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Old 11-08-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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Car cover or no car cover? I have a nice unheated garage to store my model a in for the winter. I have a car cover and am debating whether or not to use it. Pros: 1. it will keep dust off the car. Cons: 1.)question if it will trap moister in under the cover, 2. do not know if there are mice in the garage but if there are will it provide a better home for them to nest under? I am interested in hearing others thoughts on the subject.
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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Car cover or no car cover? I have a nice unheated garage to store my model a in for the winter. I have a car cover and am debating whether or not to use it. Pros: 1. it will keep dust off the car. Cons: 1.)question if it will trap moister in under the cover, 2. do not know if there are mice in the garage but if there are will it provide a better home for them to nest under? I am interested in hearing others thoughts on the subject.

I have a car cover but I never use it in the garage, only for the possibility of bad weather when out and about. It's unheated also. I keep the dust off with Swifters............When I dust in the house, Sarah is included in the garage.
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #3
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I use INDOOR California car covers in my heated and a/c garage on both cars... It keeps the dust / pollen off plus adds a layer of protection if someone was to get near the car. I never use the dusters nor own one as they scratch the paint when rubbing the dust or pollen... I call them California car scratchers..there are proper ways to take care of dust etc on show paint work that I won't get into now. my cars are trailer queens so keep that in mind with your decision

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Old 11-08-2016, 12:02 PM   #4
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I have a large collection of cars and every car has a custom fit cover made by Covercraft. I would not store without it. Some have heat and air, some just heat and 6 with no heat or air. Wayne
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:17 PM   #5
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I use a 12x12 decorators dust sheet and old duvets front and rear on my coupe.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:03 PM   #6
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Mine is no trailer queen, by any stretch, but I do keep one of those light weight dust covers on it just to keep the dust and pollen off of it. I keep the car in a rented storage unit (for now, anyway), which is near a corn field. Without the cover the car is covered with dust and pollen, within a week, especially during harvest. It makes it a PIA when it comes time to take it out for a short drive, but well worth the effort.

For winter storage I have been placing small containers of moth balls under the car in hopes of chasing off the vermin. So far so good. I have not seen any evidence of any...yet! I have been storing the car this way for 5 years with no issues, but am open to suggestions.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:00 PM   #7
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" 2. do not know if there are mice in the garage but if there are will it provide a better home for them to nest under? "

This would imply that you haven't set out traps, right?

I keep mothballs in the car and throw some around the inside of the garage. The other day I put 2 mouse traps outside the garage door and caught 4 mice the first day, and 3 voles the next two days. In a few minutes I will set up my 5 gallon bucket mouse trap with drain oil.

For dust you could even use a couple old bed sheets from Goodwill, as long as it's indoors.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:38 PM   #8
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I use a car bubble. Zips together top to bottom and inflates with a small fan. No mice, no pollen, no dirt. Protects from most bad stuff. About the same cost as a quality car cover.
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