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Originally Posted by aconnol
'73 airstream curtain cleaning. HOW TO REMOVE CURTAIN FROM TRACK TO BE ABLE TO CLEAN?
- riveted track with snap rivet at end
-- is it easier to cut from the curtain pleat the worn-out elastic that connects to plastic track piece?
thanks in advance!
If your '73 is like my '64 Overlander and '78 Minuet, if you closely examine the "tracks" that the glides run in, you will find a set screw that can be removed that porvides just enough room to work the guides through. On my Overlander, they are at either end of the tracks, but in the Minuet they are found in a different place on each window.
So far as cleaning, I have not had good success in either coach. Tried laundering the drapes/curtains in the Overlander and they turned into a mass of shreds in the bottom of the washer. With the Minuet, I tried having one set of the drapes dry cleaned and discovered that one panel partially disintegrated and the other shrunk enough that it no longer would fit its opening. The drapes in the Minuet were original to 1978 while the drapes/curtains in the Overlander dated to 1979/1980.
Good luck with your project!