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Old 01-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Headrest/ wind deflector

I just bought a wind deflector for my vert but its touching/ rubbing the back of my headrest. I'm 6'3 so I can't move the seat forward. Do you guys have any ideas to put / stick on the deflectors rubbing that is smooth. Don't want the back of the headrest to get marked or get sun stained. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Not sure, but I recall there was a DIY with zip ties or a clip or something for peoples wind screens that don't stay up. I'm wondering if there would be a way for you to rig it so that the wind screen doesn't quite go all the way to the seats instead of just putting something that doesn't rub too much. Try searching for that post and see if it gives you some ideas.
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i'm 6'4 and i have two seat positions memorized, i can still drive by dropping the seat all down, and bringing the back a little forward. not as comfortable with the deflector down, just make sure to bring the headrest down. not much we can do about that cuz of our height lol
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Not sure, but I recall there was a DIY with zip ties or a clip or something for peoples wind screens that don't stay up. I'm wondering if there would be a way for you to rig it so that the wind screen doesn't quite go all the way to the seats instead of just putting something that doesn't rub too much. Try searching for that post and see if it gives you some ideas.
The thread johnrando describes is titled "BMW OEM convertible windscreen - review" and I'm sorry I don't know how to provide a link to it here. But it has detailed photos of how to put in a pin to hold the top upright in wind gusts as johnrando suggests. It might work as he describes as well.
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Not sure, but I recall there was a DIY with zip ties or a clip or something for peoples wind screens that don't stay up. I'm wondering if there would be a way for you to rig it so that the wind screen doesn't quite go all the way to the seats instead of just putting something that doesn't rub too much. Try searching for that post and see if it gives you some ideas.
The only issue with that is I don't see it performing its full job if its not fully in the upright position. Sorry to hear that OP, maybe just put a cloth or something between the headrest and the screen?
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The only issue with that is I don't see it performing its full job if its not fully in the upright position. Sorry to hear that OP, maybe just put a cloth or something between the headrest and the screen?
Or maybe a variation on something like this?
http://www.spencersonline.com/produc...rring-ll-osfm/
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Thinking outside the box here, maybe you could find a cheap parting out headrest. You could go ahead and let it rub, then later put your original back if it looks bad.
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Or maybe a variation on something like this?
http://www.spencersonline.com/produc...rring-ll-osfm/


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Thinking outside the box here, maybe you could find a cheap parting out headrest. You could go ahead and let it rub, then later put your original back if it looks bad.
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