Each and every illuminated Windrestrictor® order we ship out will come with everything you need to make your product light up. The standard way is to get power from the head light/running lights or your brake lights. All of the options on the order page at the bottom are "accessories" and are not necessary to make your product light up. There is a video link that reads, "Accessories Information Video" on each and every order page. Please watch this video and it will give you a complete overview on all of the accessories that we offer. You can always add accessories to your product at any time, but it is more convenient to go ahead and install them at the time of original installation if you think you will want them. Just a note, you will not need an on/off switch if you will be ordering any of the following. Dimmer Module, Brake Lamp Module or Extreme Lighting Kit. They all come with their own on/off switch.
Where are the instructions for installing your products?
Complete installation instructions will be sent out with every order. These instructions will include a step by step guide with photos included. We have made all of our instructions as simple as possible because we know how important it is to the customer. Some of our top selling products even come with an installation video link noted where you will be able to watch us go through a complete installation before you get started. Also, we are available by phone Monday - Friday and oftentimes on Saturday just incase you need any assistance. 90% of our customers install our products themselves and 10% will take them do their local dealerships or auto accessory shop. Light mechanical knowledge is required such as being able to turn a screw driver or attaching two wires together but we guarantee it's nothing advanced. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to hear more about the specific installation you are inquiring about. We are always excited to hear from you!
What are the differences, and/or possible advantages of version 1 and version2 WindRestrictors
for the new SKY and Solstice?
The basic difference between KPI's Version 1 and Version 2 is the place it mounts
in the car, and the type of mounting that takes place.
Version 1 is 1/8th of an inch thick abrasion resistant cast acrylic material. It
mounts between the trunk and deck lid with the four factory screws. An LED light
strip comes attached if yours was ordered with illumination. Installation time,
non-illuminated, is about 10-15 minutes. Installation time for illuminated is 15-40
minutes, depending on your knowledge of basic positive and negative wiring with
red (+) and black (-) 16-20 gage wires. We do ask that you remove the Version 1 when keeping your top up for more than a day. Because of this we include a storage case with your order. Although it looks amazing, because of the mounting point the convertible top does touch the Windrestrictor® when it's in the up position. If it gets extremely hot the product may begin to bend in a bit and it could potentially cause dammage to the WR over extended periods of time. This is specifically for the sky, solstice and opel Version 1 Windrestrictor.
Installation instructions will be included in shipping process, or you can download
them from the top section of this web page.
Version 2 is 1/4 inch thick abrasion resistant cast acrylic material, and is mounted
behind the seats with our clear rubberized industrial strength dual lock strips.
These strips make it very easy to remove the WindRestrictor when desired. Installation
time is very close to the Version 1. The Version 2 seems slightly more of a custom
product whereas the V1 by appearances seems more like a factory option.
Many of our customers love V1 and it seems just as many want the V2. The top can
be put up and down with both versions although we do recommend going with the Version 2 if you will be keeping your top up most of the time. Clear rubberized material is attached to
the V2 to prevent vibration at high speeds, and four small bumpers are included
in the V1 package so that the top does not touch the Windrestrictor® if you have it up for short periods of time. Both versions look amazing and we are sure you will enjoy either one of them! Remember, we give returned customer discounts so if you ever want to get a second one and design your own custom project we can help!
Is your company a distributor of the WindRestrictor or do you manufacture them as
WindRestrictor is the creator, designer, fabricator, manufacturer and the distributor
of all our products. We are the originators of the Illuminated & Etched WindRestrictor
and do all of our own marketing and distributing. If you see any of our WindRestrictors
then they were manufactured by us. However, we do have many dealer accounts with
many different distributors, and even a good amount of car dealerships now carry
our product. In the future we have a vision that our WindRestrictor will be in many
dealerships all over the word and that it may even become a factory option in some
of the future production cars. Even though we are a somewhat small family-owned
company we are the leaders in the industry of quality acrylic wind deflectors. With
only a few models in mass production at this time, in the near future we will be
able to offer quality WindRestrictors for most all high-end roadsters on the market.
Once we conquer the roadster market, we then plan to create WindRestrictors for
What is the main reason to purchase a WindRestrictor?
Most roadster owners purchase a WindRestrictor because they want something that
will deflect wind turbulence in their cabin when driving a speeds over 40 mph with
the windows up. The added feature of laser etched graphics and illumination is the
second reason. Roadster owners of all ages love this amazing feature because it
adds the perfect unique touch to the fine roadster that really sets their car apart
from all others. Most say that it is an absolute
What makes your WindRestrictor different from the factory wind deflectors on the market
including the OEM wind screens?
