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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2005, 4:30 am Thread Starter
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Wilbersí Wind Dots

Does anybody have any information or know a source for Wilbers' wind dots made by Shepard Industries? These are small transparent plastic domes that are stuck on the windschield. Their function is to break up the wind flow resulting in in less noise behind the windschield. Any info or help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2005, 6:24 am
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Wilbers' Wind Dots

These used to be available at Meiers.

They are most effective on the BMW touring screens with a flip at the top. They have no effect on the standard '98 screen.

Configurations vary but they should be placed at or near the top edge of the screen.

Their purpose is to create turbulence at this site so that negative pressure behind the screen is reduced. This decreases wind pop/flutter.

The large ones seem to work better.

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Hi Larry,
Thanks for the quick response. As I have the touring screen it sounds like they would be ideal. Where or how do I find Meiers?
I looked through your homepage, very nice, as a matter of fact I'm sure it was an article of your's which turned me on to the dots.

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This is a Wal-Mart-like store in the midwest.

Try google for their web site and store locator.

The 'dots' are sold as pads/feet for electronic gear.

BTW, the dots work best when the screen is in the up position.
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Are these the little bumper type pads? About 3/8"diameter clear "silicone" type material? If so you can get them at Home Depot or Lowes iin the section with furniture glides etc. That's an interesting use for them, thanks for the info.
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The last guy I talked to about this advised they were used a lot on planes
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Are these the little bumper type pads? About 3/8"diameter clear "silicone" type material? If so you can get them at Home Depot or Lowes iin the section with furniture glides etc. That's an interesting use for them, thanks for the info.
They are the same except the larger squared off versions seem to work better. They will leave a slight residue when removed and the best way to remove the residue is with a silicone lubricant spray and a soft cotton clothe.

There is nothing magic about these though. Anything that disrupts the air flow at the lip edge will do the same.

I had posted some pictures on the previous I-BMW site but those pictures appear to be gone.

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Hey Oldtimer

I am surrounded by Meijers here in Indiana- I can go into one tomorrow and check to see if they have them if you want. I am working several hours from home- If they don't have them here they may have themat the meijers at home.
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Would the "rumblestrips" they have for helmets work too?
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Hi JDGT

Thanks for the offer. I spent a frustrating afternoon yesterday looking through stores and was only able to find them either as small foam circles or the rubber variety. If you could find them for me,give me a price including postage I would gladly send you the money. There is no hurry, the seasons shot now anyway. You can reach me at [email protected] if you are so inclined and it isn't to much of a pain in the butt.

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