Ever since I bought my AE95 corolla station wagon back in 2012 I’d dreamed of the day I’d find a set of genuine Toyota Monsoon Shields for her to wear.
I started out looking locally here in Australia but very quickly all that I found was the genuine Toyota Australia variant that is front window open and full grandma spec. Over the last little while I’ve seen a heap come and go on yahoo Japan, Facebook pages and eBay for incredible dollars with many being cracked or not up to scratch – i’m really fussy too.
This set came from New Zealand courtesy of a gentleman on Facebook named Genuine JDM ae101 corolla.
He was really good to deal with and had it covered the whole way even showing me the shields boxed and going to the post office. I recommend highly!
Clean up wise it was a case of ensuring that all the nuts and bolts that fasten the shield to the retainer clips were running freely and a good polish up after a clean. I washed them with car wash and let them dry before attacking the remaining double sided tape left over from the donor car. Using Megauirs Plastex polish I bought then back to life before placing new automotive grade double sided tape on the shields.
I know this isn’t an overly exciting article but figured it was worth documenting as it’s just not something that you see covered often.
The crucial part to installing these is to take your time and ensure the doors are cleaned with wax and grease removed to ensure you get a proper “stick” with the tape. The other good way to promote this is to do it in a warm area. I chose the backyard in the sun and then moved into the shed as it became wet. I kept them away from moisture and water for 24 hours and have since washed the car down with gold results.
These shields not only look really nice they serve a purpose. I genuinely love the window being down without the bother you get from all the wind coming in. Anyway, enjoy. Happy Monsoon Shield hunting!