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Fabrics and Materials for Car Covers

Car Covers Direct 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 car cover 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 Shop Now!
Fleeced Satin Indoor 3 1 Min 1 Min 1 Min 4 Good 5 Better 4 Good 5 Better Shop Now!
Form-Fit Indoor 5 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 3 Fair 7 Best+ 4 Good 6 Best Shop Now!
Tan Flannel Indoor 4 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 3 Fair 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better Shop Now!
Evolution Block-It Outdoor 3 7 Best+ 5 Better 5 Better 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 7 Best+ Shop Now!
Multibond Block-It 200 Series Outdoor 1 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 4 Good Shop Now!
Reflec'tect Outdoor 2 6 Best 4 Good 5 Better 5 Better 4 Good 4 Good 1 Min Shop Now!
Ultratect Outdoor 4 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 4 Good 1 Min Shop Now!
WeatherShield HD Outdoor 6 5 Better 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 2 Low 4 Good 4 Good Shop Now!
Carhartt Ultratect Outdoor 4 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 4 Good 1 Min Shop Now!
Wolf 380 Both 1 5 Better 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 6 Best Shop Now!
Wolf Technalon Both 3 7 Best+ 5 Better 5 Better 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 7 Best+ Shop Now!
Wolf Multibond 200 Both 1 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 4 Good Shop Now!
ViewShield Indoor 3 1 Min 1 Min 1 Min 7 Best+ 7 Best+ 7 Best+ 1 Min Shop Now!
7oz. Sun-DURA outdoor 5 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best Shop Now!
8oz. Performance Polyguard Outdoor 4 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better Shop Now!
Block-It 380 Series Outdoor 4 5 Better 4 Good 4 Good 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 6 Best Shop Now!
WeatherShield HP Outdoor 5 5 Better 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 1 Min Shop Now!
Grafix Outdoor 3 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 5 Better 6 Best 2 Low Shop Now!
NOAH Block-It Outdoor 4 5 Better 6 Best 6 Best 6 Best 5 Better 4 Good 5 Better Shop Now!

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