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Cheshirecat57

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Anyone got any tips to solve a niggle

The Elddis Autoquest “specials”, ( Majestic,Prestige,Evolution...whatever) come with a factory-fit rear-view single-lens camera

Within 30 seconds of any rain- spray occuring you cant see a thing

Is there a shroud or any other solution/aid to this as an off the shelf bolt-on?

Suggestions?
 
Aug 6, 2013
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Where is the camera mounted? Mine is high up & has no rain shield (it's a CCTV camera) and although the view is affected by rain it remains perfectly useable.
 
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Cheshirecat57

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It us high up but almost flush with panel, gets covered in rain after 2 minutes of spray
Do you think rain x would work?
 
Aug 6, 2013
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It us high up but almost flush with panel, gets covered in rain after 2 minutes of spray
Do you think rain x would work?
Definitely worth a try. Otherwise a small fabricated shield above it. You could experiment with small off-cuts of plastic trunking stuck on with 3M tape. A final shape could be done very neatly with that stuff. It isn't possible to prevent spray getting to it but a shield might modify the airflow over it.

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Cheshirecat57

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Definitely worth a try. Otherwise a small fabricated shield above it. You could experiment with small off-cuts of plastic trunking stuck on with 3M tape. A final shape could be done very neatly with that stuff. It isn't possible to prevent spray getting to it but a shield might modify the airflow over it.
Thanks
 
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The one on our 115 is ok in good light. Next to useless in strong sunlight, twilight, darkness or anything more than a light shower.
 
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Anyone got any tips to solve a niggle

The Elddis Autoquest “specials”, ( Majestic,Prestige,Evolution...whatever) come with a factory-fit rear-view single-lens camera

Within 30 seconds of any rain- spray occuring you cant see a thing

Is there a shroud or any other solution/aid to this as an off the shelf bolt-on?

Suggestions?
Same issue with our Accordo, bad enough in the summer but in the winter with the low sunlight and salt water spray of the roads ...much worse. I use rainX on it but to little avail. I now have a mop on an extending pole plus a spray of washer fluid. Anytime I stop the camera gets the treatment. In addition to a hood to disrupt the airflow, I think it needs a jet wash or wiper
 
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It us high up but almost flush with panel, gets covered in rain after 2 minutes of spray
Do you think rain x would work?
Sounds like you need to break up the air flow allowing the spray & muck to be drawn on to the rear of the vehicle. Like a tiny aerofoil above it to make the air continue rearwards rather than curling back in?

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Scorpion

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An Aerosol lid from a deicer spray or similar will slide over the camera unit. Just cut the top off the lid and slide over. Will need a couple of cut outs around the screws mounting the camera. May take a couple of attempts to get perfect but lids are plentiful. Not 100% cure but certainly works against bright sunlight and costs nothing.
 

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