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 Post subject: Blinding sun above mirror
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:49 am 
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May help some - it did me.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinding sun above mirror
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:41 pm 
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Thanks for posting Vandy,

I like this solution and I will try it...

Do you know of a similar job to stop glare from the glass sun roof? I struggle to see the Sat Nav in certain light conditions.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinding sun above mirror
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Hi John

I never use the sunroof so always have the blind covering it. If I had the option I wouldn't have one at all - only adds more weight to the car - maybe if I had more hair I might use it :lol: Can't think of a way of stopping the glare from it though and agree that the sun can block out the sat nav screen.

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 Post subject: Re: Blinding sun above mirror
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:52 am 
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I love the sunroof! It is open as much as possible, weather permitting. If the sun bothers anyone, just close the blind! :cool:


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 Post subject: Re: Blinding sun above mirror
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:34 am 
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Thanks Tatey,
I do not think I made myself clear, as we also have the blind closed most of the time. It is when you lift the rear of the sunroof for added ventilation, and then slide the blind open for about six inches. That six inch gap blocks out your view of the sat nav, if you follow. I have considered a six inch strip of Black Out may make all the difference... Having seen Vandy's use of the truck sun strip this may be a solution - so long as it is not affected by condensation on the glass - I think I will give this a go sometime.
One of my endearing memories from the "demonstration" of the Xtrail was when the salesman slid back the blind and the car filled with light on a relatively dull day. I think the sunroof is a good feature of the Xtrail, even though it must add to the car’s weight.
Best wishes, John

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 Post subject: Re: Blinding sun above mirror
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:53 pm 
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May help some - it did me.

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Good idea Vandy, I see the Qashqai comes with something similar as standard now.


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 Post subject: Re: Blinding sun above mirror
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I've got a limo tint sunstrip all the way across my windscreen got it done when i got the rest of the car done... Limo tint from B post back and its 35% on the fronts :thumbs: :twisted:

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