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Old 23rd February 2009, 16:35   #1
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Hey guys,

I was just searching out some "Automatic Car Covers" on the net and found this one

The Earth Times: Automatic Car Cover

Thought it was quite cool.

Though it only automates the removing of the cover.

Does anyone out there have any ideas on a more complete Automatic car covering system.

I'm trying to figure out how to make one so if anyone has any inputs it would be nice.

PS theres this youtube video of an automatic indoor car cover



Unfortunately i don't have a mobile garage.

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Old 23rd February 2009, 23:11   #2
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Don't dream about this in Indya !
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Old 24th February 2009, 01:15   #3
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Why would someone want to cover their car in a garage that is already covered?
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Old 24th February 2009, 02:33   #4
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Thats an interesting concept - and anyone who has ever used a car cover knows what a pain it is to put on and take off (especially the straps/buckles that go below the car so the cover doesnt fly off). I never knew automatic covers even existed. It sure is a cool concept.

The one in the first link is quite interesting. The 2nd one is fairly pointless -- but rohanGT, the answer is probably to prevent dust. That corvette probably sits in the garage for weeks at a time, and preventing dust from settling on the car must help keep it looking spanking new.

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Does anyone out there have any ideas on a more complete Automatic car covering system.
Labour is cheap in India; use it to your advantage. I have my servant come down to put / take off the car covers. Or give your watchman some "chai pani' for the same job.
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Old 24th February 2009, 15:37   #6
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getting it covered at home is not a problem as i got a guy who cleans the car.

I want one for when im not at home.

Like parking at office / friends place
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Just Pray that Dad doesnt read this!!! I am sure he would LOVE this idea!!
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There used to be a car cover available with GM(Opel days) where the cover could be folded up with help of a spool. Funky stuff but priced at around 5K.
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There used to be a car cover available with GM(Opel days) where the cover could be folded up with help of a spool. Funky stuff but priced at around 5K.

but thats only half way there...
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Attached video looks like a motor shifting car cover upwards and downwards only, it ain't a proper covering. And yes.. why cover the car when one already own a garage ??
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interesting, I just came across this link, believe its same basic idea.

The drive in, drive out Touchless Car Cover

the company's direct weblink is: Touchless Car Cover - compare to Griots, Noah, Wolf, California Car Covers but i was not able to access it.
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Old 26th February 2009, 17:30   #12
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this has a similar problem.

Setting it up, driving in & driving out are easy.

Closing the damn thing is the problem.

Wrapping it up i mean.

It has this flexible tube running around the base.

to set it up, it is unzipped and nudged into being opened. [easy]

to put it back it has to be rolled up in a particular way & then zipped up. [painful & time consuming]

PS: besides you don't want to look like a fool folding up this contraption while your perfect car is standing a few feet away
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the video looks like an innovative idea of covering the car. it reminds me the pulley system that we use at home for drying clothes. however this is possible only with closed garages where we have roof over to hang the pulleys.
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Default Re: Automatic Outdoor Car Covers

Just found this is available on ebay. http://www.ebay.in/itm/Automatic-car...-/121888757784 . Has anybody used it? Looks interesting and useful.
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