Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?




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    Default Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    I'm tired of the silver foil type shades that perish after a year or 2, then start falling apart dropping pieces of the shade all over the dash and the vehicle interior. Ideally I'd like one of those sun shades made from folded cardboard(no chance of them perishing) that they used to sell but it looks like they are no more.
    What sunshade is durable and easy to put up and take down?

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    I'm tired of the silver foil type shades that perish after a year or 2, then start falling apart dropping pieces of the shade all over the dash and the vehicle interior. Ideally I'd like one of those sun shades made from folded cardboard(no chance of them perishing) that they used to sell but it looks like they are no more.
    What sunshade is durable and easy to put up and take down?
    You can still buy these in Australia! Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Outdoor WH sells pretty useful ones. Some sort of composite material and different sizes



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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Checkers sell nice cardboard ones. Wife has one.
    Or else do what I did and cut the black part on the edges off and you sorted.

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    You get one that has spring loaded sides, like in two connected circular pieces of fabric with the spring on the circumference. I find they work best for single person use. I have two that's been in use for years. Not sure where to get in SA though.
    We can't change the wind but we can set our sails

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Isuzukb250 View Post
    Checkers sell nice cardboard ones. Wife has one.
    Or else do what I did and cut the black part on the edges off and you sorted.
    I looked at a checkers a few weeks back and they only had the silver foil versions, how long ago have you see the cardboard type at a checkers?

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Outdoor WH sells pretty useful ones. Some sort of composite material and different sizes
    Are you referring to the Go Gear ones:
    https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/s...earch_sunshade

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Are you referring to the Go Gear ones:
    https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/s...earch_sunshade
    Jip, expensive though



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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Only problem is that they NEVER fit! The foil ones you can sort off trim, the expensive Outdoor WH ones, not!



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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Jip, expensive though
    If they last perhaps not too bad of a price
    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Only problem is that they NEVER fit! The foil ones you can sort off trim, the expensive Outdoor WH ones, not!
    Do you have one?
    Which vehicle have you found them to be too big?

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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    If they last perhaps not too bad of a price Do you have one?
    Which vehicle have you found them to be too big?
    I had some made by a caravan place in Gauteng who has multi layered insulated stuff which he imported. They sew it up to the correct window size, and it attaches with suction cups. I can't believe how cool this keeps the vehicle. Chalk and cheese when comparing it to the stuff you get at Midas.

    If you are interested in the contact details, PM me.

    Here are two pics. Silver on the sun side, grey on the inside. The second pic shows the thickness - when compressed it's probably 3mm thick
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    Default Re: Where to find a decent windscreen sun shade?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Only problem is that they NEVER fit! The foil ones you can sort off trim, the expensive Outdoor WH ones, not!
    Agree, try fitting one of those on a FJ window
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