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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
This might be of interest to those of you who have a WindRestrictor or similar type accessory , but miss the headrest parts the OEM Wind Deflector offers .

I used a 6mm diameter perforated steel sheet :



Using a piece of cardboard I made up a template , adjusting it for a perfect fit ( as I have the OEM screen I was able to use my insert for a pattern ) :





Using the template I marked up the metal sheet and cut out the general shape with an angle grinder with a cutting disc , which I then finished off with a bench grinder :



After sanding the metal to remove light scratches and prepare for painting :



I sprayed the inserts with matt black spray :



I used a 8mm soft rubber tube which I sliced along one side to cover the edges to avoid damaging the headrests :





After cutting the tubing to the right length I super glued the ends to make a closed rubber surround :



The finished item looked like this :



If you prefer , instead of spraying black you could also spray the inserts with clear laquer for a result something like this :





Well that's all folks !!
 

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Good job! Now, just like John's 3rd brake light, you have another business!
 

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Very, very nice! Now, that really looks OEM! Good job Curro101 :Beer:
 

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Discussion Starter #7
Basically yes , as the roll bars aren't actually solid , but do give slightly , the inserts are gripped tightly which is obviously helped by the rubber tubing , which is also to prevent damaging the roll bars themselves .
Tonimccloud will be able to tell us if they're tight enough as I made them for him !
 

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Very nice.....one question comes to mind...any sound generated at cruising speeds due to part configuration?? I think your mod looks quite classy!
 

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Discussion Starter #10
We'll have to wait for Tonimccloud to try them out for that , but some sellers , like Piecha I think it is , sell wind restrictors with similar inserts , but no one sold them seperately !
 

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Premium Member 2012 SLK350
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I love it.... Nice DIY. Great Job
Now I want some...

Cheers
Ingen
 

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Discussion Starter #13
I'll swap you a set for your wheels , jeje ??

Seriously if you can't make / get a set , drop me a PM and we can sort something out !
 

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Great job, but something tells me that without the oem holders and plexi which attach to the inserts, they might 'fly' out. thoughts?
 

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Great job, but something tells me that without the oem holders and plexi which attach to the inserts, they might 'fly' out. thoughts?
Exactly what i was thinking .

brilliant innovation and idea , look good but just answer the long life and what stops them popping out ? just when your about to wheelspin around that old crisp packet laying on the ground ? :D
 
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