Glossary of Car Covers
Car Covers Research Guide Glossary Definitions
This term is used to mean a kind of perspiration, which is acidic. When
acid gets deposited in the dew, fog, snow or rain it can lead to acid
rains. Acid rain occurs mostly in industrial areas that have a high pollution
level and where emissions of sulpher, nitrogen and other forms of pollutants
react with the atmosphere and produces acids. Industrial power generating
plants and vehicular pollution are the main sources. Acid rains harm life
forms on earth.
Bimini tops are canvas-made covers that are used for marine purposes like
shelters for boats.
The fabrics used to make car covers are made of breathable material. This
means that moisture and heat is not trapped under the cover and over the
paintwork and it is allowed to circulate.
The term is used for a solid material, which are made of two or more substances.
These substances have different physical attributes. In a composite each
substance retains its characteristics but contributes properties to the
Denier is a unit of fineness for yarn. The finesse of yarn should be equal
to the fineness weighing one gram for each 9000 meters. The lower it is
the more fine it will be and so a 100-denier yarn will be finer than one
that is a 150-denier yarn.
The term loft is used to describe the thickness of a insulated material
or a fabric.
If you keep your vehicle covered for extended periods, it is known as
Lycra is an elastic polyurethane textile fiber.
It is a white colored fungus growth.
A hairy, downy and elevated finish is referred to as a Napped finish.
It is the destructive process by which harsh ultra violet rays (UV) causes
fading, cracking, discoloration and chalking. Though it is generally a
destructive process, but there are some advantages too. It has the ability
to transform ambergris (bile found inside the intestine of a sperm whale)
into highly precious perfume ingredients.
Polyethylene is a moisture and chemical resistant polymer of ethylene,
which has good insulating properties. It is used in packaging and insulation.
Polypropylene is mainly used in organic synthesis. It is a polymer of
propylene, which is obtained by breaking the hydrocarbons of petroleum.
Solution dyed is a process by which you add the colors during the production
of fibers. The process gives steadfastness as the fibers are spun into
the yarn. This process gives the fabric a uniform permeated color that
Universal-fit Car Covers
This car cover is also known as the "shower cap" and it is cover
that can fit many different automobiles. And since it is a one-size-fits-all
design these covers are never an exact match and so the gaps allow the
moisture to get in and ruin the paintwork. This type of cover is also
not friendly to the finish of the automobile.
Ultra violet rays are part of solar radiation and is invisible to the
naked eye. The rays might be invisible, but the damage they cause are
certainly not so. Ultra violet rays are also responsible for photo degradation.
The term is used to refer to anything that can block the harmful UV rays
There are some fabrics that can prevent the penetration of water and these
are known as water resistant.