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Old 05-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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bath sun shield

the shower in the MH has a domed semi-clear ceiling.
Would like to get a sun shield to keep out the heat during the day.
Anybody have any suggestions
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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i removed my interior panel and placed a piece of reflective foil encased window sun shield across the portion that is domed and is inbetween the outside window and the interior shower panel
It helps a good deal
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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HERE is a very nice, easily removable skylight/vent cover from MCD Innovations. MCD makes top quality products, and they are good to deal with.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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I measured the sky light, had a 4" thick foam pad cut to fit.

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Made a foil bubble wrap cover and held it down will a 2x6x12 board. You will want to be careful about putting a reflective material on the inside of the sky lite; the heat buildup will cause premature aging of the dome material and the sealant around it on the roof.
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I also would like to reduce the amount of light that comes in. But, I like the added ceiling height I get with the shower dome and don't want to create a place for moisture to collect so I'm not leaning towards an interior cover.

I was thinking of painting the dome on the outside with a plastic paint that reflects (grey or off white) and wondered if anyone had done that and what their experience was.

Anyone out there tried that?
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I would think a light coat of silver spray paint would help reflect some heat while making the skylight a bit more opaque without blocking all the light…
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Great new product idea....

Use an active lcd panel sun sheild molded to a replacement dome. That way light when you want it, flip a switch and it darkens.
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Before painting the skylight, I would try to find out what kind of plastic it is. Some plastics are very susceptible to being attacked by the solvents in the paint. Exposure to the solvent will cause internal crazing which may not be visible. A few small hailstones could result in the whole skylight shattering.

Not only that, but painting the skylight is permanent. We have a cover on our skylight to keep out the hot sun and to help darken the bedroom, but we still like to remove the cover to provide light in the shower on a cloudy day or to let the sun in to warm the shower when its cool outside. Once you paint it, the skylight will be dark until you replace it.
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skylight

anybody try putting a tinted window film on the inside of the skylight.
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anybody try putting a tinted window film on the inside of the skylight.
I don't know if you can get it to conform to the dome shape without wrinkling; but if you can, that's a great idea.
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Our shower skylight is very large, and triangle shaped. We took an old car sun screen (foil looking material that folds), cut it to fit, sewed edging on it, and the put velcro on it just like the small square sun shields we bought the the normal ceiling vents. We rarely remove the cover from the skylight as it really lights up the bedroom area when we do.
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I have the MCD shades mentioned earlier. It works well but I am thinking about modifying it and installing an MCD roller type window shade in a horizontal application. Probably because I just can't keep my finger off of my coach and love to upgrade things.
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