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Couple Little Problems with Roadster in Bad Weather

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Crashem, May 10, 2009.

  1. Crashem

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    #1 Crashem, May 10, 2009
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    Recent spate of rain and low temps in San Francisco made me realize a couple of little problems:

    1) Factory Windshield Wipers Stink: Replace them. The factory ones act like an old car's windshield wiper. Make sure replacements work. Check the Lotus forums for what works on Elise. I don't want to push any particular brands, but one windshied wiper was pushed more than others on the Elise. That is the one I tried and it made a world of difference.

    2) Interior Fogging: Seems to be a big problem. No rear window defroster and windshield defroster both using energy and being load compound the problem. I would highly recommend putting an anti-fog spray on the interior windows and windshield
     
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    Meant to say Tesla and not Lotus. Was too busy searching Lotus forums for possible solutions.
     
  3. graham

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    I too put anti-fog goo on the interior windows, as well as rain-repellent goo on the windshield and side mirrors (I used Rain-X, but there are others). Have not had need to use the wiper yet, but hopefully the rain repellent will help me out when the time comes.
     
  4. Crashem

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    I would just install the new windshield wipers. Cost me about $25 and they look a bit cooler than factory installed ones.
     
  5. vfx

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    So what brand did you choose? (Without reccomending them). :wink:
     
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    A link would be helpful.

    Also, I've started investigating hardtop storage covers / hanging mechanisms. Tempted to try one targeted at the Elise.
     
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    Working on that.
     

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