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    Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Just throwing this out there. Does anybody think there should be some type of shield over top of the back up camera that blocks water from coming off the car when backing down a hill. I have that issue every morning after a rain and then just water spots everywhere on the back up camera. Anybody else having this issue.

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Something like a small drip edge would probably solve it. Just a thought.

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Yeah I like that idea just funnels the water away from in front of the camera. I use my backup camera alot and it sucks on rainy days. hey also should allow you to use your camera any time not just in reverse.

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Yes, this is a really annoying "feature" of the camera...

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Especially if there is condensation on your rear window it would be nice to be able to see out of the camera

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    It sure would be a help. With all of the rain in Florida during the summer the camera is useless much of the time

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Hi everyone, I'm actually in the process of getting a patent for a permanent and inexpensive solution for this issue. I have a 2014 Sorento and while a little rain doesn't make the camera un-usable...it's extremely annoying considering the backup camera option was not cheap. Let me know if you'd like me to keep you updated on my progress.

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Please keep me updated. If you need any ideas let me know. The worse part is when it gets rains drops on it and you have to get out the car to see. Maybe a water shield or a way for the camera to vibrate to shake water off. Kind of like the brakes on the srx

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    They should've added some sort of air line that would activate when the wipers are running blow the water off the lense. Good thing I live in Phoenix, AZ where it seldom rains.

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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by r34220 View Post
    They should've added some sort of air line that would activate when the wipers are running blow the water off the lense. Good thing I live in Phoenix, AZ where it seldom rains.
    The blown air idea is great! Someone is thinking outside the box.
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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by RicktheRealtor View Post
    The blown air idea is great! Someone is thinking outside the box.
    And since there is already an air compressor in the back end it would be easy for them to add a little air line and 2-way electric valve so it could be used without interfering with the rear air springs.
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    Re: Backup Camera WaterShield Idea

    would the blown air idea work once the road grime and salt has dried up? Perhaps a little super power washer to blast it and a little
    arm to scrub it too.

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