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post #1 of 9 Old 07-22-2009, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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So I talked to Warn a bit today, I guess the neoprene cover they originally offered ended up getting discontinued.

I can't imagine why they made it out of neoprene, that's basically wet suit material. I'd hope they'd make it out of something that would actually be water resistant. They only told me it was discontinued to find a material that was more UV resistant. No kidding, I bet the sun ate right through those neoprene covers!

So - my question is, has anyone seen any other Warn Powerplant covers?


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personally, Why would you cover the winch? I like the looks of it and would not want to hide it.

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I run a neoprene cover on my winch
seems to be holding up pretty good
personally I want mine covered to help keep some of the weather off of it and most of all to keep the UV off of the synth rope on the spool


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mines been sitting in the open for 2 years and no problems

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I run a neoprene cover on my winch
seems to be holding up pretty good
personally I want mine covered to help keep some of the weather off of it and most of all to keep the UV off of the synth rope on the spool
Exactly. Being in the car care industry I know all to well that the UV damage caused by the sun is the quickest way to ruin something I spent a ton of money on. I'd like it covered when it's not in use.


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You could have a cover made of Sunbrella at an upholstry shop. That is the stuff boat covers are made from.

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I'm to lazy to put a cover on and off!

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personally, Why would you cover the winch? I like the looks of it and would not want to hide it.
It really needs protection from the elements. Water does find its way into the motor and causes a build up of a white powdery type corrosion in there.
I got one of the first powerplants and a few weeks ago it stopped working so I took it apart to investigate. The inside of the motor was almost packed with that white powder. When I talked to Augie at Warn repair about what I should do about it, the first thing he said was it should be covered when not in use. The other thing I discovered when I took it all apart was how bad the drum had rusted to the point that the first few layers of rope around the drum had taken on the rust color and seemed to have rust embedded in the rope itself now. I cleaned all the white powder out of the motor and put it back together now and its working fine now. I also cleaned the drum up as well as I could and painted that with POR15 (love that stuff).

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neoprene cover

I have the neoprene cover for less then a year, and either the Sun or the car wash faded it, to the point were it's almost gray. Still looks OK, and it defiantly protects the winch from the sand and salt. I have been thinking of going down the road and having a custom cover made but to many other things to do first.
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