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MalcH
05-06-2007, 12:39 PM
My garage space is tight, so to avoid small knocks to the paintwork passing the car and knocking things against it, I tend to leave the cover on when in the garage.

If the car is a little dusty is it a bad thing? Would it be better to leave the cover until the car is cleaned and take the risk of a knock or maybe one of these (http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=8042&frostProductName=California%20Car%20Duster) .

barabus
05-06-2007, 12:44 PM
My garage space is tight, so to avoid small knocks to the paintwork passing the car and knocking things against it, I tend to leave the cover on when in the garage.

If the car is a little dusty is it a bad thing? Would it be better to leave the cover until the car is cleaned and take the risk of a knock or maybe one of these (http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=8042&frostProductName=California%20Car%20Duster) .You can get them from Halfords Malc, personally tho I have a cover I don't use it, when you go for a drive the dust will just blow off :dude:

MalcH
05-06-2007, 12:46 PM
Yeah but it was the drive that collected it on Sunday. Not much dust but I worry a lot :grin:

Murph7355
05-06-2007, 12:48 PM
Guess it depends how dusty it is.

I'd certainly make sure most if it's off before covering it.

MalcH
05-06-2007, 12:50 PM
Guess it depends how dusty it is.

I'd certainly make sure most if it's off before covering it.

Have a duster for that, but not sure if that is actually worse than just putting the cover on. That was why I thought of the brush.

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 12:51 PM
I use one of those duster things on mine Malc,i`m not keen on covers.

MalcH
05-06-2007, 12:54 PM
I use one of those duster things on mine Malc,i`m not keen on covers.

Cheers. Use the cover over the winter, but the car hardly sees the light of day then. It is the lesser of two evils in the summer.

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 12:56 PM
Cheers. Use the cover over the winter, but the car hardly sees the light of day then. It is the lesser of two evils in the summer.

I don`t use mine at all Malc, it leaves a weird film on the paintwork if condensation sets in, the garage has a good thruflow of air.I don`t know wether to seal it better and get a dehumidifier or just leave it as it is.

MalcH
05-06-2007, 12:58 PM
I don`t use mine at all Malc, it leaves a weird film on the paintwork if condensation sets in, the garage has a good thruflow of air.I don`t know wether to seal it better and get a dehumidifier or just leave it as it is.

Not noticed that on mine, but the house/garage is only 10 years old, it seems pretty dry in there.

Where did you get the brush doins from?

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 01:03 PM
Not noticed that on mine, but the house/garage is only 10 years old, it seems pretty dry in there.

Where did you get the brush doins from?

Ordered it off ebay with some Harleywax, you need a link? (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CALIFORNIA-DUSTER-BIG-AND-SMALL-SPECIAL-OFFER_W0QQitemZ330117813964QQihZ014QQcategoryZ7220 1QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

stevew
05-06-2007, 01:03 PM
I'm not a big fan of covers for the reason you describe.

MalcH
05-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Cheers, maybe I will ditch the cover and use it in the winter only.

Murph7355
05-06-2007, 01:24 PM
I don`t use mine at all Malc, it leaves a weird film on the paintwork if condensation sets in, the garage has a good thruflow of air.I don`t know wether to seal it better and get a dehumidifier or just leave it as it is.
Being like me in the "older sheitebox" gang, I would definitely, definitely do this.

I have an Amber Dry for my single garage and it works nicely. I have it plumbed in to the drain so I don't have to worry about emptying it (has something like an 8 litre tank which fills in a day or two when it's humid). Just have to keep an eye on the filter.

It has settings to maintain a particular level of humidity (don't want it below 50% really or seals and rubber dry out) and it's also a dessicant (or something) jobbie so works at lower temps (humidity does fall at lower temps, but you can bugger up normal ones in the cold unless they have a heater element built in).

200 quid on t'internet. (Dry It Out).

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 01:29 PM
Some stuff.

Andy,just had a quick scan ont`net, I have no heating in the garage, as such, the temp does drop under zero.Would i have to turn the amberdry off in these circumstances?

