Front window glare protection from the sun

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 19:48
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I have a current model Prado that has poorly designed sun visors particularly to the right of the driver and the area around the mirror.

Went into a couple of motor spare places and asked is they still produced those stick on windscreen shade protectors, only to be met with a blank stare.

Seems I remember a fella telling once you can get a transfer similar to the shade treatment built into the windscreen of the current Commodore.

Any one know if these things are still around and where I might get one?

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Gazal Champion - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 19:59

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 19:59
Hi Kim M,

Any window tinting expert should be able to help here.

I know the type you are talking about, they were all the rage quite some years ago. Some were plain blue, others had Holden or ford written on them.

They should be able to fit or supply a plain strip of tint to go across the top of your windscreen on the inside. It is also easy to install yourself with some detergent, water and a cloth.

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Follow Up By: Gazal Champion - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:04

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:04
I just read your post again and realised you may be talking about the weathershield fitted to the drivers door. If so I have another suggestion and that is to spray paint the top of the weathershield with white paint in the area above the vision line.

A taxi driver freind put me onto that one and I have done it with every car I have had, with a weathershield, since.
Works well.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:33

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:33
Gidday Bruce

Never gave that a thought. There's a few of them around here. I'll go and have a chat to them.

The quack brought all this on just recently, saying I had benign cancer problems on the face and the right hand from too much time in the sun.

Fella I work with has the same problem and has just spent $350 tinting the car.

Regards

Kim




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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:33

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:33
As I understand it, UV radiation doesn't travel through glass... I'll have to check on that...
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:37

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:37
I was partly correct... but wrong. It does happen:

http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=5413

http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae603.cfm
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:45

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:45
Gday Kim,
One lucky thing I have over you is we are still way ahead of the times.....Only last year.....1960 I reckon it was, they bought out these things called spectecles......In bloody colours.
In fact an old dinosour..I think his name was Willem...just got me on the telegraph...

SUNGLASSES I reckon he called them!!!

All $hiit aside... just spoke to Willem ..the bad asr$es cant go where they wanted! Slight change of dest.


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 21:57

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 21:57
Hairy

Appears to me son that your becoming a bit of an urbanite. I think Footy an I need to lead you down the path to self righteous. That other fella you mentioned will only complicate matters even more.

Over the weekend I'll post a story about skinning warm possums.....bit of educational matter for a young fella! Read it an you'll learn about fuss.

What happen with Willem?

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:19

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:19
That's a bummer Hairy . Now he will probably want to go somewhere where he can find bottle tops with his new detector !

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:39

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:39
I wonder if I'm the only one who finds this.

Sunglasses just don't work for me. Glare seems to effect me just as much with or without. If the sun shines directly into my eyes through sunglasses, I'm blinded just the same and in fact can see a lot less effectively if they aren't perfectly clean.

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:23

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:23
Gday,
It sounds a bit like the boys were trying to get some access to blackfella land, Willem was being diplomatic but Noel wasnt quite that polite.

LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 22:02

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 22:02
Gees Hairy , I can't understand what you mean . Noel is such a quiet retiring type !
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:47

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 20:47
I have done a couple of windscreens in our Prado (stone and a roo) and the last one I got from O'Briens had the blue tinted band in the top 6 inches of the screen. O'Briens recommended it when I called them and said it cost no extra.

Certainly does help when the sun gets into those gaps between the mirror and the visors.

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Reply By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 21:54

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 21:54
Hi Kim,
Would the ExplorOz Windscreen sticker at that wicked price of $0 help out?



Rgds


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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:10

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:10
Gidday Nev

Can't say I have all that much interest in advertising stickers on the car.

Where are you located in Tassie?

Lived there for a while, and it's great country.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:17

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:17
Hi Kim,
How are you going to be spotted and named on this forum without a sticker... lol
I currently live in the Huon Valley till I retire in a few years time. By then the kids will have move out and the waroffice and I will move back to WA.

rgds

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Follow Up By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:56

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:56
Hi Nev,
Have seen your posts on here at different times and from memory you were once in Burnie, notice you are now in the Huon, where abouts, we are at Ranelagh.

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Follow Up By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:30

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:30
Hi Baz and Pud,

It must have been someone else I am afraid. Only travelled through Burnie. Not my favourite place I must say.


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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:23

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:23
And for the sun visors there are some clip on extenders that are tinted perspex.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Royce- Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:53

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:53
When things get really difficult... you know when you have to use your hand to keep the sun out? The a cap [on you head] is the best. You can have it so that a small dip or tilt of you head keeps the sun out of your eyes.

I know this seems a simplistic idea, but lots of people where a hat and take it off when they get into the car, and haven't worked this out.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 01:34

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 01:34
Gidday Royce

I'd look a fair bit of a dill arriving at work with a battered 25 year old hat LOL.

Fact is, the quack has told me that I've got a bit of a skin condition from the sun, and need to take a bit more care.

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:41

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 12:41
My favorite hat is around 16 years old and I DO LOOK LIKE A DILL lots of the time...

Care factor? = 0
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:17

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 08:17
Hi Kim ,

I went out to see Signman in western Sydney and he did an expert job putting a 5 inch vinyl strip across the top of my front and rear windows and a total blackout on my two rear side windows . It has been on there for ages without any problems .

I am not sure if he can still do it now though , as he is carrying out a national survey on tyres with and without white lettering showing , and how it affects tyre wear .

Cheers ,

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Reply By: Member -Signman - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:02

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:02
Yea- just go to your local Sign shop- he'll be able to help you out..

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:42

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:42
Hi Kim

If have a serious problem you might consider these (xir glass) , they are a true heat and UV reflecting windscreen, sort of like tinting but inbuilt into the actual windscreen and Legal.

Not cheap , think Patrol one was $600

http://www.protector.com.au/
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Reply By: DIO - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:43

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:43
If you are considering sticking anything across the top of the windscreen that is opaque, don't as it's illegal and you may find that Police will take 'a dim view' of it as under some circumstances (going down a slope/hill) it will impede forward vision. Only thing you have available to reduce glare is either sunglasses, mesh sunshade or 'tinting' intergrated into the top of the windscreen. Stick on tinting on the front windscreen is also illegal.
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Follow Up By: DIO - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:44

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:44
Oh, I forgot yet another approved option is the internal flip-down sunvisor.
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 22:38

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 22:38
Thanks fellas for the advice.

Keep up the good humour. LOL

Regards

Kim
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