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2019/09/02 08:57:02 (permalink)

997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover?

Hi all, I recently bought a 997.2 S in white. Unfortunately my 911 needs to live outside on my drive and white certainly collects the outfall from living a life of week days on the drive and weekends driving around.. As the wetter and colder months start, I was thinking of a car cover (to be used on a just cleaned car and not taken on and off regularly).
 
I have done some research and many are not a fan of car covers (abrasion etc)
 
Does anyone have thoughts/experience of using an outdoor cover as a more 'winter storage' option?
 
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 09:08:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby M5Sime 2019/09/02 09:32:49
Hi nice car,
 
Like you I did my research and was sceptical about buying a car cover but decided to buy one.  Like yours my car sits outside and I recently bought a Hamilton Classic Moltex Outdoor Car Cover and I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised how it keeps the car clean and dry even through all that wet weather we had a few weeks ago. I haven't noticed and scratches on the paint work. If you want you can come and visit and look at the car cover before making a decision. If you not too far away I live in Aylesbury. 
 
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 09:14:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby M5Sime 2019/09/02 09:33:23
hi.
I have a 997.2 in base white which lives outdoors for the past 3 years and can recommended the covercraft weathershield outdoor cover.
It has managed to deal with the British whether quite well.
 
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 09:36:59 (permalink)
Hi Anthony, Johnny - thank you for quick replies!! I will take a look at both of those.. I was thinking to only put the cover on a clean car. My 'new' 997.2 needs a polish and will be getting a Ceramic coating applied. All of my cars have lived outside and been fine without a cover.. But somehow the white colour and the special status of the 997 is making me want to care for it more!
 
Side Q - have either of you tweaked your exhausts? I searched for a PSE car, but still think it could be a little more 'special'
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 11:04:41 (permalink)
Hi
I've always stored my 911 outside and use porsche’s Own brand covers (most recent one seems improved product) 
people have different views about trapping moisture but I cover the car with two bedsheets and put the cover over -with no ill effects over last 8 years ! 
i have always washed the car each time before covering and drive dry but my S over 2 years,  GTS over 5 and now GT3 are immaculate -so there’s my proof to prove all the internet doubters wrong ! 
 

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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 15:55:07 (permalink)
I have one of these for my turbo.  Not used that often but a perfect fit and no damage to paint.
 
https://www.specialisedco...shield-plus-car-cover/

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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 20:27:13 (permalink)
Hi - thank you.. quite a few options for car covers! and supportive comments for use.. 
 
were you tempted to get an indoor one as a base layer and then an outdoor one over the top? Or is this overkill?
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/02 22:49:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby M5Sime 2019/09/03 06:49:16
I think that would make the potential for damage greater as the indoor one would slip around under the outdoor one.  The outdoor ones are cut to be a snug fit and the contact points are designed  to avoid any rubbing/movement.
My one was actually developed and fitted on the MD's car as he had a 997 turbo at the time!

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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/03 08:11:42 (permalink)
Thank you all - I just ordered a Stormshield + and will see how I get on with that!! https://www.specialisedcovers.com/stormshield-plus-car-cover/
 
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/12 23:31:36 (permalink)
Exercise caution! I bought an OEM tailored porsche cover. The car was left for a week covered while there was a bit of wind.
to my dismay when I removed the cover there is marring in various areas (mainly top of wings and rears) that only machine polishing will remove.
ive now bought a peach skin indoor cover to go on the car before external cover!
 
im now £400 light with two covers and in need of machine polishing?
 
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/13 06:03:15 (permalink)
Ouch! I will be careful and test.. mine needs a polish actually as there are some swirls (harder to see in white paint). Thank you 
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Re: 997.2 Outdoor Weatherproof Car Cover? 2019/09/23 20:52:31 (permalink)
M5Sime
Hi - thank you.. quite a few options for car covers! and supportive comments for use.. 
 
were you tempted to get an indoor one as a base layer and then an outdoor one over the top? Or is this overkill?




Hi
 
That's excactly what I do with my 911 stored outside - Porsche’s Own brand covers. Indoor cover on first to stop abrasion etc then outdoor cover over the top. Seems to work well for me
 
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