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Old 03-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Has anyone got a lead on good car covers that have heavy padding to help prevent hail damage. My job has uncovered parking and I am looking for something to help for those times I can't get it into the garage? I have found several from australia but they will not ship here. I haven't got my car yet but it will arrive hopefully next month and I want to be prepared.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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I have one designed but don't have the money to put it into production. You will know when it comes out. this car cover will be called "hail no"
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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Do you live in a hail heavy area?
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Yeah, if you don't live in a heavy hail area don't worry about it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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Yeah, you'll probably want to get SOMETHING... The day after I took my car off the lot, my car was outside in an apartment parking lot, when hail the size of golf balls slammed my car!

Over $4k later in damages, I got it fixed through my insurance, and it looks good as new. We don't get a lot of hail here in northern Colorado, so I never figured I would need the protection. It never even crossed my mind ..... Until it happened

My word of advice. If you can find a 'hail' cover, or make one, you're better safe than sorry I suppose. Otherwise, leave the car in the greatest hail protection available, a garage! Then buy a beater that you can drive to work every day and not have to worry about your 'baby' getting hurt.

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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put very thick bed comforters then thin plywood on hood - roof- trunk
then put car cover over it .
good for extreme emergency's
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #7
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I'm in kansas and I seem to get hail damage at least 1 time a year. I started developing this 2 years ago and it will be great once I get the money to put it into production. Of course I should just contact one of the car cover companies and just sell it to them
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #8
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I have one designed but don't have the money to put it into production. You will know when it comes out. this car cover will be called "hail no"
LOL! Clever name. I wonder why there aren't many companies that offer this product in the States. I would assume that there are some areas that see several days a year of moderate to heavy hail. Maybe not everyday, but enough to warrant a demand for such a product.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #9
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I have been searching and for some reason there doesn't appear to be a mainstream company that offers such car covers. I'm begining to wonder if that isn't a million dollar idea. People would buy them.

So I have found companies in australia that offer very strong covers but so far none will ship to usa. I have found a company in the UK that had listing for USA so we'll see if I can get one there. I know a garage is the ultimate but I would rather have a special cover for while I'm at work or out and about to save my butt than nothing at all. If the hail is to large I don't think anything will save the car.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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California Car Cover makes quality covers and they also have great customer service... I was concerned about hail as well and decided to buy the Stormweave. The Stormweave has a decent thickness and padding in my opinion...

Check out their website and read the information on the Stormweave.

calcarcover.com
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:36 AM   #11
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^^sweet man just checked out the website and Im going to go with the same model
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #12
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Also helps to simply have a PDR guy on retainer.
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