Ideas on fitting a sunroof deflector

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Ideas on fitting a sunroof deflector

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Hi there

Picked up a sunroof deflector at the local Cit dealer today. Robbed it off an old BX. I need some help on fitting it.

It has a rubber gasket to provide a seal with the roof. It was held on by three bolts. When I undid the bolts and lifted the deflector off, I saw that the nuts were on clips that fitted back under the front edge of the sunroof aperture.

All the clips were loose - they didn't seem to be secured in any way underneath the roof. I couldn't remove as the car has no electrics, and the mechanical allen-key sunroof opener was jammed thoroughly, even with a good bit of grunt on it.

In any event, it seemed as if the closed sunroof was all that was holding the clips and therefore the deflector in place.

I've thought of silkaflexing the whole thing to the roof, but before I do that, does anyone have any suggestions, bodges or ideas that have worked for them?

Thanks as always

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Hi Oscar, just been down there myself. He said he'd seen you. My TZD is currently in wigmore and has the deflecter fitted, you're welcome to pop round and have a look, i'm about every evening this week.

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Sorry I missed you. He tried to sell me an XM, very tempted. I'll give you a call later.

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The big gold one??? I had a look at that. My dad had one with full leather, 2.2 TD Auto, he wanted me to have that but the box had gone so he gave it to Phil. Nice bloke.
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Post by mnde »

I'd be interested to hear the outcome of this because I have a blue sunroof deflector with clips but no rubber seal...

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Im still after one for my 16v! :shock:
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Post by DLM »

I have a sunroof deflector with deficiency of clips (until I empty the boot into which they fell), but with rubber seal. May become surplus to requirements soon.
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DLM, would you mind giving me a shout if you want rid of it? I had one lined up but alas it`s fallen through.
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Cavmad wrote "I had one lined up but alas it`s fallen through."

Mental picture of Cavmad in the driver's seat with a sunroof on his head thinking "Blast - I should have lined it up better then it wouldn't have fallen through" :D
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My deflector is a bit scratched and appears to have some resin or sap like deposits on it. What's the best way to claen/polish this material? I believe caravan supppliers have a polish specifically for this sort of plastic..:?: :?:
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Oscar wrote:Cavmad wrote "I had one lined up but alas it`s fallen through."

Mental picture of Cavmad in the driver's seat with a sunroof on his head thinking "Blast - I should have lined it up better then it wouldn't have fallen through" :D

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