Insulated Covers for rear windows (keep heat out)

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 22:42
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I had a customer come in to have a dyno run the other day and he had a GU patrol with these insulated covers that were fitted to the rear side windows from the inside,now they were stuck on to the glass with special clips.

Anybody have any idea where to get them or know about them,they were to keep the heat out of the rear comp[artment where the fridge was.

Yes i forgot to ask him.

Matt
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Reply By: mowing - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:11

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:11
Matt, if they are the silver (outside) and grey material inside with suction cups, then they are manufactured in Qld and the business usually advertises in the 4wd mags.(sorry can't remember the name) I had a set on the back of the cruiser and they were really good but pricey. I also had a visit from the traffic cops as someone had complained about being blinded by the silver-for god's sake. Anyway the traffic cop made two visits to my house and left messages on my mobile. End result was take them off or you get a yellow sticker. Sent them back to Qld and they sewed a shade cloth material over the silver. Could only happen in WA - The police state.

Mark
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Follow Up By: landed eagle - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 07:08

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 07:08
You'll probably find that's the case in any state. Not supposed to have anything applied to the windows of a moving vehicle that makes them more reflective than standard glass. You should also never see glazing trucks carrying sheet mirror with the mirror exposed. Too dangerous.
The original type of tinting for autos that was one-way and mirror looking were banned after a while for the same reason.

Drive to survive if travelling this weekend all. :)
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Reply By:- Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:25

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:25
The company in Queensland you are trying to think of is Solar Screen and their phone number is 07 3398 5500

I have their screens on the rear windows of my 100 Series and can recommend them highly. So much better than similar flimsy cheap products I have seen on the market.

Subs
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Reply By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:34

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:34
Yep thats them fellas.

I will follow them up.

Cheers

Matt
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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:37

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 23:37
Do they have a website???

Ive looked but to no avail!!!!

Matt
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Follow Up By: Doggy Tease - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 00:17

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 00:17
Nah mate,,,he doesnt have a website,,,doesnt need one i reckon,,,he gets so much work from word of mouth,,,ya coulda just asked whilst i was there ya know,,,woulda been easier than typing away at the keyboard.
Give em a call,,,delivered was around the $500 mark for us to the door, didnt take long to get here either.

meow.

rick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 01:04

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 01:04
for $500 worth, what are they made of? Is there any photos floating around of them?

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:13

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:13
Rick

I forgot all about asking you,got busy sorting you car out instead.

Matt
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Reply By: mfewster - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 09:00

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 09:00
$500!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is a much cheaper and robust solution. As long as you are comfortable with the silver/reflection issues discussed elsewhere in the thread. Bunnings have a double sided silver insulation material with an air gap in the middle for use in house insulation. Make your own frames from flywire framing or better, put it flat onto the glass. For $500 you could buy enough of the stuff to use the leftover to line your house,
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Reply By: Garbutt - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 09:15

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 09:15
I made some with el-cheapo foam mattress which had one side covered in foil, $2 from cheap as chips. Cut it to shape and duct taped to side windows of my canopy. Is only thin, about 5mm, but they were sold as backpacker mattresses. I don't think they would be too comfy though but makes great window covers.

GB
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Follow Up By: T-Ribby - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:11

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 10:11
That would be EVA foam - all sizes available at places like Clark Rubber. I have a piece of shaped 20mm EVA for the rear window when travelling on shingle with the camper - blue on one side and grey on the other. It also serves as a shade when the vehicle is left parked for any length of time. Cost was about $10-15 iirc. Those $2 fascia protectors that are held up by sun visors could also be used - silver shiny side inwards held on by double-sided tape.
cheers
T.R.
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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 17:14

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 17:14
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fully cut to shape,,,suction cups hold on the window,,,,never have to worry about them again.
ours have been on there since Jan 07 and have never been taken off. Dont have to worry about the cops (at least over here anyway ) as the patrol had the two side mirrors.

meow.

rick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 17:16

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 17:16
Rick

Did you just ring them and order a set for a GU????

Matt
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Follow Up By: Doggy Tease - Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 02:19

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008 at 02:19
Sure did mate. He is a nice bloke to chat to . They do alot of stuff for boats and the big R.V.'s and stuff like that.
Ordered them,,sent a cheque and before we knew it they were at the door in a express parcell.
There is actually a "front" and a "rear"set that are sold seperately so if ya just want the back set thats all ya get,,,,this covers the whole cargo area and both rear passenger doors,,,,great to keep the sun away fram the fridge.
We got the whole car,,,front and back,,,,for when we go away to help keep eyes out of the car and to keep it cooler.

meow.

rick.
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