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Old 02-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Back up camera protection

Has anyone did a mod to keep the back up camera from getting mud/slush/rain on it, which obstructs the view?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
It seemed like a good idea at the time...
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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I have been using that mod, but I was wondering about maybe a mini windshield wiper, or some sort of deflector so it doesn't get spray kicked up while driving. I know out of all the people on this board that someone has thought about or tried something.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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I have kids.

"Get out and wipe off the camera"
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #7
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I have been using that mod, but I was wondering about maybe a mini windshield wiper, or some sort of deflector so it doesn't get spray kicked up while driving. I know out of all the people on this board that someone has thought about or tried something.
It would be the smallest windshield wiper known to man.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #8
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I have kids.

"Get out and wipe off the camera"
Kids are grown and gone, but yeah, that is a good one.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:19 AM   #10
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So true

Installing it is fun, but you can't go back to stock if you mess it up
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:28 AM   #11
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I have kids.

"Get out and wipe off the camera"
Sounds like a more expensive mod...
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:50 AM   #12
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Needs an electronic flipcap lense cover that opens when camera is activated and shuts when off. Discuss...............
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:25 AM   #13
It seemed like a good idea at the time...
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Needs an electronic flipcap lense cover that opens when camera is activated and shuts when off. Discuss...............
I wouldn't be surprised if some high-end vehicles had something like this. Probably not that difficult to do. Designing a mechanism that would continue to function when dirty might be the biggest challenge.

I may have to try the RainX first though.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:44 AM   #14
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For now, just giv'er a wipe before you drive. Would be awesome if the camera was retractable and covered while driving.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #15
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I have kids.

"Get out and wipe off the camera"
That's the mod I got... get's pretty noisy though, specially when it rains. My problem is seeing the floor behind me when the tailgate is down and the bed extender deployed. Anyone got a mod for that?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #16
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That's the mod I got... get's pretty noisy though, specially when it rains. My problem is seeing the floor behind me when the tailgate is down and the bed extender deployed. Anyone got a mod for that?
A long bed
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #17
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That's the mod I got... get's pretty noisy though, specially when it rains. My problem is seeing the floor behind me when the tailgate is down and the bed extender deployed. Anyone got a mod for that?
Tiny little movable mirror?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #18
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yeah its called the finger wipe mod.

Works great.
Works great unless it is raining or you drive through mud
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #19
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rain x will make the lens yellow over time FYI

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:55 PM   #20
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Someone once routed a hose and nozzle from the windshield washer system to the backup camera. However, the fluid would leak out when the tailgate is down, because the nozzle became lower than the reservoir. To do it properly, you'd need a high pressure system transplanted from a European car's headlights.
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