User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: They are on

  1. #1
    Regular Member Carl83's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default They are on

    Thankfully it stopped raining enough for me to put my wind deflectors on today.





    Carl

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII using Forum Runner

  2. #2
    Full Member RichM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bracknell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    They look great

    I need to refit one of my rear ones looking at yours, I have a gap!!

  3. #3
    Forum Moderator soulman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    VOTING UKIP IN AVELEY
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall

    Trim : Astra Twin Top

    Engine : 1.9cdti

    Year : 07

    Default

    might treat the siggy to some at Billing this year

  4. #4
    Regular Member Carl83's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Thanks.

    I haven't had them on previous cars, but I love them. I haven't opened the windows yet as it recommends to keep them closed for 24 hours to settle, but I think it adds something different to the look of the car. Also, they look good with the newly fitted carbon bits.

    Carl

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII using Forum Runner

  5. #5
    Regular Member peadar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    in the glens of Antrim N Ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : ELITE

    Trim : FULL LEATHER

    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150 BHP

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 87,000

    Default

    I have to agree with you here , i have the carbon wrap just need to get my finger out , i have thought of wrapping the wind deflectors too
    Quote Originally Posted by Carl83 View Post
    Thanks.

    I haven't had them on previous cars, but I love them. I haven't opened the windows yet as it recommends to keep them closed for 24 hours to settle, but I think it adds something different to the look of the car. Also, they look good with the newly fitted carbon bits.

    Carl

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII using Forum Runner

  6. #6
    Regular Member pogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    having a laugh and banter when permitted
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Audi

    Trim : A5

    Engine : 2.0 turbo petrol

    Year : 2009

    Default

    im a fan of wind deflectors on front but imo they just look odd on back windows

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hucknall, Nottingham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I must be honest, I'm not a fan of wind deflectors, and not sure why people are...but if its your cup of tea, then go for it. My first question is, do they actually work? Never had a car with them on, so wouldn't know, but whats wrong with the wind blowing in? surely thats what windows are for?

  8. #8
    VIP-Member Z80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Noumea
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Opel Vectra GTS

    Trim : Elegance

    Engine : 2.2 DTi 16V

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 75 000

    Default

    Yeah, they actually work (you should then be able to drive under light rain without catching much water in the car, or getting fresh air opening the windows without having a cyclone devastating all inside the car ), but not sure about the aesthetical bit either.

    And another thing : the Veccy must be one of the only rare cars where you dont take a shower when wiping the winsdcreen. Water has to be driven elsewhere on a very smart way... When I use the company's Kia Sorento, I always get caught being drenched by surprise ! LOL

    Now I reckon these ones are discrete and thin enough.

    The real concern with deflectors is the way they're attached. They generally involve metal clips that keep the gap open so the glass can slip inside, but the common encountered problems are :

    - Metal clips falling off, then deflector going away at some critical areas ;

    - Metal clips rusting, then breaking ;

    - The rubber strips contain metallic reinforcement strips that become loose with age because of the clips forcing them open, leading to visible bumps where the clips sit in (it also explaining why they tend to fall off, actually)

    The other problem with deflectors is the plastic becomes brittle after a long exposure to the sun (maybe it's less a problem in UK, but it's a real concern here. All the rubber strips from my windows and the antenna gasket and mast were completely rotten after 6 years because of UV, and my wipers get quickly destroyed to - I think I'll have to look for silicone ones to overcome this), so they end up breaking like glass as soon as you touch them.

    I'd then be curious to know what make are these ones, how they look and feel (are they soft enough so they won't break too easily ?), and most important, the way they're fitted to the windows frames.

    Could tell us more about them, please, Carl ?

  9. #9
    Regular Member Carl83's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Z80
    Yeah, they actually work (you should then be able to drive under light rain without catching much water in the car, or getting fresh air opening the windows without having a cyclone devastating all inside the car ), but not sure about the aesthetical bit either.

    And another thing : the Veccy must be one of the only rare cars where you dont take a shower when wiping the winsdcreen. Water has to be driven elsewhere on a very smart way... When I use the company's Kia Sorento, I always get caught being drenched by surprise ! LOL

    Now I reckon these ones are discrete and thin enough.

    The real concern with deflectors is the way they're attached. They generally involve metal clips that keep the gap open so the glass can slip inside, but the common encountered problems are :

    - Metal clips falling off, then deflector going away at some critical areas ;

    - Metal clips rusting, then breaking ;

    - The rubber strips contain metallic reinforcement strips that become loose with age because of the clips forcing them open, leading to visible bumps where the clips sit in (it also explaining why they tend to fall off, actually)

    The other problem with deflectors is the plastic becomes brittle after a long exposure to the sun (maybe it's less a problem in UK, but it's a real concern here. All the rubber strips from my windows and the antenna gasket and mast were completely rotten after 6 years because of UV, and my wipers get quickly destroyed to - I think I'll have to look for silicone ones to overcome this), so they end up breaking like glass as soon as you touch them.

    I'd then be curious to know what make are these ones, how they look and feel (are they soft enough so they won't break too easily ?), and most important, the way they're fitted to the windows frames.

    Could tell us more about them, please, Carl ?
    The deflectors I have fitted are Team Heko ones. They are plastic, but very flexible. The Team Heko ones are very much recommended for the Vectra and are worth the money.

    They are held in place buy some double sided tape on the edges and by a couple of metal clips.

    Carl

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII using Forum Runner

  10. #10
    VIP-Member happypostie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : insignia vxr

    Trim : vxr

    Engine : 2.8 turbo

    Year : 61

    Mileage : 38000

    Default

    looking good there Carl . had them fitted to mine last year at billing but took them off as the were marking my tints , maybe im a bit ocd .

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •