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Old 05-15-2019, 03:53 PM   #21
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Magnetic screens

I bought screens for my house that attach via stick on velcro and have a magnetic catch down the center. If you can sew at all making these custom seem the way to go. They are fabric screen and do work. Having the magnetic opening down the center would allow easy window opening and would avoid magnetic sticking to metal. I plan to do this for the back bus door as well. Would keep the screens inside so they dont get trashed.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:20 PM   #22
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I've been thinking about practical screen design for bus windows for a while. I'm working on the bus tomorrow. I'll see if I can come up with any good ideas.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:31 PM   #23
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Since many busses have similar sized windows, someone could clean house making a universal screen kit that could attach inside and be useable while in travel mode.
Wish I was smart enough to do it, I'd be happy to take your $$. Or pay someone for this product...
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:38 PM   #24
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I bought screens for my house that attach via stick on velcro and have a magnetic catch down the center. If you can sew at all making these custom seem the way to go. They are fabric screen and do work. Having the magnetic opening down the center would allow easy window opening and would avoid magnetic sticking to metal. I plan to do this for the back bus door as well. Would keep the screens inside so they dont get trashed.

I would love to see some (detailed) pics of this!
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:18 PM   #25
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Since many busses have similar sized windows, someone could clean house making a universal screen kit that could attach inside and be useable while in travel mode.
Wish I was smart enough to do it, I'd be happy to take your $$. Or pay someone for this product...



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My $.02...

I used plaque card holder clips, used for dangerous goods on trucks/trailers. Had 12 screens made up at Castle Glass in Etobicoke On. all the same size, cruised the highway at 120kmh with no issues. Can have someone open and close windows easily from inside while driving, doesn't work for the double pane insulated glass [1 on left and 2 on right at the front or the rear larger 2]. Wife made a quilted bag to store them in over the winter.
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Redd, those are nice. if you can leave them in while travelling, that that is a plus in my book!
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:41 PM   #27
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GOOD repurpose of DOT placard holders!!!
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My $.02...

I used plaque card holder clips, used for dangerous goods on trucks/trailers. Had 12 screens made up at Castle Glass in Etobicoke On. all the same size, cruised the highway at 120kmh with no issues. Can have someone open and close windows easily from inside while driving, doesn't work for the double pane insulated glass [1 on left and 2 on right at the front or the rear larger 2]. Wife made a quilted bag to store them in over the winter.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:51 PM   #28
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I like that idea, plain and simple. You could make 1/2 screens to save material. I knew how important those would be the first night I owned my bus. On the way home from Seattle I pulled into a rest stop to take a nap. It was a bit warm out, middle of June, so I opened a bunch of windows to get some circulation. Within minutes I was inundated with mosquitos buzzing in my ears. I tried to cover up with the blanket to keep them out, but that only made me sweat more. I finally said screw it after about 20 minutes and got back up and started driving again.
Yours open from the bottom? Mine open from the top.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:52 PM   #29
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I bought screens for my house that attach via stick on velcro and have a magnetic catch down the center. If you can sew at all making these custom seem the way to go. They are fabric screen and do work. Having the magnetic opening down the center would allow easy window opening and would avoid magnetic sticking to metal. I plan to do this for the back bus door as well. Would keep the screens inside so they dont get trashed.

That's what I used on our back door. I hemmed the bottom, but that's the only alteration it needed.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:39 PM   #30
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My $.02...

I used plaque card holder clips, used for dangerous goods on trucks/trailers. Had 12 screens made up at Castle Glass in Etobicoke On. all the same size, cruised the highway at 120kmh with no issues. Can have someone open and close windows easily from inside while driving, doesn't work for the double pane insulated glass [1 on left and 2 on right at the front or the rear larger 2]. Wife made a quilted bag to store them in over the winter.
Those look nice. Even though they mount outside, I'd go for something like that if I could get some!
How much for 6?
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