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    Has anyone had a problem like i face. i purchased a typhon car cover from mid america motorworks approx. 3 months ago. i had it on my C-6 for approx two weeks and when i removed the cover my headlight lenses show these very tiny lines or scratches in the lenses. it doesn't appear to be surface, but in the lenses themselves. has anyone else had this happen to them? i called mid america & they said they have not come across this before and doubt that the cover would do this.540-293-8671 u4magic@aol.com

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    I'm not familiar with the specifics of a "Typhoon" car cover, but if there was dirt or other abrasive particles on the lenses when the cover was put on or if the cover is porous enough to allow dust to penetrate it, if the cover was left on for a period of weeks and something caused the cover to move, that movement may cause the dirt particles to scratch the lenses.

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    Roger-

    So, what do you think needs to happen next?

    You've given your contact info- I'm just not sure what you are wanting to do.
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    I doubt it has much to do with Mid America but with Typhoon themselves. Make sure its clean before its covered.....
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    i placed this on here as a warning to those who are considering on purchasing a car cover from this company. anyone who would like to see a picture of the damage that this cover does, please e-mail me at u4magic@aol.com & i will email a copy of not only the damage done to my Corvette here in Virginia, but as well as another Corvette in Arizona that has recieved the same damage and same response from Mid-America. Thank you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hib Halverson View Post
    I'm not familiar with the specifics of a "Typhoon" car cover, but if there was dirt or other abrasive particles on the lenses when the cover was put on or if the cover is porous enough to allow dust to penetrate it, if the cover was left on for a period of weeks and something caused the cover to move, that movement may cause the dirt particles to scratch the lenses.

    The car was spotless. cleaned approx. 20min. before cover was placed on car.

    My Corvette is just like the yellow one pictured on this forum, except my car is blue. The Corvette from Arizona that has the same issue is red. myself & the car owner in Arizona experienced the exact same problem, only after we placed the typhoon car cover on our Corvettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Whitley View Post
    i placed this on here as a warning to those who are considering on purchasing a car cover from this company. anyone who would like to see a picture of the damage that this cover does, please e-mail me at u4magic@aol.com & i will email a copy of not only the damage done to my Corvette here in Virginia, but as well as another Corvette in Arizona that has recieved the same damage and same response from Mid-America. Thank you .


    Why not just put the pictures in your post to validate the damage?
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    Default Does it look anything like this?

    It's got so it seems to me that the Internet has created a lot more Horses A$$'s than we have Horses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Whitley View Post
    i placed this on here as a warning to those who are considering on purchasing a car cover from this company. anyone who would like to see a picture of the damage that this cover does, please e-mail me at u4magic@aol.com & i will email a copy of not only the damage done to my Corvette here in Virginia, but as well as another Corvette in Arizona that has recieved the same damage and same response from Mid-America. Thank you .
    Roger...are you saying the only reason you joined the CAC was to post your opinions on a car cover?

    If so, why not post your images so we all can see them and decide for ourselves?

    Lastly, do you attribute the damage to the car cover maker or do you hold Mid America responsible for the damage?

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    Dang gmjunkie, I kinda like that custom cracked glass look. I was recently in a glass shop and they wanted premium $$ for a look like that. Very cool. Neatest thing is bug guts would not be much of a problem would they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Whitley View Post
    i had it on my C-6 for approx two weeks and when i removed the cover my headlight lenses show these very tiny lines or scratches in the lenses.

    You've touched on the issue I have with car covers period. I wouldn't leave a car cover on my Corvette for 2 weeks any more than I'd leave a buffing rag on it for that long. If it's stored inside a garage or warehouse where there is no chance of air movement or dust being kicked up and the intent is to prevent the settling of dust or dirt particles, I could understand. I've seen car covers blowing and billowing like sails on cars in parking lots and yards, and you just KNOW any grains of sand under that are going to play the devil with the finish.

    And I can't imagine a Corvette in ARIZONA not getting sand under the cover. Good grief! Have you seen the dust storms they've had recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger
    it doesn't appear to be surface, but in the lenses themselves.
    If it's not on the surface then it would seem to me it's not the car cover touching the surface. But maybe that's just me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hib Halverson View Post
    Roger...are you saying the only reason you joined the CAC was to post your opinions on a car cover?

    If so, why not post your images so we all can see them and decide for ourselves?

    Lastly, do you attribute the damage to the car cover maker or do you hold Mid America responsible for the damage?
    Excellent questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compyelc4 View Post
    Dang gmjunkie, I kinda like that custom cracked glass look. I was recently in a glass shop and they wanted premium $$ for a look like that. Very cool. Neatest thing is bug guts would not be much of a problem would they?
    Well, I'll tell you what...you buy me two new VY headlight assemblies and the headlights are yours!

    That is my car in Junkie's pic.

    The cracks are definitely on the INSIDE of the lens. You can purchase new lenses but from what I have read you have to bake the assembly to soften the glue enough to remove the lens for replacement.

    It appears that the cracks are caused by repeated heating and cooling of the lens. The DRL gets hot since it is incandescent and heats the lens. Turn the car off and the lens cools. Drive again and repeat.

    I do own the typhoon cover from Mid-America the OP owns but my lenses were beginning to get cracks before I had the cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow_2002_germany View Post
    Well, I'll tell you what...you buy me two new VY headlight assemblies and the headlights are yours!

    That is my car in Junkie's pic.
    Damn,You caught me,I admit it,I'm a photo thief!~!!

    I've been seeing this allot on older C6's (05,06,07's) going through the auto auctions!
    Yep, It's heat related,Haven't tried to repair any yet,But I think I can!~!!
    It's the same crazing that can happen to C4 lexan tops after 5-6 years in the sun!
    Drive that bad girl down here and we'll see what we can do,There only going to get worse anyway!~!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmjunkie View Post
    Damn,You caught me,I admit it,I'm a photo thief!~!!

    I've been seeing this allot on older C6's (05,06,07's) going through the auto auctions!
    Yep, It's heat related,Haven't tried to repair any yet,But I think I can!~!!
    It's the same crazing that can happen to C4 lexan tops after 5-6 years in the sun!
    Drive that bad girl down here and we'll see what we can do,There only going to get worse anyway!~!!!


    No worries about the pic!

    Fixing my headlights is on my list for next spring. I'll probably finish school first then work on them.
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