HOW IT WORKS
A car is predominantly made of plastic, metal and glass, if you’re lucky, carbon fibre! These all make ideal places for condensation to occur. Many cars rot from the inside out. This is because when the condensation occurs, it occurs on both sides of the surface it can be seen on, this can be detrimental to Carbon Fibre. One side is painted, polished, waxed and is open to the air. The other is hidden and sheltered, inside of doors, under carpets, inside side sills and chassis rails, to name just a few traps. Therefore, we usually do not recognise the problem of rust and rot until it is too late, while the underside of your car may be wax-oiled and protected, the other side of those very panels will have minimal protection and over time, rust can set in and begin it’s process and spread, only alerting you when it is too late and an MOT tester is prodding their screwdriver through it.
Cars have been designed to be driven and not parked in garages for prolonged periods of time. The door and other cavities receive an adequate flow of moving air when the car is driven but not when it is still. This is where the physics of the Car Bubble come into it’s own. Instead of the car moving, the Car Bubble moves the air, about 30,000 litres per hour, flowing all around and through the car inside the smallest of spaces.
So what about condensation, as the car is now in its own environment, we can control against rapid changes in climate, the cause of condensation! In the Car Bubble, the air is exchanged 3 times in an hour. If there is a rapid change in air temperature outside this environment, then it will take twenty minutes to change inside, this is not a rapid change and therefore condensation does not occur.
In summary, the Car Bubble isolates a vehicle from the outside, preventing condensation, drying a wet vehicle and keep dust and bugs away, retaining it’s condition.
How to use
- Remove your Car Bubble from its box and bag, if it has been in a cold environment, we recommend allowing it to reach room temperature before unfolding it. This makes it more flexible and easier to manoeuvre.
- Take the Car Bubble to the area you plan to use it and ensure the floor is swept clean. Unfold and lay the base down, if close to a wall, leaving at least 30cm between edge of base and wall is recommended. Remove fans
- Place car square on the base mat, ensuring equal distance around all sides. Be sure not to turn steering wheel when on the mat as this can cause wear to the base.
- Place top cover on roof of car (Ensure roof is clean, you may also lay a protective cover/sheet/towel on top to further protect. Unwrap top layer, avoid dragging it, once sides are down, crawl under and remove any covers which you may have left on the roof.
- Take your time and zip the top to the base ensuring zip does not catch.
- Now it is time to power up! Refit fan. Remove the filter by pulling the cover from the fan, this allows for faster initial inflation. Full inflation does depend on size of car inside, average time is 10 minutes with single fan. Once inflated, refit filter.
- Enjoy knowing your car is protected. Do not worry about creases, these will disappear.
- You now have the option to anchor and hang the Car Bubble, this helps maintain position and shape.
- Mats under the tyres can save the tyres making impressions on the base mat and reduce risk of sticking to the base.
- Do not turn steering wheel when on PVC base mat
- Ensure PVC is gently unwrapped at room temperature
- Use a CTEK battery conditioner to ensure battery is kept in optimal condition
Car Bubble specification list for standard specification units.
Tarpaulin .55mm PVC base with heavy duty zip, tie down point with brass ringlet to each corner
Clear .4mm PVC middle section featuring oxford cotton roof, hanging point with brass inglet to each top corner, heavy duty zip line, removable velcro fan unit, velcro drying vent. Zip covering flap. Double Stitched throughout
12v 10W high capacity fan with metal internal guard, charcoal filter with plastic guard.
Oxford cotton storage bag
240v AC adapter with UK pin kettle lead