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Old 02-26-2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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Clean my screens?

Ok. I give up. We have a 2012 FC. I cant believe you have to pull the cording to clean the screens. How do you do it?
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:09 PM   #2
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Huh? My screen material is mounted in frames which unscrew from the window assembly. Can you post a pic of your screens?
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Ok. I give up. We have a 2012 FC. I cant believe you have to pull the cording to clean the screens. How do you do it?
I assume you have the windows that swing open from the bottom, and that the screen covers the whole window on the inside.

So, open the window widely and vacuum out the frame and the outside of the screen, then vacuum the inside of the screen. From the outside use a damp sponge to wipe the screen and the frame, and something in a spray bottle for stubborn dirt like bug poop, etc. While you are at it, use windex or your favorite window cleaner on both sides of the glass, then go inside and wipe down the inside of the screen. Apply Formula 309 to the gasket to make opening it easier to open in the future. Let everything dry before closing and fastening the window.

Hehr windows which were?/are? Used in the basic Safari/Flying Cloud line may have been dropped around 2010. The "SE" Safari also had the big single pane glass, and it probably became more cost effective to make everything with a single style. Hehrs are fixed in place and have small sliders at the bottom of the window. On those, just open the glass and clean both sides of the screen. (Hehr windows are standard on many SOBs.)
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:36 AM   #4
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I have a 2013 and have never considered cleaning the screens. Is this a common issue?
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:43 AM   #5
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It's not that hard. The screens are attached to the windows with about 10 sheet metal screws. Use your cordless to remove the screws then wash the screens outside.

I did wash mine, a 2013, for the first time last fall. Turned out much easier than I thought it would be.
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I basically do what Foiled Again does, clean them in place with a damp sponge. I have a special sponge that is designed to clean screens (had it for years - no idea what it's called anymore). I wipe them down at least twice a summer - amazed at how dirty they get. We use open windows over air conditioning if at all possible.

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I have a 2013 and have never considered cleaning the screens. Is this a common issue?
Clean one, then decide.
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Some of mine are dirty as all get out; tried a soft brush & old tooth brush using warm water and Simple Green, rinsed and gently blew the screen dry with my compressor. I think I will buy this today and hope it does a better job on the heavy stained entry door.
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