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Old 02-25-2013, 05:07 PM   #21
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Just a quick finger swipe seems to do the trick.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #22
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small plastic piece that runs off an RC servo under the handle and powered by
tapping into reverse lights, no fuse needed such low power...it can happen

but a finger wipe is the most sensible approach
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #23
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Something simple like a tailgate spoiler may disturb the airflow enough to prevent dirt from settling on the lens, but I haven't tested it.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #24
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How about a NASCAR camera design, where the lens wraps around the camera and can be spun to clean it?

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #25
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You finger wipe guys get out and wipe off the camera everytime you back up after driving in the rain ?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #27
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I just go back to basics and look backwards.
So basically your response to the OP's question won't help
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #28
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You finger wipe guys get out and wipe off the camera everytime you back up after driving in the rain ?
not me, it has never gotten so smoggy that I cannot see the surroundings
under the lines. rain and mung is more of an annoyance than showstopper

so i might swipe it or just leave it. if i have a series of rain-free days i
will give it a wipe...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #29
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not me, it has never gotten so smoggy that I cannot see the surroundings
under the lines. rain and mung is more of an annoyance than showstopper

so i might swipe it or just leave it. if i have a series of rain-free days i
will give it a wipe...
Interesting but that wouldn't work here
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #30
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get a smaller one of these and stuff it under the handle

electronic landing gear retract

attach a little plastic arm that covers the lens
activate when reverse light comes on, lens cover retracts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1-hInYnsw0
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #31
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Curious to see where this thread goes...
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #32
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Curious to see where this thread goes...
Nowhere quickly I suspect.

A fairly insignificant problem that really doesn't need a solution.....
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:20 PM   #33
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Nowhere quickly I suspect.

A fairly insignificant problem that really doesn't need a solution.....
Disagree
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #35
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http://msfoster.com/category/products/camwash/

So far, this is all I have found. It is similar to the system on some of the high end vehicles.

I may have to make something....
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #37
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http://msfoster.com/category/products/camwash/

So far, this is all I have found. It is similar to the system on some of the high end vehicles.

I may have to make something....
That's kinda cool
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I am thinking about something with a push/pull solenoid (have to brainstorm). I will come up with an idea, but it may take a bit.

To those that regard this as unimportant, I could say the same about some of your mods, but I don't, because everyone has their own reasons for what they do, and I respect that. Happy modding!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:47 AM   #39
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I like the lick your finger and wipe method (don't be dirty!)


Honestly though I don't really get a lot of build-up on there very often and I drive a lot in the rain and dirty roads. Maybe at freeway speeds it just doesn't settle there.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:59 AM   #40
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Maybe a shot of compressed air over the cover? Episcopes use compress air instead of wipers, not sure how well it would work if junk collected on the cover though.
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