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post #1 of 13 Old 05-05-2021, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep Cover Recommendations?

What type of car cover could I buy that would protect me from tree sap?

I'd think the covers at auto stores is too thin and that gunk would seep through, and the heavy duty covers are just too much to peel off in the morning and wrestle on at night.

Any help appreciated!

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-05-2021, 09:14 PM
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A cheap plastic tarp would suffice, or something like a portable canopy/garage would be much easier.

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The only problem I have with a tarp is that it doesn't "fit" like a model-specific cover, so it would be just too time consuming to tie up every night :/
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Personal experience with tarps is they take about five minutes to install and tie down with bungee cords, about the same amount of time as for a good quality form-fitting cover. The super easy on/off lightweight covers are barely adequate for keeping dust and leaves off, and quite useless for much else.

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I definitely understand, but I barely make it on time as-is :/ A form-fitting one I can just rip off and dump over the fence.

I'm glad to hear your opinion about the covers at auto stores. I have an old convertible covered by one and it lets too much water through that I would think sap will seep through it.

Just trying to find a happy medium.
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The thicker, form fitting covers have a bad habit of letting heavy rain in and trapping it on your paint. I use a thinner cover that keeps the sun, sap, pollen and bird crap off my lifted Jeep.
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Personal experience with tarps is they take about five minutes to install and tie down with bungee cords, about the same amount of time as for a good quality form-fitting cover.
They scratch the paint.

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I definitely understand, but I barely make it on time as-is :/ .
get up earlier !
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They scratch the paint.
Tarps, yes, good quality fitted covers, sometimes. Everything has trade offs.
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What type of car cover could I buy that would protect me from tree sap?
No need for a car cover. A nice poncho with a hood will work for that.

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If y’all think a store bought cover will protect from bird crap oil, then maybe it’ll protect my car (not me!) from tree sap. It’s not oily just sticky. Maybe one would work. Tho might have to change it every year or so.
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Had this cover for 3.5 years.

It will definitely keep tree sap off. It is still water proof for light to medium rain. It will leak through if the water pools or during a heavier rain. It is UV resistant. I haven't torn it so it is relatively tough. It shows no structural wear after 3.5 years of daily use.

I have done the tarp thing. It is a pain. They don't fit, don't stay in place, bungee cords. And good quality tarps aren't that cheap. A fitted cover goes on/off in 1 minute, no bungee cords required.

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A cheap plastic tarp would suffice, or something like a portable canopy/garage would be much easier.
Cheap tarps are worth what they cost, the sun/ozone shreds them in no time. Not to mention it has to be huge to completely cover a Jeep which makes it time consuming to get it on & off & while having a contend with a bunch of bungee cords. The two Jeep covers I've purchased lasted 5+ years in sun and rain, unlike the cheap tarps I use to cover backyard tiki bar and ping-pong table which last no more than 7-8 months, if that.

I need another Jeep cover now, came here for recommendations since the vendor I bought my present cover from went out of business during the covid crap. Something made from a woven material, waterproof and specifically made for a Wrangler.
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