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Old 02-13-2003, 03:14 AM   #1
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changing screens

there is a easy way to change the mosquitos screens what is it ?
To put the little rubber in the groove and cut the mosquito screen afterwood ? Like any job it's always easier when you know.
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Old 02-13-2003, 06:38 AM   #2
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I replaced several screens last year. No problem. Just remove the round rubber strip holding the screens. Reuse the same strip. There is a special tool that is handy. It is available at home stores. It is plastic and looks like a pizza cutter with a round wheel on each end. One wheel is used to place the strip in the groove and the other end is used to push it finally down into the groove. Rough cut the screen to size and insert the strip and use the tool for final installation. Last, with a sharp knife, trim the screen on the outside of the strip. Look at the old screen to see what the final results should look like.
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Old 02-13-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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Just to echo Dan, it's not hard at all once you get the hang of it. I started off replacing one window screen and ended up doing them all (including the door) because it was so easy. It's amazing how much dirt and grime is caked on those old screens. Like anything else, the first one is the hardest. Start with the flat ones until you master the procedure and then move to the curved. You can buy a roll of screen material at the home stores for about $20. The fiberglass screen material is easier to work then the metal and it comes in different shades. If you decide to replace the spline, take a sample with you to the store because it comes in several sizes.
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Screen colour

I did one screen already in black fibreglass. Do any of you know if the dark colour will reduce light coming into the trailer? I think it would provide some privacy. Can you get as aluminum colour in the fibreglass?
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Old 02-13-2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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thanks dan
can't get that tool here in france . so might try the pizza cutter i tell you how i get on!
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Old 02-22-2003, 03:20 AM   #6
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Hi all.

Well, my plastic pizza cutter worked.

I recommand it, if you can't find the proper tool, I say plastic so you can blunt it if needed.

I've got a lot to do as I have 4 Airstreams, and they all need doing, you know what it's like when your start ....

I found the same netting here in France, it was 7 a meter(3foot) = 7 $.

I'm also doing all new curtains and carpets, I'll send photos when it's all done.

Thanks once again
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