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Old 05-30-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Blocking out Light

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We have a 2000 Bambi with the original curtains. They are not real good at blocking out light and wondered if anyone has a good solution to blocking out light filtering in from exterior lights, streetlights and early sun. Also we are looking for a way to block out the early sun coming in through out skylights. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:26 PM   #2
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Simple. Get a roll of "reflectix" at Lowes or HD. It is basically two side foiled bubble wrap. Cut with scissors to fit "snugly" in window or skylight.

Remove when you want light and warmth.
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What Channing said.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for your responses. I can try that. Is there anything more rigid that I could just slip between the window and inside of the frame? There seems to be a space that could hold in a rigid panel.
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I have Reflectix cut to fit all my windows and overhead vents. Does a great job of keeping heat and light out. Also excellent for extra winter insulation. I framed all the edges with Reflectix tape to protect and firm them up and use heavy duty Velcro squares for attachment.
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The PO of our AS replaced all the curtains with metal blinds. They do a nice job of blocking out the light. I think the one in the galley is original and he just matched them on the other windows.

On the ceiling vent it looks like a PO fashioned a cushion using the reflectix stuff on top and terry cloth on the bottom. It's about 2" thick and does a nice job of insulating. Friction holds it in place and there's a slight cut for the handle to fit in for a good fit.
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Simple. Get a roll of "reflectix" at Lowes or HD. It is basically two side foiled bubble wrap. Cut with scissors to fit "snugly" in window or skylight.

Remove when you want light and warmth.

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Thanks again for the great information. I'll check with my Probation Officer (PO) to see if he is willing to replace my curtains with shade.
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