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Date: 5/12/12 2:01 PM

What type of fabric do you think would work well for a BBQ cover? My current one was sold as "heavy duty" and was fairly expensive. It's lasted just over a year and now has punctures and a large split in it from the wind whipping it against the corners of the BBQ. Needless to say, I can make a new one that's better and cheaper.

The current cover appears to be some sort of rubberized nylon? It probably became too brittle in the winter cold so I don't want something that will easily crack or split again. Would one of those "outdoor" fabrics work?

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Date: 5/12/12 3:09 PM

Honestly.. as someone who has a lot of lawn furniture etc that needs to be covered now and again, have not found anything that would hold up over time.
I would just get a tarp from the lumber yard.. it will last longer. May not be the prettiest solution.. but I don't care to have to continue to spend money on covers that don't last.. Not to mention the time to sew them up again and again.
Finally we put up a small yard shed just for holding our furniture out of season. However my DH confiscated the space for his new riding mower so I am back to square one.
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Date: 5/12/12 3:21 PM

Most grill covers/cushions are plasticized something, which will crack. Get one of those green canvas (think tent) drop cloths for painting, it should make 2 or more of the things, you can elasticize the edges, make ties, or use bungee cords. If you have to leave it outside in the winter, see if H. can make a box cover to fit on top of it all for more protection or double the two with some padding inside.
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Date: 5/12/12 4:54 PM

I can't think of a fabric that would be sturdy enough to last very long either.

Personally I would just cover with a tarp and bungee cord it down.

good luck!

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Date: 5/13/12 5:35 PM

Sunbrella. Comes in many colors.

Here are some FAQs. NAYY.

The 60 inch wide is a very heavy stiff marine grade--it's the standard for boat covers--and lasts

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