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Bartsuit

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Dear Readers, I am one proud car owner, now I want to go to Lake Garda in italy on holiday with my girlfriend soon.

Have heard terrible stories of extreme hail damage, does anyone know this problem?

I would like to avoid this. Does anyone know a solution for this?
 

NULLOBANDITO

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Dear Readers, I am one proud car owner, now I want to go to Lake Garda in italy on holiday with my girlfriend soon.

Have heard terrible stories of extreme hail damage, does anyone know this problem?

I would like to avoid this. Does anyone know a solution for this?
Hey there!

Last year I was at lake Garda (Lazise and Sirmione) and had no problems whatsoever, though that was more towards fall than spring.

I'd recommend getting a space in a garage or something similar if you're worried about hail damage.
 
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R Veloster N

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Ditto!!! ^ There is no protection except a garage or overhang the car can be parked under and protected. A rented storage container or cubical is also possible.
 

R Veloster N

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Either leave the car at home or garage / cover is the only way.

Unless you buy this

Hail storms out here would literally obliterate the first time out and there goes $300.00..
Literally used to do this when the sky turned green (hail imminent) when I was living in Brisbane. Always had a "hail mattress" in storage and old blankets for the boot and bonnet. It saved my cars on many an occasion.


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Problem is, it only protects the roof, not the windows or hood.
 

Ghost

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You could go with this: https://hailprotector.com/



These products are supposed to negate hail damage. I have a car cover in the trunk just for this very purpose. Best of luck to you.

Best regards,

-Mike
 

Ghost

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Holy crap! Biggest around here is size of golf ball. That is just ridiculous!

I have seen a car cover that has thick wrestling mat padding in it but can't find the link. Looks almost like a flack jacket for a car....Lol....

Best regards,

-Mike
 
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R Veloster N

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Holy crap! Biggest around here is size of golf ball. That is just ridiculous!

I have seen a car cover that has thick wrestling mat padding in it but can't find the link. Looks almost like a flack jacket for a car....Lol....

Best regards,

-Mike
They sound like grenades going off when they hit the pavement.:eek: