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    Thread: Windshield Sunscreen that Fits

    1. Semi-n00b
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      07-30-2012 09:02 AM #1
      Ya, need some help on this. Tried a cheapy, it didn't fit worth a flip. Bought an expensive one that was "custom made" for our cars... no. Anyone have suggestions on a brand that fits well/easy to use? Thanks.

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      07-30-2012 09:23 AM #2
      What brands did you purchase? I've been looking to get the Weathertech one that has two sides (one for winter and one for summeR). It's about $70 compared to a $30 cheap-o that did not get good reviews. The WT one even has little suction cups on it to keep it in place.

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      07-30-2012 09:28 AM #3
      I couldn't do one with suction cups, those little rings that it would leave would drive me nuts.

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      07-30-2012 01:06 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      I couldn't do one with suction cups, those little rings that it would leave would drive me nuts.
      I already can't stand the one left by my GPS so I try to never use it. iPhone is my go to, GPS last resort.

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      07-30-2012 01:42 PM #5
      I had a custom one for my Fusion from Covercraft that fit like a glove. I have been thinking about ordering one for the GLI but haven't gotten around to it. My dealer also sells/carries another brand of fitted ones; one that rolls up and is light(er) weight, and a two-sided one that folds. Can't remember the brand, but both are available through autoanything.com
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      07-30-2012 04:28 PM #6
      Have had mine for over a month now which I bought from Amazon, no complaints though.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00

      The price I paid for mine is pretty cheap compared to $30 or $100.00

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      07-31-2012 07:51 AM #7
      I think it was the introtech $59 on autoanything. Havent seen that one on amazon before, may have to try it. Ya, it was 106 yesterday in Arlington, TX so I need one that fits better lol

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      07-31-2012 09:27 AM #8
      I have purchased a Covercraft UVS100 for every vehicle I've owned over the past 20 or so years. Every one has fit perfectly and lasted quite a long time. The one for my 16 year old Tacoma is a little ratty (16 years of constant outside use) but still works fine.

      I got the one for the GLI here:

      http://shop.autoanything.com/driving...A1228A0A0.aspx

      Took advantage of the "first-time" customer discount (even though I'm not) but the sales guy gave me anyway. It was like $41 with free shipping.
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      07-31-2012 06:00 PM #9
      Thanks for the replies.

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      07-31-2012 08:46 PM #10
      Yup, I bought the one fitted from VW (Cover King). It has the VW logo on it.


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      08-02-2012 08:49 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettadude1 View Post
      Yup, I bought the one fitted from VW (Cover King). It has the VW logo on it.


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      Is that the VW OEM? Where can I find one? any pics?

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      08-03-2012 11:22 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by HD9280 View Post
      Is that the VW OEM? Where can I find one? any pics?
      You need to contact your local dealership to place the order. They are fitted for each model and it has a VW logo on it.
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      08-05-2012 12:36 AM #13
      I have a heat shield brand cover. It makes a world of difference. I'm in Arlington as well. Sometimes i forget to put it on and pay for it when i get back in the car. Lol

    14. 08-05-2012 09:06 AM #14
      I bought this...

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o05_s00_i00

      Happy with it....reduces the interior temp by quite a bit.


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      08-05-2012 09:30 AM #15
      That's the exact one i got too.

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      08-18-2012 10:33 PM #16
      I purchased an Intro-Tech Ultimate Reflector from Autoanything.com. My dealer carries the roll-up version but I had a Cover Craft UVS100 folding shade on my last car and wanted something similar to that.






      there's a slight gap near the base of the windshield on both sides, and the open area around the mirror is pretty big but overall I'm happy. Comparing it to the UVS100, I think I like the Covercraft better. It was more rigid, and had a reflective surface that wasn't foil. The Ultimate Reflector definitely doesn't feel cheap by any means. It'll take some time to get used to getting it in place.
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      08-19-2012 01:58 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by adamkramerusn View Post
      I purchased an Intro-Tech Ultimate Reflector from Autoanything.com. My dealer carries the roll-up version but I had a Cover Craft UVS100 folding shade on my last car and wanted something similar to that.






      there's a slight gap near the base of the windshield on both sides, and the open area around the mirror is pretty big but overall I'm happy. Comparing it to the UVS100, I think I like the Covercraft better. It was more rigid, and had a reflective surface that wasn't foil. The Ultimate Reflector definitely doesn't feel cheap by any means. It'll take some time to get used to getting it in place.
      What does it look like from the outside? pic..

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      08-19-2012 09:21 AM #18


      Sorry, knew I forgot one.
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      08-19-2012 12:41 PM #19
      love the look of your shade.. sturdy. Just what's up with the huge opening for the rear view mirror.

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      08-19-2012 12:47 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by HD9280 View Post
      love the look of your shade.. sturdy. Just what's up with the huge opening for the rear view mirror.
      Yeah that gap is dumb IMO
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      08-19-2012 12:49 PM #21
      it looks huge. but the quality looks great. Can't have it all

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      08-19-2012 01:06 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 2009RoutanSE View Post
      Have had mine for over a month now which I bought from Amazon, no complaints though.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00

      The price I paid for mine is pretty cheap compared to $30 or $100.00
      Got pix of it installed in your car (inside and out?) Thanks!

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