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Old 09-05-2019, 08:26 PM
TXFlyGuy TXFlyGuy is offline
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With all the discussion on canopy covers, where is the best place to get a custom cover made? A friend just paid $400 for his! I'm too cheap for that, so trying to find another option.

Even looking at buying triple layer micro-fleece material and making my own.

Our plane is in a hangar, but looking for something to use on long x-country trips when parked on the ramp.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:17 AM
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Snowflake Snowflake is offline
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I use old sheets on the wings and the canopy cover on the canopy, when parked in the hangar. With a polished finish, the sheets keep the dust off that causes scratches in the shine when cleaning. The canopy cover keeps dust off the canopy that I think would be a lot worse for micro-scratches than the installation/removal of a cover.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:50 PM
DJR DJR is offline
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Default Cheap "in hangar" cover

It pretty amazing how much dust and debris comes into the hangar even when the hangar door is closed. I use an inexpensive micro fiber blanket bought on Amazon. I just trimmed it a bit to avoid overhang and wash it every month.

Bruces Covers work very well for outside

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Old 09-12-2019, 12:32 AM
ksouthar ksouthar is offline
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Tons of dust blown under and around the hangar doors. Cover keeps it off the canopy along with any errant bird droppings.

13 years with cover constantly installed inside or outside.

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