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While my Spider is in hibernation I plan to get her a better cover than the OEM mopar (exterior) one. The problem I get with the OEM cover, is that it's not totally water resistant. After a shower there's alway some water that leave some residue after drying. Over the black wrap it is very apparent and she needs a new wash.

So I checked over the internet for the best covers out there. A lot of people seem pleased with Covercraft and Coverking brands. I checked their best product and here's what I got:

Coverking: The top of the line "Autobody Armor" seems to be the ticket for everything. Pretty expensive but if that thing last at least 5 years it will be ok to me.



Covercraft: WeatherShield HD and even HP (a bit cheaper with similar protection) seems to be fine for what I want first - water permeability
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/covercrafter

So did some of you had some experience with one these products before? Was it totally impemeable to water? What was the longevity?

Keep in mind that my Spider is parked only 6-7 month a year in my driveway. As I don't live in Arizona, and there's some maples and pine around my driveway, there some shadows so UV protection isn't very critical. But trees rejections and birds poo protection is!! :eek:
 

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As a follow up I pull the trigger yesterday and decided to go with Coverking Autobody Armor. Pricy, but found some great reviews over the Web. I prefer to pay more and have a product that last a longer time.

BTW, if anyone interested, I found one at good price, much lower than directly from Coverking website.
[url]https://www.ebay.ca/itm/COVERKING-AUTOBODY-ARMOR-CUSTOM-FIT-CAR-COVER-for-FIAT-124-SPIDER/282777398619?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=582063188855&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649[/URL]
 
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I'm glad I have a place to park my Spider inside, and throw some bedsheets over it. If I didn't have an indoor place to park my Spider, I probably wouldn't have bought it, just too nice of a car to leave outside in the elements. Good on you owners who go the extra mile and protect 'em when they have to be parked outside! Guess a good outdoor cover is cheaper than renting a storage unit! Wait, that's what I'm doing, might have to rethink this, lol...
 

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I'm glad I have a place to park my Spider inside, and throw some bedsheets over it. If I didn't have an indoor place to park my Spider, I probably wouldn't have bought it, just too nice of a car to leave outside in the elements. Good on you owners who go the extra mile and protect 'em when they have to be parked outside! Guess a good outdoor cover is cheaper than renting a storage unit! Wait, that's what I'm doing, might have to rethink this, lol...
Lol... I'm not better I pay to have mine parked inside for winter for about 5 or 6 months/year! :rolleyes:
 

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I live in Tucson and recently purchased the "COVERCRAFT" Weathershield HP 2 colors. Red Sides and black center piece to compliment the Abarth colors. Also had my license plate number: TNT124" embroidered on the center. I've only had it a few weeks and the car is garaged most of the time. I think my only irritant is between the slippery material of the Covercraft and the ceramic coating on the car it is difficult to get it started covering the car. But it is nice and light and fits easily in the supplied bag in the trunk.
 

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Are the Mopar covers sufficient for interior storage? I like that one has the Abarth logo.
 

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Are the Mopar covers sufficient for interior storage? I like that one has the Abarth logo.
I got COVERCAR in Italy to make custom interior covers for both old and new Spiders in Red with Black centres. Plus Abarth logos on each cover, correct style of logo for the cars. They made them and shipped from Italy in around 4 weeks. I had put a deposit down when I ordered them, and just had to do a bank transfer once they arrived. I'll find a photo to share but quality and fit are spot on. I'm sure they ship to USA.
 

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Are the Mopar covers sufficient for interior storage? I like that one has the Abarth logo.
I use my original Mopar "Fiat" cover when I park my Spider in a condo basement for winter storage. It's fine for the purpose of a simple dust cover.
 

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I'm planning to take the occasional off-season drive to keep the car fresh. Are all these covers easy-off / easy on?
 
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