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Old 01-16-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Cleaning Day/Night shades

It appears that a bug or two may have gotten squashed in our shades at one time or another when they were opened, and they left their marks (literally) on the shade. Has anyone had any luck in getting stains out or their day/night shades. And, I don't want to hear any smart-a** answers about MCD shades!
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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Try to vacuum with a brush attachment when the spots are dry. BTW, what are MCD shades? Or is it something unmentionable?
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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And, I don't want to hear any smart-a** answers about MCD shades!
Well, I'm out on this thead!

I used the restringing kits from dirtyblindman.com when I had the day/night shades with good results. I believe he did cleaning as well. He might offer you some suggestions on removing stains or cleaning them. When I talked with him he seemed to know his business pretty well. They will need to be restrung sooner or later, so he has a vested interest in you keeping them. (Oops, that was a smart-a** answer about MCD shades. Sorry. )
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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Day Night shades

I restrung two of mine with 130# dacron fishing line, and it works beautifully. They might last longer than me. I find that the original strings don't look very strong. They are hard to restring, but if i can do them, anyone can. The trick is to stretch them out on a large table.
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It appears that a bug or two may have gotten squashed in our shades at one time or another when they were opened, and they left their marks (literally) on the shade. Has anyone had any luck in getting stains out or their day/night shades. And, I don't want to hear any smart-a** answers about MCD shades!
Try using a little hydrogen peroxide dabbed on with a cotton swab. Do a test sample first in an inconspicuous place to make sure you don't cause harm. I've used this method on my shades and on window curtains at home. Good luck.
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A friend of mine used Upshot (a spray cleaner) with great results. I used Lemon Simple Green and was able to get spaghetti sauce and fly-juice out (that'll teach him to steal my spaghetti!).
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I realize this is in response to an aged thread, but my grandaughter cleans houses, and introduced us to AWSOME, a cleaner you can get at Dollar Stores. It has on the bottle what dilution factor to use for different cleaning jobs. It really works great on everything. I too, like Hydrogen Peroxide as a general stain remover.

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