New Guy here.... Car cover and or Car Capsule


Idigmywork

GT Owner
May 20, 2023
12
Boston MA
I purchased an 06 535 mile GT and it is getting delivered in a few days. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a soft cover for when in the garage. Also I was wondering if any has ever used Car Capsule? I might need to store in an environment indoors when there may be more dust than I like.... Has anyone used one?
 
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
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CONGRATS!! (y) 🍻

I don't think it's the cheapest, but I've bought 2 of California Car's Satin Fleece Stretch Fit Indoor Custom Car Cover with Fleece Lining, custom cut for the 05/6 GT, extremely soft inside, dust cover only / would not be waterproof, fits perfectly with no wrinkles and goes all the way right down to the floor to keep dust off the wheels and underside of the car. I paid $303 total w/ ship Sept 2020; prob higher now, but they may have coupon codes out there. It's so nice I bought a 2nd one for our 2nd GT.

There seems to be a lot of car cover makers out there, and I know from reading on this forum that guys here have owned others, possibly as nice as these CA Covers, and maybe cheaper.

I've never owned or experienced a car capsule, but FYI a shipper showed up today to transport my recently sold GT to its new owner, and he covered it with a very lightweight clear plastic wrap that had an elastic band around it. It was big a baggy but completely covered the entire car, and might be sufficient depending on what you're wanting / needing. I don't know the name of it but just texted the driver to ask. I'll post again if he replies w/ anything.
 

Art138

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Jan 4, 2011
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Weston,FL
I purchased an 06 535 mile GT and it is getting delivered in a few days. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a soft cover for when in the garage. Also I was wondering if any has ever used Car Capsule? I might need to store in an environment indoors when there may be more dust than I like.... Has anyone used one?
I use a nylon very light weight cover on all my cars. No worries about harsh abrasive material. EBay has them for 38 dollars. Never used the OEM cover.
 

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fjpikul

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Just go out and buy some soft sheets. Much cheaper unless you want professional-like coverage.
 
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PeteK

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C'mon Frank--are you gonna throw some of Mike Lindell's "Giza Dreams" close-out sheets over a $500,000 car?
 

fjpikul

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I don't use anything. My 05 car cover is still in the original green plastic bag. My garage is not very dusty. I have all plaster walls.
 

roketman

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No cover ! Go drive it!
 

roketman

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Do you really want to miss moments like these?
 

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AJB

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I do not use covers on any of my cars.
My opinion only, but even soft materials still wisk the dust across the paint during install and removal and could cause spider scratches.
Wash, spray wax and spray detail , gas and drive .
Ajb andy
 

GKW05GT

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Would you drape a towel over a piece of art?
 

extrap

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Just go out and buy some soft sheets. Much cheaper unless you want professional-like coverage.
I considered doing that. My woman wasn't having any of it.
 

GT@50

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Body shops use a very thin, lightweight clear plastic to cover cars. With that you'll still be able to see the car. If you're not worried about seeing it, blue tarp.
 
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Specracer

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I too avoid covers. I would lean to a 3M sheeting (as mentioned by a few above) if you had to. Nice part, you can toss it after every use, and have a new clean one every time. I dont know anything 1st hand on the capsule things, but they seem clunky to use (again, no direct experience)

Good to hear there is another GT in MA. Welcome , as I see you just joined and your 1st post.
 

MTV8

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Houston Texas
Agree on skipping the cover. I would rather just dust the car off occasionally if that means I get to look at it in the garage.
 

fjpikul

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The capsule takes up a lot of space and can be noisy to blow up.
 
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Body shops use a very thin, lightweight clear plastic to cover cars. With that you'll still be able to see the car. If you're not worried about seeing it, blue tarp.

 

Biginch Blake

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Rockville, Indiana
I don’t cover my cars in the garage. As far as the disposable plastic cover they would be great inside but got a couple for race cars and tried them at Daytona to keep dew off cars, the moisture from the concrete came up and it was like it was raining inside the cover.
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
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I purchased an 06 535 mile GT and it is getting delivered in a few days. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a soft cover for when in the garage. Also I was wondering if any has ever used Car Capsule? I might need to store in an environment indoors when there may be more dust than I like.... Has anyone used one?
We have 6 or so GT owners in Ma
I’m sure there is more
Where are you in Ma?
I’m in ACTON and Falmouth
 

Idigmywork

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May 20, 2023
12
Boston MA
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We have 6 or so GT owners in Ma
I’m sure there is more
Where are you in Ma?
I’m in ACTON and Falmouth
I am in Boxford Ma.
 

Idigmywork

GT Owner
May 20, 2023
12
Boston MA