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Old 06-28-2005, 08:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Those pesky fluffy thingies

I have a 1974 28' Argosy and I have taken all of my screens off to rejuvenate them. I have an "issue" with the fluffy thingies that encase the bars that lift the window (they all fell off after washing the screens). I decided to replace the screens and paint the aluminum, and replace the fluffy thingies. Problem is I can only find them at inlandRV, and will purchase them if there is no alternative, however I thought I would start this thread in the hopes that someone out there has replaced the fluffy thingies and would suggest an alternative.

I was thinking of using a mousepad, however I would need one mousepad per screen side (thus making it cost ineffective), or I have seen a plastic thingy that has several small circles that overlap each other and the middle one has a hole in it, and they overlap each other fully depending on which way the bar is moved. Well here's to great ideas.

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Old 06-28-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Mousepads are usaly made of neoprene same stuff that wetsuits are made of.
Down here in florida used wetsuits are pretty common in pawn shops for next to nothing . I dont know about NewHa . Pipe insulation is made of the same stuff too. Good idea I have the same problem and I think you solved it

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:02 AM   #3
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if you're talking about the "fuzzy screen seals", you should be able to get them from any airstream dealer. I got mine from Marty's usrv in MA. same system was used for many years, so any established dealer should have a spool of that stuff in the parts dept.
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