So we have a big first world problem, the garage at home is too small so when we drive cool cars home from the shop like Project Evo IX, they have to sit outside. Since we don’t want some of our cars exposed to the weather, we needed an awesome car cover to protect the car from the elements, damage from stuff falling out of the neighbor’s tree and prying eyes. To get a cover that fit the bill, we ordered a custom car cover from Covercraft that met our needs.
We chose Covercraft because we have a lot of luck with the previous custom cover we had gotten for Project GTR. With Project GTR we had gotten a custom cover but since we mostly store the car inside the shop, it was mostly to protect the paint from shop dust and metal particles from fabrication. We used Weathershield as the fabric for the GTR cover as it is breathable, soft and just about impervious to water and dust. Water rolls off of Weathershield like liquid mercury taking dust with it. Weathershield is also very resistant to UV light and blocks a lot of it from reaching the car’s paint and interior.
We opted for Covercrafts most durable and weather resistant fabric option, Weathershield Plus. Weathershield Plus has the same positive properties as Weathershield but with one difference, it is much thicker.
The thickness of the fabric gives better protection from door dings and other minor impacts. It also gives better UV protection and is more durable. The only disadvantages of Weathershield Plus are the cover is bulkier when stored and is heavier.
Weather Shield and Weather Shield Plus are both very slippery fabrics and putting the cover on and off can be a little tricky as the cover just wants to slide right off the car so the front to rear over the roof procedure helps. To store the cover, go backward rolling up the cover as you go.