Or do they generate enough heat to keep the temp over 1 degree C?

Murph7355
05-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Andy,just had a quick scan ont`net, I have no heating in the garage, as such, the temp does drop under zero.Would i have to turn the amberdry off in these circumstances?
I never have (though not sure if it's dropped below zero in the 9 mths I've had it installed in the shandy drinking south - think it may have), and don't believe its necessary.

Neat bit of kit.

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 01:36 PM
I never have (though not sure if it's dropped below zero in the 9 mths I've had it installed in the shandy drinking south - think it may have), and don't believe its necessary.

Neat bit of kit.

Found one on the bay of Eeeeez.....:hmmm:

Murph7355
05-06-2007, 01:48 PM
Found one on the bay of Eeeeez.....:hmmm:
Don't like eBay ;)

How much is it?

I'm not sure that there are any servicable parts on these other than the filter (which you can wash yerself). So if you buy a duffer, you may as well bin it.

mal
05-06-2007, 01:48 PM
Andy,just had a quick scan ont`net, I have no heating in the garage, as such, the temp does drop under zero.Would i have to turn the amberdry off in these circumstances?

Or do they generate enough heat to keep the temp over 1 degree C?


I have had one of the Amber dry dehumidifiers in my detached garage for three years now at it appear to work fine. The only reason it cuts out is for the filter to be cleaned. I think it is rare for the ambient temperature inside the garage to go below freezing anyway as the unit itself blow out warm air.

there is some useful info here: http://http://www.dry-it-out.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_6_36 (http://www.dry-it-out.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_6_36)

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 02:02 PM
Don't like eBay ;)

How much is it?



Starting bid 99, so it`ll probably get to about 140-150, for 50 quid more i`d get a new one...:thumbsup:


I have had one of the Amber dry dehumidifiers in my detached garage for three years now at it appear to work fine. The only reason it cuts out is for the filter to be cleaned. I think it is rare for the ambient temperature inside the garage to go below freezing anyway as the unit itself blow out warm air.

there is some useful info here: http://http://www.dry-it-out.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_6_36 (http://www.dry-it-out.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_6_36)

Cheers Mal, i`ll have a read up....:thumbsup:

stevew
05-06-2007, 02:50 PM
I have had one of the Amber dry dehumidifiers in my detached garage for three years now at it appear to work fine. The only reason it cuts out is for the filter to be cleaned. I think it is rare for the ambient temperature inside the garage to go below freezing anyway as the unit itself blow out warm air.

there is some useful info here: http://http://www.dry-it-out.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_6_36 (http://www.dry-it-out.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_6_36)

I have one of those in the garage:thumbsup: great bit of kit:thumbsup:

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 03:00 PM
I have one of those in the garage:thumbsup: great bit of kit:thumbsup:

Why the hell do you have a carcoon as well then?

Translates to" Do you wanna sell it cheap,to me?"....:grin:

stevew
05-06-2007, 03:21 PM
Why the hell do you have a carcoon as well then?

Translates to" Do you wanna sell it cheap,to me?"....:grin:

Carcoon looks after the car and the dehumidifier looks after my toolbox and the rest of the garage:thumbsup:

So that translates to "No, I don't want to sell it" :tongue3: :grin:

Fraccie
05-06-2007, 03:28 PM
Carcoon looks after the car and the dehumidifier looks after my toolbox and the rest of the garage:thumbsup:

So that translates to "No, I don't want to sell it" :tongue3: :grin:

Has Christine shown you how to operate it?

stevew
05-06-2007, 03:32 PM
Has Christine shown you how to operate it?

Garage is out of bounds unless she's bring me a brew:thumbsup:

Murph7355
05-06-2007, 04:45 PM
Why the hell do you have a carcoon as well then?
You're talking about the man who'd take the engine out of his car to change the air filters.

Of course he has belts and braces.

MalcH
17-08-2007, 07:49 AM
I now just tend wash it first now.