I am outa here—final question

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 07:55
ThreadID: 24480 Views:1451 Replies:7 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived
Gday all

Today will prob be my last post in months. As some of you know I am moving to the States. Just a thank you to everyone that’s answered some of my questions and that’s provided a good laugh on some of the posts. I have one final question:

My car is going to be outside while I am gone. My brother is going to drive it every 2 weeks or so to keep everything running and lubed up. Am I best to buy a 4x4 cover to protect the paint or am I best to use some sort of polish? I have heard that the covers can scratch the pain as dirt gets in under the covers? Is there anything else I need to think of about the car

Take care and be safe on the roads

Regards,

Troll81
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:27

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:27
Troll,

But you'll only be an Internet connection away.
You can still log in and keep up with all the crap:-)))

Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 119052

Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:48

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:48
Fair enough mate.

You'd hope you could get a car cover that big...

If not, get a cheap dooner/sheets, throw them on, and put a crazy clarks tarp over the top. The sheets stop the rubbing from the tarp.

Cheers mate,

Chris.
AnswerID: 119057

Reply By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:53

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:53
No idea of the best protection for the truck, but have a great time in the states mate.
Tonester
AnswerID: 119059

Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:53

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:53
Have a great time in the states.

I would reckon polish would be the best because if the car is going to be driven every 2 weeks, then taking whatever cover on and off again will do more damage than the sun can in the same amount of time.

Of course the best solution would be a garage :-)

Only other point I have is that fuel goes off pretty quickly, so he's also going to have to keep running the fuel down and puttin just a few litres in, depending how long he's driving it for.

Cheers,

Smocky.
AnswerID: 119070

Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:45

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:45
G'day mate,
Hope you can still log-on when in the states....they DO have computers over there you know....hahahaha

As for the 4x4....what about painting on some of that anti scratch stuff? I've seen it on a mate's 80 series and it's like a plastic film that you can peel off later. I reckon it would be ideal for your purposes.

Good luck "over there".

Roachie
AnswerID: 119080

Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 15:55

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 15:55
Bill, the problem with that gear is that it will begin to disintergrate after about 4 weeks and can wash off if the rain is heavey or consistant enough.
I bought 2 x 1litrebottles that will be applied just before we go away. I realise it is not worth applying to your bus as it would be over capitalising. Sorry, just had to get in before you did. lol
cheers
Des
0
FollowupID: 374270

Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:07

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:07
What? You just became a member.
And now you're nicking off??? When you coming back?

And the answer to you're question is ... I don't know. lolololol.

I look after the expensive duco on the Coaster by lending it to my good EO friend in Melbourne while I am in the States. That might work for you too.

MM me if you need a good friend in Melbourne. lolol

Have a safe trip.

I know a bloke in Tennasee if you need anything. A Doctor, A good bloke.

Stay in touch.

AnswerID: 119083

Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 12:02

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 12:02
I am coming back in 3 months for 2 weeks for a big camping trip then back again for 3 months then back here for a couple of weeks and then back for possibly 6-12 months
0
FollowupID: 374232

Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 16:28

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 16:28
I had to read that 4 times to understand it.

lolololol
0
FollowupID: 374283

Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:13

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 11:13
Troll,

Goodluck in the states mate!!!

My best offer for protection would be one of those instant shade cloth carports you erect like a tent, I think Supercrap and others stock them. I have done the car cover thing and itsa a PITA especially if someone is going to drive it regularly and I believe they DO scratch the paint!

Enjoy the trip!

Matt.
AnswerID: 119086

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)