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Old 07-21-2021, 11:24 AM
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Thank you for the input/suggestion. Putting on/taking off a car cover on the X5 won't be that fun. I would imaging it would probably be OK for a normal size car.
Fair point. I have it down to a science on the E53 and it takes only about 5 minutes. But the big caveat in my situ is that I am 6'8" tall and my X5 is lowered 2+ inches so the task is easier for me than most I'd imagine.

How long does it take you to wrap/unwrap your X Happy?

I only use the cover on a clean car. But if you wash the car and cover it, it will stay that way for a month or more. The cover blocks pretty much all normal dirt and only allows small dust in. After a week or two of sitting under the cover I take the cover off, dust the car with a "California Duster," and put the cover back on.

Understand your situ though. It's hard seeing a beautiful roadworthy vehicle sit unused out in the elements. If it's time to let go, it's time to let go.
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:08 PM
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You are making the decision much more difficult to let go of my E39's. I don't think the 530 has 50k miles and the SC'd 540 has just over 50k. They're garaged and covered, but still. They're too pretty to stay cooped up.
Dang Prop! You got it bad, in a good way! LoL..

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Do you only put the cover on if the car is completely clean? If I use the car once in a while, it will pick up some dirt and putting the car cover on will also cause it to pick up those dirt and eventually scratch it?
If the X5 becomes soiled in a manner that will pollute the inside of the cover I leave it off, and then do a quick wash the next day. For example, when or if you go to the coast. If you get a layer of as I call it, “sea air film”. Wash immediately anyways. The salt is no good for any vehicle, and you certainly don’t want it on the inside your cover. The same goes for any pollutants you might pick up while out operating your X5 as well.

But if you go out clean, and come back clean, then no worries put the cover back on, and all is well. Now I have a simple solution if I feel I picked up some debris on the paint. A California Duster. The dirtier they get the better! Mine has never scratched my paint, and I’ve had it for close to 30 years. I do a quick de-dust for any debris picked up, Slap the cover on, and I am good to go.

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Fair point. I have it down to a science on the E53 and it takes only about 5 minutes. But the big caveat in my situ is that I am 6'8" tall and my X5 is lowered 2+ inches so the task is easier for me than most I'd imagine.

How long does it take you to wrap/unwrap your X Happy?
Geez, I think I’ve got it down to about 2 minutes. I’ve got a method that works well for me. I flip the front and rear on top of the center, and then kind of make like an accordion making sure the inside is protected from contaminants. I quickly store it in the garage without losing the form I created. When I put it back on, I throw it on top of the roof in the same position that it came off, flip the front and rear back over the ends of the X5, and done deal!

There’s always those very few times though, where I am out there growling under my breath, “dang it, just go on already”! LoL… But, it’s a rarity. I think the sprits just have some fun with me sometimes. HeHe…

If there is dusting required, then that is a different situation.

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I only use the cover on a clean car. But if you wash the car and cover it, it will stay that way for a month or more. The cover blocks pretty much all normal dirt and only allows small dust in. After a week or two of sitting under the cover I take the cover off, dust the car with a "California Duster," and put the cover back on.
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Understand your situ though. It's hard seeing a beautiful roadworthy vehicle sit unused out in the elements. If it's time to let go, it's time to let go.
This one of the main reasons, not the top, but main reasons owning Ole’Girl is difficult for me at times. The seasons that she has sat around rotting away. It’s like a chest pain that never goes away! LoL.. And I also agree, sometimes I feel it’s better to just let her go.

BUUUTTT….. After the cruise I had yesterday. It seems my chest pains amazingly subsided instantly!
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