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Old 08-15-2014, 08:32 AM   #1
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New windshield curtains - EASY!

I just re-did our front windshield curtains with long panel black out drapes from overstock.com I bought these:

Sound Asleep Room-Darkening Ivory Curtain Collection | Overstock™ Shopping - Great Deals on Curtains


I took off the glide tape from old curtains at the top that feeds thru the track..or you can buy new glide tape from camping world...turned the panels sideways with the tab top of each being near the seats not in the middle of window...and stitched the tape down the long side. They fit PERFECTLY! These are very impressive, come in different colors, I was very happy with the color and darkness of the ivory panels.

Measure your old curtains, you might need to trim or hem some of the curtain when you turn it sideways. The ones I used are 42" which lay on the dash a bit, but not enough to bother us or make me take them down to hem!

Oh, and they're on sale now for cheaper than I paid...I have less than $70 in new thick curtains!

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I just re-did our front windshield curtains with long panel black out drapes from overstock.com I bought these:

Sound Asleep Room-Darkening Ivory Curtain Collection | Overstock™ Shopping - Great Deals on Curtains


I took off the glide tape from old curtains at the top that feeds thru the track..or you can buy new glide tape from camping world...turned the panels sideways with the tab top of each being near the seats not in the middle of window...and stitched the tape down the long side. They fit PERFECTLY! These are very impressive, come in different colors, I was very happy with the color and darkness of the ivory panels.

Measure your old curtains, you might need to trim or hem some of the curtain when you turn it sideways. The ones I used are 42" which lay on the dash a bit, but not enough to bother us or make me take them down to hem!

Oh, and they're on sale now for cheaper than I paid...I have less than $70 in new thick curtains!

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Good idea! ... Thanks!

BTW, did you make any attempt at adding pleats?
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I wanted sunscreens you could see thru in the day, but others couldn't see in. My husband didn't want the hassle of putting them up every time we parked. I bought extra glides from Amazon (a real pain putting them on) & clip on hooks. Then I bought the sunscreen material online. I cut the screen into 3 pieces, one for each side window & one for the middle. I moved the curtains around so I can bunch up the screen in the middle at night & Velcro the curtains over it. For about $110 I have sunscreens for the entire front. It's so easy to open them & I don't have to go outside to do it.
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No, I didn't add pleats, it's gathered enough & looks good...I'll go take a pic & see if I can post it! The old ones were such a yellowish color, just gross, had even taken them down to dry clean but never was happy with how dusty they still seemed.
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Good job, Michelle! That looks great.
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I wanted sunscreens you could see thru in the day, but others couldn't see in. My husband didn't want the hassle of putting them up every time we parked. I bought extra glides from Amazon (a real pain putting them on) & clip on hooks. Then I bought the sunscreen material online. I cut the screen into 3 pieces, one for each side window & one for the middle. I moved the curtains around so I can bunch up the screen in the middle at night & Velcro the curtains over it. For about $110 I have sunscreens for the entire front. It's so easy to open them & I don't have to go outside to do it.
Do you have any pics, Karen? That sounds like a great solution.
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I'll take some pics & try to figure out how to include them here. Give me a couple days, I left my camera at a house we're rehabbing.
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