Windscreens - Maybe Not So Good
OK 20 bucks
I did a little mod.
I wrapped it with door edge molding.
I traded XLR KEN a Nav. disk for it.
With all the XLR FORUM advertising about WINDSCREENS lately, I thought I'd revisit this thread. It would appear that a lot of effort is going into design and marketing of a screen to compete with the Cadillac OEM Screen, but I've personally learned one thing; the lexan approach is a big distraction in the rear-view mirror.
I took mine out as soon as it got too cool to run around with the top down. I'm not sure I'm going to put it back on when the weather gets warm. Anyone with a plastic, lexan or plexiglass windscreen will tell you the worse problem is on-coming headlights reflecting into your mirror.
Now comes a whole new breed of shiny, smooth windscreens that have the option to light-up. And, not only do they light, they even now can get brighter when you step on your brakes. If you think you had a problem with reflection in the rear-view mirror before, I'm sure that lighted ones will blind you.
I've not experienced it, but it has been reported that even the mesh type (i.e. OEM windscreen) causes depth perception problems in the rearview mirror. To avoid the reflection problem, you may be trading it for a vision problem.
I hope examples will be available to review at RIII, because I don't see it improving the performance of the car if it distracts from it's safety or comfort.
XLR KEN (I've approved this message)