This is a one of a kind product and the quality is unbeatable. We are the only company
that offers etching and illumination, the installation is simple and you do not
have to permanently alter your fine roadster by drilling holes to attach it. Most
OEM wind screens that come with a roadster as a factory option and are made out
of a screen net material. These OEM wind deflectors sometimes work well to deflect
the wind, however they are just plain unattractive. The mounting that some require
involves drilling holes into the body of the roadster and most owners do not like
this idea either. There are some new companies offering plastic wind deflectors
at lower price, however all of them that we have reviewed have many problems including
that they are not scratch-resistant, they are cheaply manufactured and many more
I like the wind blowing in my face. Will the WindRestrictor eliminate all wind?
No, not at all, the WindRestrictor will only restrict the back draft, which is the
wind that enters from the rear at speeds over 40 mph. With the windows and top down
you will get plenty of wind, but it will just mostly come from one direction, over
the top, so it's a lot less intense. You can control how much wind you want by adjusting
your side windows. With the side windows all the way down even with the WindRestrictor
in place you will get a greater amount of wind in your cabin.
Does the WindRestrictor obstruct vision?
We do not get complaints on this issue. This really depends on what etching you want. The etching
looks like smooth etched glass so it is not like you will have a decal on your window.
Due to the contrast of the etching it will cause minimal distraction. However, the
larger the etching is the more obstruction there will be. With a smaller etching
there is minimal interference with vision. The ONLY report we have had about vision
obstruction is in complete darkness with the WR illuminated at full brightness when
looking directly through the WR and reversing. For this reason we recommend installing
a push button switch that you can conveniently turn off when reversing in complete
darkness. In general though, it's almost as if you are looking right through the engravings and will not hinder your
view from the rear at all.
With the WindRestrictor installed, is there any interference with raising or lowering
No interference at all. The top is fully operational and there should be no interference
from the WindRestrictor.
Does the installation of the WindRestrictor require any permanent alterations?
No, we design all of our WindRestrictors so that they can attach to your roadster
with the least amount of alterations. You may have to remove a screw or bolt and
replace it with a different one that we will include that allows the mounting bracket
to attach the WindRestrictor. Never will you have to drill any holes or add any
glue or tacky fasteners like other wind deflecting devices on the market. The entire
installation process takes about 15-20 minutes. Step by step instructions are included with every order we send out.
Is seat movement restriction with the WindRestrictor in place?
The ONLY version that will cause any loss of seating space is with the SLK 170 and
only with the large version V2. Approximately 1 inch will be lost when the seat
is in the full back position. It does not interfere with the function of the seat;
it will just restrict the headrest from going all the way into the center of the
roll bar. Also, no leg room will be lost at all. On the Corvette Windrestrictor® the back of seat will rest against the product. This is normal but will not restrict any seat movement at all. Very tall drivers that require their seats in the furthermost back position will want to move their seat all the way down so that they can lean the seat futher back.
What colors of illumination do you offer?
We offer the standard red illumination, most customers choose this color to match
the tail lamps. We also offer blue, green, yellow/amber, orange, white, purple and pink. Recently, we've added the new "Extreme Lighting Kit" with remote control. This is an RGB color changing system that allows you to choose between 8 different colors and several fading and step functions as well.
I just want a product that deflects wind I don't want any etching or illumination.
Are there other places to get wind deflectors at a lower price?
WindRestrictor offers 3 different versions. The clear version, the etched version,
and the etched & illuminated version. There are many other companies
offering wind deflecting devices. We have purchased all of them that seemed to be
of acceptable quality and inspected them closely. We have not found anyone else
that offers a wind deflector that is laser cut to perfection. Most of the ones out
there were either cut out with a router and the edges were not even, they were not
the correct thickness, not scratch resistant, not clear around the edges, they were
made out of materials that will not emit illumination and they will discolor and
turn yellow over time due to the type of acrylic they use. The mounting they require
is also not the quality that we offer so this is another disadvantage. You get what
you pay for, all of our products are reasonably priced and we stand behind our products
100%. Please refer to the section above that tells about what sets our product apart from the rest of them on the market. Oftentimes we will run specials or in house promotions that could save you a bit of money. Please feel free to email us to see if we are running any monthly specials at the time. Also, we do have a few that have been on the shelves for awhile that we may possibly be able to mark down a bit if you don't mind a hairline scratch or very slight imperfection. We really do not want anyone to go without our beautiful products just because of money issues. The Windrestrictor® is a must have for all convertibles!
Is it difficult to hook up the wiring for the illumination?
No, it is actually simple. There are 2 wires; one is grounded to the body of your
car by placing the negative wire behind a metal nut and tightening it and the positive
wire hooks to the brake lamp or driving lamp wire located in the harness in the
trunk. We include step by step instructions on how to do this or if you would prefer
to have someone else do it you can take it to a local car audio shop or dealership
so they can do it for you. Some of our accessories will take a bit more time to install but again we included full printed instructions with every order and we are available by phone if you need any assistance at all.
