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Old 06-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #21
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my favorite if its the original paint laquer thinner and clean it well before applying.
Lacquer thinner - highly flammable and very toxic. Be sure to only use outside and wear nitril gloves. It is great for cleaning.

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Sorry Larrie if I brought up any bad memories.

Good advice though.

I only use it outside but it does clean good.

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #22
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Re: Bug Screen.

For those interested in experimenting...this offer is good until Tuesday, 6/26 9:00 pm pst.

http://lastcall.dailysteals.com/

Never mind...they're sold out.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #23
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Available from Sportsmobile. I didn't even know they had a online store.

http://www.sportsmobilestore.com/produc ... -Ford.html
Except the velcro has never stayed on for me.
Dave,

Velcro sticks much better if you use alcohol (on the part not in a bottle) or my favorite if its the original paint laquer thinner and clean it well before applying. Some brands stick much better than others.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #24
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Re: Bug Screen.

My fabdude has some contact cement that would require a sidegrinder to remove. Anybody ever gone that extreme with skeeter rags?
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Not bad memories just a good learning experience.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #26
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Re: Bug Screen.

As some of them are Larrie, as some of them are...
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #27
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Re: Bug Screen.

Hi --

I'm about to make barn-door and rear-door bug screens following the guidelines in this post -- thanks!

For the screening material, is there any reason not to use standard screen-door fiberglass mesh? It is considerably stronger than the standard no-seeum mesh that is used in tents. It is also quite easy to sew (though it will quickly dull the needle); I used it for my passenger/driver door pillow-case style screens.

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #28
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Re: Bug Screen.

GreyDawg,

The only reason not to use regular screen material is NOSEEUMs. If you never encounter them where you camp, no issues. If you've ever had them walking through a regular screen and disturbing your rest, you may think otherwise.

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Old 07-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #29
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Re: Bug Screen.

Good point. I hope to go to Alaska next summer, and indeed I ran into noseeums in the Trinity Alps a few years ago.

Suggestions for where to source noseeums-proof mesh? My local fabric store has larger mesh mosquito netting, but that won't suffice.

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Old 07-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #30
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used the ones that came with the van last weekend and they are great with the velcro. I dont think thay have ever been used ?
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