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Old 10-30-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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After removing the inside glass and all the junk between the panes this leaves the shades vulnerable to sun damage. I have used astro foil insulation to protect the shades while the trailer is traveling or in storage. Astro foil is a light bubble plastic covered with tin foil. It is light and easy to cut. Looks good from the outside. Most home building stores carry it. Hope this idea will save others problems with their shades before it's to late.
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After removing the inside glass and all the junk between the panes this leaves the shades vulnerable to sun damage. I have used astro foil insulation to protect the shades while the trailer is traveling or in storage. Astro foil is a light bubble plastic covered with tin foil. It is light and easy to cut. Looks good from the outside. Most home building stores carry it. Hope this idea will save others problems with their shades before it's to late.
Why protect the shades If you mean the ones that slide up and down, mine are silver on the backside and are made out of the same material as the inside walls. A vinyl faced aluminum panel. Now it you want to put it in there to reduce the heat build up...I am right there with you. Those shades can get HOT!

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Guess AS must have changed the composition as my 1976 Int. has a brown cardboard like material as a backing. It dosen't look like it would last to long unprotected. Lucky for you not so lucky for me.

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Why protect the shades If you mean the ones that slide up and down, mine are silver on the backside and are made out of the same material as the inside walls. A vinyl faced aluminum panel. Now it you want to put it in there to reduce the heat build up...I am right there with you. Those shades can get HOT!

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