HOW TO CLEAN YOUR COVER ON THE VEHICLE (for 200 or 380 Series, Dustop, Evolution
and NOAH)
1 - Install your cover inside-out on the vehicle.
2 - Mix one ounce (1oz) of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner per quart of WARM water.
3 - Spray or sponge the mixture onto the cover.
4 - Rinse with plain water until there are no suds on the cover.
5 - Air dry the cover.
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is available in most automotive and home improvement
stores. If you have questions about Simple Green, call 1-800-228-0709, or visit
www.simplegreen.com for more information.
OPTIONAL SECURITY DEVICE
Your new cover is equipped with plastic (non-scratch) grommets, reinforced into the bottom
edge on both sides of the cover. A plastic-coated, steel cable with padlock and keys is available
to lock through the grommets and secure the cover to the vehicle. Consult your dealer for
availability.
Gust Guard® is an option for use in areas where wind may lift and/or blow a cover off a vehicle.
The kit includes two sets of hem clamps and two 7 foot lengths of cord. The clamps are placed
on both sides of the vehicle in front of the front tires and behind the rear tires. The cord is then
affixed to a clamp on one side of the vehicle and secured to the clamp on the opposite side to
help reduce movement of the cover. Please see WARNING FOR USE IN HIGH WIND AREAS
for more information.
An added theft deterrent is the application of large letters on the sides of the cover. Print your
name or license number on the cover to make it uninviting to a prospective thief. (Note - see
warning for use of ink and markers).
LIMITED WARRANTY
Covers are warranted from date of purchase to the
original purchaser. Save your receipt! Warranty
coverage protects against defects in material and
workmanship, as well as the fabric becoming
unserviceable during normal use. After factory
inspection, we will repair or replace the cover or
specific panels judged to be unusable. Covers are
not warranted against fading, which occurs naturally on all products used outdoors. These fabrics
are not waterproof - all are breathable to allow
moisture, condensation and heat to escape from
under the fabric.
To process a warranty claim, first contact
the authorized dealer where you purchased your cover.
Fabric
Polycotton
Flannel
Fleeced Satin
Dustop®
Form-Fit®
200 Series
380 Series
Reflec’tect®
Evolution®
NOAH®
WeatherShield®HP
Ultra’tect®
Sunbrella®
WeatherShield®HD
Warranty
90 Days
90 Days
2 Years
4 Years
4 Years
2 Years
3 Years
3 Years
4 Years
4 Years
4 Years
5 Years
6 Years
6 Years
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Covercraft Industries, Inc.
100 Enterprise Blvd., Pauls Valley, OK 73075
405-238-9651 M-F 8AM to 4PM CST
sales@covercraft.com / www.covercraft.com
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Form # 1360011 (rev12-16)
COVER CARE & USE
INSTRUCTIONS
Your new cover is manufactured with a quality fabric, selected for its performance characteristics. Depending on the material you chose, it can provide protection against most natural
elements and can be used for storing vehicles outside, and indoors as well. Some fabrics are
designed to be UV resistant, some have special finishes to help shed moisture, dust, dirt, bird
droppings, tree sap and grime. Indoor fabrics provide good breathability and varying degrees
of softness and dust resistance. “Covercraftsmanship” is put into every cover we make!
If your vehicle has an outside radio antenna which will not retract flush with the
vehicle body, you will have to provide an opening in the cover. We have included a
noncorrosive plastic grommet set to reinforce the antenna opening.
1) To make the most accurate antenna grommet opening, remove the antenna and install the cover
on the vehicle, making sure it is properly aligned and positioned. Using a sharp pencil, punch
a hole through the fabric at the antenna location. Be careful to avoid hitting the vehicle finish
with the pencil. If the antenna is not easily removed, see procedure #2.
2) Place the cover on the vehicle except for the fender or body panel where the antenna is
located. For example, if the antenna is located on the front passenger side fender, roll or fold
the cover away from the antenna and cover the remainder of the vehicle. (Do not attempt to
place the cover over the top of the antenna.) Center the cover, align both seams with the roof
edges and be sure the cover is pulled down evenly over the front and rear bumpers. Carefully
unfold the portion of the cover that is next to the antenna and position it next to the base of the
antenna. Recheck the overall positioning of the cover to be certain it has not moved on the vehicle.
Make sure the cover lies flat over the hood and roof areas of the vehicle. Mark the cover with
the location of the antenna base and make a hole with a sharp pencil.
Use sharp scissors to make the hole opening
3/4 inch in diameter and install the grommet as
shown in the diagram to the right. The outside
grommet ring fit is very tight. Place the cover
on a CLEAN hard surface, position the inside
grommet through the opening you made and
then secure the outside grommet snap-ring in
place using a rubber mallet. Do NOT use
excessive force or the ring can be damaged.
Do NOT install the grommet with the cover on
the vehicle.
IMPORTANT - When installing the cover, remember to place it over the antenna
before putting the mirror pockets over the mirrors.
INSTALLATION
The front of the cover is marked with a pattern
number and/or logo and the word “front” to help
in positioning the cover on the vehicle. If your
cover is equipped with mirror pockets (most latemodel custom-fit patterns only), it is very important that the mirror pockets be placed over
the side mirrors before the ends of the cover
are stretched over the front and rear bumpers.
