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Groundhog66
02-13-2011, 06:49 PM
I have gotten a couple versions, both of which turned brittle and fell apart. Can you suggest one that is durable?

J'ville Grill
02-13-2011, 07:00 PM
Which ones have gotten?

caseydog
02-13-2011, 07:09 PM
I have the genuine Weber cover. My current one is a couple years old. I wash it every few months while I'm washing the car, and spray it with a Meguair's protectant similar to Armour-All. It still looks like new. It is outside 24/7.

CD

Groundhog66
02-13-2011, 07:18 PM
I had the Weber cover, and a generic. Both were kinda gray plastic, and ended up getting brittle from the sun and crackling apart.

T-Man
02-13-2011, 07:22 PM
I have the cover made by Weber . It is holding up good , it is over a year old .

btcg
02-13-2011, 07:27 PM
I have gotten a couple versions, both of which turned brittle and fell apart. Can you suggest one that is durable?

Get one of these... they'll fit well, and will really spruce your grill area up:



http://grillpartssearch.com/mm/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Gas_Grill_Parts&Product_Code=RRC&Category_Code=Covers

JiveTurkey
02-13-2011, 08:19 PM
Tim, Weber has two covers (last time I checked anyways). One is cheap and the other was about $10 more. Get the more $$$ one, it's much thicker and better quality. I've had mine a few years now and it looks as good as the day I got it. It's outside uncovered 24/7.

Captain P.J.
02-13-2011, 10:31 PM
You guys cover your Webers??

aquablue22
02-14-2011, 05:14 AM
Yep, spend the bucks on the more expensive Weber cover and take care of it and your good to go. I have one on my 22 in kettle that is going on 5 years old and looks brand new!

Groundhog66
02-14-2011, 08:04 AM
Anyone have a link to the "better" Weber cover?

Smokey Al Gold
02-14-2011, 08:31 AM
I have the gray weber cover and have not had any problems with it but I have felt the better cover and its pretty thick and seems to be great quality. Here's the link to what it looks like. I see them all the time at Lowe's, Home Depot and Academy.

http://store.weber.com/items/?pid=1279

Groundhog66
02-14-2011, 10:25 AM
I have the gray weber cover and have not had any problems with it but I have felt the better cover and its pretty thick and seems to be great quality. Here's the link to what it looks like. I see them all the time at Lowe's, Home Depot and Academy.

http://store.weber.com/items/?pid=1279

Doesn't look like they make a Premium cover for the 18.5" :confused:

sfisch
02-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Big Lot's had a yr end clearance last fall, had the cheapie generic ones 50% off the $7.99 price. I bought 2, figure if I get 2-3 yrs out of each one I'm still ahead.
Also watch Armorall on some plastic, vinyl products. I bought a new Tonneau cover for my truck last yr, the installers said to never use Armoral on it, something about it dries the product out.

Scott

Groundhog66
02-14-2011, 01:25 PM
Get one of these... they'll fit well, and will really spruce your grill area up:

http://grillpartssearch.com/mm/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Gas_Grill_Parts&Product_Code=RRC&Category_Code=Covers

Those look like 70's surplus...lol

btcg
02-14-2011, 01:34 PM
Those look like 70's surplus...lol


Bro,

One thing: you know you'll be the envy of the neighborhood with that one. I'd wager everyone will do a double-take! :becky:

Groundhog66
02-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Found the Weber Premium cover for the 18.5" on clearance here (http://www.yardandpool.com/Weber-Premium-Grill-Cover-18-5-Charcoal-Grills-p/7452.htm), gonna order a couple.

btcg
02-14-2011, 01:54 PM
Good idea. You've got a California sun to consider, and a spare is a great idea.

mbshop
02-14-2011, 03:52 PM
if i get serious about a cover i get them made by an upholstery shop. they use boat cover material. that lasts forever.

davet54
02-14-2011, 04:50 PM
Get one of these... they'll fit well, and will really spruce your grill area up:



http://grillpartssearch.com/mm/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Gas_Grill_Parts&Product_Code=RRC&Category_Code=Covers

UHHHH, looks a little not guy friendly. :tape: How is that for politically correct.

caseydog
02-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Tim, Weber has two covers (last time I checked anyways). One is cheap and the other was about $10 more. Get the more $$$ one, it's much thicker and better quality. I've had mine a few years now and it looks as good as the day I got it. It's outside uncovered 24/7.

Yeah, mine is thick, black and very flexible, even in cold weather. Like I said, I wash it and spray a protectant on it a few times a year, and it is doing fine, even in North Texas weather conditions.

CD

caseydog
02-14-2011, 06:20 PM
Found the Weber Premium cover for the 18.5" on clearance here (http://www.yardandpool.com/Weber-Premium-Grill-Cover-18-5-Charcoal-Grills-p/7452.htm), gonna order a couple.

That's the one I have.

CD

Groundhog66
02-14-2011, 06:42 PM
That's the one I have.

CD

Glad it has a good review, I think it is the same cover that comes with the WSM's.

Groundhog66
02-26-2011, 07:36 PM
The covers arrived a few days ago, but as luck would have it, they don't fit. :confused: Not sure why not, my kettles are 18.5" models. I am wondering if these are for the WSM, I am assuming those would not be as wide.