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rear window covered up by snow

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm new to pickups.. so bare with me..

    Driving my 03 for a month now.. I've noticed a tendency for snow to build up on the rear window, covering it completely.. This happens when it's either snowing heavily out or if there's a lot of slush flying at my car whilst driving. Short of stopping and cleaning it up by hand after it builds up for a while, I guess there is no other solution huh? Is there a temporary spoiler I can put on the back of the cab?
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Haven't tried it yet.. Don't know if rain-x repels thick slushy snow.. can't hurt right? The problem is.. there's very little air turbulence going to the back.. I know rain-x repels water on the windshield well but that's with the air blowing over the car...
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I was going to guess Rain-X as well, but like wolfpack, I see very little snow ever.

    Bump for you to get a better answer...
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    ywen

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    Well we got 14 inches over the past 2 days..

    Today I had to swerve out of my lane because some idiot decided to cut in front of me while braking.. I couldn't see behind me at all so I swerved to the right lane with the blind hope that no one was there..
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I've never understood why trucks don't have a rear window defrost like cars. That'd help you out.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    I use Stoner window cleaner and never have any problems with snow building up on windows.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    ;)I drive into every one of our storms due to work and have not had a build up on the back window:confused:....I do wash and WAX all the rear glass to keep "Granite Dust" from scratching it.....even the x-tra cab side windows....

    Not trying to "start" anything BUT why not use your side mirrors more????

    I "Drive' for a living and ALWAYS try to leave "Safe Zones" especially in bad weather...then again ,I'm at 32 TON.....wrong moves will mean OUCH...

    Wolfpack_5150,you can always "send" some of the snow north....we "shut" down early for the "big one".....dam Dusting at best.....You mid-coast folks are "hogging" all the snow;)..
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Taco505

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    well just like most people dont really see muhc snow here either.... but maybe you can try to install some kind or rear window wiper like suvs have?? other than all that work id guess rain-x too haha
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    clarkie152

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    never really have had an issue either with it piling up on the back window. i have rain-x on it and they always stay clear (from the heat inside?). Im also like snoope and "drive" so i only use my mirrors anyways.
     
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