Wind Deflector.

sean16tbc

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The time is almost here after a long dark winters rest...May 1st ..my Zed is taxed and back out for the summer...cannot wait. I have chance to buy a Wind deflector which is of the mesh type and not the perspex...Does anyone have any views on which is the best and if the mesh type does the job and stops all the blusty gale we have to put up with? :) ...Cheers Sean.
 

bessieblue

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Hi Sean , i have the mesh wind blocker ,it works well & when hood is up you can unzip it & folds down . pete
 

wonderloaf

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Perspex one for me, nice clear view in the rear view mirror. I'm a cheapskate and made it myself :)
 

Ragtop

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I use both, mesh for the winter and perspex for the summer. The mesh gives slightly more protection for winter use.

They are both very good and give really good protection from the wind.
 

SeaSurfer

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I have the mesh deflector - does its job great, stays permenantly in place and as someone above said, just unzip the centre piece for when you hood is up for a clear view.
 

Titan

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I've always had the OEM mesh one but tried different Perspex ones a couple of years ago as I thought they looked better.
They do work but are not as efficient as the mesh ones so we are still happily using the mesh.
I also had a problem with reflection from the Perspex in the rear view mirror.


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GazHyde

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I managed to get hold of a mesh deflector and it really does what you need it to do. However, I hate not being able to see clearly behind the car. As the roof was up when it was raining or it was parked. Doesn't affect the visibility a lot, but it annoyed me. Would always remove mine or zip it down on cruises, so I got a better view ;)

My preference would be <a> no deflector at all <b> perspex (for best visibility) and finally <c> mesh

Having a perspex deflector will also give me somewhere to put another Zorg sticker when the roof is down :D
 

wonderloaf

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Sometimes I keep my perspex one up while the roof is up (it is at the moment), and I could swear that music sounds better with it in place, especially from the rear speakers. Could this be because the sound is being reflected of the hard surface and doesn't get lost in the roof well behind the seats?

Either that or I'm losing my marbles...probably 8-}

Anybody else notice this?
 

hard top

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My mesh wind deflector is up under my hardtop, have no issues with rear view vision and find that it cuts out head light intrusion at night.
I also use my wing mirrors...... ;)

Music sounds much better in an enclosed space.
 

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The mesh one is good all the way up to at least 155mph :)

Mine stays in place all the time, only unzip it if the roof is up and want to use the space in the back otherwise it stays in place all the time, helps stop the glare from the badly adjust headlights behind you at night, roof up or down :D
 

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hard top said:
I also use my wing mirrors...... ;)
^ +1

only use the rear view mirror to see how far away the car is I just overtook :D
 
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badman gee

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my y fronts are my wind deflector.

especially after eating raw onions :(
 

sean16tbc

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Not so sure about Y fronts Ha ha.....But look everyone many thanks for your feedback..As the mesh type i have chance to buy is at a very good price and from all the feedback...does the job effectively...Mesh one it is!!!...Thanks to you all ..Sean. :)
 

Warrior

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Mesh for me...does a great job...

You must remember when unzipping it to drop it forward rather than backwards into the well where the folding roof goes or it can get stuck. Something I forget every single time.... :-\
 

si-forks

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Home made tinted perspex for me cost me £5 from a recycle centre

Like wonderloaf I'am a cheapskate
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wonderloaf

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si-forks said:
Home made tinted perspex for me cost me £5 from a recycle centre

Like wonderloaf I'am a cheapskate
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Nice ^:)^ how have you fixed it to the hoops, can't see any straps! I've been pondering over how to do this for ages...

I spent about £25 on materials from ebay, so £5 is an absolute steal and so environmentally friendly as well seeing as it came from a recycling centre!

Us cheapskates have got to stick together :ymcowboy:
 

si-forks

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Nice ^:)^ how have you fixed it to the hoops, can't see any straps! I've been pondering over how to do this

Just 2 self tappers into the roll bars with a plastic cap over them ,been up to 95 with no problems

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