Fordmods Logo

XH ute cover-waterproofing 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: XH ute cover-waterproofing
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:34 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 62

Posts: 167

Joined: 3rd Jul 2009

Ride: 2002 AU Fairlane Sportsman

Location: Narellan
NSW, Australia

Hi guys, I have a genuine Ford torneau cover on my XH and it leaks like a sieve. I think that it is coming through the stitching but when I removed it today I noticed that the whole section underneath was wet. Can someone suggest a good waterproofing product to use. I have thought of using Dubbin which I used to put on my bike leathers but it does collect dust. Mr. Sheen was also recommended but it also leaves marks running down the side of the car. The cover has only been on the car for about 8 months and was wrapped in the original plastic when I got it so it has not been out in the weather to deteriorate. Cheers.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: XH ute cover-waterproofing
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 863

Joined: 26th Nov 2007

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: XH Ute / AU3 V8 Wagon

Location: Bris-Vegas
QLD, Australia

When I first got my ute, the tarp leaked like that. It was a cheap, chinese POS. I binned it and had an Auto Upholsterer make me a new tarp, I've had it now for 8 or 9 years, and it's still waterproof, is out in the weather a lot, doent get washed more than 3 or 4 times a year, never gets armor-all or similar. Cost me $110. Look into it, you'll be happy you did.
Cheers,
8-)

 

_________________

Yes, I own a Ute. No, I won't help you move!

EL Wagon Build Thread http://www.fordmods.com/the-garage-f53/sooty72-s-ef-futura-wagon-long-term-project-t90025.html
XH Ute Thread http://www.fordmods.com/post1138970.html#p1138970

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: XH ute cover-waterproofing
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:05 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 62

Posts: 167

Joined: 3rd Jul 2009

Ride: 2002 AU Fairlane Sportsman

Location: Narellan
NSW, Australia

Thanks Sooty, only problem is, this is a genuine Ford tarp. I did expect better from it especially as you say, cheap Chinese crap leak. I have the car in the garage drying out so when it has dried I will try the old Dubbin leather gear to see how it goes.

Cheers.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 3 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names