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Alternative to indoor cover?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Colasec, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Colasec

    Colasec Member

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    I go out of town for a week or so maybe four times a year. My Model S will be parked in my garage at home during these periods and I'd like to keep it covered to prevent dust accumulation. I'm hesitant to spend $400 on an indoor cover to use only a handful of times.

    Is it reasonable to just (gently) throw a couple cotton bedsheets over the car? Yeah, it's a little ghetto but I think they might do the job and would be quick to put on and take off. Do I need to be worried about leaving the wheels or any other areas open for heat dissipation?

    How many king-sized flat sheets do you think it would take to cover a Model S?
     
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    Carscover.com and others sell them under $50.

    Sheets are going to get old. After years of car covers, I now just wash it more
     
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    I wonder how they fit. Anyone try?
     
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    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Agreed.

    OP: Get some Optimum No Rinse or Ultima Waterless Wash and you can wash your car in 15-20 minutes with some high quality microfibers.
     
  6. Colasec

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    lol - okay fine. I'll just wash it. Hopefully it won't get too dusty. I really have no idea how much dust a car might get on it when it's garaged with no one going in or out. Guess it depends on how dusty the garage is, obv.
     
  7. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I keep my old classic car (1969 NSU Ro80) in the garage of a holiday house without a cover and drive it every second week-end.
    I generally have to wash it ever 3rd time I use it, so 6 to 8 weeks between times.
    I find a week or so without a cover I hardly notice any build up of dust.
     
  8. gnychis

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    anyone end up getting an aftermarket car cover?
     

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