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Our cover was long enough to cover almost all of the car's tires and wrapped under the front and back of the car generously. Note that the cover fits over the GT-R's rear wing pretty well.

This sort of fit also makes it harder for the wind to start making the cover flap around. In fact, it was pretty windy when we took these pictures!

 

We realized that having a cover with black sides might make the car hard to see if parked on the street at night, so to avoid someone hitting our car and claiming they didn't see it, we got the optional reflective piping option to make the car more visible at night. 

You can see the piping here in between the grey and the black sections of the cover. You can also see how the fabric was sectioned in the area of the wing for a better fit.

 

The Covercraft cover uses all double stitched, double overlapping seams for maximum strength and water resistance.

A white polyester thread is used for UV resistance and to prevent the thread from staining the paint.  Yes, we have seen this happen many times before with light colored cars!

 

Even with a pretty strong wind, our friend Jeany was able to easily install the cover by hooking it under the car on the upwind side and rolling it back. Jeany isn't a model, she was just visiting so she could work on her car, so MotoIQ's no model policy is still good! 

So, now our car is protected by a superior cover. Once we used the cover for several days, all of the wrinkles came out, and the cover and fit looked even better. We are so impressed by Covercraft's custom cover, we will be adding them to more of our shop's stored project cars asap!

 

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Sootfoot
Sootfootlink
Thursday, January 04, 2018 9:54 AM
Does covercraft have a washing procedure they recommend to get the dust and dirt out of the cover? One thing that frustrates me and I know it bugs you too is covering a clean car is great but even if a car is slightly dirty, that dirt goes onto the cover. It starts a vicious cycle of dirty car and cover. I always just lived with the cloudy look.

One thing I've always wanted to get is a water de-ionizer to purify the washing water. A quick rinse will knock the dust off and and at least everything is clean before the cover goes on.
IAN
IANlink
Thursday, January 04, 2018 10:58 AM
Sootfoot, Covercraft has a Care & Use Instruction Guide you can download here:

https://www.covercraft.com/pdf/care-and-use.pdf
Mike Kojima
Mike Kojimalink
Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:25 AM
Weathershield is way different from Noah and other spun fabrics like you are used to. Water and dirt slide right off and cant penetrate the fabric, if you need to clean it, just hose it off, shake out the water and let it dry which it does in just minutes, Turn it inside out, hose it and shake it, let it dry and it's super clean.
houdni
houdnilink
Friday, January 05, 2018 2:46 PM
add a ratcheting rope to tighten it down in the middle for windy days...
Mike Kojima
Mike Kojimalink
Friday, January 05, 2018 2:51 PM
There is a strap with some cool plastic clips that I forgot to show
BANFSTC
BANFSTClink
Sunday, January 07, 2018 4:10 PM
Nice write up on a quality product.

When do we get info on the car's new wheels? They look much better than the stock wheels (black wheels rarely look good to me).
Mike Kojima
Mike Kojimalink
Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:49 PM
That's coming next!
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