Can you do a custom project?
Yes and no. At this time we do not sell Windrestrictors for any cars that are not on our website. In other words, we can not do a custom project just for your vehicle. We encourage you to write us if you do not see your car on the list so that we can get your interest recorded and it will help us along in the process of trying to determine which cars need to be worked on as far as development work. Now, we do handle CUSTOM laser engraved graphics. In fact, we love doing custom graphic projects! Please take the time to stop by and check out our custom galleries. We have hundreds of photos on our galleries that will show you what some of our other customers have done in the past. Feel free to pick from something that someone has got before, or we can design your own personal graphics for you also. All custom work is started after the order has been placed and paid for on our website. After payment is received it will send a notification to our graphics department to contact you to get your order started. We are set up to do photo-quality
images as well as basic text and black and white logos. You can communicate with them so that you get exactly what you want with no worries or hassle. There is no charge for this service and it comes with 1 hour of graphics work.
Custom work is not done without your order being placed and all projects are done in chronological order so that it is fair to all of our customers. Take a look at our custom galleries and rest assured we know what we are doing!
What kind of art work works best and what kind of file do you accept for a custom
etching to be done?
The custom etching can be done from any basic file format. The higher the resolution
the better. If you have experience creating graphics please use a solid black background and grayscale images.
Otherwise, we can do all of the work for you if you just send us a sample of the idea that you want or clip it off of the internet and just send it in to us.
Please send all graphics to Stephen@windrestrictor.com
What's the lead time on a job?
Standard orders are usually shipped within the first week, however may take up to 14 business days. Custom orders oftentimes ship out within that time frame also but may take up to 4-6 weeks depending on the amount of work that needs to be done with them. If you are having trouble coming up with an idea for your design it is always better to get your order placed first so that we can begin building the product right away. We never do any engraving work without approval so you would be able to work with our graphics artist until we get you something you will like.
What is needed in order to provide me with a quote on a custom etching?
- Nothing really, we do not have a quote process for custom work. The good news is, we charge the same low rate for all custom work. If you want custom text, it's 65.00. If you want custom graphics, it's 105.00. If you choose custom graphics you will not pay the 65.00 for any text because 105.00 will cover all custom work including graphics and text. It does not matter what kind of image it is, it's still 105.00. That information is found directly on our order pages for each and every vehicle. Please contact us via email if you have any questions about the custom graphics process or if you just have questions about how you think it is best to proceed. If you are undecided about what graphics you want but you are sure you want custom graphics, place your order and then you can begin working with our Artist and they will help you get what you want while at the same time your project is being built so that you don't have to wait so long after you decide on your graphics with the Artist.
How does the WindRestrictor illuminate, and what kind of light do you use?
We use only the highest quality LED lighting on the market. It took much trial and
error to figure out the best lighting source. A super thin high tech LED light strip
is mounted to the bottom center of the WindRestrictor with a small bracket. The
light strip is manufactured to be the perfect size so that the tiny high-powered
180 degree light emitting high-powered LED's will distribute the perfect amount
of light to make the laser etching on the front of the plastic light up evenly and
also make the crystal-clear edges of the WindRestrictor glow. This will accent the
roll bars or humps of your roadster perfectly. This illumination system is part of our patent pending invention, the etched and illuminated Windrestrictor®
Is it legal to have the illumination turned on while driving?
We have yet to have any complaints whatsoever about anyone getting any tickets or
traffic stops because of the illumination of our product alone. If you choose the standard red light
kit then the illumination will match your tail lamps and this should be 100% legal
in any state. If you order a WindRestrictor with other colors then you should not
have any problems with legality. If you do, please contact us and let us know. We
have contacted a few law enforcement organizations and none of them seem to feel
that it would cause any legal problems unless the light is flashing or changes from
red to blue. If you have any concerns about this at all we do recommend getting the dimmer control knob with the on/off switch built in to it. That way you can turn it off at any time for any reason at all. Again, if you feel there are any problems at all with the lighting contact your local law enforcement to determine your counties regulations.
What if I am not satisfied with the product?
KPI is in the business of making satisfied customers. We want to treat people the way that we would like to be treated. Because of that, we encourage you to contact us if you are ever not satisfied with one of our products. Unlike many today, we pick up our phone and we address customer's concerns and needs. We operate with integrity and honesty. We do not misrepresent our products in any way and are proud of what we offer. We do have a return policy that you can read up on in our general terms and conditions. Our windrestrictor line does carry a lifetime warranty though so there should never be anything that comes up that we can not handle. Please refer to our testimonials section for countless great reviews that we've got for our products and our company.