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    Indoor car covers

    Seeking suggestions for custom-type indoor car covers.

    Ideally, I would like to stick with one brand/style for several vehicles, so the supplier needs to have a comprehensive set of patterns.

    I have no need for weather protection, and limited need for bumps n'bruises protection. Budget is not a huge concern, as I'd be acquiring the covers over time for only the cars to which I'm "married" and aren't getting regular usage. (Hmmm, that sounds awfully Freudian lol)


    Good experiences? Bad experiences?
    2014 MB E63S, 2008 Tundra, 2006 Lotus Exige S, 1989 FJ62 Land Cruiser, 1996 Ford Bronco, and some other interesting and not so interesting vehicles.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    I use the Covercraft Noah for my cars. Good enough for outside but only used inside.


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    Re: Indoor car covers

    I recommend covercraft. Just get something that has a soft inside layer to pamper the paint.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Covercraft is probably the best from my experience. Compared to the OE covers they're quite nice.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    I have one and it fits like a sock, cutouts for the star and the mirrors proper size.

    OP Edit: I have the same as Jeff has written below
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    Re: Indoor car covers

    I have standardized on the CoverKing satin stretch interior covers in black.

    That said I also have a factory car cover for most of my cars and even a few old school BHMA (Beverly Hills Motoring Accessory) covers just because.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    I have several covers custom made by www.corval.ch
    High quality stuff, let them stitch the old laurel wreath mb star plus the Evo bage on the for the evos.
    W123, W124, R129, W163, W201, R230

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Quote Originally Posted by captruff View Post
    just because.
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    Re: Indoor car covers

    I have had trouble sourcing a fitted cover that also provides a pocket/cutout for the hood ornament.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    The OE / dealer covers are Noah with pockets for the mirrors & Star, and are ideal for indoor storage. The Star logo up front and Mercedes-Benz logo on the rear are nice too. Cost is semi-reasonable at ~$200 discount, and AFAIK that includes the logo'd storage bag too (which most aftermarket companies charge extra for):
    https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts...-noah-q6600039

    However, I learned the hard way that the Noah covers are not a good idea for long-term outdoor storage (i.e., many months). As they get wet & dry out repeatedly, they shrink, eventually to the point where they will no longer fit the car. They are fine for short periods outdoors, but otherwise look for a proper outdoor cover if you need that.


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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    The OE / dealer covers are Noah with pockets for the mirrors & Star, and are ideal for indoor storage. The Star logo up front and Mercedes-Benz logo on the rear are nice too. Cost is semi-reasonable at ~$200 discount, and AFAIK that includes the logo'd storage bag too (which most aftermarket companies charge extra for):
    https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts...-noah-q6600039
    So is this cover an OE W124 cover or is it specifically made for the 500e with wider front fenders?

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam SL View Post
    So is this cover an OE W124 cover or is it specifically made for the 500e with wider front fenders?
    It's designed for standard W124 sedans, but it fits the E500E fine... just a tad snug.

    There was an 036-specific OE cover, but that has been NLA for many years.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Agreed that the OE covers, if available, are by far the nicest ones you can get. Besides not using them outdoors for long periods, don't ever, ever put one in a dryer on "Delicate". They will shrink. Don't ask me how I know this.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    The OE covers are easy to clean. Just go to your laundromat with 2 cups of Simple Green (1 for pre-wash and the other for the primary wash cycle).


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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    The OE / dealer covers are Noah with pockets for the mirrors & Star, and are ideal for indoor storage. The Star logo up front and Mercedes-Benz logo on the rear are nice too. Cost is semi-reasonable at ~$200 discount, and AFAIK that includes the logo'd storage bag too (which most aftermarket companies charge extra for):
    https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts...-noah-q6600039

    However, I learned the hard way that the Noah covers are not a good idea for long-term outdoor storage (i.e., many months). As they get wet & dry out repeatedly, they shrink, eventually to the point where they will no longer fit the car. They are fine for short periods outdoors, but otherwise look for a proper outdoor cover if you need that.

    I concur w/ Dave,

    I had a Noah cover on my 84 Euro 500SL. It lasted about a year in SoCal’s very mild climate. Here in OC close to the ocean (8 to 10 miles as the crow flys) we get a lot of overnight dew year round. Then sun from 10 AM till dark and an afternoon wind from the southwest. My car faces west. The left side of the Noah literally rotted off of the car from the constant dew, sun and wind. IMOP using a Noah outside long term is a waste of $200.00.

    I now have a cheap Pep Boys cover with a Home Depot tarp (I had to cut it down) over it and it works fine.

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    Re: Indoor car covers

    Thanks to all who have chimed in, so far.
    I had been looking at the Covercrafts. It's hard to miss their market presence. Was pleased to learn about the Coverking products.

    I'm starting out with covers for my 16V and one of my Land Cruisers. I'm going to be paying attention to how these covers handle hood ornaments, wings, antennas and roof racks.

    Please do continue to post up experiences!
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