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I always found the perspex windblocker on my NC very effective...much better than the plastic thingy ma jig

So....Ive bought the ND version...(Yet to arrive)

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Nice.  Bet that set you back a bit. 



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Nice.  Bet that set you back a bit. 

It did, BUT, I intend to fit it without screws, so I can remove it and fit to another ND or sell it when the time comes


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Very nice Chris, good idea  :thumbsup:



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I found the perspex one for the NC scratched very easily and managed to get a company that I used to deal with when working at the power station to make me a couple up in toughned glass, funnily enough at a fraction of the cost of the perspex one too. After some 5 years it remains without a mark on it, all held in place with Scotch VHB double sided foam.


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Just to say, the ND was always a little draughtier with the roof down than my previous NC.

 

I know this because Caroline said so...and who would argue with that...??  :eek:    :slap:  :giggle: 


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Obviously not you Kev :giggle: :coffee:


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Just to say, the ND was always a little draughtier with the roof down than my previous NC.

 

I know this because Caroline said so...and who would argue with that...??  :eek:    :slap:  :giggle: 

It should improve it though...

Also, I meant to add. It looks so much nicer than that plastic thing.

I machine polished the last perspex blocker and applied some ceramic sealant to it.

It never scratched again! Perhaps this new one is better quality perspex...we shall see



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Arrived, fitted, test drive.... + added the Mazda decal

 

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Result:  Much better at its job and looks so much nicer than the supplied plastic thingy

Screws not needed, as supplied ........so it will pull out like the original

Job done!!



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Looking good!

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Very nice that!  :thumbsup:



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I wondered about the little fold-down windblock on my NC for a while.  Like, what's it for? because it doesn't seem to really block the wind.  Why not offer a full-width unit stock?  But then it occurred to me (and still does, looking at these nice-looking clear ones) that having the full-width windblock would make it difficult or impossible to lower and raise the (cloth) roof from the driver's seat, which is something I really enjoy about mine. I guess it wouldn't be an issue in the PRHT.


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I find the standard wind-blocker on the NC totally adequate, Bryan, and the advantage is that it never looks dirty or smeared... Not a problem Chris would have... for long.


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The problem with the ND, cc, is that according to the handbook the hood is not supposed to be lowered from inside the car. There have been many complaints of the hood rubbing on the style bar and damaging the material.

It is a different mechanism than on the NC.

Out of curiosity, where did you get that, Chris?

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I bought it from a Mazda Dealer in Kent via t'interweb:

http://crayfordmazda...cts/4100-78-910


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I find the standard wind-blocker on the NC totally adequate, Bryan, and the advantage is that it never looks dirty or smeared... Not a problem Chris would have... for long.

 

Totally agree Martin.....

 

I always thought convertibles were about wind-in-the-hair motoring?

 

But if you need a 'windblocker' then buy a tin-top!

 

 

 

(sorry Chris!)..... :hug:



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I find the standard wind-blocker on the NC totally adequate, Bryan, and the advantage is that it never looks dirty or smeared... Not a problem Chris would have... for long.

 

Totally agree Martin.....

 

I always thought convertibles were about wind-in-the-hair motoring?

 

But if you need a 'windblocker' then buy a tin-top!

 

 

 

(sorry Chris!)..... :hug:

 

 

You mean like this, Chris?...

 

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The NC one is adequate...previous owner fitted the Perpex one on my NC

The ND is not ...hence the improvement I was after ...still not quite as good as the NC, but the aerodynamics on the ND are different


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Looks good.  Does it just clip into the original fittings?  Are there any fittings to keep the glass/polycarbonate screen in place, or does it just sit in place?



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The perpex is held in place with a screw tightened with an allen key to the frame

The Frame just pushes in the slots where the OEM blocker was.

There are two small screws which you are supposed to screw into the Style bars.. You dont need them at all.


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