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Old 11-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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BMW Car Covers / Hibernation Picture Thread

Since those that are storing their rides probably have them put away by now, figured it would be a good time to throw some pictures up of our car's resting spot.

I picked up a BMW Cover to store the e92 away for the winter. This is the indoor form fit version. I believe there is also an outdoor version. Figured I'd spend a little extra and get a quality cover that fits well. I was impressed with the quality and fit of the OEM over. The inside material is super soft and you can really feel the difference compared to other covers I've seen.

Here's a pic:
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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I added this last week, cleans up the garage and i'm hoping it acts as a vapor barrier:
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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This shot of mine made it as the cover for the annual M5Board Calendar



I since threw out that crappy Canadian Tire cover and replaced it with this one:



It's WAY softer, lined with soft cotton/felt on the inside so it doesn't scratch the paint. It even has a handy zipper for accessing the driver's side door without having to remove the cover.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Love the calender pic. Why no reverse park? lol
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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does softness translate to less scratching?

I would think how clean/dusty the car is matters more when putting the cover on and arguably something with more fibers/hairs could potentially hold more dirt, no?

I keep meaning to get a fitted cover but still use a generic crappy tire one.


Nice pics!
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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Love the calender pic. Why no reverse park? lol
Didn't think to do it to be honest, lol. I parked it the following day after the October Fall cruise, drove the snot out of the car in Sept/Oct so I was done with my fix. Just gave it a thorough cleaning and put it away without any further thought.
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does softness translate to less scratching?

I would think how clean/dusty the car is matters more when putting the cover on and arguably something with more fibers/hairs could potentially hold more dirt, no?

I keep meaning to get a fitted cover but still use a generic crappy tire one.

Nice pics!
Makes a huge difference, IMO. I would never put a non-cotton/felt lined cover on my car again. The beige nylon/plastic Crappy Tire one I had actually put a lot of scratches on my clear coat last year and the finish was flawless as I detailed it fully before storing it.

This year when swapping to the red Sparco one, I noticed some imperfections in my paint after just one install/removal of the beige one; again, I had fully detailed it before storage. I see why though, it's so rough to the touch even on the inside lining. Even the Autoglym Car Cover at Canadian Tire is no different. No soft inner lining.
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As it sits nice and dry, with dehumidifier and fireplace by its side! lol
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if anyone needs last minute storage let me know. location is about an hour outside of TO, indoors, not heated. prices very reasonable. prefer to deal with someone i know.
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Not my actual car but I ordered the exact same cover for my clownshoe. Can't wait for it to arrive soon.
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Here's the racecar, put away in the new garage:

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Not my actual car but I ordered the exact same cover for my clownshoe. Can't wait for it to arrive soon.
Damn! where did you order that if you don't mind me asking?
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