Duct Tape Convertible Window Fix- Cheap & Easy




About: I like taking stuff apart

This instructable will show how I replaced the rear window on my 2002 Toyota Solara convertible with only a clear plastic sheet and lots of duct tape!
        The rear window of my convertible shattered and in lieu of shelling out big cash on replacement  and the installation fee, i opted for the cheaper route- clear plastic and duct tape.

This solution is very economical, easy enough that anyone can do, and takes around 10 minutes from start to finish.
I cut  a large piece of clear plastic sheet- I didn't measure it- and I duct taped the hell out of it, both inside and out, it was that easy.  This has lasted a month so far- it even withstood  Hurricane Irene!
 Not only does it lock out the water, it locks in the freshness!

Please leave comments, questions or ideas.



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    5 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    i've had to do this before. i have found that using a clear shower curtain works best. you can find one that is super thick which allows it to be pulled a little tighter, thus removing the sag that billows as you drive.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Why not put plastic on the inside and duct tape round the edge of the window neatly?

    I replaced the plastic side screens on my car with some 2mm perspex. Worked fine for years.

    Actually the plastic screen isn't expensive - search from a marine chandler or shop that sells replacement wind and spray decks for boats. You may even be able to reclaim and old one that is no longer used.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice repair, but I hope it's not permanent. You might want to look around toyota forums for some Ideas, and check wrecking yards for cheaper replacements.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for the tip, no its not permanent, its just until i can afford a real replacement