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windshield shade??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Alan in GA, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Mar 22, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    Alan in GA

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    Anyone find an easy and effective shield for their windshield when parked in hot sun?
    I have an aluminum 'bubble type' that folds like an accordion but wondered if the folding 'round' shaped types work better.

    What will work on my Tacoma this summer to protect the front dash?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    I don't use a shade, but I have window visors so I can crack all the windows a little. Keeps the heat down and you can't see that they're open.

    Edit: sorry I didn't see that last part so that probably wasn't much help.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Alan in GA

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    btt....I wonder if anyone likes the 'round' fold open type vs. the accordion folding type....sun's starting to warm up the dash!
     
  4. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    BradyT88

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    I ordered a custom fit one off of amazon for $40. Expensive yes, but couldnt find one that fit well at all elsewhere. Didnt try the round ones. I like it a lot and it fits perfectly. It came rolled up but i just leave it unrolled and stick it in the back seat when I'm driving. It was stiff to fit under the mirror. Had to fold it under it and i think the folding will eventually wear it out but I'm not sure. It may be more durable than i think. I've only had it a month or so and the taco is not my DD so I'm not sure what daily folding may do to it but mine seems fine.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    Fits perfect.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    The fit ones look sweet, but I have never tried one.

    I have used many of the round ones from walmart. They work great, and are only like 10 bucks. I like how they fold up ultra small, and can be stored anywhere.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Eclipse sun shades. Stays attached to the pillar of the windshield, all you do is pull it in place. Its like an accordion and retracts.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    I think this is what mine is and yes it fits perfect.
     
  9. May 20, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    expensive....should be here any day. Got one for the '09 Honda Accord, too. will report back. $33.95 each plus shipping.
     
  10. May 20, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    elmo7

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    Yes. I got a set from an auto parts store or Wally world. Inexpensive and they are more rectangular in shape. They fold up w/a quick twist and I stuff them in the seat pocket.
     
  11. May 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    I got a Heat Shield from the dealer, $29.95. Fits as well as any, but it is bulky when rolled up. I also put a white bath towel over the steering wheel.
     
  12. May 20, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    I use the kind that is in two pieces and has a stiff wire that goes around the edge. They fold up and store in a small cover. Works well and very convenient.
     
  13. May 20, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    Aluminum bubble wrap type from Walmart. Work's fine.
     
  14. May 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Yup, aluminum bubble wrap one works great. Better than those cardboard ones I used to always buy that make the vehicle smell like the house when you forget to take the pizza off the cardboard before you put it in the oven. To protect the dash, you only need shade, and nothing is going to keep the vehicle from heating up.
     
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