Originally Posted by scuba
1. Are your curtains literally just reflectix (like the ones I just bought that look like reflectix plus suction cups)?
2. That is a good write-up. That thinsulate doesn't look very "thin." Are you thinking it's possible to use thinsulate and still fold-up accordian-style? If so, let me know if you have a particular thinsulate product in mind.
3. PS Let me know a link or suggestions for how to use magnets with the (plastic) window surrounds that the passenger vans have. (good idea) I.e. glue them on?
Thanks-- with all the experiences on here, I look forward to a collaborative thread.
1. Our curtains are reflectex with navy fabric sewn on one side. There are velcro patches sewn on to the fabric and then sticky adhesive stuck on the frames around the windows (this is the velcro that tends to fall off). I have seen a few people on this forum add a suction cup to their curtains directly in the center of the curtain so that it holds tight against the window, which seams like a good idea.
2. If you read through that whole article that I linked, they did 2" thinsulate, but said they would likely go with 1" thinsulate to make the curtains easier to store. You can buy thinsulate by the yard on ebay. Ultimately I'm not sure how you'd accomplish the folding curtain setup - both thinsulate and reflectex are pretty thick. I actually think thinsulate might compress better than reflectex (reflectex is basically bubble wrap with a a reflective coating).
3. Amazon has a lot of rare earth magnets that come with adhesive strips (example
). They hold well to the metal of the van, have not tried them on the plastic trim. I have seen magnets with a hole in the center that allow them to be attached via a screw (not sure how well a screw would last in the plastic piece either).