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hayfever 09-21-2009 07:59 AM

Caravel replacement roller shades???
So we want to -- no NEED to -- replace all the spring loaded roller shades in our 1970 Caravel. Widths are about 42", 29", 21" 18" and 35".

Do I have to customize these widths myself or is there somewhere I can get the right shades (with rollers, springs etc)? The springs are still functional -- I suppose I can buy a big vinyl shade, cut it up and staple the top edge to the existing roller.

Does Home Depot or Lowe's have the range of sizes I need? I thought they had only standard sizes (which never =s what you need!!)

And the web sites I've found through searches want to charge me lots of $$'s for fancy things I don't want.

help, Melissa

funkill 09-21-2009 08:25 AM

Around here, both Lowes & Home Depot sell a brand of roller shades that they cut to size. Just give them the length and they cut them for you. I don't know the quality. And I think the color choices are limited to just white and a neutral beige....


hayfever 09-21-2009 10:15 AM

Roller Shades
Length is not the issue. Width is. Do they also cut them width-wise?

hayfever 09-21-2009 11:26 AM

Answer: Yes they do!! Who knew!

whitelight 09-21-2009 11:49 AM

You can make your own shades
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IF the roller mechanism is viable, you can make your own shades. That's what I did to replace the worn shade on our 75 Argosy in the galley.

funkill 09-21-2009 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by hayfever (Post 750254)
Length is not the issue. Width is. Do they also cut them width-wise?

My use of term "length" was for width...:huh: I was thinking 1D (as when it's rolled up) vs 2D. It's all in the communication - or so I'm told! :D


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