Cleaning under my wind deflector

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Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by ElectroGhandi » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:35 pm

I have a wind deflector on my Rodeo. Does anyone know how I can get the bits out from under it?

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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by ElectroGhandi » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:39 pm

No. :lol: I would have done that already.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by ElectroGhandi » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:03 pm

I looked at it under the hood and it looks like the only way to remove it is to break these little plastic tabs off.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by watkins » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:32 pm

Pressurized water aimed from behind would be my first theory.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by theholycow » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:42 pm

Back-alley abortion tools, maybe?
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by the dumblonde » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:11 am

theholycow wrote:Back-alley abortion tools, maybe?
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by Tups » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:58 am

What are those for (well, obviously to deflect wind, but still...)? Saw them quite a lot in Thailand couple of years ago and wondered it back then. Around here they are quite rare - I recall seeing only a handful over the years.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by ElectroGhandi » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:36 am

They help keep bugs off of your windshield. Can't imagine that's very useful in Scandinavia. :lol:
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by Tups » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:39 am

ElectroGhandi wrote:Can't imagine that's very useful in Scandinavia. :lol:
You should see my windshield...

It might also be a safety issue. Those things could do pretty nasty damage if you hit a pedestrian.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by ElectroGhandi » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:44 am

Tups wrote:It might also be a safety issue. Those things could do pretty nasty damage if you hit a pedestrian.
The wind deflector? 8) You're lucky I got the wind deflector instead of the brush guards/bull bars.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by theholycow » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:59 am

In my experience, wind deflectors are purely aesthetic. They do not reduce the quantity of bugs smashing the windshield or accomplish any other function...or at least did not, for me.

I can't imagine how that wimpy piece of smooth plastic could relate to a pedestrian safety issue.
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by watkins » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:24 am

No more rock chips on the edge of the hood. Only reason for every putting one on
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by ElectroGhandi » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:43 pm

watkins wrote:Only reason for every putting one on
Well, it is an aesthetic issue too, like most of those OEM option packages.

Here's an ugly white Rodeo without a deflector...

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and here's my Rodeo with the deflector. You be the judge.

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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by watkins » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:31 am

All wind deflectors look like crap
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Re: Cleaning under my wind deflector

Post by mtheis » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:11 am

Give your hood a circumcision.
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