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Old 04-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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I am trying to find something for while i'm at work at home I have garage. Has anyone on the forum bought from this company and if so can I get a description of the padding thickness and overall review? I have found some in austraila but shipping is crazy. I found a guy in ILL that will add padding but a gain 400 dollars min. I have seen on other forums hailblankets is mentioned but no descriptions or feedback.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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I used to just watch the weather and if hail was expected I would drive to a covered lot at the gas station, the bank atm, a bridge and wait it out. Might be cheaper to just buy a cover and glue sections of 1/2"-1" foam inside the cover, or even just strips unless you have baseball hail. Goodluck
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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In a pinch, take the comforter off your bed and throw it over your car. For anything less than golf-ball-sized hail it'll work like a charm--its a whole lot cheaper and easier to replace a comforter than it is to fix hail damage.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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On their site the blanket is $360ish. Doesn't seem like a bad price to pay for saving your paint. But here in Virginia the chances of it coming a hail storm are slim. We have only had a handful that I can remember this year. If you are in a area where it storms a lot then I'd buy it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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My problem is I can't get an email response from them. No phone number and no specs on the cover. Many offer ding resistant covers and I have seen samples but they are 1mm tops thick. This won't stop anything. If I could find someone who owns one that would help alot. Like I said Austraila has them real nice ones but to get one here is very difficult. I wish I had the funds I would import them and sell them or open up shop. I can't imagine there is not a market for hail blankets here in the USA.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:36 AM   #6
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My problem is I can't get an email response from them. No phone number and no specs on the cover. Many offer ding resistant covers and I have seen samples but they are 1mm tops thick. This won't stop anything. If I could find someone who owns one that would help alot. Like I said Austraila has them real nice ones but to get one here is very difficult. I wish I had the funds I would import them and sell them or open up shop. I can't imagine there is not a market for hail blankets here in the USA.
Not trying to spam, but when I see blogs and boards looking for a solution I like to make sure they know about the Hail Protector System. Proven to stop any size hail. Includes a daily hail forecast and 30 minute early warning alert service on up to 4 addresses via email and/or text for a very reasonable price. Just google hailprotector and you'll find a myriad of information on us. 5 years of development and testing. Entirely portable, remote controlled and includes 3 different power options. Breathable to maintain the health of your car's finish by allowing moisture and heat to escape. The Autotechnica covers you'll likely seen from Australia only pad the top of the car, are very bulky and aren't breathable on top of the automobile. And the hail blanket people merely use the Kimberly Clark evolution 4 fabric. Yes, less than 1mm thick. We are based in North Texas. 1mm doesn't do it. Plus the evolution 4 fabric is like folding card board. The air we use folds up small. All the best!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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Not trying to spam
Too late
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #8
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Even though this is an old thread that was bumped for spam reasons, this topic really interests me. Here in Colorado we get random hail storms frequently in the spring/summer months. My '07 WRX had to be repaired twice in 2 years from major hail damage ($500 deductible x 2).

I'm trying to avoid this with the STI. It's parked in the garage at home and while at work but it never fails that it happens to hail when the car is away from either of these two places. Because of this I was looking into hail blankets or other solutions to protect the car on the go. I'm hesitant to go with a car cover because it will inevitably scratch up the paint.

At this point I'm thinking my best bet is to buy 2 thick king sized comforters to keep in the trunk for when I need them. Is there another solution any of you stick with in areas that hail?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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I wouldn't reply to someone trying to copy my design either.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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Take an old comforter and put it between 2 tarps. Sew it up and boom you have protection for not even $100
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:05 PM   #11
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Take an old comforter and put it between 2 tarps. Sew it up and boom you have protection for not even $100
Putting a tarp on your paint? Hell no.
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