perspex rear-window

Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00
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Doing a trip to Cape York, has anyone had success with perspex on the rear window of a 80-series landcruiser, other than taping it to the paintwork?? Any suggestions regarding suction caps or other?
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Reply By: royce - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00
Why? Are you trying to protect the window from rock damage while towing a trailer?..... We always put some carpet on a trailer angled down or just some corrugated cardboard taped on for the rocky roads. As It happens, my 'supa-troopa' Arkana has a perspex safety exit back window built in. Not good for rear vision. cheers Royce
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Reply By: John - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 20, 2002 at 00:00
If you are going tow a trailer is a good idea to cover the rear window(s) on any dirt road. We have just purchased a new vehicle and found the best way to do this was by purchasing 2mm polycarbonate sheeting from our local Bunnings Warehouse and cutting it to size and attaching it by using velcro strips. Using 2mm polycarb allows it to follow the shape of the window and not tend to straighten and pull away from the velcro. You can also remove the sheeting easily when your not towing, just leaving the velcro strip attached until the next time you travel with the trailer.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
I usually siliconed some 3mm poly sheeting to the rear windows of my vehicles when going on a trip and towing a trailer. Even with good stone deflectors and huge custom mud flaps, I have had the problem of breaking rear windows. The clear sheeting costs nothing compared to a new set of windows. Either the silicon or velco attachment seems the best. The velcro has the advantage of being able to be removed easily and allows you to clean the inside. I usually seal my poly covers all around to keep water and dirt out. Good luck David
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Follow Up By: Rod - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
David, this has nothing to do with the above subject matter. It has to do with Driving Lights.
In your spiel on Driving Lights (Hot Topics) you state that you installed a 70amp relay for your two x 100 watt lights. I'm curious to know why? Wouldn't a 30 or 40amp relay have sufficed?
I'm no wizz, and I'm looking at my setup.
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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
Rod,I cannot easily get your email address out of the system. Could you email me directly or post a new question. I will be happy to answer however I want to make sure you get it and that it is in the correct area of the system.
David - david@itbeyond.com.au
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Reply By: Mal Try - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
Greg, I have actually taken my rear window out, used it as a template to cut a sheet of polycarbonate and put the replacement back in. Maybe a bit radical for some but it is quiet easy and effective. I wonder if I will ever put the glass back in? Mal Try.
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Follow Up By: Mike - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
Mal, the poly isn't working mate, you still didn't see your stuff falling out on the track, did you. hehehe, sorry, couldn't resist. Happy trails, Mike.
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Reply By: Mike - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
I use the polycarbonate sheet, stuck to the glass with duct tape. successfull but gets dirty, I will now try velcro as I hadn't even thought of that. It would make the cleaning a lot easier. Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Mal Try - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
Good on you Mike. If the rear window had been where I could see it ,it would have been closed and the stuff would not have fallen out. You and the "wicked witch from the west" should get on well. Mal Try.
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Reply By: Lizard - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
After breaking a rear window on GU Patrol ($645 to replace - insurance) I purchased a "Rear window saver" from 'Obies outaback' (I think thats his name ) for $145 - it is Polycarbonate sheets fixed with Velcro -and has raised dimples to keep off glass excellent .... cannot fit a deflector to front of Cavalier as it interferes with access to trailer spare and opening doors on Patrol.
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Reply By: BA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 00:00
I also have the same unit as Lizzard for the same vehicle.

Obies Outback, 4 Mitchell Rd, Melton Vic 3338.

There is a web site under Obiesoutback. Easy to deal with prompt service. Adds appear in 4WD Monthly.

Towed a camper on outback road no problems. They do fill up with dust but that is a small problem compared to window breaking.

In March Cost $130 plus $25 delivery to country NSW.

Can't complain about the system it works.


BA
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