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Old 08-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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How to stop MCD shades from clanging ??

Any ideas on how to stop the bottom aluminum frame on MCD shades from clanging against the window frame, valance, or against each other?

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Old 08-12-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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Use the little felt stick-ons.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:05 PM   #3
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Velcro.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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Velcro.
Or buy a package of the little clear rubber bumpers that come off the card. We added them on the back or frame side, of both the screen and night shades. We don't often have them down during travel, unless we are dealing with sun.
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I used Velcro - not to stick the shades to anything, but I used pieces of the loop portion as cushions. I put a piece of black on each side of the day shades and white on the night shades where they would touch the window frame or each other when in the closed or partially closed position.
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I used Velcro - not to stick the shades to anything, but I used pieces of the loop portion as cushions. I put a piece of black on each side of the day shades and white on the night shades where they would touch the window frame or each other when in the closed or partially closed position.
X2. Worked for me.
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The wife did not like the original day-night shades. So, we invested in MCD shades. Just because you spend a lot of money does not mean you always get the best product.
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The wife did not like the original day-night shades. So, we invested in MCD shades. Just because you spend a lot of money does not mean you always get the best product.

Besides the bottom frame banging what don't you like about the MCD shades? I'm curious because I'm considering them as an upgrade to what I have now.
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My Day/Night shades never clang or move around. They are secured at the bottom unlike what you will find with MCD Shades.

Use rubber bumpers or just raise them up not leaving them in the down position. That's what I do with the only MCD shade that I own which covers the front windshield.

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In the full up position I find they clang against the window frame. Velcro on the bottom cross bar of the shade, where it hits the window frame, quieted the whole thing down. Otherwise, no problems anymore.
In 2008 had the MCD's installed, the original springs were problematic. Had the mechanism replaced in 2011 and no problems since.
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Glenn, we have the MCD Shades on every window and love them. They are real easy to put up and down, stay much cleaner and are easy to wipe off if they do get dusty. The side drivers/passenger shades work great at blocking the sun as you can adjust them to any length. We get a little noise from the regular windows, but the visor and sun shade on the front window don't move at all because they are in a track. Putting a little piece of velcro or rubber with an adhesive back will take care of most of the noise on the other windows.
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Thanks for all the replies. I used Scotch adhesive furniture pads cut into smaller appropriate size pieces and attached them to the bottom metal rail. That should help a lot. MCD should include some type of pads with all their shades. I had the entire coach done including the powered front window shade. They look great and work so smoothly. So much better than the old fashioned pleated day/night shades.

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Glenn, we have the MCD Shades on every window and love them. They are real easy to put up and down, stay much cleaner and are easy to wipe off if they do get dusty. The side drivers/passenger shades work great at blocking the sun as you can adjust them to any length. We get a little noise from the regular windows, but the visor and sun shade on the front window don't move at all because they are in a track. Putting a little piece of velcro or rubber with an adhesive back will take care of most of the noise on the other windows.
Thanks for the positive review. I've been looking at the MCD's for quite some time. Unfortunately I missed the 30% off sale they ran 2 years ago in the fall. I was hoping they were going to run it again last year but that didn't happen. I like to buy high quality stuff but also a compulsive bargain hunter.

I was curious what Observer's beef is with MCD's, he doesn't explain his discontent but the way I read his comment his dissatisfaction goes beyond the noise of the bottom rails banging. It is curious why the MCD design has not considered a fix for a simple design shortcoming, but certainly no big deal to do you own fix.
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The shades are better than what you have now but they can be noisy as you travel down the road. That is my only complaint about them.
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