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Old 04-03-2014, 12:23 AM   #85
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Nick,
Can you tell me about the fasteners for the window covers? Is there a thread that takls about them? Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:40 AM   #86
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Lift-a-dot fasteners

These are the ones I used, and are used on ocean going yachts for their spray hoods:


DOT Fasteners, Lift-The-Dot® Fasteners, Sockets, Back Plates, Studs, Washers, Screw Studs


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Old 07-25-2014, 12:16 PM   #87
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Looking at having a pair of these made with 1/16 lexan plus the foam padding.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:40 PM   #88
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Looking at having a pair of these made with 1/16 lexan plus the foam padding.
Are your windows double curved, as they normally are in the front quarters? If so, will the Lexan cope with that?
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The front windows in our '71 are not compound curves.
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Nick, Which way did you face the "dot" on the lift-a-dots? Vertical, toward the front, or to the rear?
Thanks for the info on your covers!
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:41 AM   #91
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MiIKO, I placed them with the dots towards the outside vertical edges. That way one naturally peels away the dot and the edge of the cover. If you face the middle of the cover you remove the left side dots with the left hand and the right hand dots with the right hand, with all movements towards the centre, naturally easing any tension in the cover..
Removing a cover takes a few seconds.
I hope you find the covers as useful as I do.
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Miko,

i am following nick's plan to make my covers and found lift-a-dots on ebay at a fair price and free shipping. Jim west at north west tarp and canvas was a big help and i highly recomend him.
His ebay name is northwesttarpandcanvas. Just type lift-a-dot fasteners in the search bar and look for his posts.
Good luck with your project and i'll post photos of mine when i'm done.
Nick has been a big help to more members than he knows. I consider him our expert on the best window protectors for the cost anywhere.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:06 AM   #93
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Link for fasteners

Loren, you're very kind. Here's the link you mentioned:

Lift The Dot Fastener Socket Backing Plate Stainless Screw Stud 10 Pieces | eBay

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In our version of Nick's great idea we used another type of Common Sense Fastner, the Marine Style Eyelet and Stud, also available from the same man:

10 Piece Marine Canvas Eyelet Stud Turn Button Common Sense Fasteners | eBay

It costs a few cents more. I don't know what the difference between the two is or if one is better but the Eyelet and Stud, like Nick's, takes SECONDS to take off and a minute to put on.
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Just wondering if any member has gotten comfortable enough making these for other members? I am located in central Florida and would rather take my business to a member and someone who has specifically made these window covers. Or if someone from the central Florida area has used any canvas shops or upholstery shops to have them made. Thanks for any input and love the way they all look.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:21 AM   #97
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I can make your window protector but I would need a pattern from your trailer. Would you feel comfortable do that?
I'd recommend the sun tells fabric but its your choice.
Pm if you'd like and we can talk specifics.
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I pm'ed you earlier. I actually used the "common sense" twist fasteners, not the lift a dots. I think they work better in my opinion.
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