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Old 01-10-2021, 07:43 PM
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Default Glareshield

Considering ordering the glareshield kit for my RV-12is to help reduce the amount of reflection from the Dynon HDX onto the canopy at night. Has anyone installed this "post build"? How was the process?

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Old 01-11-2021, 08:02 AM
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The glareshield installation is quite straightforward. Mine fit "out of the box" without any trimming. Installation steps included:

1) Lightly sand to promote paint adherence.
2) Paint top flat black. I prepped and painted the underside the same color as my interior. Alternatively you could go with flat black on both sides.
3) Install with a few rivets and ProSeal (details are included in the instructions)
4) Add rubber edging to aft edge of glareshield. This was not included with the glareshield. I used rubber u-channel from aircraft spruce (Part# 05-02200) which provides limited impact protection. You might consider something with more cushion.

Once painted, took about an hour to install.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:58 AM
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Very easy, no trimming needed, I used low pile black carpet marine grade for boat trailer bunks instead of black paint. If you put sealant along center section of glair shield like instructions say, its not coming off without damaging it, I suggest 2 way tape...
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:27 PM
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I mounted a RAM ball mount on mine to hold my iPad Mini. If you are going to do that be sure to do it before installing the glare shield as there is little access on the top side after installation due to the slope of the canopy. Also make sure to put an aluminum backing plate on the opposite surface of the shielde when you bolt the ball on. That will distribute the bending load from the load of the mount arm so the shield wonít be damaged.

I used clear RTV as opposed to Pro Seal and a rivet every 6Ē. Have had no issues in over 7 years.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:48 PM
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I wanted to illustrate the difference of a flat black paint (in this case, "Rustoleum Matte Finish" which claims a "Low Profile Non-Reflective Finish") from the local Home Depot

vs.

KOYO Ultra Light Absorbing Flock Sheet (1 400mm x 950mm sheet needed) available on Amazon. Along with some 3M spray adhesive. There is just enough material to cover both sides of the shield, as long as you take your time to lay it out correctly.

Additionally, I ordered Glare Shield Edge Trim 54 for $20 which put a nice looking edge onto the glare shield.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:26 PM
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Thatís impressive, Rob. I guess a picture really is worth a thousand words.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:24 PM
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I wanted to illustrate the difference of a flat black paint (in this case, "Rustoleum Matte Finish" which claims a "Low Profile Non-Reflective Finish") from the local Home Depot

vs.

KOYO Ultra Light Absorbing Flock Sheet (1 400mm x 950mm sheet needed) available on Amazon. Along with some 3M spray adhesive. There is just enough material to cover both sides of the shield, as long as you take your time to lay it out correctly.

Additionally, I ordered Glare Shield Edge Trim 54 for $20 which put a nice looking edge onto the glare shield.
Rob, can you provide a link to the Ultra Light Absorbing Flock Sheet please? I've tried every possible search term on Amazon and can't find it. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:50 PM
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Rob, can you provide a link to the Ultra Light Absorbing Flock Sheet please? I've tried every possible search term on Amazon and can't find it. Thanks.
This looks the the right product. Seems to be unavailable on Amazon at this time.

https://www.amazon.com/KOYO-Ultra-Li...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:12 PM
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This looks the the right product. Seems to be unavailable on Amazon at this time.

https://www.amazon.com/KOYO-Ultra-Li...ct_top?ie=UTF8
Thanks Michael!
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:51 AM
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I would like to canvas opinions as to whether people have found the glareshield to be a worthwhile addition to the 12.

If someone could post a couple of photo's of the finished glareshield in an aircraft that would be excellent.

I have a glareshield that I have never fitted. Not sure if it helps in bright sunlight enough to be worth fitting.

In addition I am also intrigued re attaching a RAM ball to it, as per Rich Schaller above and would appreciate a photo of that in situ, if that is not too greedy of me!
John

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