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#4651382 - 01/30/18 04:25 PM Washing car covers
007 Offline

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 334
Loc: Clermont, Fl
Have any of you guys ever washed your car covers. I am not even sure if mine can be washed as its an old (7plus years) one with a canvass like outside and soft and fuzzy on the inside. Its only been used indoors! Its like that evolution three material.

Edited by 007 (01/30/18 04:26 PM)

#4651385 - 01/30/18 04:27 PM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
Astro14 Offline

Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 8273
Loc: Virginia Beach
My wife has washed mine. Same material. Low-sudsing soap in a commercial washer.

It's five years old, still holding up.
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#4651429 - 01/30/18 05:32 PM Re: Washing car covers [Re: Astro14]
Egg_Head Offline

Registered: 10/07/12
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Loc: North Carolina
I have a couple of outdoor covers made out of Noah? fabric. Washed them individually in a washer with 2 cups of Fantastic, worked great.
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#4651434 - 01/30/18 05:46 PM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
rooflessVW Offline

Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
Yup, wash mine with Oxy Clean.
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#4651439 - 01/30/18 05:55 PM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
dparm Offline

Registered: 04/19/10
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Loc: Chicago, IL
Most of them can be washed. Check with the manufacturer. It's typically done on the delicate cycle, cold water, with a detergent that does NOT have fabric softener. You may want to do a second rinse cycle to ensure all of the soap gets out or it could leave a weird film on the paint.
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#4651666 - 01/31/18 12:29 AM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
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Registered: 09/23/15
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My car cover is like denim. It must be the equivalent of about 20-25 pairs of jeans. Couldn't possibly properly clean that in my washing machine. And even then, it would take lots of agitation and rinsing to ensure any dirt or minute stone particles come out. Don't drop or drag them on the ground/pavement or you have a problem.

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#4652782 - 02/01/18 12:29 AM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
carloz Offline

Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 43
Loc: Fl
I wash mine in a commercial washer also. I use simple Green.

#4653121 - 02/01/18 12:14 PM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
morepwr Offline

Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1736
Loc: ventura, ca
I have washed mine but had to go to the local laundrymat to put it in a commercial machine because it won't fit in my machine at home.

#4653778 - 02/02/18 09:20 AM Re: Washing car covers [Re: 007]
raytseng Offline

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 2264
Loc: CA
after washing if water doesn't bead you can apply a spray on fabric dwr product e.g. nikwax, whidh is typically for jackets and other camping gear