Rear Window Stone Deflector

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 10:45
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G'day All

I've just purchase a camper trailer which has pretty good stone guards/deflectors attached but would like to see what is available to stick on the rear window of the tow vehicle for added protection ! Many many years ago when I had my old camper I purchased some 3mm thick clear stick on vinyl sheet which I cut to shape and that worked well and just peeled it off after each trip. Can't seem to find where to buy it these days if it's still available.

Is that still what people use or are there better options these days ?


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Gazz

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Reply By: kgarn - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 11:00

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 11:00
https://www.plasweld.com.au/products/rear-window-savers/
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert1660 - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 11:08

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 11:08
I have the Plasweld rear window protector for my 200 Series. Has worked very well even though it is only attached by suction cups. Recommended!
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 13:59

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 13:59
Thanks kgarn

Did see them in my search but I have two cars that will tow the trailer on different trips - ok for the cruiser but also use my Ranger with a fibreglass canopy with lift up rear window and nothing to suit on their website.

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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 12:00

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 12:00
Gazz,

I bought my sheet from Bunnings. May have been 3mm.

I used those clips from the old black rear window sunshades of the 80's; Repco or one of the other Autoparts stores.
My mates has his fixed with sticky velcro.

Cut the vinyl sheet with a fine blade jigsaw. I drilled holes with a new drill bit.

Don't wash it too hard as it will scratch permanently. I take mine off and wash it.


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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 14:08

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 14:08
Thanks Bill

Did do something very similar years ago to one of my Patrols - might have to do this for my Ranger's canopy window. Probably instead of using those clips I could use that high strength double sided tape .

Was hoping to find that soft flexible 3mm clear vinyl you cut and just stick on - it's just like the contact you covered your school books all them years ago just thicker and stronger lol.

I used to use it on my enduro race bike headlight - helped stop it getting smashed but if it got cracked it held the glass together so you could still have a headlight at night !

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 14:16

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 14:16
Coreflute.
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 14:23

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 14:23
I've made them out of thin corflute before but the only thing I found that works well to stick it to glass are the Aunger Rear Louvre fitting kits. Makes it very easy to remove as well. Bought them in the past from Sprint Auto Parts at Port Adelaide, but you can also buy them on Ebay:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143960337071?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2184b46aaf:g:1z8AAOSwvbhdiauV&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsS9d9gBrkNbRQtRn8MVXnYkgCfoVt%252F
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:06

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:06
Thanks Phil

Sounds like a good option !

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Gazz
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Reply By: GarryR - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 15:06

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 15:06
Hi Outback Gazz, From memory, and and will be corrected here, I think poly carbonate sheet is still flexible and soft, and perspex is much harder and more brittle. Perspex can do what you want but scratches much easier, and must be careful when drilling as it could develop hair line cracks if too much force placed on that area. Memory tells me that the polycarbonate will be a much better product. It's been many many years since I have played with this stuff. Hope that is of some help
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:07

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:07
Thanks Garry

Another good option !

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Gazz
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Reply By: pmk03 - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:48

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:48
Hi Gazz

We just use corflute. Taped on for the trip. Disposable when you get home.
The current one we’re using came off a large cable drum cut down to size.
Look closely and you can see stone dints ….
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:59

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 16:59
Thanks Paul

That will work well on my Ranger !

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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 17:50

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 17:50
Stone Stomper…..brilliant
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 19:28

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 at 19:28
G'day Stephen

Yeah I know they are good but the current set up on the trailer is pretty good and the stone stomper would be a bit of overkill. Was just looking for a cheap bit of added protection - coz the way my luck has been running lately, if I bought a cemetery people would stop dying lol.

Thanks and all the best
Gazz

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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 13:28

Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 13:28
I just went to the local $2 shop and bought a padded sunscreen (with an Australian Flag on it!). We sewed a bit of velcro on each side that wraps around the rear window of the Pajero and sticks to some sticky-backed velcro on the trim around the window on the inside of the door. The bottom of the sunscreen is held in place by the rear window wiper and the top of the sunscreen folds under the aerofoil at the top of the backdoor. Has worked perfectly for several years, never fallen off, and cost bugger all! The only thing you can see out of the back window when towing is the van so no loss there.
I do have a stone-guard on the van as well, but we did find the odd stone would hit the A-frame forward of the guard and ping onto the back window of the car so the sunscreen works a treat.
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