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    Inexpensive car cover?

    I'm going for my weekly camping adventure next week. I need an inexpensive car cover to keep the sap off my car. Any recommendations out there?

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    Ehhh...Just wash it when you get home

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Ehhh...Just wash it when you get home
    I don't mind washing, it's the sap that really worries me. I think my wifes Santa Fe still has some from last year.

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    Just can't let it sit. There is bug and tar remover that works great. If you are going up to the mountains in Northern NH you'll get a little on it. Where are you planning on going?

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    I got the factory one from Subaru for under $100 with a storage bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Just can't let it sit. There is bug and tar remover that works great. If you are going up to the mountains in Northern NH you'll get a little on it. Where are you planning on going?
    I'm going to Danforth Bay in Ossipee. I'll look into some bug and tar remover to bring along if I can't find a reasonable car cover.

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    I got a cheap one at Autozone for something like $30, for my buggy project car, just to keep dust from accumulating on it in the garage. (Everything on it is exposed, so a lot of trouble to clean up) It's nothing really nice, but does the job.
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    It's a trade off: Use a car cover, and it's likely gonna scratch your clear coat as the car cover rubs against the car in the wind. Not to mention, it also acts as a vapor barrier, trapping condensation which will accelerate corrosion. For most, it's just not worth the trouble.

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    I'd throw a good coat of wax on there and leave it without a cover. If it gets sapped, the wax will make removal very straightforward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboWRX View Post
    It's a trade off: Use a car cover, and it's likely gonna scratch your clear coat as the car cover rubs against the car in the wind. Not to mention, it also acts as a vapor barrier, trapping condensation which will accelerate corrosion. For most, it's just not worth the trouble.
    Ya, I normally wouldn't bother but it is just for a week once a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    I'd throw a good coat of wax on there and leave it without a cover. If it gets sapped, the wax will make removal very straightforward.
    ^This

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