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Since I will probably get 1 week of fun out of my new car before it has to have a nap until spring, I am looking for opinions on car covers. Looking around I can get universal covers that kind of fit the car. I would ideally like a cover that is designed to fit the 07 M6 coupe and be badged with a BMW logo or even better the M logo with the tricoloured stripe.

It is going to go into my heated garage and only look at the snow when I open the door to take my other vehicle out. Any suggestions would be great as the internet searches really aren't finding anything I like.

Thanks in advance.


Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:22 am
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Put me down as a no cover guy. In heated garage I would not even think of covering a car. Outside just think of covering your car with sandpaper and the wind is blowing!
I would wash it and put a nice thick coat of wax or two. Going to get dusty so wash it in spring. Do not set boxes on it during the winter!


Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:49 pm
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:43 pm
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ok, no cover. what about the California Duster. thoughts?


Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:49 pm
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Had to look it up. I have no thoughts. I'm not a detailer. I wash my car sometimes. OCDetailer should answer that question.


Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:47 pm
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Sean07M6 wrote:
ok, no cover. what about the California Duster. thoughts?

Please god, noooo. Haha. Let me put it this way... Would toweling yourself off in sandpaper after a shower feel good? Because that's how your paint feels when you drag a dry duster across it (especially with a black car). Light silvers and whites *might* be able to get away with using one of those, if the owner isn't overly picky about their paint.

Welcome to the forum btw. Car looks clean :thumbup:

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 pm
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i have a cover specific for my car. I use it for storage in the winter to keep bird shit and dust off it (in an old barn, so covered, but one side is open). i do use it in the garage too, but only when there is a project ongoing, dont need it covered in sawdust. i bought the evolution cover from carcraft and its pretty good.


Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:27 am
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My real concern is that my garage isn't huge and I want to protect it from my family getting in and out of the other vehicle and my kids when they are moving sleds, hockey gear and everything else. I was going to detail it, put a garage specific car cover on it and then a little redneck action by tying a couple pool noodles on to the side to protect it from the doors and as much as possible from the kids.


Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:38 pm
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I have an OEM BMW car cover for my M3 - it fits like a glove.
Before winter storage I meticulously wash and wax before putting the cover on.
In spring when I carefully take the cover off the car is just as clean as when I put it away, even being parked outside. I figure that an ill-fitting cover would move around and allow dust to get under it though which is the whole "sandpaper" concept that everyone is referring to which would not be good.
So I'd say unless you buy a cover that fits perfect/snug and put it on immediately after washing/waxing, don't bother with a cover at all!


Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:00 pm
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trying to find a BMW m6 fitted cover for this year is tricky, definitely would be a fitted one I would get.


Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:05 pm
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Sean07M6 wrote:
My real concern is that my garage isn't huge and I want to protect it from my family getting in and out of the other vehicle and my kids when they are moving sleds, hockey gear and everything else. I was going to detail it, put a garage specific car cover on it and then a little redneck action by tying a couple pool noodles on to the side to protect it from the doors and as much as possible from the kids.


I have two young kids, I can't have nice stuff... :p


Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:21 pm
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