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Old 02-20-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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Door Window Shade

We have an '04 16' which has no factory shade on the door. Has anyone come up with a good way to block the light? I was thinking of installing u-channels along the sides, but the curve of the door prevents that. Going across the top and bottom would work, but let light in on the sides due to the curvature. Might be some velcro options but nothing sticks well to aluminum and it looks crappy.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
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[quote=frozen chosen]We have an '04 16' which has no factory shade on the door. Has anyone come up with a good way to block the light? quote]

I use a standard Home Depot roller blind, cut to your required length at the store for just a few dollars. It is slightly wider than the glass, and is fitted between the inner and outer skins of the door. You will probably need to remove the top half of the inner skin of the door, drilling out the rivets with a 1/8th bit. Fitting the brackets may require some ingenuity. If there is no handy inner strength member, you may need to fit the brackets to the inner face of the inner skin.
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Our AS has no shade on the door window, so when we don't need the extra light we sandwich a small dark colored auto sunshade over the window between the inner and outer door. Works like a charm with no permanent alterations to the twinkie and it is very inexpensive. Most auto parts stores have them in different sizes.
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[quote=nickcrowhurst
I use a standard Home Depot roller blind, cut to your required length at the store for just a few dollars. It is slightly wider than the glass, and is fitted between the inner and outer skins of the door. You will probably need to remove the top half of the inner skin of the door, drilling out the rivets with a 1/8th bit. Fitting the brackets may require some ingenuity. If there is no handy inner strength member, you may need to fit the brackets to the inner face of the inner skin.
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Uh, Nick....this sounds kind of extreme. What do you mean by "the inner and outer skins of the door"? Are you talking about the screen door and main door, or something else? Inner strength member?? Remove the top half of the inner skin of the door??? Hah?
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