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Old 08-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Blind spot! Help!

I just picked up the (adorable, woven) mini blinds I ordered for my Scamp and I have no idea how to install them. Can I drill holes into the interior through the insulation? The present brackets won't work. Shall I just wrench them off? Any helpful suggestions welcome. I'm going on my first adventure next week. Wish I'd thought this through!
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Hi Cilla, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

I'd figure out a method to attach the blinds to the window clamp ring if I couldn't hang them from an upper cabinet. But, that's me...

To remove the current curtain brackets you'll need to drill out the rivets then fill the holes... or just leave them until you get time. I find when I rush things... Murphy's Law hits! YMMV.
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Can I drill holes into the interior through the insulation? The present brackets won't work. Shall I just wrench them off?
Keep in mind that drilling through the soft parts (reflectix and "rat fur") won't go as smoothly as drilling through the hard fiberglass. The material won't puncture cleanly and will get all wound up on the drill bit.

Wrenching will damage the wall. Go outside and pry off the snap-cap cover over the rivet holding the curtain hardware and drill through the rivet's center with a bit slightly larger than the dimple. Go at it at a slower speed and as soon as you feel the head separate, stop. You should be able to pull the head and clear base for the snap cap off of the outside surface. Then poke the compressed shank into the interior from outside.
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Thanks for your responses! I'm taking the easy route and I have found a handyman who will do it for me...
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Thanks, Donna! A creative "fix" is always welcome! Cilla.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help! I have found a handyman, called Fred, coincidentally, who will do it for me, and I'll show him what you said. Cilla.
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Keep in mind that drilling through the soft parts (reflectix and "rat fur") won't go as smoothly as drilling through the hard fiberglass. The material won't puncture cleanly and will get all wound up on the drill bit.
What I do when drilling into fabric wall coverings is to run the drill in reverse.
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