We apply theta body relaxations to the $K_i$ cover problem and use this to show polynomial time solvability for certain classes of graphs. In particular, we give an effective relaxation where all $K_i$-$p$-hole facets are valid, addressing an open question of Conforti et al \cite{conforti}. For the triangle free problem, we show for $K_n$ that the theta body relaxations do not converge by $(n-2)/4$ steps; we also prove for all $G$ an integrality gap of 2 for the second theta body.

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