AutoCover - automotive protective solution

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What is Autocover

Newly built cars are transported from the assembly plant to car dealers. This transit usually takes place by truck, train, boat or a combination thereof pending the locations. The longer the haul, the longer the new cars are exposed to the outside elements and the higher chances on unwanted paint damage or worse. The same principle applies to longer outdoor storage of the cars e.g. at the assembly plant, port, import assembly point or dealer.

That is why most car manufacturers elect to protect the horizontal (mostly) parts of the car. There is not one generally accepted name for this protection, but it is known as car transit protection, car cover by Confezione Andrea, full body cover, car transport wrap, outdoor car cover, protective plastic, temporary storage protection or AutoCover by ABI Tape.

AutoCover is the latest addition to the family of protective solutions in automotive transit and storage. AutoCover is an alternative protective for the AutoWrap tape. It is made of laminated non-woven material. The non-woven consists of a PP and is laminated with a protective PE layer.

There are many ways to attach this product to the car. This depends on the model and/or your specific needs / requirements. Also the OEM can opt for a full body cover (AutoCover) or just go for a HoodCover and/or RoofCover. For the interior you can opt for a SeatCover.

Advantages of AutoCover

Improved protection


2-layer protection made from non-woven material and laminated with a PE-film. If desired, an extra layer of non-woven can be added as a 3-layer protective solution

Breathable


AutoCover material is designed to stimulate airflow. This reduces condensation and prevents the development of mold onto the surface

Consistent


As the tolerance levels of the products are tight, there is minimal room for deviation due to operator interpretation compared to the tape solution

Fast Application


Protection of the complete car within 2 minutes: roof, hood and trunk

Easy removal


To remove protection of the complete car will only take one minute

Printable


All our AutoCover products can be printed for marketing purposes

Demanding stress tests

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  • Our AutoCover products are extensively tested during wind tunnel tests

  • The wind tunnel test simulates the effects of high-velocity transport

  • Behaviour of the covers during speeds up to 160 km/h are thoroughly analysed – assuring no blow-offs during transit

What car parts can be protected

Our AutoCover products are customized to specific car models. This speeds up the application and avoids unprotected spots.
An easy entrance in the vehicle is assured and the view is not obstructed so the car can still be driven.
The AutCover line offers protection for the following car parts:
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HoodCover
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RoofCover
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FullBodyCover

AUTOCOVER - VS - AUTOWRAP

Are you not sure if either AutoCover or Autowrap is the best answer for your protective need? We listed the key differences in this table below.

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AutoWrap
hoodcover
HoodCover
roofcover
RoofCover
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FullBodyCover
MaterialPolypropylene TapeNon-Woven materialNon-Woven materialNon-Woven material
Way of attachingRubber adhesiveSleeves and velcroDouble sided tape along the edgesHooks, slings and velcro
Delivery FormatRollUnitUnitUnit
Time to Apply (2 people)1-2 minutes1 minute1 minute2 minutes
Time to remove (1 person)1 minute30 seconds30 seconds1 minute
Level of customizationWidth and length of the rollFully customizedFully customizedFully customized
Shelf life time12 months6 months6 months6 months
Life time after application6 months6 months6 months6 months
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Considering an AutoCover solution?

Contact us and together we explore the possibilities!
 

Fixation Options

Depending on the car part you want to protect, we have several fixation options available.

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FullBodyCover

In order to keep the vehicles accessible and driveable once they are protected, the FullBodyCover line has several features and fixation options to choose from. Keep in mind that the list below is not exhaustive.
Adaptable straps with buckle closures to tighten the full body bag around the vehicle
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Cut-out for the headlights
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PVC windows to assure the visibility
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Zipper to assure easy access to the fuel tank
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Ventilation holes to secure the airflow from and to the engine
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Zipper for the side mirror
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Zipper for the doors

LEARN MORE ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE TAPES & SOLUTIONS OR CONTACT OUR PRODUCT SPECIALIST FOR MORE INFORMATION

FAQs

Do you need a technical drawing of the surface that we want to protect?
Yes, a technical drawing will help us during the RFQ-process.
However, to make the perfect fitting sample, a technical drawing is not sufficient.
We prefer to receive the actual car part in order to translate the 3D part into a 2D car cover. Afterwards, our automotive team will come on-site to do a fitting test and make modifications if needed.

Do I need any tools to apply AutoCover?
No, there are no additional tools required.

Are there any conditions which must be fulfilled before applying AutoCover?
Yes. In order to assure a sufficient tack level, make sure that the surface is dry and dust-free.

Where can I find the application instructions for AutoCover?
Contact our automotive team in order to receive specific instructions for the application. If desired, our team is willing to come on site to give a training.

What is the shelf life of the AutoCover products?
6 months.

How does the car cover by Confezione Andrea compare to AutoCover by ABI Tape?
Conceptually these two products protect cars the same way. Each car model is unique and has it own set of protection challenges. ABI Tape is convinced of our quality which meets and exceeds the OEMs specific requirements. How is dealt with these challenges, is in most cases subjective. So we invite you to dare to compare our products yourself