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Old 07-31-2018, 05:08 PM   #1
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I saw this 6 minute DIY window screen on YouTube. Even I can do this.

What a great idea.....

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Thanks for posting, very nice. If you're going to this, you can make a simple template easily for near perfect cutting.

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Old 07-31-2018, 08:23 PM   #3
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I don't think this is the exact gutter guard he used but would probably work.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amerimax...FQWZAQodtYoPRw
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These are the front window screens I got. Not as cheap as do-it-yourself, but $95 a pair for nice, quality workmanship, and you can roll down the entire window for more air flow. They are two-sided pouch that drops down over the top of the door (no snaps, velcro, magnets needed).

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I also got some of his TiltSkreenz for my Chevy based flip-out windows. Double the cost of the front window covers for one, so these start to get pricey. But they are more complicated to make with gussets to allow the windows to open out and magnets to attach them.

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I measured, then bought fabric screening from the hardware store. Made templates for the windows, cut them out, sewed magnets on them and I was done. Work great and super cheap. Only drawback is if there's a strong wind, it might blow the screen out. I could sew more magnets on them to fix that, but it doesn't happen often.


I used this because some of my windows are the push out kind that the above screens wouldn't work on. They also roll up nice and small so don't take much room.
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I used this because some of my windows are the push out kind that the above screens wouldn't work on.
But they do work on push-out windows. The gusseted models accommodate this and the side-hinged cargo door and top-hinged "escape" window versions are shown in my pictures (above). As I stated, though, they are pricey at $98 each at Skreenz.com.

I just ordered 2 more for the rear cargo door pop-outs. Now I have a complete window set.
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But they do work on push-out windows. The gusseted models accommodate this and the side-hinged cargo door and top-hinged "escape" window versions are shown in my pictures (above). As I stated, though, they are pricey at $98 each at Skreenz.com.
These are a simple project for anyone with basic sewing skills. My dear wife made us a complete set, front windows and rear push-outs, for hardly more than the cost of material...far less than $98!

The front window set is "pockets" of no-seeum mesh that slide over the window frames. The rubber door gasket seals out any buggy invaders, with magnets used to "seal" the outside bottom. There are slits to accommodate the mirrors, which close tightly with velcro. With this you can leave the windows open at your preferred level - if your windows have frames, of course. BTW: The fine mesh also adds a bit of privacy from outsiders.

The rear set is held in place by magnets as there is no frame. Essentially it is a single piece of mesh with enough slack to allow these vent windows to push open an inch - which is fine for ventilation. While not sealed like the front, we've had no problems with visitors. We will run a fan to move the air when needed.

Another virtue is that these fold up to nearly nothing for storage. We keep them in the front door pockets, along with the magnets. One bit of warning - don't get superstrength magnets...you don't need them, and it is likely you'll damage the vehicle paint finish with them.

I don't have any pics...sorry.
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These are great ideas for windows. Any suggestions for a screen for the sliding side door on a Trek? Would like to keep the bugs out but have the door open with ability to come and go through it.
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These are great ideas for windows. Any suggestions for a screen for the sliding side door on a Trek? Would like to keep the bugs out but have the door open with ability to come and go through it.
There are ones for sale, but they aren't cheap. I bought two pair of "Magic Mesh" magnetically closing screens (As seen on TV), but have not yet started on my attempt to fabricate my own set for under $50.
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Thanks. Let me know how it goes.
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