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Old 07-25-2015, 11:15 PM   #1
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Curtain Rods - Attaching To Fibreglass?

We just got a 77 Boler and want to make some modifications to it. First step would be to simply replace the original curtain rails. They are rusted and disgusting. We would like to put in a nice curtain rod, however we have no idea how to install that as the original rails were riveted in. Won't it leave a hole in the fibreglass?

How do you attach curtain rods (or anything really)?
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:15 AM   #2
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Best to put a few pics up so we can see the problem......
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John---small cafe rods can be held up by sitting them on or in the hooks of 3M command stick-on hooks.
Does that make sense?

That way, no holes. Another solution would be to use elastic shock cording instead of a rod and make a loop at the ends and hook them onto a 3M hook as well.
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Here is a pic of what we currently have. As you can see it is all rusty and gross. I hate the little hooks the curtains are attached to and am very excited to get rid of these.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:45 PM   #5
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Have you considered masking the rails off and spray painting with Rustoleum paint?
That way you would not have to remove anything.

It is possible to clean the rust off with a wire brush then paint. Might be the solution and not cost any more than a single can of paint!
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:21 PM   #6
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Lee, that's a really good idea. It would clean them up without having to replace them. I'm going to investigate that option!
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Sure worth a try! I would love to see your results!
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