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Fabrics and Materials for Car Covers

Carcoversdirect offers covers made exclusively by Covercraft Industries. We offer a wide selection of fabrics, to allow you to select the one that will meet your vehicle's protection needs and budget. Different fabrics offer different levels of protection performance, and some focus on protecting from a specific element, like intense sun exposure or dust. Covercraft's range of fabrics is based on experience in manufacturing covers since 1965. Use the chart below to help identify which fabric is best suited for the protection needs you require. We've tried to be as realistic as possible, in showing how the fabrics perform in certain conditions, but keep in mind this is our opinion based on performance comparisons with other fabrics currently used for vehicle covers.

All Covercraft fabrics are "breathable" to allow good air circulation under the cover. That's important because it assures that any moisture or condensation under the cover can easily evaporate, and it also reduces heat build-up on hot days. Remember, rain water (not acid rain) won't hurt a vehicles finish, it's UV rays and pollutants in the air that cause the most damage to the exterior and interior finish.

Using the chart you'll find, good, basic protection is provided by the Multibond® / Block-it® 200 Series fabric, while NOAH® and WeatherShield® are more expensive and provide excellent all-weather protection. For paint protection from dust and dirt during indoor storage, consider Tan Flannel or Dustop®. If a cover is being used in an extreme sun environment, our new WeatherShield HD may be the best cover to use. It all depends on the protection level you want to achieve, and the amount of money you want to budget, to protect your investment. In the long run the cost of the cover is minimal compared to the replacement cost of what you are protecting. Remember, a cover not only protects BOTH the inside and outside of a vehicle, it also acts as a theft-deterrent by keeping the vehicle out of view to potential thieves.

Name Use Cost Sun Snow Rain Dust Softness Breath
-ability
Dings
Dustop Block-It Indoor 4 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best
Fleeced Satin Indoor 3 1 Min 1 Min 1 Min 4 Good 5 Better 4 Good 5 Better
Form-Fit Indoor 5 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 3 Fair 7 Best+ 4 Good 6 Best
Tan Flannel Indoor 4 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 3 Fair 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better
Evolution Block-It Outdoor 3 7 Best+ 5 Better 5 Better 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 7 Best+
Multibond Block-It 200 Series Outdoor 1 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 4 Good
Block-It 380 Series Outdoor 4 5 Better 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 6 Best
NOAH Block-It Outdoor 4 5 Better 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 5 Better
WeatherShield HP Outdoor 5 5 Better 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 1 Min
Reflec'tect Outdoor 2 6 Best 4 Good 5 Better 5 Better 4 Good 4 Good 1 Min
Ultratect Outdoor 4 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 4 Good 1 Min
WeatherShield HD Outdoor 6 5 Better 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 2 Low 4 Good 4 Good
Carhartt Ultratect Outdoor 4 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 4 Good 1 Min
Wolf 380 Both 1 5 Better 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 6 Best
Wolf Technalon Both 3 7 Best+ 5 Better 5 Better 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 7 Best+
Wolf Multibond 200 Both 1 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 4 Good
ViewShield Indoor 3 1 Min 1 Min 1 Min 7 Best+ 7 Best+ 7 Best+ 1 Min
Grafix Outdoor 3 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 2 Low
7oz. Sun-DURA outdoor 5 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best
8oz. Performance Polyguard Outdoor 4 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better

For additional details about these materials please refer to the following PDF document: