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      02-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #23
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why even waste $2? I just use the brush straight up. Then rinse and soap after. I have a jet black car - works WONDERS on my paint. Save money - spend only $2!!!!!
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      02-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #24
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are you kidding me? those are the best bristles on a brush you can use. gets rid of all the dirt, mud, debris, and even some of the clear coat in seconds.
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A professional wouldn't recommend a car cover...or I'm pretty sure. Could be wrong but general idea is it will eventually scratch the finish as your car can't be 100% spotless all the time. Dirt and debris can touch the paint
A professional wouldn't recommend a car cover? So why do I see professionals (detailers, body shops etc.) using car covers all the time. Why do they manufactuer and produce them?

What you say makes no sense
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A professional wouldn't recommend a car cover? So why do I see professionals (detailers, body shops etc.) using car covers all the time. Why do they manufactuer and produce them?

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Detailing professionals wouldn't recommend a car cover. I would say ask the ones on this forum but there aren't any left. What detailers Specifically have you seen? And I don't think there are that many body shops if any that actually know proper detailing.
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      02-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #27
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A professional wouldn't recommend a car cover? So why do I see professionals (detailers, body shops etc.) using car covers all the time. Why do they manufactuer and produce them?

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If your car is already inside the garage, what's the point? And how often is your car completely spotless anyway? I know mine = never.
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Car covers, just as anything that touches and rubs the paint surface, has a chance to leave behind some marring.
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A professional wouldn't recommend a car cover? So why do I see professionals (detailers, body shops etc.) using car covers all the time. Why do they manufactuer and produce them?

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Not all detailers know what they're doing, just like any profession. Car covers sell because there are enough people out there willing to buy them that also lack the full knowledge of what they can do to their paint. The market responds by selling to those people.

The idea that car covers scratch paint isn't hard to understand either. The structuring of a car w/ a cover on it looks like this:
Clear coat --> debris/dust/dirt (abrasives) --> car cover
The car cover compresses and rubs the debris/dust/dirt against the clear coat as the car cover moves over the paint. Unless you live in vacuum, there will always be dust in the air that settles on your car immediately after cleaning. It's literally impossible to prevent dust from settling on your paint before you put a cover on.

An alternative to a cover that hugs the paint is some sort of tarp suspended over the car but does not touch the paint. Enclosed car transporters have tarps like this to protect cars on the bottom level from getting dripped on by possibly leaks from cars on the upper level. This would be ridiculous for the average person, but if you're neurotic it's a decent alternative to a cover.
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