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#1 SubaSport

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 11:40 AM

Does anyone know how to fix a rear defrost system. I have heard you can buy something that paints on with a paintbrush or something and is supposed to work. Any truth in this?

#2 Scrub2k

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:14 PM

If you can Find the Place on the Defroster that Breaks the Circuit Then there is a Product That Is like Wire in a Can its just Some sort of Electrical Conducting Liquid, Ive Never Personally used it but ive seen it at the auto parts store for about 5 bucks

#3 Goatboy

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:16 PM

I've heard of that stuff. I have never used it but want to try it. Of course thats if I can visually spot the breaks in my defroster grid. Only the top four or five veins work in my wagon. Its annoying as hell. Its just enough that I can't see anything but the roof of the car behind me. Grrrr

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#4 thealleyboy

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:25 PM

Chances are, the whole grid has issues. When you leave the defroster on too long. the elements become brittle and start to disintegrate.

One fix is to buy a new grid kit (not reccommended). You'll have to remove the old grid, and getting the new one to line up straight can be tricky. If you do it wrong, it might work but will look like sh*t.

The best solution is to replace the glass with one that is known to be good. You should probably get a glass man to do this unless you know what you are doing. Another option is to replace the entire rear hatch. Easy to do yourself, but good luck finding the right color.

good luck, John

#5 thealleyboy

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:31 PM

Chances are, the whole grid has issues. When you leave the defroster on too long. the elements become brittle and start to disintegrate.

One fix is to buy a new grid kit (not reccommended). You'll have to remove the old grid, and getting the new one to line up straight can be tricky. If you do it wrong, it might work but will look like sh*t.

The best solution is to replace the glass with one that is known to be good. You should probably get a glass man to do this unless you know what you are doing. Another option is to replace the entire rear hatch. Easy to do yourself, but good luck finding the right color.

good luck, John

#6 northguy

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 09:27 PM

Change your insurance to carry glass coverage and then throw a brick through the back window and replace it with one that works.:D

#7 ShawnW

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 10:49 PM

Fraud! Wonderful, I will add that to the USRM. Just kidding.

#8 the_bard

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Posted 10 December 2003 - 10:56 PM

Nah... why be so difficult? Besides, fraud can get you in trouble. All you've got to do is park it in downtown Troy for a night.

Apparently it helps if you replace all the other windows in the car with plexiglass. That way, it'll help the theives know exactly which window to break. For some reason, they avoid plexiglass windows, along with the windshield.

Would you like a little more (bitter) sarcasm on that? :D




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