Advice of fitting window deflector

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Advice of fitting window deflector

Post by deekhubert » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:26 pm

Had anyone got experience fitting window deflectors as I have a feeling I may break trying to flex mine inm
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Re: Advice of fitting window deflector

Post by warpc0il » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:58 pm

It needs to be warm to fit, both the deflectors and the seals,; a hair dryer may be enough

Some silicon grease on the seals helps a lot.

I also took a sanding block to round the outside edges/corners of the deflectors as mine were quite roughly machined and left with a bit of a burr.
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Re: Advice of fitting window deflector

Post by deekhubert » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:45 pm

Yeah, that’s what I thought and doing it at -1 degrees may not be the best idea

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Re: Advice of fitting window deflector

Post by Shagrington » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:58 pm

One of the few things I did myself 8) - my mate was going to help me ... he hadn't finished tying his boot laces before I had them fitted. It was a warm day, so maybe that helped, but it was also surprisingly easy.
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Re: Advice of fitting window deflector

Post by HarSc » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:36 pm

When I did mine a few weeks back, it was bitterly cold. Not my best moment, but I managed to get them in without heat, just with plenty of silicon grease to help them in. Start off putting them in at the front, and slide it into the top of the window about a 1/3rd the way back, and then flex the rear side into the back of the drivers window about half way down. It feels like it shouldn't flex that far but it does it alright. YMMV but it's another way to have a crack at it. Heat will definitely help as said above :)

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