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Karlos

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Am I correct in thinking there are 2 types from Dubflecta, sleek & retro.

Do they both do the same job or does their difference in shape & size change the way they each perform?
Sorry, and what are the Heko ones like compared to Dubflecta.
 
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Thinking of buying a set of Dubflecta sleek wind deflectors. Hoping they will stop the drips/torrent of water that ends up coming in the window when you pull away with window open after it's been raining, particularly when the awning is fitted. Can anyone confirm if they'll do that?
Nothing will stop rain or water from awning coming in if window more than max 1/4 open.
 
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One question on the Heko type, there are two metal clips that fit inside the window slot, are these in contact with any painted surface of the door frame?
Nope. They go in the padded bit the window runs in.
I had wind deflectors for a while, they were good for stopping drips when parked up in the rain, but ended up taking them off after a few months as the extra wind noise annoyed me
 
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Nope. They go in the padded bit the window runs in.
I had wind deflectors for a while, they were good for stopping drips when parked up in the rain, but ended up taking them off after a few months as the extra wind noise annoyed me
Thank you, interesting to hear your comment regarding an increase in wind noise, that would certainly put me off.
Still undecided on fitting deflectors, many pros and cons.
 
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It makes me chuckle when people ask, "should I fit Dubflecta sleek or retro wind deflectas?" Apart from looks, I doubt if it makes any difference at all. Fitting the sleek versions to a two tonne brick isn't going to make any discernable difference to performance or MPG. All I can tell you is if they are fitted correctly, they don't leak and allow good ventilation which is the whole point of having them.
Dubflectas can cause an obstruction to the closing windows at first but if you assist the window to overcome this resistance and to fully close then leave it closed for a couple of days, they will be fine. BTW, that advice works on both thicknesses of glass fitted.
 
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It makes me chuckle when people ask, "should I fit Dubflecta sleek or retro wind deflectas?" Apart from looks, I doubt if it makes any difference at all. Fitting the sleek versions to a two tonne brick isn't going to make any discernable difference to performance or MPG. All I can tell you is if they are fitted correctly, they don't leak and allow good ventilation which is the whole point of having them.
Dubflectas can cause an obstruction to the closing windows at first but if you assist the window to overcome this resistance and to fully close then leave it closed for a couple of days, they will be fine. BTW, that advice works on both thicknesses of glass fitted.
Thanks Borris, do they help when driving in rain to either keep the front side windows clear and or stop the window and mirror switches getting soaked if you open the window?
 
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The type that fit inside make it very difficult to insert the Remo vent grill as it means that there is a deflector and metal vent in the channel making for no space for the glass to fully close.
Stick on type obviously the solution

this type
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It makes me chuckle when people ask, "should I fit Dubflecta sleek or retro wind deflectas?" Apart from looks, I doubt if it makes any difference at all. Fitting the sleek versions to a two tonne brick isn't going to make any discernable difference to performance or MPG. All I can tell you is if they are fitted correctly, they don't leak and allow good ventilation which is the whole point of having them.
Dubflectas can cause an obstruction to the closing windows at first but if you assist the window to overcome this resistance and to fully close then leave it closed for a couple of days, they will be fine. BTW, that advice works on both thicknesses of glass fitted.
Can honestly say we never encountered any obstruction at all on closing the windows :thumb
 
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Im considering getting some Climair wind deflectors for the front windows of our yet to be registered Cali Ocean.
Is this something you would recommend?
Do most of you brilliant people use such things?

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Michael
VW own, fitted to my T6, had VW ones on caddy for 6 years with no issues
 
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Thanks Borris, do they help when driving in rain to either keep the front side windows clear and or stop the window and mirror switches getting soaked if you open the window?
Yes, you can open the windows slightly and the rain doesn't usually come in. I can't say that that would always be the case under all rainy conditions but they really do a great job of giving ventilation whilst keeping the rain out.
 
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I have the VW deflectors and the window vents as recommended by @WelshGas . Great to have extra air when travelling at lower speed. And then the window vents help reduce condensation overnight. Not cheap, but for me, worth it.
 
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Heko are a different shape to the Dubflecta Sleek so it depends what look you prefer. Compare the shape of the ones in post #82 (Heko) to these (Dubflecta Sleek) which we are very happy with by the way. IMG_0421.jpg
 
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I have the VW deflectors and the window vents as recommended by @WelshGas . Great to have extra air when travelling at lower speed. And then the window vents help reduce condensation overnight. Not cheap, but for me, worth it.
Did you redress the situation Alison ? Maybe he wouldn't recommend
them to you now. ;)
 
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Did you redress the situation Alison ? Maybe he wouldn't recommend
them to you now. ;)
Thanks for that. I’m not sure I need to redress anything. But certainly don’t want to side track this thread...
If you have a particular concern then please PM me or the moderators to resolve.
Thanks in advance.
 
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I have the Dubflcta Retro. They allow you to open the window enough to get some air (on the move or at night) without any rain coming in, just make sure the top of the window isn't below the bottom of the Dubflecta.
I don't think they increase wind noise, you get that anyway with the window open.
 
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Thanks all, some pondering to do.
 
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I want to buy some new Duflecta sleek deflectors for our present van (left the others on the old van when we sold it). I bought some at Christmas, but we managed to break one before installing them and haven't had any luck trying to stick it back together again.
However, I've tried emailing and ringing Dubflecta a few times but had no response. I'm reluctant to put through an order (through Paypal) in case they've gone out of business. They're not very good at communication at the best of times but this is worse than usual. Has anyone had recent contact?
 

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