Captain Beaky

The Little Donkey is out of Hibernation

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Nice car. Would I be correct to assume that's not you in your profile pic?

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Hi Captain beaky, when you say the covers are off, does your car live outside all year round? If so what type of cover are you using.

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Unfortunately yes it does live outside, the Dolly's live inside as a  matter of seniority but once I finish the loft conversion this year the new garage is next.

 

There are 3 covers on it, I buy a new Halfords extreme weather cover every year £49 and then one of these plastic frost caps you buy in Argos £13. that sits over the top .  Finally I have a tarpaulin 5m x10m which goes on the floor drive the car onto it then I have a heavy duty gazebo frame 4m x 3m which I erect around the car but only at half height and wrap the tarpaulin over the top left to right with the ends open so it makes a tunel. It can not blow off even when Doris came along because the car is anchor.

 

Bit of a phaf but worth it, and also dehumidifier inside, and 2 kg of rice in the boot inside the missus tights, but before anyone asks there not used, that would just make the boot smell a bit muffy :lol: 

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Hi. Wow that's an intricate covering method you have there and fair play for doing it. I've thought about the rice thing before.......do you reckon it really helps ? 

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1 hour ago, Style5 said:

Hi. Wow that's an intricate covering method you have there and fair play for doing it. I've thought about the rice thing before.......do you reckon it really helps ? 

 

Only to keep the damp away, if there is water getting in its a waste of good rice. However I went to great pains to make sure the boot was watertight and I,m smugly pleaseed with myself because i don't suffer with condensation on the boot lid any more.

 

Not wanting to sound like an anul anorak on the floor under the tarp is a multilayer plastic/kevlar sheet, it was the wave former for an indoor surf machine which was replaced due to delamination. Although at the time I had no specific use for it I bought it home rather than see it go to the skip. I forgot to include it earlier

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Deserved congrats in keeping condensation away. I remortgaged and bought a v expensive all singing and dancing 4 layer breathable, seal skinned, mink lined, buffalo hide, pure silk layered cover for mine and it is always getting condensation under it.  As for the rice, I think I'll try Pilau lol as it'll make the car smell like a good Friday night !! 

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