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Old 05-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Got my black out shades done,,,finally. Nothing worse than camping near the pole light and not being able to shut it out. Have thought of carring a BB gun for the purpose but decided that would not be tolerated. So the shades have to do. These were made using foldable windshield shades. The scratchy part of a velcro strip is sewed the shade. The soft part is glued in strips to the window frame. Nice at night because I can put the shade up on the back window and raise the blinds so that we are not bumping into the blind at night.



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Old 05-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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will the glue hold? What kind?
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Why not just make them a little larger and then the velcro sticky part will cling to the rat fur outside the metal frame. No glueing required. I hang calendars and pictures that way and can change or move as suites.
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Nicely done! good photos too, gives me some more ideas of things to do! Brandy
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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Might have made them larger but on the dinette window it took the longest I could find to get it close. The velcro I used is the extra heavy duty stuff and the black fuzzy strips are pretty much impossible to see unless you really looking for them.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:41 AM   #6
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Clever solution to the light problem - and nicely executed, too!
As soon as I finish the cushion slipcovers that I'm making, I'll be starting on black-out curtains. (Guess I have to stick with my original plan, though, 'cause I've already purchased all my materials.)
We won't be dark again at night up here until mid-August, so this is a very interesting topic to me.
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