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Old 07-11-2014, 08:52 PM   #15
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Just trace the perimeter of your wheel or measure it and make a compass of string and pencil to draw a circle. Add 1/2 " seam allowance. Cut strip of fabric about 9-10 inches deep (measure depth of tire and add generous seam allowance as you can always cut it down) and circumference of wheel. Sew casing on fabric strip to hold elastic. Check depth of strip needed and cut accordingly. Sew strip of fabric to circle. Pull elastic through casing. I use the narrow, do-it-yourself, bungee cord that is available at all hardware stores. Tie ends of cord. Voila! you have a tire cover.

Note: It's easiest to use fabric, vinyl, oilcloth that does not ravel and is waterproof. If you want to get fancy, put piping in the seams, but this can be a lot of work. I simply top-stitch the seam for a flat finish. Ask a seamstress or a cleaner who does alterations if you have questions.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:04 PM   #16
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You can buy a brand new vinyl spare tire cover for less than $20 bucks on line. It's all about YOUR needs/wants and less about what ever one else likes....
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:30 PM   #17
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Thanks Gilda! I thought it would be a cute touch to having somewhat of a matching tire cover for our Scamp, so this looks perfect. I did look on Ebay etc. and found some at reasonable prices but none that particularly suited me so this will work great.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #18
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Funny I came across this thread, as I just attempted (key word) to clean mine tonight. All I did was get a big bucket in the basement, run warm water and Simple Green in there. It certainly took care of surface dirt and some tire "black" inside on the fuzzy stuff, but alas, the tire cover is still not coming perfectly clean. Didn't want to scrub the outside where the Scamp logo is, so I just took a little brushing to the elasticated ends.

Good enough!
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