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i am looking at purchasing a custom car cover for my 92 spider veloce.

i do not want one of those "one size fits all" covers - looking for a custom fit.

i will not be using the cover outside - cover would be used primarily inside a garage so i would just need something dust repellant.

international auto has one for $165.

any other recommendations?

how about the ones on ebay for about $50?

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I've got the Dustsop one from IAP. Works very well for keeping dust/pollen off the car, and it's nice and lightweight. Indoor only, though...you don't want it getting wet.
 

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I have an Evolution 4 cover. The car is also parked in a garage. I have had the cover for about 8 years and it has served me well.

I wash it every year but I think I will replace it this year. I will go with the same cover....maybe in blue. :D

It is a custom cover with mirror pockets. I also like the thickness of it to prevent a mark if something hits against the car (though it does not fold up too neatly).

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i do not want one of those "one size fits all" covers - looking for a custom fit.

Actually, while not exactly a "one size fits all," I got this for times away from home when I cover the car outside a motel room. You buy it by the length of the car and BION, this is pretty much an exact fit and price is about half of a custome cover. I got it from either Summit or Jegs.
 

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I'm with Gubi -

Dustop is wonderful. My car is garaged so I only needed a really high quality indoor cover. Dustop is lighweight and very soft. I purchased mine from another on-line (non-Alfa) supplier for about $20 less than IAP including the storage bag.
 

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Over the years I have used various of the well known brands. They all make a custom fit for the different Spider versions. The best I've had (and still have) is a Noah cover (this one is made by Wolf). It is very versatile, and extremely durable. I like the fact that the material is lighter than the Evolution yet it breathes and works well both indoors and outdoors. I take mine on overnight trips. You can buy these on ebay for less than $150 (much cheaper than anywhere else), including shipping. The only thing I would caution against is paying the extra $$ to get the cover bag. I find that these bags are always too small, and you get a much better bag by buying a stuff sac from a camping store.

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I also have a Wolf "Noah" (ebay). My '91 lives outside here in SoCal, and it protects it quite nicely. It's a good fit, and keeps most weather and dust out.
 

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I used a weather stop for several years, it wasnt really water proof and finally gotone from wal mart for $31 to replace it. not much difference other than over a hundred dollars.
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A Noah cover from www.bigskycarcovers.com, if you need something for outdoors. Each of my cars has it's own. Been using them (the covers and the vendor) for at least 10 years now.
these are very expensive. i am looking for something affordable.
 

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They describe it as : MADE FROM A NON SCRATCH MATERIAL :confused:. I can't image what your gunna get for 25 bucks. I'd sooner cover it with a couple of old (cleaned and washed) bedsheets than use WETF that non-descript material is:)
 

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how would something like this work just to repel dust inside a garage?

i am thinking of getting the IAP one but that is about $160.

should i just go with the cheap ebay one?

its just a cover right?

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eBay Motors: ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE CAR COVER 1990 91 92 93 94 (item 200153790381 end time Nov-16-07 12:40:18 PST)
My personal experience is that buying a cover that is not custom made for the vehicle is a waste of money. The fit does matter, when it comes to keeping dust out, and if you ever take the car outside, even more so, since a cover the fits well won't blow off with the lightest breeze...

No custom cover is cheap, but you can get a decent price from one of the ebay sellers. Here is one that would fir your series 4 Spider: 91-94 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE WOLF NOAH CAR COVER. I bought from this company, and have been very happy with the price, quality and durability. (I use this cover quite a bit.) I also bought an outdoor research stuff sac (#5), as I find that they are better than the bags typically sold (for extra $$) with the car covers.

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Please keep in mind that no cover will keep all dust off your pride and joy, and that the "indoors only" cover, the "duststop", is probably the best for garage dust, but the Noah is also very good.

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Enrique,

Does the cover on your Spider offer dent resistance (understood within reason of course!)? That is why I like the Evolution but it is time to replace it and I am tempted by the Wolf cover.

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Hi Rob,

The Noah is not thin, but it is not as thick as a new Evolution car... I say new because over time I find that the evolution cover wears, looses its density and eventually tears. Since I've been using the Noah, I won't buy an Evolution cover. My backyard in NJ has huge Oak trees and they cover portions of the driveway, and if a car sits unprotected there's no telling what could happen, as we are always having branches, leaves and acorns (they're like bullets in the fall!) coming down. With a cover (Noah or Evolution) the cars do fine. Without one, I'd be taking a risk unless the car is away from the trees...

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I have the Noah car cover from IAP. I keep it outside all the time and even after it rains the paint remains very clean.
 

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I'm a big fan of CoverCraft's stuff... http://www.covercraft.com/

I've had one of their Tan Flannel cover on my mk2 Scirocco for approximately 18 years and it's just recently begun to show signs of wear through.

I just recently ordered new fitted covers for both the mk1 and mk2 and once the Alfa is back in order it'll get a fitted flannel cover as well.

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One thing to be aware of is that even though they say the car cover will breathe (Noah, evolution etc)., if snow gets packed on it when parked outside and if it isn't removed within a certain period of time (unknown factor), the condensation/dampness under the cover (and there will be) can possibly damage paint. It has done so on a lacquer painted car I have. Whether it will happen on an Alfa, I don't know.
 

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how did the topic of indoor car covers go to outdoor car covers? i am only interested in indoor covers to repel dust :D
 
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