WeatherShield® HD Car Covers
CoverCraft WeatherShield® HD is a heavy weight, high-strength woven solution dyed polyester fabric and is designed primarily for intense sun exposure and long-term storage. WeatherShield® HD is made from heavier denier polyester thread to provide maximum performance against the damaging effects from the sun. If you prefer a lighter polyester material, see WeatherShield® HP for complete details.
WeatherShield® HD is 40% heavier than WeatherShield® HP, making it almost twice as strong in tear and tensile strength. The solution-dyed polyester fabric is naturally moisture-resistant and UV-resistant.
In addition, WeatherShield® HD provides added all-weather protection for your car, truck or SUV because it is finished with a patented EPIC® encapsulation technology. EPIC® by Nextec® was developed specifically for outdoor high-performance material. EPIC® uses a process which places a combination of proprietary polymers inside the woven fabric to change an already high-performing polyester material into a super fabric!
WeatherShield® HD is perfect for the following uses:
- Intense sun environments such as Texas, Arizona, California and Florida
- Any Coastal area
- Prolonged exposure to sunlight in wide open, unprotected areas
- Harsh and extreme cold or hot climates
- Long-term storage for vehicles not being used, or used infrequently
WeatherShield® HD is processed by weaving the solution-dyed polyester at the mill and then applying special coatings prior to the patented encapsulation process.
Next, the encapsulation process is performed by applying silicone-based polymers onto the woven material. Then a combination of heat and pressure is applied to the polymers, forcing them inside the polyester fabric.
Finally, specially designed ovens are used to cure the silicone-based polymers to a dry, solid state. Essentially, nearly all the polyester fibers are wrapped in these polymers, making them individually fade-resistant and delivering the all-weather protection needed to protect your vehicle.
WeatherShield® HD also is earth-friendly as the production process saves 1,000 gallons of water for every 1,000 yards of polyester fabric produced.
Caring for your WeatherShield® HD Car Cover
By cleaning your WeatherShield® car cover you'll ensure its optimal performance which means you'll receive the ultimate protection for your vehicle.
Cleaning your car cover periodically prevents the "fogging" effect from occuring on your vehicle's windows.
A household or commercial washer can be used to wash your car cover, but the center agitator must be removed. Begin washing by inserting the cover in the washer, filling with warm water then adding ¼ cup laundry detergent. Run the rinse cycle twice to ensure all detergent has been removed. Allow cover to air dry before placing back on vehicle or storing.
To keep your cover looking and performing its best we suggest following these cleaning tips:
- Remove the washing machine's agitator beforehand.
- Do not use a fabric softener.
- Air dry only.
To hand wash your WeatherShield® HD car cover we suggest leaving it on your vehicle. Mix an ounce of mild dish-washing liquid per quart of warm water. Spray or sponge soapy water onto cover and clean with sponge or soft bristle brush. Rinse with plain water until no suds are evident and allow to air dry. Do not store cover when wet.
Important Note: No cover is completely waterproof.
We recommend removing your WeatherShield car cover periodically to check for any evidence of moisture. If moisture is present, we suggest allowing the surface of your vehicle as well as the cover to completely dry before placing the cover back onto your vehicle. This will prevent trapped moisture from leaving a cloudy residue on your paint's surface.
WeatherShield® HD is a registered trademark of CoverCraft Industries.