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Old 10-03-2003, 08:28 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm learning more about deflectors as we go along.

From the plexiglass wind baffle site ( it seems that the majority of the backdraft curls over the top of the SL front window ('window' to distinguish that from 'windscreen' which makes descriptions all very confusing!)

I thought the wind came from the sides of the car and rolled round the back, rather like the vortexes on an aircraft wing.

So, now I know where the draft/draught comes from, the standard MB wind deflector design operated with the roll bar down keeps most of the wind out, and is an effective design because of that.

But it still looks temporary to me.

I'd like to see it integrated into the roll bar. Wonder why no-one's done that?

Another question - has anyone found their deflector work as effectively with the side windows down?

Ken (century poster!) Silver
~1993 SL500, glistening blue-black on black leather, xenons, no headlight wipers (from choice).
~1991 Daimler, shiny grey on grey leather, best in country!
~1991 Miata MX5, sparkling BRG on tan leather, wife's (but my polishing)
~1992 Honda US s/wagon, black/grey
ex 350SL, 230E, 280E (and a lot of other makes not nearly as nice)
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