gmarcucio
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Re: Sun Shade.

Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:40 pm

Awesome!!! Thank you. I just checked out the website and will order from them. At least we know you already have one and it fits and they go as far to tell you on their website that it fits your car even though it's not your car in the picture.

Doogieca
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Re: Windshield sun-shade?

Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:47 pm

Has anyone found the right size for this? How long does it take to put on?

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Re: Windshield sun-shade?

Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:46 am

Do it yourself: http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10258#p10258

Anyone mind if I merge these two threads?
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BillThompsonMIEV
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Re: Windshield sun-shade?

Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:05 am

I purchased mine through the dealer, who got it from www.heatshieldstore.com. Cost was $30.00.

Phximiev
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Sun Screen For Windshield

Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:01 am

Can anyone recommend a sun screen for the windshield?

We are in AZ and are in need of one.

Thanks.
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JoeS
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Re: Sun Shade.

Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:17 am

Phximiev, as you can see I moved your post into this thread. Before starting a new topic it's perhaps a good idea to look around first. This one here gives you plenty of suggestions.

To answer your question, I find that the inexpensive (under $10) EXTERNAL do-it-yourself reflective insulation material works best for me, and it's a custom-fit with only a pair of scissors and a bungie. When it is windy, I also run a bungie longitudinally from the radio antenna to the windshield wiper base. Being external it stops the radiation before it penetrates the windshield.

http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10258#p10258
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acensor
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Re: Sun Shade.

Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:58 am

That external method IMO is definitely superior.
It is, however, sometimes difficult where you can buy a few feet of that material off a roll.
Many places sell it, but some you'd have to buy a 50 foot roll.
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Re: Sun Shade.

Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:37 pm

Thanks for the info. :D
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Re: Sun Shade.

Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:45 pm

Not sure if someone found this already, but it appears that Amazon has a sunshade for our favorite transport pod.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00C30H2O ... SX200_QL40
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Re: Sun Shade.

Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:54 pm

Just a brief follow-up. I now have one of these 'custom' foam-cored sunshades for each of my i-MiEVs, material cost under $10 and just a few minutes with a pair of scissors. The athwartships bungie has large loops for the mirrors and the fore-aft bungie has small loops - one around the radio antenna and the other around the windshield wiper base.

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Now, this last week in SF it was too windy to have the cover outside (even with the bungies), so I was pleasantly surprised that the same cover fit very nicely inside the car. The note says at what time I could be unplugged (I was expecting to be in a meeting just a little longer than sufficient charge for me to get home) - sure enough, a Leaf was using the plug when I returned as the parking spot next to me had been available.

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