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      Sun Visors

      I frequently drive with the sun just to my left, low on the horizon. I find (on all my Volvos) that the sun visor is not very long, and with no extension device, it doesn't cover the side window. Maybe not a problem for someone who has their seat against the steering wheel, but for us taller folks.... Anyway, does anyone know of an aftermarket device (extension of some sort) that would "cure" this problem?

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      Re: Sun Visors (Freeworld)

      Nope, but if you tint the windows it helps a ton!
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      Re: Sun Visors (JRL)

      Looks like a pull-down window shade and uses suction cups to stick to the inside of the glass.

      http://www.fanshopinc.com/imag...e.jpg

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      Re: Sun Visors (gdill2)

      All interesting options. I was hoping for something a little more elegant and similar to what Ford has on other products where there's a sliding piece on the visor to extend it. Is there anything you can clip on the visor?

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      Seems like it could be designed and "added" to the current sun visor on our cars....great idea- would probably sell too!

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      Re: (MadeInJapan)

      Indeed, at one time you could buy an adjustable add-on visor that had a sliding plastic panel tinted very dark. This item clipped onto the existing visor and could be adjusted for just about any glare angle.

      As time passed so did safety regulations and scores on law exams by inept graduates.

      Maybe, just maybe...

      http://images.google.com/image..._st=y

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      Re: (MadeInJapan)

      Quote, originally posted by MadeInJapan »
      Seems like it could be designed and "added" to the current sun visor on our cars....great idea- would probably sell too!

      I may be wrong, but I think there is a "clip-on version" available at Walmart-type stores and/or auto stores.

      It is been a while since I looked, but check out the auto care/interior accessories aisles (where the sun screens, floormats, etc. are). I'm planning to run some errands today, so I'll look while I'm there...

      In the meantime, here's what I was able to find with a quick on-line search:
      http://www.bestautobits.com/ca...d=208
      (Website is from the UK, but you get the idea.)

      On a related note, polarized sunglasses with either lenses that curve and/or thicker side arms also work wonders to block the side glare.
      I know because not only am I tall, but I am also very sensitive to light and glare (from what my optometrist tells me, I apparently have very large pupils ).

      Hope that helps,
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      Re: (volvie!)

      Quote, originally posted by volvie! »

      I may be wrong, but I think there is a "clip-on version" available at Walmart-type stores and/or auto stores.

      It is been a while since I looked, but check out the auto care/interior accessories aisles (where the sun screens, floormats, etc. are). I'm planning to run some errands today, so I'll look while I'm there...

      In the meantime, here's what I was able to find with a quick on-line search:
      http://www.bestautobits.com/ca...d=208
      (Website is from the UK, but you get the idea.)

      On a related note, polarized sunglasses with either lenses that curve and/or thicker side arms also work wonders to block the side glare.
      I know because not only am I tall, but I am also very sensitive to light and glare (from what my optometrist tells me, I apparently have very large pupils ).

      Hope that helps,
      volvie!

      Thanks. That looks pretty good. I wonder if they have one that clips to the side of the visor.


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      Re: (gdill2)

      Quote, originally posted by gdill2 »
      http://www.amazon.com/Trillium...t_0_0

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      Still what looks like a "front only" device. And it doesn't extend beyond the sides of the standard visor.


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      Re: (Freeworld)

      Quote, originally posted by Freeworld »
      Still what looks like a "front only" device. And it doesn't extend beyond the sides of the standard visor.

      While it does not look like the clips are removable off the two examples found, perhaps you could attach the top clips to the front driver and/or rear passenger above-door handles to better block the sun where you need it.

      Or, alternatively, and perhaps more elegantly:
      The example gdill found has two clips at either end, so another adaptation could be to fold the sun shield so that the clips are against the sun shield and to attach them this way using velco (or something else similar so that they stay together when you need it to, but can also be separated again if needed). With the clips thus attached, orient the sun shield so that the clips are on the bottom and attach one to the end of the sun visor.
      Here's a quick schematic:

      Everything can always be adapted to meet a need. You just need to get creative sometimes!

      I hope you find a solution that works!

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      Re: (volvie!)

      Quote, originally posted by volvie! »

      While it does not look like the clips are removable off the two examples found, perhaps you could attach the top clips to the front driver and/or rear passenger above-door handles to better block the sun where you need it.

      Or, alternatively, and perhaps more elegantly:
      The example gdill found has two clips at either end, so another adaptation could be to fold the sun shield so that the clips are against the sun shield and to attach them this way using velco (or something else similar so that they stay together when you need it to, but can also be separated again if needed). With the clips thus attached, orient the sun shield so that the clips are on the bottom and attach one to the end of the sun visor.
      Here's a quick schematic:

      Everything can always be adapted to meet a need. You just need to get creative sometimes!

      I hope you find a solution that works!

      An astounding Rub Goldberg device. Kudos. I can just see myself trying to attach and re-attach this thing while driving


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      Re: (Freeworld)

      Hi Freeworld,

      If you are still in the market for the glare reducing sun visor attachment, I spotted the product I was originally referring to at my local Kragen auto store tonight.

      It is made by Axius/Auto Expressions and was $9.99.

      Here's the information from the package:
      Multi Visor Glare Reducer
      #10004
      (Kragen UPC: 8512485)

      http://auto-expressions.net/index.htm
      SOPUS products
      609 Science Drive, Moorepark, CA 93021
      1-888-99-AXIUS (1-888-992-9487)

      And the website pdf:
      http://auto-expressions.net/SunGlareReduction.pdf
      On bottom left of last page (6/33)

      Another picture can be found here:
      http://www.shop.com/Axius_Mult...shtml

      In the picture, the black clips on the left of the tinted part are hinges that open to extend the sun coverage to the side while keeping the sun visor forward.

      But, the instructions on the back of the box also say that it can also be reversed for the passenger side, so it looks like you may be able to set it up to just hinge to the side instead of opening it up and then hinging it.

      Hope that helps,
      volvie!

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