers to cause micro blisters in the paint if the garage that the car is in, has any possibility of damp, humidity or moisture content in the air. I wouldn't, and don't cover any of my cars and have told all of my customers over the years not to cover theirs either.
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    I feel I’m getting mixed messages here
    I’ll be honest that was the answer I was looking for, it’s cheaper

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    Dust cover works for me, keeps it dust free, air flow through the garage keeps it dry

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