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Old 10-31-2015, 01:25 PM   #1
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Question for those with rear window louvers

I'm in the Midwest, NE KS / NW MO and drive my Mustang daily, including winter.

Do I need to remove my louvers during the winter? Will using the heated back glass have any affect on the adhesive holding the mounting plates on?

If weather is bad enough I will drive my truck instead, but I can't afford to drive my truck every time snow is maybe in the forecast.

Even if I do remove the louvers, do I have anything to worry about with the mounting plates and heated glass?


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Does anyone have an opinion on this? I was hoping Alex from AM would chime in.

We had a little ice, no snow, and some frost. The louvers are still on and really do a great job keeping the rear glass clear of frost.

I'm just worried about the combination of heated rear glass, precipitation, and the doubled sided 3M tape that holds the mounting brackets on.


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Question for those with rear window louvers

It would surprise me if the rear defrosters applied more heat to the glass then if you were to leave the car outside during the summer so I don't think you have anything to worry about.

I do not have rear louvers but do they mount to the glass that is heavily tinted black or the clear part of the window? If it's the black tinted glass on the side then you have nothing to worry about as the defrosters heat through the lines in the rear window and not the entire glass


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I'm in the Midwest, NE KS / NW MO and drive my Mustang daily, including winter.

Do I need to remove my louvers during the winter? Will using the heated back glass have any affect on the adhesive holding the mounting plates on?

If weather is bad enough I will drive my truck instead, but I can't afford to drive my truck every time snow is maybe in the forecast.

Even if I do remove the louvers, do I have anything to worry about with the mounting plates and heated glass?


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No need to remove them. I have had the plastic and currently have the aluminum ones. Never had an issue with them because of the rear window defroster or the ambient air temp. and it frequently reaches over 100 degrees, and sometimes 110, here in the Ca. Central Valley.
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No need to remove them. I have had the plastic and currently have the aluminum ones. Never had an issue with them because of the rear window defroster or the ambient air temp. and it frequently reaches over 100 degrees, and sometimes 110, here in the Ca. Central Valley.

Thanks, I appreciate it. I tend to worry but I'd rather be safe than cause an accident down the road.

Gas is getting cheaper too, I've seen $1.69 a few places. That makes it easier to drive my old truck anyway.


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