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Window Side Vents / Deflectors

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by DavidM, March 18, 2011.

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    1. pacman9270

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      Check out the media gallery. I have pics of my Weathertech in-channel visors installed. No issues on my 2016 Explorer Sport.
       
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      Hello, just recently purchased a 2015 ex XLT. I'm looking for some vent visors w/ matching brand bug shield. Heard a couple bad things about the in-channel vent visors with the automatic window up switch. I really like the look of in channel but i don't want issues? Has anyone had any problems?
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Your thread has been merged with this existing one found using the 'Search' feature (upper right). There isn't much that hasn't already been discussed here on the 5th gen Explorer.since it came out 7 years ago. Both types of visors have been used successfully. Good luck and enjoy your ride!

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      Thank you, this is relatively new to me.
       
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      No problem. Getting familiar with all the features may take a little while.:)
       
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      Hi, pacman9270, I was looking at your media pics and I noticed you had wallpaper on your interior screen. Did you create that? I have downloaded some but I was wondering where you got yours. (The screen that has "black panther "). Thanks.[/QUOTE]
      Yes. Use a thumb drive formatted to FAT32. Some files will not work. I can't remember what the file extension was. I believe is was a .jpeg.
       
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      Any issues with the power windows afterwards on the in-window channel vent visors? Just bought a 2017 Platinum and looking to make some minor changes/additions. Installing a set of AVS in-channel vent visors in the in-laws Buick was a disaster!
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Check out post #195 and a few subsequent ones. Most members seem to have no issue with them. FYI, I found 42 posts in this thread with the word WeatherTech in them. Didn't check them all.

      Peter
       
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      I currently have the Ford OEM Window Deflectors / Window Vents on my '16 Explorer. I've never really been in love with them since I put them on, as I have the silver car with the top of the window line going down the car - the car window frames/pillars are black and make a nice clean line of black down the side of the car with the silver above it (I hope that makes sense). With the Ford vents with the double-sided 3M tape, the top of the vents is higher than that nice black line, thus breaking up the "clean look" of it. (I'd take a picture but I already took them off).

      So, aside from the OEM deflectors breaking that line, my front passenger door deflector started peeling off, flapping around while driving, so it gave me an excuse to replace them with the Weather Tech in-channel vents, which I bought months ago. I'm just now getting around to wanting to put them on SO I pulled off the Ford OEM Deflectors - and, of course, 1/2 the 3M tape stayed on the car - so now I have a nice, sticky outline of gooey tape, tape residue around all my windows. Before I put the Weather Tech deflectors on, what is the best way to remove all the tape goo and remaining tape "foam"? I have Goo Gone but I'm not sure if it's safe on car paint.

      Does anyone know the best way to remove a LARGE amount of 3M double sided tape residue without harming the finish?
       
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      Goof off. It is safe i use it with no worries...
       
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      Thanks. I did some research AFTER I posted this (I'm a little backwards at times) and that's what many sites said - Goof Off (but not Goo Gone, it's too harsh) supposedly works well or just plain ole WD-40 is also supposed to work as well. I was hoping someone had some ideas that would be less messy and less toxic (can't stand the smell of WD-40!).
       
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      Not less messy, but definitely less toxic, and I've found it works well on everything I've needed it for, including double sided tape. I got it at Ace Hardware initially.

      https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product...fl_title_23?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3TX4YUK2VIRSQ
       
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      I have used that products well, it is very good but more expensive and goof off come in a smaller size and cheaper and does the some work.
       
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      Nice pics. Does anyone have any pics of their explorers with either the OEM stick ons or weathertech in channels? Im on the fence on both and want to get one soon for my 2018 xlt. Do the stick ons sound noisier? Just want to see more opinions.
       
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      Did you look through this thread? There are 50 posts with the word "weathertech" in them and I'd be surprised if one of them didn't have a picture.

      Peter
       
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      I have the in-channels and zero regrets.
       
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      Thanks for the input
       
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      Not using a computer and its not loading images. Sounds like me asking bothers you. Maybe there are new users who might want to share their images and experiences.
       
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      Weather Tech is the way to go. I have had them on three vehicles and work great. Easy to install and durable. My 18 Explorer has Weather Tech In Channel Vent Visors, cargo and passenger are all season liners, hood deflector and Moonroof wind deflector.
       
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      Thanks stephen. I thought about the weathertech cargo. Curious for the moonroof deflector would look. Is it just for styling? Just asking bc doesnt the netting on the moonroof kinda serve as one? Or is it solely for wind noise?
       
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      No bother at all. But why duplicate what may already be posted in this thread. At least I narrowed it down to 50 posts using the 'Search' feature.:)

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      JC. Moonroof deflector is a bit of both some styling some functional. I had it on my SHO and provided decent aerodynamics and reduced noise. The vent visors and moonroof deflector allows opening of the windows to be slightly open (Vented) without the increased wind noise (buffeting). Although I am not one I understand that the venting comes in handy for smokers during inclement weather (cool, rain etc...) but could also be used to keep windows cracked during cool weather and give the A/C system a break.
       
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      Just put on weathertechs
       
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      Definitely recommend the W/T but a caution. I ordered Vent Visors, cargo liners, floor mats everything without a hitch. Note the items and also note the common denominator is NO attachment, all single piece items. Follow me. I ordered the Moonroof deflector here is where the problem came around. The Deflector comes as the following components. 1 Deflector 2 J hook clips (2) 3. Anchor clips that attach to the J Hook (2) 4. nylon screws (2) Washers (2)

      I received in the initial order the deflector and 1 J-hook clip. Called back to resend They sent 1 J-hook Clip....Exactly. Three shipments later I finally got all components. Here is the problem/ They don't build the hardware kits up and pre pack all the items in one bag. You could be literally getting eight different bags of stuff or in my case not get eight items. Pre bag the entire hardware kit and place as one item instead of the loosey goosey. When it arrives make sure you get a good inventory of all items first. The assembly is fairly easy but I would recommend getting a helper. One person to center and align the deflector and hold in place. The other person inside the vehicle to align the J-hooks with the installation mounting hole on each corner of the deflector. Mount the Anchor housing to the J hook, run the washer through the screw and lightly install each screw into the anchor clip. Loosely install the screws then slowly tighten up while the assistant holds the deflector in place.

      If you are thinking of ClayBar, polish, Wax, scratch removals, anything for the roof I strongly recommend before the deflector is installed. If for some reason you do have to remove the deflector mark where the J hook Clips are positioned so you have a good reference for re installation.
       

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