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    Quick question. Just been out in my 348 for a spin then given her a good wash and dry. Problem is I've got a bit of a dusty garage so use a soft fabric car cover. Do I leave this off for the car to dry properly (ie under and in nooks and crannies) or put it on to keep dist and grit off the car. Cover is obviously breathable, garage is dehumidified but not heated. Essentially dont want grit/garage dust on the paint, don't want to cause water to sit in nooks and crannies. Any suggestions?

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    The best investment other than the car is to get a Carcoon.

    You can put the car wet in the Carcoon and it will dry it out and keep the dust off at the same time. It will also condition your battery.

    I can say it is the best accessory I have every bought.

    You can buy one from Stevew at CS prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    The best investment other than the car is to get a Carcoon.

    You can put the car wet in the Carcoon and it will dry it out and keep the dust off at the same time. It will also condition your battery.

    I can say it is the best accessory I have every bought.

    You can buy one from Stevew at CS prices.
    Thanks mate, will bear that in mind. In the meantime, is it ok to put a soft fabric cover over a car that has been washed, then dried or do I need to leave it totally open to the air?

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    I would let it dry first. A leaf blower works quickly and does a good job but avoid the dust. (do it outside)

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    Thanks mate.

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    Another quick question. What should I use to dry the car in the first place. I've got a Swissvax micrfibre drying towel, but have been a tad underwhelmed by the result, doesn't seem to do as published and leaves streaks. Originally had an unopened synthetic chamois but this came away feeling waxy (another couple of layers of Swissvax Scuderia later !!!.) hence buying the swissvax towel. What would you sugest? I'm washing with swissvax car bath and use their quick finish and Scuderia wax.

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    Get yourself a Miracle Dryer from Clean Your Car. Large microfibre towel that does an amazing drying job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark456M View Post
    Get yourself a Miracle Dryer from Clean Your Car. Large microfibre towel that does an amazing drying job.
    Thanks mate, will do.

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    I take my 348 for a short drive after washing, and get the engine hot. That tends to dry out all the water/dampness.

    It's then parked in a dehumidified garage, and I find the engine's heat takes hours ot dissipate. I then cover the car 3-4 hours after parking. I'd leave the cover off a little while if I were you.

    My garage is not dusty though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    The best investment other than the car is to get a Carcoon.

    You can put the car wet in the Carcoon and it will dry it out and keep the dust off at the same time. It will also condition your battery.

    I can say it is the best accessory I have every bought.

    You can buy one from Stevew at CS prices.

    If you want to go the full nine yards then install a de-humidifier inside the carcoon / air-chamber on a permanent drain to a bucket outside the chamber. Run it 24/7 because the humidistat will mean it is running fan only most of the time = cheap as chips as not trying to de-humidify the entire ( poorly sealed ) garage

    Maintain approx 50 - 55 % RHD inside the chamber ( you can buy a cheap RHD digital display and put that in chamber also for peace of mind ).

    Main benefit to me in this set up is i have not experienced a single electrical / sensor issue ( + of course car kept in perfect condition bodywork wise ).

    Cheers ... Mike.

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