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Old 03-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Bug Screen Velcro Replacement

The time has arrived to remove the velcro side attached to the painted door jambs. The factory installed has not performed well I believe because the paint was not solvent cleaned before the sticky backed velcro was placed. anyone have a source for the new velcro at a reasonable price? For those considering the option of the bugscreen, it works well, just quickly and poorly installed.

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Bug Screen Velcro Replacement

Have purchased Velcro at fabric stores in the past. You can get it in several widths and colors.

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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Re: Bug Screen Velcro Replacement

I have yet to get it to stick for any reasonable length of time...friggin gave up. Hope you find the solution.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Re: Bug Screen Velcro Replacement

I have used the 'heavy duty' velcro but still have had adhesion problems with the factory painted metal. Any wood I have varnished it sticks like its welded on. Just will not stay stuck to the factory paint in the door jams. Have tried cleaning w alcohol and mineral spirits.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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Re: Bug Screen Velcro Replacement

Replace the velcro with neodymium magnets? Don't know how you would affix them to the screen but they should hold it up. These 1/4" cubes have 8.9lbs of pull force.
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