Use and maintenance

On this page you find a series of general and specific usage and maintenance tips. By applying these, you will enjoy your DS COVERS product longer. If you have any questions/comments about this, please contact us.

General

Puddles of rainwater
Try to prevent puddles of rainwater on your cover as much as possible. After a heavy rain shower always check for puddles of rainwater and remove it if necessary.

Cleaning the cover:
– Brush off loose dirt with a soft bristle.
– Only rinse the cover with fresh water.
– Don’t use soap: it damages the water resistant coating.

Remove stains:
– Bird droppings: rinse off with water as much as possible and brush away the remainder with a soft bristle when it’s dry.
– Resin droplets: gently skim off with a spoon. Dry the remainder and then gently crush it between your fingers.

Storage
To keep your cover in good condition, it’s necessary to store it clean and dry.

Maintenance spray
Prolonged exposure to UV radiation has a decreasing effect on the waterproof and repellency of an outdoor cover. It is therefore advisable to treat a cover that is used intensively once a year with a maintenance spray so that it can optimally protect your car/motorcycle/bicycle again.

Motorcycle / scooter covers

Cooling down
Make sure you have sufficiently cooled your motorcycle or scooter before you place the cover. An exhaust in particular can heat hundreds of degrees, allowing the cover to melt on the exhaust. You can prevent this by cooling it down first.

Stable surface
Always place your motorcycle or scooter on a stable surface, preferably out of the wind as much as possible. By using a protective cover, your motorcycle or scooter can catch more wind and possibly fall over.

Algae formation
Prevent algae formation by not placing your motorcycle / scooter with cover under a tree or next to a bush.

Car covers

Dry and clean
Make sure your car is completely dry and clean before placing a car cover over it.

Placing
Placing of a car cover in many situations is easier with two pair of hands.

Ventilation
Preferably use an outdoor car cover for a maximum of a few days in a row. If you use a car cover outside for a longer period of time, remove it from the car once every one or two weeks to ventilate, especially if it rains a lot. Despite the ventilation options, moisture can get/build under the cover in many ways.

Car paint
Has your car been recently painted? Make sure that the paint has completely cured before using an outdoor car cover. Due to sunshine the temperature can reach high under the cover, which can cause blisters if the car paint is not fully cured.

Bicycle covers

Bicycle carriers
If you use one of our bicycle covers on a carrier, we advise you to extra secure these with a set of lashing straps or luggage binders to prevent rapid wear out caused by flapping in the wind and to increase riding comfort.