I want to add to this one thing:
If you keep your car/van outside and are putting a cover on it, be mindful of the environment you are in. I kept a very reputable brand's cover on my 67 Impala shortly after moving to SC. it was a fancy one that was advertised like it was amazing: 4 layers, soft inside, super breathable, water resistant, etc... well, after a couple of good days of SC rain the sun came out. anybody that has been to the coastal south knows that when that happens, the humidity skyrockets! I decided to pull the cover off around lunchtime and dry the car off before it left spots or anything and was going to drive it back to work. I noticed a bunch of small spots that looked like tree sat spots, but they wouldn't come off with a clay bar or by any means. I learned (from a couple of well known painters and then backed up by the car cover company itself) that once that cover is soaked, the breathability of it is non-existent and not that sweltering southern humidity takes its toll. it lifted the paint and those spots were paint blisters. i had to get the entire car stripped and repainted. I will never keep a thick cover on an outside car again down here. I am sure the thinner ones are much better suited in this environment.
EDIT: The idea above of a plastic cover over a nice soft cover may actually be a great idea and prevent what happened to me. in theory, the cover would retain its breathability, and without the moisture the humidity levels would stay consistent with the outside air.
Last edited by NEmery; September 23rd 2021 9:48 am.