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Old 02-16-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Window Screen Fuzzy Strips

The new window fuzzy strips are not as fuzzy as the old ones. The old ones were stiched along one side. The new ones have 3 lines of stritching. I wonder if I am installing correctly, but cant think of any other way. It does not look like you take out any stitching.
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I tried to post some pics but my attachment quota is full. When I get some space I will post photos
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I took out the last line of stitching.. as in the line towards the handle you move to open/close the window. Then it's nice and fuzzy
I was told to use the glue gun to attatch, but some strips are already coming off of the metal.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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I took out the last line of stitching.. as in the line towards the handle you move to open/close the window. Then it's nice and fuzzy
I was told to use the glue gun to attatch, but some strips are already coming off of the metal.
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What did you use, or how did you take out the stitching?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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You pull a thread from one of the sides and it gets real fuzzy. As I recall the thread can only be removed from one side. So you need to orient the strip accordingly.
I used contact cement to install. The tube type from 3M.
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OK I get it but it's not easy. I used gorilla glue. Do you remove the thread before or after installation?

Nevermind, If you hook the right spot with a needle then the sttiching removes easily
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I cut each side to correct length - then glued down - then when dry - used a small pointy ladies scissors and snipped the end threads.
I used the pointy end of scissors and pushed the end thread, I had cut, out and then pulled string.
This is a terrible description plus I'm using one finger on the iPhone. Ha
It's really easy one you do the first one
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Do you remove the thread before or after installation?
I ended up doing it both ways. Easier before to pick out the thread end with a large needle. After the fact I used an Xacto knife.
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Could you tell me where I can purchase the fuzzy strips?
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Could you tell me where I can purchase the fuzzy strips?
The fuzzy screen material is exactly the same as it was 40 years ago.

To use it correctly, one of the threads is removed before or after installation, your choice.

Parts stocking dealers carry the fuzzy strip.

The correct quantity is 40 inches per screen.

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