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anyone know if there is one tailored to fit the UP?
would a Lupo one do the job?

Next doors tree overhangs my drive and I've had to wash & wax my car twice this week due to bird sh&t and tree sap, and IME it'll only get worse in the autumn.

I specifically want a tailored one, as I had similar for my Audi and it did the job very well.
The Halfords plastic ones are crap and barely last a year, so definitely a good quality one please.
 

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I know what you mean!!

We had that problem in Spain with tree sap on our New Beetle!

I've got a good one on my bike, weather proof but nice & soft on the inside!

Bit like me really!

 

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<a href="http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk/" target="_blank">
Timbo58.

Try this site below or google for more sites which specialise in car covers. Hope you get what you want.



http://www.coveryourcar.co.uk/
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I've been looking for one as well but I think the up! is just too new and scarce over here at the moment for any company to have made an "off the peg" cover for it.

There are lots of companies online that do fully tailored covers though so you shouldn't have too much of a problem getting one.

Good luck and if you find a good one, let me know
 

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You are legally entitled to trim back any part of the tree that overhangs your property. You must give the neighbour the trimmings, unless they agree that you can keep them. You might have to be careful to trim properly i.e. not damage the tree. I had a Buddleja at the side of my drive. An hour with a saw sorted that one out. I don't like an overhanging tree, since as you say, bird droppings are a nuisance.
 

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I also think that there is some law that says although you can trim you mustn't damage the overall 'shape and balance' of the tree. My girlfriend's nephew mentioned this as he is a pro tree surgeon and trimmed our neighbours overhanging tree when we bought a new shed and wanted some 'roof clearance,' under one of its boughs. In other words you can't simply hack the whole side off the tree where it comes over the boundary line.Edited by: Markmod1
 

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You also need to be very careful in case the tree has a preservation order on it. Touching one of those will be expensive.

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Thanks; I have trimmed the tree before however it's a pain in the proverbial
The drive is loose gravel and the trees upper branches that overhang are too high to reach without a step ladder at least.
A cover would be better I think, thanks anyway!
 

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i was having the same problem as i had to wash mineat leastthrice a week, it really takes a lot of time as i am meticulous at doing these things so i was looking for a car cover as well but too bad i cant really find one on shops in our placebecausethey say theydon'tsee the demand for such car covers are the model is still very new and there are not a lot of car owners at our place. i woulddefinitelycheck online and see if i can get one shipped, i hope i get one soon cause it is getting irritating!
 

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Markmod1 said:
Could you ask him/ her politely if you could have the tree ahem trimmed back a little?
Trust me on this one, I'm a married man with 27 years under his belt...

NEVER....

NEVER.....

EVER......

Ask....

A lady to trim her bush !!




 

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That looks as if it might be the answer. I was about to suggest erecting a car porch to shelter the vehicle. In fact that might be a better method as it is easier to drive in and out of, than putting a cover on and removing it every time you want to venture out.
 

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We have car covers at work and the damage they do to the paintwork is unbelievable.
Iwas gonna be cheeky and say build a carport but i thought i'd better not?
 

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Can imagine a car cover with straps / clips to keep it on, and the road dust etc, damp and moisture on the body work, and sun shining on the cover would make for a bad environment for the car sweating inside.

Car port is the best option but will equal a much higher cost (I have a car port but it doesn't stop next doors cats sitting 'meerkat like' on my roof of my car!)Edited by: Markmod1
 

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Thanks for all the input guys.A car port is a possibility but would almost certainly stop a lot of light coming into the house downstairs as my drive is slightly higher up than the front rooms bay window, plus the expense is a no go at present.
 
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