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    I'm thinking of getting a windscreen to reduce wind turbulence with the top down. Any experience/comments on wind screens?
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    I have a WindRestrictor brand deflector, just plain glass, but tinted. I guess it makes some difference, but it's not huge, to my estimation.

    There are a couple of downsides: You can't reach the back deck or the inside of the back window to clean. The one I have produces a lot of reflections that can be distracting. Maybe it's the tinting, I don't know.

    John B.

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    I have a plain Windrestrictor which I also tinted ...I agree with JohnnyBfromPeoria about it producing a lot of reflections and making some difference with the windows down...
    It makes a big difference in reducing wind turbulence if you have the windows up ..back of your hair may still blow a little, but you can listen to the radio and have a conversation and not be battered by the wind..
    Think it's a good addition to your baby...

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    I don't see a WindRestrictor brand for an XLR - what WindRestrictor model did you purchase?

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    Windrestrictor is the company name..out of Dallas Texas...1-972-487-5987...Just tell them it's for an XLR..When I purchased mine, they did not have smoke tinted ones ,so I had to have it done...If that is a preference of yours, I understand it is now available.....

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    I bought the cheapest Windristrictor I could get a couple years ago. It's good if you're going to drive around in the cold, or have long hair that whips around from behind, otherwise MHO, they are uneeded in the XLR. I too found the reflections very very distracting, especially when you see movement out of the corner of your eye from reflections in it behind the passenger seat. Also, mine was not very well made, the glue used on it had dried up, the double sided tape didn't stick anymore.

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