[T3] Window scrapers

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Tue Apr 10 08:45:44 PDT 2012

I'd say it was a driving error to lean your arm on the window sill, not a
design flaw.   We have a funny view of driving with your elbow out of the
window in the UK - probably to save it getting frostbite or being washed

The rubber breaking is most likely due to its age and perished state - it
wasn't like that originally.

UK VW Type 3&4 Club

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Subject: Re: [T3] Window scrapers

On 9 Apr 2012 at 16:58, Gary Forsmo wrote:

> Did I read, or did someone tell me, or having I been having VW Type 3 
> "dreams" again ...
> When you lower the window glass and drive with you upper and forearm 
> resting on the window sill, you should leave about 1/8" to 1/4" of the 
> glass sticking up above the rubber scraper?

I probably told you that. It's not the skin oils or sweat, it's that the
weight of your arm will bend and crack the rubber when it's old. 
Modern cars use a different design that simply lays down flat if you do
this, but our scrapers will break rather than lay down flat. It's actually a
design flaw.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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