Weatherproof car cover for the Elan

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Weatherproof car cover for the Elan

Postby jc_uk » Mon 19.12.2022, 11:05

Hi all,

What are the recommendations for a weathertight car cover for the Elan, when storing the car on a driveway etc.

I have a generic one from local Europarts shop, but it is not great at keeping the rain out.

Any suggestions please?

Many thanks

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Re: Weatherproof car cover for the Elan

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 19.12.2022, 11:30

i have tried different things over the years. and the only one that has reliably kept the rain away was a taurpalin sheet.

currently my cover is made with 1 layer of a cloth cover from ECP that is "weatherproof" according to the box, but lets the water through. then the taurpalin sheet on top (cloth protects the paint from the taurpalin scratching
and then i have a "waterproof" cover from lidl on top. which is there just to hold the taurpalin down from the wind.

In the past i have used bungee cords to hold the tarpaulin down by hooking them on the wheel spokes. its a practical solution, but over the years poundland stopped providing bungee replacements so i had to alter my appraoch
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Re: Weatherproof car cover for the Elan

Postby jc_uk » Mon 19.12.2022, 11:37

Hi,

Thanks, sounds a bit like i am using at the moment...... and the last few years.
Looking for a better solution......

Thanks
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Re: Weatherproof car cover for the Elan

Postby Tuga2112 » Mon 19.12.2022, 11:41

yes, it looks like you have a skip covered at a construction site. but the truth is. it works and is somewhat practical, is also far more affordable than some of the alternatives i heard people complainign about in the past.

its dificult to get some cover from the rain that wont make the inside condensate like hell.
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