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Smartbear
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New cover

Post by Smartbear » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 18:12

Mrs smartbear has just purchased a cabrioshield half cover (the breathable one) she's very pleased with it so I took a couple of pics this afternoon

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HighSharpe
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  Z3 roadster 2.0

Re: New cover

Post by HighSharpe » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 18:57

What a coincidence, was about to post about covers.
I have to move from my current flat, which has covered basement parking, to another property with secure but un covered parking. I was wondering what cover to get the car. I am concerned about the full cover abrading against the paint in high wind. Any recommendations?

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Re: New cover

Post by Smartbear » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 18:59

HighSharpe wrote:What a coincidence, was about to post about covers.
I have to move from my current flat, which has covered basement parking, to another property with secure but un covered parking. I was wondering what cover to get the car. I am concerned about the full cover abrading against the paint in high wind. Any recommendations?
Yep, see above :wink:

TWO
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: Chelmsford

Re: New cover

Post by TWO » Thu 25 Sep, 2014 21:05

Hi Smartbear

Please may I ask where you obtained the cover and the price?

Many thanks
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Re: New cover

Post by Smartbear » Fri 26 Sep, 2014 01:09

TWO wrote:Hi Smartbear

Please may I ask where you obtained the cover and the price?

Many thanks
Hi there, we got it from cabrioshields own website for £170 posted, it's the breathable one they do.
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Koolflyer
Joined: Fri 05 Jul, 2013 16:51
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: New cover

Post by Koolflyer » Fri 26 Sep, 2014 08:47

There's been a lot of posts here about which type of cover to get. The short cover looks the job and can't damage the paint work as a full cover can, which mine did last Jan and Feb........remember those strong winds? However, as has been reported in great length the short covers with a built in magnetic strip, have caused issues and concerns too. For me, I shall stick with my tailor made Z3 outer cover, but, also buy a soft inner cover so as to line it. Hopefully, I can find a discounted cover at the Classic Car Show at the NEC in November. :rtm:
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Rig sparky
Joined: Sun 02 Mar, 2014 18:12
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: inverness

Re: New cover

Post by Rig sparky » Sun 28 Sep, 2014 23:05

Cabrio shield is the mutts nuts I use the cheaper non breathable one in blue it's still really good quality for the price and it protects the motor when I'm away working offshore some times for four to six weeks at a time if I'm working abroad and so far no black marks from magnets keeps unwanted eyes from seeing into cabin and the seagull shxtx off of the roof fabric. I can't recommend enough really secure and good quality you can get them from their website or eBay the eBay
listing will take you to their website to select the options you want like tax window or reflective piping etc

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Topperz
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  Z3 roadster 2.0

Re: New cover

Post by Topperz » Sun 28 Sep, 2014 23:33

I use the bmw breathable cover for the z3

I have made it more secure from winds etc as it did blow of once on the front section

The clips grab tighter the more force that is applied and are very light,the front clips are placed at 8 o'clock on the cover buy the front wheels and 4oclock at the rear,run the bungee cords under the car and it just tightens it all up

With the clips and bungee cords it goes nowhere In any weather...and we are very exposed to the winds

I do get a very light friction mark on the bonnet at each side as cosmos black does show every mark but a quick rub with scratchX and it's gone

It's a tailored perfect fit ,folds into a small bag and machine washable

I always put it on a clean car and when I remove it after some rain,snow etc the car still looks spot on
The only bad thing about owning a Z3 is bedtime .......boing!! time for bed said zebedee

Z3 cosmos black individual 2.0

X1 /MSport XDrive 2.0d mineral white

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