Window Deflectors/Vent Visors

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  1. df2x4

    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    Beats me, I think that thread I linked was the first time I'd ever seen anyone mention it. :lol: I never really gave it much thought. Probably something to do with the shape and size of the window opening.

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    upper_tanker I'm Awesome

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    I really wish I'd have done some more research and got the in-channel visors when I first put the non-in-channel ones on about 4 years ago. Mine were on for about 2 years until I decided to get the windows tinted. I pulled the old ones off, and got impatient in removing the 3M tape. I ended up damaging the paint in some spots.

    I'd really like to get these in-channel ones, but then what would I have to cover up my damaged paint? LOL
     
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    The 2nd gen F-bodies (Camaro/Firebird) in the 70s .... You could pull the windows out at the top a good inch or two when the internal guides were worn. I used to keep a wire coat hanger coiled inside the air cleaner (yep, outside hood latch) to unlock my doors if i inadvertently locked my keys in the car (more than a few times). A small wrist could slip in the window/body gap and unlock it if the forearm was long enough.... hence the need for a coat hanger.
    People would ruin the internal window guides by closing the door by pushing on the window and NOT the door. Remember, there was no upper door frame. Just window to roof gasket. Hated seeing people do that. I've owned 5 or 6 of these F-bodies (currently own an 81) and I have to tell my passengers I'll poke their eye out if they close my door by the window. Lol.
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  4. 98chevy2500SS

    98chevy2500SS Bowtie 'Til I Die

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    Sounds like my 97 LOL. Someone must have had the traditional stick on vents before I bought it and scratched off paint to get them off (they put deep scratches in the door, will not buff out haha). Bought some stick-on vents at a farm fleet to cover up those imperfections... Nobody will know those scratches are there... :lol:

    I do like both styles. The in-channels are great if you have tow mirrors and have a more sleek modern look. The stick-ons are great for factory mirrors and kinda have a dated look, but still look good imo. Stick-ons are more readily available though, I had to special order my in-channels for my 98.
     
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    JackE I'm Awesome

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    I didn't know about the in channel ones when I bought mine or I would have gone that route. I can't get my stick-on ones to stay stuck on. They slowly work their way loose. My drivers side one caught some wind at 75 mph and it came about 3/4 of the way off before I could get the window down and grab it. In channel is definitely the better way to go.
     
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    ZSEVEN1 OBS Enthusiast

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    98chevy2500SS Bowtie 'Til I Die

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    Those GTS ones actually look a little better than the AVS ones. I might have to try those ones out sometime. Thanks for posting that! :)

    One thing I didn't like about the AVS ones is that they are in-channel until you get to the mirror base, then they stick on externally, like the stick-on style.
     
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    Do yours come with 3M double sided tape, or the generic junk double sided tape? I know the older visors that I used to buy always came with the non-3M tape. I'd always end up pulling it off and replacing it with 3M and never had any issues. Just a suggestion if you haven't tried it.
     
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    JackE I'm Awesome

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    They came with the 3M that has a thin foam layer between the tape. That is what is failing. I bought a roll of 3M that doesn't have the foam in it and that is failing too. I cleaned the crap out of both surfaces and wiped them down with alcohol, but it still doesn't want to stick for more than a few months. Maybe I will wait for a nice hot summer day when the metal is a billion degrees and use some heave spring clamps for a few hours. Or I could just buy the channel style, I like that look better anyway.
     
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    98chevy2500SS Bowtie 'Til I Die

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    The new ones come with 3M double stick, it's sticks good, but it is not as sticky as the stuff you can buy at the auto parts store.
     

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