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Old 22nd January 2006, 16:48   #1
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Question Car cover cleaning

Hello friends,

I use cover to keep dust off my car when parked. And the cover does its job wonderfully however cover has gotten very dirty after about six months.
So I wanted to ask was how to clean car cover?
thank you in advanced
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Old 22nd January 2006, 17:02   #2
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Adya, is that you? Your style of writing has changed!!!

Put it in the washing machine, I guess...
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Old 22nd January 2006, 17:19   #3
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Put it in the washing machine, I guess...
yes , atleast thats what i do .. Rudra uncle , our resident guru on car care might have more to tell ..
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Just dip it in a bucket containing car shampoo (for half an hr) and rinse it. That shud do the job.
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Glad I found this thread through the search function.
I have the same problem and am worried that the cover will scratch the car.
Is the washing machine the best option. I seem to have dust on both sides of the cover (inside and outside).
Any other suggestions!
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Old 19th October 2008, 18:56   #6
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I have a plastic cover.
Not the normal cloth like silver colour cover.

The cloth like silver cover (tried 2 times) but did't last for more than 4 months in the chennai heat

Plastic cover is too bulky and washing machine is not an option.
I cover the car and wash the cover,
let it dry, turn it inside out wash again,
take the cover off,
wash the car.

Too complex a task so I don't do it that often.
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I have a plastic cover.
Not the normal cloth like silver colour cover.

The cloth like silver cover (tried 2 times) but did't last for more than 4 months in the chennai heat

Plastic cover is too bulky and washing machine is not an option.
I cover the car and wash the cover,
let it dry, turn it inside out wash again,
take the cover off,
wash the car.

Too complex a task so I don't do it that often.
Spread it across a clean floor, wash with a water hose and cloth detergent(both sides), rinse with plain water and then let it dry.
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Not good to put cover in a washing machine otherwise latter will go bad
Yes put in bucket with soap for quick cleaning.
I take it along with car servicing so they trow some water on the cover while washing the car. Complimentary gift from them every time i go
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Buy a cover and cover it with this new one.

Sorry sorry, maarna mat...
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Old 20th October 2008, 10:29   #10
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Take it to the car wash place, have them spray it clean with a strong fan spray every couple of months.
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Thanks a lot for the tips, I thought of Washing machine thing as I do it with my sports shoes, but these cover is too soft, machine can spoil the whole.
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put it in the rain. The cover. Of course, with the car under it. Does the job for me.

Else pour a couple of buckets of water before washing it.
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Default Plastic Cover? Now whats that?

I have the same problem. I plan to buy this Plastic cover...What does it cost and where in Chennai do you get it. I own a Santro Xing

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I have a plastic cover.
Not the normal cloth like silver colour cover.

The cloth like silver cover (tried 2 times) but did't last for more than 4 months in the chennai heat

Plastic cover is too bulky and washing machine is not an option.
I cover the car and wash the cover,
let it dry, turn it inside out wash again,
take the cover off,
wash the car.

Too complex a task so I don't do it that often.
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Old 28th October 2008, 16:05   #14
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Can someone reply to my query below...
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Old 29th October 2008, 00:03   #15
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you can get the car cover in gp road it might cost around 450-500 not sure.
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