Who installed alien shade without dropping the windshield?

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Yes, I let go of the clip and had to use my grabber tool to retrieve but it still wasn't easy. I never unbolted the windshield but spent some time figuring out how to do the first one and the others installed quickly though my fingers were sore afterwards. My "balls" are on the topside so hopefully when one launches due to age it won't hit me.
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i installed my front shade without folding the window on the trail. lol. its actually pretty easy with the Teflon piece to help send the bungees through the front window space
 

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Those plastic clips for the front windshield deformed very easily. I tilted the windshield forward and couldn’t position the two outer clips on the outside of the outer bolts without them snapping loose, had to settle with leaving the two outer clips on the inside of the outer bolts.
 

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Never dropped window, 10 minutes to install front shade
 

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Yes, I let go of the clip and had to use my grabber tool to retrieve but it still wasn't easy. I never unbolted the windshield but spent some time figuring out how to do the first one and the others installed quickly though my fingers were sore afterwards. My "balls" are on the topside so hopefully when one launches due to age it won't hit me.
I didn’t drop the windshield either. But great point about putting your balls on the top side, if there’s clearance from the roof, so that it won’t whack you in the eye when it lets go due to age.
 

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I am down two clips also. Anyone know where replacements can be purchased?

Did Alienshade go out of business?
 

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I am down two clips also. Anyone know where replacements can be purchased?

Did Alienshade go out of business?
Something that I did today. I was tired of always ordering replacement clips for the front windshield. No matter what I did, they would always bend and fail me. So I went to lowes and picked up 4 1/4" mirror hangers.

These. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Selections-Metal-Mirror-Clips/1056919

I looped the windshield bunge through the hole and slid it on the metal of the windshield frame. Works perfectly. I also put some double sided tape on the clips. Reason I did this was so that if I wanted to roll the sun screen up and have the "open air" feeling, the clips would not fall out.

Hope this helps!

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