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Old 06-16-2010, 08:39 AM   #15
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I am little stupid on blinds. What exactly is a MCD blind? I hate these sorry day/night shades. Can an MCD be easily installed in the place of the OEM? Do they provide complete privacy at night?
They are a high tech version of the old roller shades with two pull down shades. One a day shade and the other a night shade. The night shade is completely opaque - shadows don't show through at all.
When one is down and you pull it down a little and let go it slowly rises up.

They are available with and without motors. The motorized ones can have remote controls or switches.
Besides windows they are used on windshields.

Pricey but worth it in my opinion. We installed ours on the windows but plan to have the factory in TX install the ones on the windshield. Those will be motorized and remote controlled.
You can see them here American Duo Day/Night Shade System
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:46 PM   #16
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They are a high tech version of the old roller shades with two pull down shades. One a day shade and the other a night shade. The night shade is completely opaque - shadows don't show through at all.
When one is down and you pull it down a little and let go it slowly rises up.

They are available with and without motors. The motorized ones can have remote controls or switches.
Besides windows they are used on windshields.

Pricey but worth it in my opinion. We installed ours on the windows but plan to have the factory in TX install the ones on the windshield. Those will be motorized and remote controlled


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You can see them here American Duo Day/Night Shade System

Thank you Clay L. Great information, I think I just found my solution.
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Thank you Clay L. Great information, I think I just found my solution.
thanks Homer - I was wondering what MCD's were also!
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Everything we say about them is true. They are worth every penny you will spend. Never had a regret other than they weren't available ten years ago.
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I had a couple of blinds done in 2008 by The Blindery son South Santa Fe in Englewood, CO (www.theblindery.com 303-761-0893). I don't remember how much it was, maybe $50 each, I was just glad to finally find someone to fix them and get it done. It was easy for me because i was in Denver at the time.
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Day/Night shade restringing - helpful hints

Winnegabo makes their own so these are comments to be used with their service bulletin.

Drapery cord available at Joanne Fabrics and Hobby Lobby. Also buy very large needle there. My 5' wide by x 27" long I used 16 yards. You use two strings of 8 yds for this shade. Observe how it is attached when disassembling. Do not cut cord before reinstalling shade.

I marked all the front sides of rail with blue masking tape. Also marked all caps as to right and left side.

Easier for two people to do. Open the window and unscrew one side and take shade off the clip from outside. Remaining screw I got from inside.

Upper section thread just through the shade, not the middle rail. Pull the shade up most of the way.

Bottom shade, read instructions carefully so you do both sides alike! Then you thread through rest of top shade and bar and through bottom shade.

Use above with their directions.

Found rehanging a bit difficult, but came up with a solution. I pulled the shades all to the top bar and put wide elastics on each end to hold. Then with one person outside and one inside, snapped it on to the clip and put one screw in. Other screw installed inside. (Inside persons pushes shade while outside person pushes it up.)

Then tie the cords to the pull down hardware very tight. There seems to be more than one style, one that you thread and one that you wind cord around. Look before you disassemble and note which way it threads or winds.

Now cut off elastic. Shade may come down a little. If it does, have someone hold it up while you tighten the tension one line at a time. You may have to do this a few times.

Actually it was fun to do the restringing.

Hope this doesn't make it more complicated, but it worked for me. I'd do it again.

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