(see drawing at right)
The elastic at each end of the cover will keep the cover in place under normal conditions. A tiedown rope is also included - secure it through the loops sewn into the hem under the driver
and passenger doors if needed. Use care in installing the cover on a car which has just been
driven to be sure the material does not come in contact with hot exhaust pipes.
HAZING OF WINDOWS AND PAINT: Airborne pollutants may be deposited on the windows or
paint while a vehicle is being driven or when parked uncovered. These deposits may become
smeared and create a haze when the cover is used. The haze can be wiped off with a damp
cloth or washed off with water.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS - PLEASE READ BEFORE USING COVER!
WARNING TO OWNERS OF REPAINTED VEHICLES: Use of a cover on any recently-painted
surface may cause damage to that surface! If your vehicle has been repainted, check with the
painter or body shop on the specifics of how and when you can use this cover.
WARNING FOR USE IN HIGH WIND AREAS: In high wind areas (and for extended storage), use
the loops and rope provided to securely pull the cover tight under the center of the car. This
should be done even if the optional lock and cable is being used. The cover is not designed to
replace a garage and should be checked for flapping in high winds. If wind gets under the cover,
it can cause it to work loose and come off the vehicle, or damage the cover.
WARNING FOR FREEZING WEATHER: In very rare cases when a heavy rainstorm is followed
by an extreme temperature drop to below freezing, it is possible for the cover to become frozen
to a layer of ice created between the vehicle body and the cover. Do not attempt to remove
the cover if this happens. If it is necessary to remove the cover, we recommend pouring warm
water over the vehicle and slowly removing the cover, taking care to inspect the surfaces of
both the cover and the vehicle during the removal process. Stop immediately if you encounter
resistance - the ice has not been melted completely and you must pour more warm water over
the vehicle.
WARNING REGARDING TOWING: Vehicle covers are NOT designed for use when towing.
Serious damage can occur to the cover and the paint surface of the vehicle if a cover is used
when a vehicle is being towed. Using a cover while towing is done at your own risk!
PERSONALIZED MARKING INSTRUCTIONS: The application of large letters and/or numbers on
the side or front of the cover showing the vehicle's license plate or name(s) is one of the best
methods for protecting your cover against theft. If you choose to put identification markings on
your cover, please note the following:
WASHING
FABRIC
CHART
Fabric
Polycotton
Flannel
Fleeced Satin
Dustop™
Form-Fit®
200 Series
380 Series
Reflec’tect®
Evolution®
NOAH®
WeatherShield®HP
Ultra’tect®
Sunbrella®
WeatherShield®HD
Machine Type:
Cleaner:
DRYING
Hot
H or C
H or C
H or C
C
H or C
C
C
C
C
C
H or C
H or C
C
H or C
PD or SG
PD or SG
PD or SG
SG
PD or SG
SG
SG
SG
SG
SG
PD
SG
SG
PD
Cold
Cold
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Cold
Warm
Warm
Warm
Warm
Air Dry
If you use the same procedure each time, you will find it only takes about a minute to install or
to remove the cover.
Follow these steps for a successful cleaning of your cover:
1 - Place the cover in the largest washing machine available. Extra-large covers (for vehicles
such as SUV’s and pickup trucks), in any fabric, should always be washed in large commercial front load machines.
2 - If available, use the GENTLE cycle.
3 - Based on your cover fabric, use the chart below and wash with the appropriate cleaner
and washing machine settings. NEVER...Use fabric softener.
4 - Rinse the cover TWICE (2x) with water only to remove all the cleaner.
5 - Dry according to the fabric chart.
Machine
“B”
Water
Temp
“A”
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Car cover fabric performance can be severely affected by contaminants (dirt, dust, grease,
etc.) that build up on and within the material, causing the windshield and paint to become dirty
and “fogged” as well as create “wicking” where the contaminants actually pull water through
the fabric, nullifying any water resistant properties the fabric may have had. Washing the
cover will help to keep your vehicle clean and increase the service life of the cover.
Cleaner
REMOVAL
Use the following procedure to make it easier to remove and install the cover:
1) Release both ends of the cover from under the bumpers.
2) Fold up both sides onto the top of the vehicle into a long pile approximately 2 feet (60 cm) wide
(see Figure "A").
3) Start at the front of the vehicle and fold the cover in three foot (1 meter) folds from the front
to the back (see Figure "B").
- DO NOT use regular or spray paint!
- DO NOT use laundry markers or “permanent” type Magic markers.
- DO NOT use any type of felt-tip pen or marker.
The only type of marking paint that is acceptable for use on cover material is a permanent type
fabric/T-shirt paint. This paint is readily available in a variety of colors at most fabric and art supply
stores. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Use a single coating of the fabric paint for marking
the outside of the cover with your personalized markings.
WARNING - Markers and regular paint will not adhere to the fabric and can transfer their color
onto the vehicle finish.
Machine
Type
Some vehicles have very sharp bumpers, hood ornaments, moldings, etc. We recommend that
you reinforce the inside of the cover at areas exposed to severe abrasion, using cloth-reinforced
duct tape or vinyl tape which may be purchased at hardware, plumbing or automotive stores.
This will help extend the life of your cover.
Medium
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
H = Large home-sized top or front load, with or without agitator
C = Commercial or Large home front load, no agitator
PD = Mild Powder Detergent (dissolve first) , No Bleach or Fabric Softener
SG = Simple Green, dilute 1/4 cup in 1 cup of water
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