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Old 08-22-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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My old Screens!!

My old rig has screens that work just find but look bad. The screen door for example has what looks like water marks streaks. I see where it might be just as easy to take screens out and replace them with some cheep stuff they sale now days but was wondering if there was a product that would clean these up in place????
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Hi George,

I've had pretty good luck cleaning my screens. If they come out, I lay them on concrete and scrub with a large brush, some soap, and rinse with a hose. If they don't come out, I've had reasonable success scrubbing them in place.

If they are held in place with the round rubber "band" (around the edges), they can be replaced pretty easily. Pick your favorite replacement at Lowes/Home Depot! :-) Sometimes that rubber "band" becomes old/brittle - you can buy replacement band and there is a "pizza cutter" looking tool to make replacement a bit easier. If memory serves, there are at least two sizes of band so be cautious there.
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Thanks for the suggestion and now that we are setting it the hottest weather of the summer here in Missouri, I will give it a try..
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Just use a soft brush. If it's too stiff, it can tear the screen fabric.
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UPDATE

Ok after some giant luck I was visting my Mother in Law in the Hospital and since no one has to pay for hospital stays anymore and the Hospital is so happy to have you visit. They offer you a gift bag when you leave. Fulled with Blankets, cool sippy glasses, and a host of sprays and personal higne itmes you didnt use or want. But all that is another story.
In the bag of door prizes I was about to thou away a small spray bottle that cought my eye because of its small size and shape to us in my rig. I almost though out the contents. But notice the words "no rinse". And it also said the words "effective cleansing action" So with the dirty screens on my mind and stressing because there so old I dont want to destroy them with a brush, and I am pretty lazy also. Sprayed this stuff on the screen door! And to my amazment the screens became black and totally new looking!! This stuff is amazing. Its been two hours since the screen has dried and its still functioning. So I called the Wife and told her we need to get more door prizes from the Hospital..
This stuff is called, I know there are more lazy guys out there like me wanting something easy to clean there screens with.
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I went through this with my screens.I replaced some that were damaged with new HD fiberglass material,which was actually pretty easy with the roller tool and reusing the original beading.I also tried painting the ones that were discolored,which sounds dumb,but actually worked great.I used a satin Krylon fusion spray in a dark gray and just lightly misted the fabric.Looked brand new.
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I replaced my screening on the door last fall with some heavy Black Screening and found two of the tools to use.
Now looking at the rest of them and at 32 years old they need help. I am going to replace them with that blk heavy screening. You can hardly see in the door & it is so nice looking.
I thought of the painting but most are streached out also.
I think it will make a huge difference replacing all the screening.
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