Suction cups for rear window stone guard ?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 22:49
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I have had a piece of perspex cut to protect my rear window from stone damage whilst towing.
I have been looking around to buy some large suction cups to attach the perspex to the window but can't find what I'm looking for.
Any clues on where I could purchase these ?
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Reply By: Camper - Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 23:19

Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 23:19
You could try a rubber store
I suppose that the suction caps on drain cleaner plungers are too big?Camper
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Reply By: desray - Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 23:40

Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 23:40
You could also try self adesive Velcro around the edges.
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Reply By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 23:46

Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 23:46
I'd be a bit worried suction cups wouldn't hold well enough, but you might get some as a last resort from crazy clints if you buy some cheap window sunshades, you can cut the shades up for insulation on the inside side rear windows as well.
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Reply By: Member - Landie - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 07:28

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 07:28
As somesone else has also noted, I also use self-addesive velco. It has never come off.
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Follow Up By: HJ61 - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:27

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:27
Where did you get you self adhesive velcro from ?
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Reply By: Matt14 - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:03

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:03
Try Clarke Rubber.
I got some there a few weeks ago.
I spoke to a guy who had this type of protector on his rear window and it had been on for 6 weeks of outback touring. Just make sure the glass is clean 1st.

matt
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Reply By: jolls - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:16

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:16
Also try using baby oil or similar instead of water to get your seal. You wont need much, that way it always keeps a seal and will not dry out.

Cheers

Craig
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Follow Up By: HJ61 - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:27

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:27
That's a great idea. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:35

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:35
At some of the "CHEAPY" discount stores (Crazy Clints etc) you can get "screw down" suction pads that are aout 45mm in diameter.
I have used them for years (and still do) to hold my upper rod rack onto my roof.
They don't let go! Believe me.
They are about $1 each and they are tough.
Cheers
Oskar
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Reply By: flappan - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 10:15

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 10:15
My parents use this setup , and their's came from bunnings ?

Had a wide variety to choose from.
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Reply By: ian - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 17:17

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004 at 17:17
Chris,
I got mine from Clarke Rubber. I have 6, and each week or so on a trip one seems to let go. A bit of spit and its right again. I will try baby oil though, and see how I go.
I haven't had any problems with the suction cups over thousands of k's of corrugations. I am sure velcro would work fine, but when the half-brick size rocks come up from those quality Queensland roads I like the large space between the glass and the perspex to absorb the impact.
Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris O (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 07:50

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 07:50
I was thinking the same thing about keeping space between my window & the stone guard.
What approximate diameter are the suction cups you are using and how are they attached to the perspex ?
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Reply By: ian - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:10

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:10
Chris,
the suction cups are about 85mm diameter and have a shaft that I pushed thru a hole drilled in the perspex.
The hole is a bit smaller than the diameter of the shaft and the tightness of this contact is enough to keep the suction cups tight.
Ian
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